Updated: Jan 15
Official Press Release:
Canadian heavy alt-rock duo cleopatrick has just released "A FILM CALLED: BUMMER". Directed and produced by @cowboydrugs, the surreal concert documentary was shot at the band's triumphant sold-out Toronto show at The Danforth Music Hall in December 2021. The film was premiered simultaneously on YouTube and at an in-person screening at The Loft in the band's hometown of Cobourg, ON. The band also recently surprise-released "DEEMED", a B-side from their debut album BUMMER.
Watch “A FILM CALLED: BUMMER” here
Stream “DEEMED” here
Coming off an incredible 20-date run as direct support for Royal Blood’s 2022 North American tour, cleopatrick just wrapped up a series of Canadian festival dates including Calgary Stampede, Born & Raised (with Alexisonfire) and Ottawa Bluesfest (with grandson). This week, the band will be bringing their BUMMER Summer Fest to their hometown of Cobourg, ON. Their first performance at home since 2016, the sold-out headline gig will take place on August 5 at The Columbus Community Centre and will feature support from Ready The Prince, The OBGMs and The Effens. Following that special hometown performance, cleopatrick will head to Europe to perform at a series of notable summer festivals, ending with a prime slot on the Festival Republic stage at Reading/Leeds in the UK.
Best friends since the age of 4, Luke Gruntz and Ian Fraser are cleopatrick. And while they are from (and still based) in the tiny town of Cobourg, Ontario, their sound is anything but small. The core of their mission: to restore the outspoken provocation of rock & roll through raw, abrasive honesty. Along with two other like-minded artists (Zig Mentality and Ready The Prince), cleopatrick formed the loose DIY collective “New Rock Mafia”. Together the artist and fan collective provide location-based info, curated content and organize secret events/shows within the community, all for members only. It has been instrumental in helping the band get the word out while keeping a familial feel and a safe space for fans.
At just 23 years old, cleopatrick has proved themselves to be a genuine underground global sensation. Since releasing their sophomore EP, the boys across five singles in 2018, cleopatrick has amassed over 80 million Spotify streams, has been featured on the front cover of Spotify’s massive “Rock This”, performed at a wide range of festivals including Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Riot Fest and Shaky Knees, and recorded a live session at BBC’s legendary Maida Vale Studio 4. Their first international headline tour in late 2018 consisted of 38 dates across UK, Germany, France and USA, and was followed up with a completely sold-out 10-date return to Europe in March 2019. Since then, the band has performed multiple headline tours across UK, France, Germany, Benelux, & LATAM including a notable support slot for Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes on their EU headline tour.
The band has been championed by the likes of FLOOD Magazine, NPR New Music, Brooklyn Vegan, The Independent, Kerrang, Guitar World, and Exclaim! to name a few. Major accolades continue to pour in from personalities including Jack Saunders (BBC Radio One), George Stroumboulopoulos, and Allison Hagendorf (Head of Rock, Spotify) as the band gears up to release their debut record.