“Five Minutes With” Vancouver Indie Pop Group Parlour Panther

Parlour Panther’s discography to date tells their love story from lustful lesbians to enby loves for life.

Their album Retrograde takes a sharp turn. Almost entirely written during a global pandemic, it explores the forced reflection that comes from isolation. The arrangements cover a wide spectrum of sound. Vibrantly showering synths hug the high end and resonant bass synths hold the low end. Distorted melodious guitars call and respond with striking harmonious vocals. This anthemic pop album flows seamlessly through grief and growth to protest and apocalyptic love.

Lee and Steph began dating in 2013 and Parlour Panther was born one year later, as a way to celebrate their Queer love. Steph and Lee [aka Leeph] are now married and have been writing songs together for eight years. When listening to their discography the listener gets an intimate look into their evolution as artists and queers in love.

Parlour Panther

Name: Parlour Panther

Genre: Indie Pop, Dark Dream Pop

Founded: 2015

# of Albums: 1 EP, 2 LPs

Latest Release: ‘Retrograde’ LP on Coax Records, August 20th 2021 – Buy or Stream

Latest Single: ‘Retrograde’ Single – LINK

Latest Video: Faded & Happy

Favourite musician as a teenager:

So many!

Lee will say ‘Pink’

Steph says ‘The Distillers’ the first band they ever saw live in concert.

Favourite musician now:

Again, so many! But,

Steph chooses ‘Royal Canoe’

Lee chooses ‘Khruangbin’

Guilty Pleasure Song:

Lee – ‘Glory’ by Bastille

Steph – ‘Blinding Lights’ by The Weeknd

Live Show Ritual:

Go somewhere quiet for a few minutes before. Do some breathing/vocal exercises, drink water. Give each other a kiss xo

Favourite local artist:

Old Soul Rebel!

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Night Owl

Road or studio?


Any shows or albums coming up?

Just released a big one! Our sophomore LP ‘Retrograde’ released via Coax Records in August. We’re touring that album now and brewing ideas for what’s next.


Rapid Fire Qs from Vancouver

Favourite local Restaurant:

Bandidas on Commercial Drive

Favourite Street?

Commercial Drive – because of Bandidas lol but also it’s where the queers dwell 🙂

Favourite Park?

Mundy Park

Favourite Music Venue?

The Wise Hall & Lounge

Favourite Vancouver Staple?

Red Cat Records

Where can we follow you?

Facebook | Instagram