Odder than the Otters

Riverside rock 'n' roll from the Canadian Prairies.

Odder than the Otters announce fall 2018 Western tour

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Aug. 16, 2018 — Fresh off the summer festival circuit, Winnipeg folk-rock four-piece, Odder than the Otters, have announced their Fall 2018 Tour in support of their debut EP, The Port of Lopez.

The tour will take the band them from Winnipeg, Man. to Revelstoke, B.C. and back. Along the way they will be supported by a number of Canadian acts, including Mitchell Mozdzen (Brandon), Mitch for Mayor (Edmonton) and Squanto (Calgary).

“This will be our first out-of-province tour together,” says Adam Hill. “We’re sure it’ll be a big learning curve, but we can’t wait to hit the road, spread our music and make a lot of friends along the way.”

The Otters’ Tour Kickoff Party will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13 at King’s Head Pub in Winnipeg. Presented by 101.5 UMFM and hosted by Live at The Roslyn’s Village Idiots, the show will also feature The Gerry Hatricks and House Handshake.


Odder than the Otters Fall 2018 Tour dates:

09/13 - Winnipeg, Man. - King’s Head Pub y w/ House Handshake + The Gerry Hatricks

09/21 - Brandon, Man. - Double Decker Tavern w/ Mitchell Mozdzen

09/22 - Regina, Sask. - Cloud 9 w/ TBD

09/23 - Revelstoke, B.C.- The Last Drop

09/25 - Edson, Alta. - Avenue (Howard Johnson Hotel)

09/26 - Edmonton, Alta. - Bohemia w/ Mitch for Mayor + TBD

09/27 - Calgary, Alta. - Broken City w/ Squanto  + TBD

09/28 - Lloydminster, Sask. - The Root Bistro

09/29 - Langenburg, Sask. - Flav’r Country Ranch


Media Contact: Mitch Kruse | 204.894.0394 | odderthantheotters@gmail.com

Odder than the Otters to play inaugural Hoot Owl Festival

KERRY, Manitoba, May 2, 2018Hoot Owl Festival has announced that Odder than the Otters will be part of their inaugural lineup. The festival will take place Aug. 23-26 in a secluded lot in Sandilands of Manitoba, where Shine On Festival of Music and Art previously took residence before its final year in 2017.

“The Otters boys started becoming good friends while attending Shine On in the past, so we look forward to returning to these familiar festival grounds to kick off a new era of festing in the Sandilands,” says Joe Johnson, lead guitar for the Otters. “We’re going to celebrate by busting out some new tunes for the Hoot Owl crowd.”

The Otters will play at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, sharing the stage with some of Manitoba’s favourite acts, including Red Moon Road, The Middle Coast, Moon Tan and Solhounds.

Tickets are $80 in advance and available through the Hoot Owl Facebook page.


Media Contact: Mitch Kruse | 204.894.0394 | mitch@odderthantheotters.com


Odder than the Otters to play Sundial Music Festival alongside Amadians, The Deeds, Dan Frechette

PINAWA, Manitoba, June 1, 2018--Red Tie Productions have announced that Odder than the Otters will be part of the inaugural lineup for Sundial Music Festival in Pinawa, Manitoba. Presented by Red Tie Productions and Pinawa Lions Club, the festival will coincide with the annual Pinawa Birthday Weekend celebrations.

The Otters will be sharing the stage with Manitoba acts including alternative soul-rockers, Amadians; funky party band, The Deeds; and award-winning singer-songwriter, Dan Frechette. The event will also be hosted by Rylie Saunders and Kevin Repay Harrison of The Village Idiots.

“We’re honoured to part of the first ever Sundial Music Festival,” says Adam Hill, drummer and songwriter for the Otters. “It will also be our first time playing with any of the other local acts. We’re big fans of Amadians and can’t wait to share the bill with them, The Deeds and Dan Frechette.”

Sundial Music Festival will run Friday, July 20 from 9 p.m.to 2 a.m. at 2 Vanier Drive in Pinawa, Manitoba. Tickets are $10 and available at the Solo Store in Pinawa or by contacting Red Tie Productions.


Media Contact: Mitch Kruse | 204.894.0394 | odderthantheotters@gmail.com

Odder than the Otters progress to Round 2 of CBC's 2018 Searchlight contest

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, March 1, 2018—CBC Music has announced their national top 100 for the 2018 Searchlight contest, and Winnipeg's own Odder than the Otters have made the "Top 50 finalists as determined by judges" for their song, "Hola Luna."

Along with six other Manitoban artists, the Otters have now progressed to Round 2 of the competition to determine the top 10 national finalists. Again, half of these finalists will be determined by popular vote, and the other half will be selected through internal judging by a team of CBC Music producers. 

Vote for Odder than the Otters in Round 2 of CBC Searchlight here. Individuals may vote once a day up until voting closes on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The national top 10 will be announced on Thursday, March 8. 

The grand prize winner will be announced on CBC's Q on March 19. The grand prize includes an Allan Slaight Juno Master Class and Juno Awards experience, a residency at Studio Bell (home of the National Music Centre) and a performance at the CBC Music Festival in Toronto.

Media Contact
Mitch Kruse | 204.894.0394 | mailto:odderthantheotters@gmail.com

Odder than the Otters release debut EP, The Port of Lope on April 5

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, February 5, 2018—Winnipeg folk-rockers, Odder than the Otters, will officially release their debut EP, The Port of Lopez on April 5, 2018 at The Good Will - Social Club. The Otters will share the stage with Two Crows for Comfort and The Bloody Historians.

The Port of Lopez was recorded and mixed in 2017 at Paintbox Recording in Winnipeg with Lloyd Peterson (The Weakerthans, The Wailin' Jennys, Big Dave McLean) and mastered by Jamie Sitar at Outta Town Sound (Bif Naked, Randy Bachman, Chilliwack, Swollen Members, Classified).

"The majority of songs on the album were inspired by a trip Cody and I took to the coastal South American town of Puerto Lopez, Ecuador in the winter of 2016," says Adam Hill, drummer and songwriter for the Otters. "Many of the songs were written in Puerto Lopez, and some were even conceived at sing-a-long beach parties."

The musical personnel on the EP include Cody Goertzen (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Adam Hill (drums), Joe Johnson (lead guitar), Mitch Kruse (bass), Lloyd Peterson (organ), Steve Tapley (percussion) and Morgan Emms (backing vocals).

The Otters’ first single, “Hola Luna,” was released on March 14, 2018 and followed with the official music video. “Hola Luna” recently made “top 50 finalist as judged by CBC Music producers,” selected from thousands of entries in the CBC Searchlight 2018 competition.

Odder than the Otters to play The Village Idiots’ "Live @ The Roslyn"

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, December 29, 2017—The Village Idiots have announced that Winnipeg folk-rockers, Odder than the Otters, will be the featured performers for Episode 21 of Season 2 of Live at The Roslyn on Wednesday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m. CST. The Otters’ episode will be preceded by Scott Nolan on March 7th and followed by Sierra Noble on March 21st.

“Live at The Roslyn” is a groundbreaking web-series that live streams full sets of the best Winnipeg bands every Wednesday at 8 p.m. CST on Facebook Live. Season 1 comprised 25 episodes, and the series has featured acclaimed acts such as Attica Riots, Red Moon Road, JD Edwards Band, Sweet Alibi and The Proud Sons.

“Our live performance is a big part of who we are as a band, and we’re very excited to share that experience with our friends and family around the globe who normally wouldn’t be able to see us play live,” says Cody Goertzen, singer and guitar for the Otters. “And the timing couldn’t be better, as we will be releasing our debut single the week of the Roslyn show.”

To promote the Live at the Roslyn Performance, The Otters will also perform an unplugged song on the Wheeler in the Morning Show on 92.1 CITI FM at 8:00 a.m. on March 14th.

All past episodes can be found on The Village Idiots’ Facebook page or YouTube Channel.

Update: Watch the entire Odder than the Otters Live at the Roslyn performance on YouTube.


Media Contact
Mitch Kruse | 204.894.0394 | mailto:odderthantheotters@gmail.com