Partner (band)

Partner is a Canadian rock band,[1] originally from Sackville, New Brunswick, and later based in Windsor, Ontario.[2] The band is most noted for winning the SOCAN Songwriting Prize in 2018 for their song "Play the Field".[3][4]

OriginSackville, New Brunswick, Canada
Genresrock, power pop, punk rock
Years active2010s–present
LabelsYou've Changed Records
MembersJosée Caron
Lucy Niles


Vocalist and lead guitarist Josée Caron and vocalist and rhythm guitarist Lucy Niles, two lesbian women who met as students at Mount Allison University,[5] played together in the bands Mouthbreathers, Yellowteeth, and Go Get Fucked.[6][7] In 2014 the pair formed Partner in Sackville with guitarist Daniel Legere, bassist Kevin Brasier and drummer Brendan Allison.[1] The group first attracted widespread attention in 2015 when their video "The 'Ellen' Page", created from Creative Commons-licensed footage of actress Ellen Page dancing, went viral after being promoted on social media by Page herself.[8] In 2016, they released the cassette Healthy Release, a collection of their early singles, on You've Changed Records.

In 2016 Partner toured as a power-pop group, performing in various venues, including at the Silver Dollar in Toronto as part of Canada Music Week.[9]

Partner moved to Windsor in 2016 before releasing their full-length debut album In Search of Lost Time in 2017.[10] The album appeared on the !earshot National Top 50 Chart for four months, beginning in October that year,[11] was a shortlisted finalist for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize,[12] and was nominated for an East Coast Music Award.[13]

They released the EP Saturday the 14th in 2019.[14]


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