Artist Of The Month: November 2022
For Fans Of: Royal Blood, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
November has landed and now is the time for you to vamp up your playlist with one of Canada’s current hottest heavy alt-rock bands, Cleopatrick. This groundbreaking, JUNO-nominated two-piece just dropped their latest EP Doom and we are already hooked!
Cleopatrick are a rock duo from Cobourg, Ontario, consisting of childhood friends Ian Fraser and Luke Gruntz. The pair became friends when they were just four years old. Their interest in music began when they were both eight years old and discovered AC/DC for the first time, they then channeled their love for music and began recording music in their teens, later forming the band.
Their debut EP 14 was released back in 2016 and since then they released two more EPs, including their latest one, along with their full-length debut album Bummer which dropped in 2021.
Since dropping their debut record last summer, the band have completed an intense period of non-stop touring from September 2021to August 2022, performing to a whole host of cities with some European festival slots including the iconic Reading and Leeds Festival.
The Brand New EP
The duo wrote and recorded their brand new EP Doom whilst they were in the midst of their busy touring schedule this last year. The five-track piece was self-produced by the duo, mixed by jonwayne and executively produced by a sentient IBM ® desktop computer from 2002, cool right?
Doom features five fuzz-filled tracks with quick-witted lyrics and distorted guitar sounds. The band have delved into a more experimental sphere on Doom with the sound and the lyrical nature. Guitarist and vocalist Luke Gruntz explains that the songs are about, “digital complacency, fleeting privacy, love letters written out in 1’s and 0’s, divine MacBooks, leaked files, lost humanity, corrupt hard drives, lizard billionaires, killer asteroids”
The band don’t currently have any upcoming gigs in Canada planned currently, but they will embark on a tour across the UK early next year. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for future tour dates over on the band’s socials.
Where Can I Check Them Out?
You can check the band out on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Spotify and Bandcamp. Be sure to check out their retro virtual style website.
Why You Need To Know About Cleopatrick
The band has an incredible hard working ethic which we are amazed by and admire. They self-produced their latest EP and released it through their own record label Nowhere Special Recordings. These guys put their heart and soul into their music and live shows. We just know these trail-blazers are gonna keep getting bigger and better.
Where You Can Check Them Out
Right here @ Altrockradio.ca at 9AM and 5PM EST, every day in November 2022 you will hear a track from Cleopatrick.