Partner hinges on the relationship between Josée Caron and Lucy Niles, two lesbian musicians who grew up in small town Canada.
Later moving to a slightly bigger town – Windsor, Ontario to be exact – the pair developed a fetish for cold truth and hard riffs.
Slightly gawky, nerdish songwriting allied to huge, domineering riffage, Partner make for a contradictory yet addictive experience.
New single 'Comfort Zone' is an empowered return, with the duo driving out some seismic guitar chords before laying down a piledriver chorus.
Here's a statement from the Canadian group.
"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,
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Check it out now.
Catch Partner at the following shows:
30 Brooklyn Tender Trap
1 Ottawa House of Targ (Juno Fest)
14 Windsor Phog Lounge
20 Hamilton The Casbah
22 Toronto Long Boat Hall at the Great Hall
14 Montréal Palais des Congrès (Mondial de la bière)
15 Ottawa Saw Gallery (Ottawa Explosion)