‘Two Lovers’ by Partisan (Single)

3 March, 2016 in Music Reviews

Partisan

Partisan (left to right): Dan Albon, Stuart Armstrong and Rob Jones

This punchy grunge-influenced single from the Manchester three-piece reveals the band’s soft underbelly without ever forgetting to bring the noise

Partisan 'Two Lovers' single coverTwo Lovers is the latest single from Manchester three-piece Partisan, the band formed in 2013 out of the ashes of frontman Stuart Armstrong’s previous group Six10Repeater. It’s a gutsy grunge-influenced track which can’t quite conceal its love of melody and theatrics underneath its wall of sound.

Armstrong’s voice coos over the top of his own chiming guitar, ably accompanied by the scorching rhythm section of Dan Albon (bass) and Rob Jones (drums). A tale of enduring love unfolds over the band’s nocturnal rock: “if it’s good for us, we’ll take it,” he cries during the middle-eight.

Though Two Lovers might not be the most original track it still lands a hefty sonic punch. Fans of Feeder and Nine Black Alps will find a kindred spirit in Partisan and a song to rouse their spirits.

Verdict: Grunge of the dynamic kind

Duncan Haskell

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