Partner are the due of small town, Canadian lesbians Josée Caron and Lucy Niles. Borne of their unique and irreplaceable friendship, Partner boldly goes where few have even desired to go, touching effortlessly on topics from sex objects and gross secrets to more serious themes like intimacy, friendship, and existential unease.
After an incredibly productive and successful year of writing, recording and touring, Partner are releasing their first single “Comfort Zone” to kick off 2017. The video was directed by Colin Medley and the track was mixed by Grammy award-winner Chris Shaw (Weezer, Public Enemy, Sum 41). Their enthusiastic and dynamic live set is one to surely not be missed. Influenced by acts such as Ween, Weezer, Neil Young, and Sum 41, Partner will make you question everything you thought you knew about rock ‘n’ roll. Having previously caught Partner live last year, they are an incredibly special pair who bring light to the genre and pack a punch in their live show.
Partner’s official statement on “Comfort Zone”:
“A comfort zone does not have to be a place. A comfort zone is whatever makes you feel at ease. It can be a person, an object, a sensation. No two comfort zones are the same. We recognize that we have had the privilege and good fortune to experience comfort in a way that unfortunately eludes many. We feel that everyone deserves to feel the relief, however fleeting, that is offered by a comfort zone. We recognize that most people spend the majority of their time outside their comfort zones, and with this song we hope to express our belief that everyone deserves to feel comfortable and safe.
Whatever, wherever, whoever your comfort zone may be, it is our hope that you are able to access it as often as is necessary. Love and respect.”
PARTNER TOUR DATES:
March 30 – Tender Trap, Brooklyn NY USA
April 01 – House of Targ, Ottawa ON (Juno Fest)
April 14 – Phog Lounge, Windsor ON
April 20 – The Casbah, Hamilton ON
April 22 – Long Boat Hall at the Great Hall, Toronto ON (CMW)
June 14 – Palais des Congrès, Montréal QC (Mondial de la bière)
June 15 – Saw Gallery, Ottawa ON (Ottawa Explosion)