- Catching Up With Partisan Jammerzine Exclusive 40:30
Persistence is a virtue. Especially in today’s ‘white noise filled’ music scene. But, to excel with persistence combined with talent is something that is a total rarity. So it is a privilege to be able to talk with and catch up, once again, with one of the few bands that fit into the category just described. That band is the UK’s Partisan.
We talked to Partisan last year about their then plans for world domination. Since then, they have been signed to the label known as GAS Music and have released a few new tracks, including ‘Oxygen’ and ‘Crisis’ (in support of Musicians Against Homelessness).
Today we catch up with Stuart Armstrong (vocals, guitar) about their upcoming EP and tour dates (including Sonderfest!), as well as the past, present, and future.
Partisan formed in Manchester, UK, early 2013. As the name implies they are passionate about their cause, which is to inject some authentic rock into the limelight, as serious contenders to pick up the music scene with punchy, bold and unflinching rock anthems!
The band’s members are Stuart Armstrong (lead vocals and guitar), Dan Albon (bass guitar) and Leo Stanfield (drums). Founding member Stuart Armstrong (lead vocals and guitar) left his previous band Six10Repeater, that disbanded in 2012 but returned to the scene with Partisan working on new material with his rock edge and progression from Six10.
They have achieved numerous accolades including being awarded as ‘Best Unsigned Band’ by XFM in 2009, two tracks, Hearts and Nails and Today Somehow featured Pro Evolution Soccer, supported prominent bands such as Nine Black Alps, Baby Shambles, Status Quo, and The Damned as well as being reviewed by influential peers within the industry, Mark Radcliffe, and BBC Introducing.
The band has recorded and released many rock anthems, including the very popular Two Lovers, Ashes, Today Somehow and Juggernaut in recent years. Now signed to GAS Music they have released Oxygen in 2018. They have had the pleasure of working with notable producers, Jim Spencer, Christophe – Oxygene Studios and Mike Bennett.
They have had an exciting year, playing gigs and festivals such as The British Sound Project, Victoria Warehouse, and Sonder Fest. They have plans of further gigs and hoping to return to the US next year, after a fantastic response when they played Pianos in New York and Whisky a Gogo in Los Angeles in late 2016.
SOURCE: Official Bio