Hard to pass this one by, with band members pulling from RSTB faves (Cool Sounds, Pregnancy, Pop Filter, The Ocean Party) and that Trouble in Mind stamp of quality riding high. Partner Look brings together Aussie jangle-smiths Lachlan Denton and Dainis Lacey with Melbourne-based German sisters Ambrin and Anila Hasnain, finding themselves riding adjacent to Cool Sounds’ rippling, yet low-slung brand of Aussie pop. First single, the band name-checking “Partner Look,” winks at a German expression for two people wearing similar outfits. It percolates to life on spiked and sparkling guitars and lived-in vocals, finding its footing in the Aussie Indie amble that’s been so endearing over the past few years. Keep your eye on this one. I know I’m a sucker for Aussie pop, but this much assembled talent can only produce an album of earworm wonders, and this first volley has already latched onto the brain tightly. The band’s debut, By The Book, is out February 4th.
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