Partners, Sisters and Friends. Partner Look are a Melbourne-based band made up of German sisters Ambrin (Cool Sounds) and Anila Hasnain (Studio Magic), who are joined by their partners Dainis Lacey (Cool Sounds) and Lachlan Denton (The Ocean Party). The members also share a history of friendship and musical bonds.
When Stefan proposed to Jana, in a small Rhineland town, he had a good feeling she would say yes. Little did he know that this would lead to the formation of a hot new band on the other side of the world. The band first got together to write the song ‘Jana’, a virtual wedding celebration for their family friend, whose wedding they couldn’t attend in person. Wanting to believe that the hit single sent ripples through Rhineland’s music scene, Partner Look continued writing songs and playing live shows across Melbourne. The band is a vehicle for all members to share their own song ideas and collaboratively progress them in an open and encouraging space. However, misunderstandings often underpin the creative process, as the band name exemplifies. Partnerlook is a German expression referring to two people wearing similar or matching outfits. After years of using the pseudo-anglicism to complement friends wearing matching outfits, who must have been too polite to ask, Dainis and Lachlan finally wondered: ‘what do you mean with Partnerlook?!’
Written on a whim on a long drive through the Victorian countryside, ‘Geelong’ captures the slow transition into adulthood. Reaching the age where friends start settling down, the song was written wondering about life choices and decisions. Do we ever want to settle down and if so, where could we afford to while continuing to do the things we love? Maybe Geelong? Maybe another town.
Partner Look’s music often questions place, belonging and the relationship to ‘home’ in a connected and sometimes disconnected world, focusing on where we differ and where we, as humans, are inherently similar.
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