After going viral in 2015 with their hit “The ‘Ellen’ Page,” Partner released their much-anticipated debut album, In Search of Lost Time, in September. Hailing from the East Coast, founding members Josée Caron and Lucy Niles emphasized in an interview with Indie88 that their new record was made to keep up with the same easy-going reputation that the band has maintained since they started in 2014.
“We just want to communicate a sense of joy and camaraderie,” said Partner on their new album. “Like understanding — we want to show our fans that we all understand each other and we can all have a joyful time together. We want to create a space for joy.”
It’s no surprise, then, that Partner would choose Superstar for Indie88’s upcoming Band and a Movie event. The band originally considered showing Metallica’s Some Kind of Monster — but the Molly Shannon and Will Ferrel-powered film fits so close to Partner’s aesthetic that it wouldn’t surprise anyone if Shannon herself appeared in their next music video.
“Molly Shannon really spoke to [us]. I think that whatever I loved as a child about that movie I hope that we can give that to people as well. It’s silly, it’s outrageous, kids love it. If kids like something then it’s usually good [laughs].”
As for their music, Partner doesn’t plan on slowing down anytime soon. According to Caron and Niles, the band has been “doing a lot of writing, a lot of bouncing ideas around and stuff” and plans to “definitely” have a new album in the near future.
Join Indie88 and Partner at our next Band and a Movie, where the band will perform a few songs live and join us for a screening of Superstar. The free event will take place on November 7 at The Royal Cinema. Click here for details.