Cleopatrick, also known as Canadian childhood friends Ian Fraser and Luke Gruntz, have known each other since they were in the 4th grade and have been listening to music together since they discovered AC/DC at the age of 8. Their own music career began in 2016 and quickly resulted in success: airplay, modest hits (such as the single "Hometown"), and festival performances (Leeds, Reading, and a tour with Royal Blood). We know them from their performance at the Backyard stage at Pukkelpop and a sold-out show at AB. Musically, they sound like an emo reincarnation of a 90s noise band.
For fans of Highly Suspect, Royal Blood, Catfish and the Bottlemen, AC/DC, Zig Mentality, Ready the Prince, Barkmarket, and Jesus Lizard.
As a band that takes its name from the Maltese word for frenzy, ĠENN thrives in chaos. "The madness follows us," laughs lead singer Leona Farrugia, referring to the colorful history of the quartet, which has been characterized by heists, legal disputes, long-distance collaborations, and three band members relocating from Malta to Brighton. Guitarist Janelle Borg agrees, saying, "ĠENN could have been a support group, but instead, we decided to make music," she says casually.
Important reference points for their music include Baxter Drury, Metronomy, LCD Soundsystem, Captain Beefheart, and Warpaint. If you listen closely, you can hear how the band sheds its Riot Grrrl reputation and takes a more experimental and neo-psychedelic direction.
monday 05 june 2023
Doors . 19:30
Presale . €21
Box office . €25
CLEOPATRICK . TBA
ĠENN . TBA
STUDIEDAG: WARMTEWENDE IN GEBOUWEN
Salsa * Fiesta * Latina