CLEOPATRICK – DAPHNE DID IT
cleopatrick (who stylise everything in lower case), are an upcoming duo hailing from Ontario, Canada, who I found whilst searching the depths of Spotify for the best new bands in the garage rock genre. I feel like I struck gold when I discovered cleopatrick.
‘daphne did it’, is a single taken from their latest EP ‘the boys’ which was released back in July. The track is unrelenting from the offset, with a stomping beat from drummer Ian Fraser that melds effortlessly into frontman Luke Gruntz’s distinctive husky vocals, that grapple and soar at the chorus. What really stands out about the track is the sheer contagious energy created, despite it only being from two members. It’s got to be noted that the band are barely out of their teens too, playing with such a force that feels as if it’s taken years and years of experience.
cleopatrick are the next generation for a genre that’s taken a step into the limelight in recent years with bands like Royal Blood and Nothing But Thieves, but with a sharpened edge. This edge doesn’t mean that its not a song that only a few select people can enjoy, ‘daphne did it’ is driven by hooks as soon as it starts – something that their aforementioned comparisons built a name from.
The Canadian duo ooze DIY in their music, and this filters through into their music video for this track. The idea came about when a location was sent to 60+ unsuspecting fans, which led them to a secret gig hosted by the band – it looks like one hell of a party, and one that the band are bringing to the UK at the end of the month.