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
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.
They released their debut album In Search of Lost Time on September 08,
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. Saturday the 14th
represents the first steps towards a bold new future: the listener will find the
band questioning the rules and questioning themselves, and, if they listen
closely, a few tantalizing hints for what lies in store next.