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Having taken The Kids Are Solid Gold the best part of a year to secure this show, Canadian band Partner make their Westgarth Social Club debut on Tuesday 15th May.

Part musical act, part teenage diary, the “gay, but not for each other” duo’s 2017 genre-defying debut In Search of Lost Time was a 19-track collection of fun odes and skits, big on the pop-rock riffs and cultural touchstones. Influenced by acts as diverse as Melissa Etheridge, Ween, KD Lang and Prince, Partner pull the classic rock blueprint in new and off-the-wall directions somewhere between Shampoo and The Darkness, but with the angsty teenage cynicism and youthful seriousness of fellow country person Avril Lavigne. Post-classic-rock anyone?Influenced by acts as varied as Melissa Etheridge, Ween, kd lang, and Prince, Partner delivers a refreshing and vital twist on a classic, prompting you to re-think what you thought was possible in Rock. Influenced by acts as varied as Melissa Etheridge, Ween, kd lang, and Prince, Partner delivers a refreshing and vital twist on a classic, prompting you to re-think what you thought was possible in RockInfluenced by acts as varied as Melissa Etheridge, Ween, kd lang, and Prince, Partner delivers a refreshing and vital twist on a classic, prompting you to re-think what you thought was possible in Rock

Joining them on the bill are Canadian/Swiss alt. indie duo Peter Kernel, in support of their fourth album The Size Of The Night, and the debut North East show from Leeds riot grrrls Venus, who are already creating a bit of a stir after only a handful of gigs. Durham fuzz-fiends The Yada Yada Yadas open the night. I know I’ve got my ticket.

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