Just Because (2017)
Part-Time Lover is a band I was not previously familiar with prior to Just Because sending me a copy of this 7" to listen to. While I do get a chuckle out of the band name, the music isn't really anything that stands out as being particularly interesting to me.
A side "Kelly Cruise Kelly" starts out with a lead guitar riff that sounds so similar to the opening of "Pleasant Valley Sunday" by The Monkees that I had to double check at first to make sure it wasn't a cover song. Unfortunately "Kelly Cruise Kelly" doesn't have the same sort of pop hooks that the Monkees were able to churn out. The song is somewhat psychedelic in nature with swirling guitars and echo-y vocals. But again, aside from the similarity in the opening guitar riff to a song I actually do like, this one by Part-Time Lover just doesn't go anywhere.
"Shee-Ra" is the B-side and is remarkably even slower than the A side. It's dreary and kind of depressing. Not the She-Ra I'm used to. Again, Part-Time Lover just meanders through the song, never turning it into anything interesting aside from briefly making it more annoying with a crummy keyboard solo. If you're into dreamier sounds, this might be up your alley, but it's not for me.
Part-Time Lover - Kelly Cruise Kelly 7":