Jammerzine has an exclusive interview with Stuart Armstrong, from the band Partisan. First off, let me get this off of my chest; Partisan are back, baby! Yes! This is one of the bands I became a huge fan of when they first came across my desk many years ago.

Partisan are back with their first single in over a year titled ‘Animal’. And, to say the least, this is a clear evolution in the sound and future of the band musically and, as you will see in the interview, the start of the new Partisan.

In this interview, we talk with Stuart about the new single, as well as the video for ‘Animal’ (video below), which drops today as well as the future plan of all things Partisan. This is definitely a band to follow. Again, Partisan are back!

Check out our other features with Partisan HERE.

‘Animal’ Video

The video for ‘Animal’ (details on the behind the scenes of this video are in the interview) is a combination of triumphant return and artistic statement that visualizes the song and that unique blend of guitar and harmony that Partisan continue to evolve.

Synced to the beat without being a slave to the rhythm, ‘Animal’ is four minutes of visualizer and story for the song that chugs along while married to the melody and enhancing the hook. A sweet combination of performance piece and old school style video from when MTV was cool.

About Partisan

Partisan are Stuart Armstrong, Danny Albon and Leo Stanfield. As the band’s name implies, they are passionate about their music. Formed in 2016, Partisan are based in Manchester and have recently signed with Shoutback records (UK) and Pasadena records (US/Canada). Among Partisan’s achievements are performing at the British Sound Project (Manchester UK), a tour of the USA including sell out gigs at Pianos (NY), Whiskey a Go Go (LA) and performing on KXRN Radio (Laguna Beach CA).

Partisan formed when Stuart’s previous band, ‘six10repeater’ split. S10R achieved several accolades, including winning XFM’ best new band, providing two tracks for Pro-Evolution Soccer, as well as supporting the likes of Baby shambles, Nine Black Alps, Status Quo and The Damned. After Stuart escaped Cumbria, he moved to Manchester with the express purpose of forming a band, and that band were Partisan!

Leo studied at the British Academy of New Music in London, before moving to Manchester to study music at Salford University. Since graduating from Salford, Leo has played and performed live with Shallowface, State Warning, Hubb, Sam Gray, Charlie Cooper and the CC’s and many more. State Warning, fronted by Popstars: The Rivals winner Matt Johnson, toured with and supported McFly, Westlife and The Who. The band also recorded with Jay Reynolds, who is best known for his work with Pixie Lott, Paloma Faith, McFly, The Hoosiers and The Vamps. Leo also spent a decade drumming for The Bourbon Street Band, and were booked by the likes of Wayne Rooney and Richard Branson. The band played in the UK, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Spain, Italy and Monaco. Leo currently teaches drums at BIMM Manchester, The Manchester College and Ricky’s School of Rock in Huddersfield.

Danny is the bass player for Partisan. Hailing from Scarborough, North Yorkshire, he gained his degree in music from Hull university. Over the years, Danny has played in multiple bands including original rock, covers, acoustic duo’s etc. His role in the band is that of driving bass lines (and the occasional catchy guitar riff!). He has a decades worth of gigs and festivals up and down the UK under his belt, supporting acts such as The Kaiser Chiefs, The Libertines, Glen Tilbrook, Chris Helme and many more.

Partisan are about to release multiple singles, an album and embark upon a tour in 2022.