credit: Colin Medley
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.
Influenced by acts as varied as RUSH, 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.
They released their debut album "In Search of Lost Time" in September 2017. The album 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, and their 2020 album "Never Give Up" will delight rock fans around the world.