Luke Gruntz and Ian Fraser have proved that it only takes two to change a genre as we know it, and they bring it in the form of cleopatrick.
cleopatrick want to push the boundaries of rock music; a genre they state hasn’t developed in 20 years – until now. The duo from Ontario, Canada are influenced by everything from the likes of Catfish and the Bottlemen and Highly Suspect to Brockhampton, which they fuse heavy rock hooks and riffs with hip hop’s honest lyrical themes. They have recently caught the attention of Spotify’s Head of Rock Allison Hagendorf, who now claims to be obsessed with the pair, and has previously placed them on the cover of the prestigious Spotify ‘Rock This’ playlist which has over 4 million followers.
cleopatrick may only have officially formed three years ago, but they have been playing music together for around 12 years after becoming inseparable at the age of four, hence why they have such strong cohesion as songwriters and performers. With Gruntz on guitar and vocals and Fraser on drums, so far they have released two EPs 14 in 2016 and the boys in this July. Singles from the boys were slowly released over the course of nine months, with ‘youth’ making its debut on Kerrang! Radio’s Fresh Blood show and was also featured on Apple Music’s A-List Playlist.
the boys will be toured worldwide later this year, stopping off at Cardiff, Birmingham and Leeds this October. This tour will show cleopatrick reach new heights on new continents as they proceed with their World Domination shows, ready to prove that rock is far from dead.