Lifelong best friends since the age of 4, LukeGruntz (guitar/vocals) and IanFraser (drums) are cleopatrick. And while they are from (and still based) in the tiny town of Cobourg, Ontario, their sound is anything but small. A quick listen to their single “hometown” reveals devastating riffs and hip-hop inspired grooves. But closer inspection exposes the core of their mission: to restore the outspoken provocation of rock & roll through raw, abrasive honesty.
And the craziest part? It’s working.
Today they share a new video for their single “hometown” which touches on what it’s like to grow up in a small town feeling like you don’t quite fit in. The clip, put together by the band, is a love letter to our pre-Covid lives of going to a show and getting into the pit. “This video is a montage of some of the best nights of our lives. There was a really strange sense of irony that came with putting this new visual together. There’s an incredible contrast between who we were when this song was written vs who we are now — and it’s all thanks to this song,” Gruntz explains.
Today, the band also announces their first official vinyl release: a limited edition 7” single of “hometown” with cover art hand-stamped by the band. The vinyl single will be released on November 20th, and is available for pre-order now at the band’s newly-launched webstore