Partner is the “mature” effort of two best friends named Josée Caron and Lucy Niles. Borne of their bizarre and fortuitous friendship, Partner confidently harnesses the infinite power of Rock to explore a variety of niche yet strangely universal themes. Self described as post-classic-rock.

Formed in Sackville NB, the band relocated to Windsor ON in 2016. After a freakishly productive year of writing, recording, and touring, Partner are ready to release their debut to the world, titled In Search of Lost Time (September 08, 2017). Their enthusiastic and action-packed live set has led to them being named the “best new band in Canada” in the Globe and Mail, and although “Partner hasn’t even released an album yet, [watching] one of their sets, it’s clear right away that they’ve arrived fully formed.”

Influenced by acts as varied as Melissa Etheridge, Ween, kd lang, and Prince, Partner delivers a refreshing and vital twist on a classic, prompting you to re-think what you thought was possible in Rock.


In Search of Lost Time ought to evoke stoned, Sapphic rock. Heavy as a crush, nimble as a thimble, smart as a doctorate, stupid as edible underwear, these 12 songs shudder with wit, melody and the peerless confederation of Josée Caron and Lucy Niles.

None of their influences – not Weezer, Ween, Dinosaur Jr or any of the lesbian superfecta (k.d. lang, Melissa Etheridge, Tegan, Sara) – marry Partner’s craft for singles and their willingness to laugh at themselves – at least not with the same smiling candour. If …Lost Time proves anything, it’s that it’s always more freeing, and probably more fun, to be the butt of the joke. Many of the world’s great rock’n’roll musicians have purported to shamelessness; but were any of the straight, white, male millionaires as balls-out as Partner?

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IMAGES: To download, click above. Photo credit to Colin Medley.


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