Partner is genre-defying: part musical act and part teenage diary, Partner is unflinching in their exploration of intimacy, friendship, sexuality and rock n roll.
ALBUM Never Give Up (TBC 2020)
EP Saturday the 14th (April 05, 2019)
ALBUM In Search of Lost Time (Sept 08 2017)
PREVIOUS Healthy Release (April 08 2016 cassette)
- watch video for “Limelight” - https://youtu.be/bCXKHmXDSSU
- watch video for “Play the Field” - https://youtu.be/81gPPWA58m0
- watch video for “The Ellen Page” - https://youtu.be/ysaayHK49iU
- watch video for “Comfort Zone” - https://youtu.be/j-QExdQ-6zI
- Selected press highlights:
Stereogum "Band to Watch":
7.5 on Pitchfork for In Search of Lost Time:
“Young, gifted and stoned, Partner are the best new band in Canada” – Globe & Mail:
Partner is funny, but not a joke. Gay, but not for each other.
Partner is the “mature” effort of two best friends named Josée Caron and Lucy Niles. Borne of their fortuitous friendship, Partner confidently harnesses the infinite power of Rock to explore a variety of niche yet strangely universal themes.
The two met while attending Mount Allison University in small town Sackville, New Brunswick, on Canada’s East Coast.
The duo played in numerous Sackville bands together over their University years. Around mid 2014 the idea of Partner came to fruition.
Influenced by acts as varied as Tegan and Sara, Melissa Etheridge, Ween, kd lang, and Aerosmith, Partner delivers a refreshing and vital twist on a classic, prompting you to re-think what you thought was possible in Rock.
Their debut album In Search of Lost Time (2017) made NPR’s All Songs Considered, Stereogum, Noisey, Exclaim, CBC Music, Indie 88 and many more best of 2017 lists. The album was shortlisted for the Polaris Prize, and Partner were the recipients of the SOCAN songwriting prize for their song “Play the Field”.
Despite the success of ISOLT, Partner is committed to exploring and breaking down the limits of their minds in the name of Rock. Their follow up EP (April 2019) Saturday the 14th represents the first steps towards a bold new future: the band explore genres including country (Tell You Off), piano-ballad (Les ailes d'un ange), rap (Fun For Everyone) and some classic Canadian rock (Long and McQuade).
Partner are going back to their classic rock roots with their second album Never Give Up, coming out in 2020 TBA.