Otter Petter

Otter Petter

 Chicago, Illinois, USA

"big, bright, hooky tunes with their hearts pinned proudly on their sleeves." - The Chicago Reader


"Nice Night for a Knife Fight" is the second full-length album from Otter Petter. Colin Sipos, an engineer for artists such as Iron and Wine and Califone, was called upon to achieve the big, cohesive sound the songs deserved. The album was recorded at Chicago's Clava Studios, possibly best-known as the location where Modest Mouse recorded "The Moon and Antarctica." The album can be purchased at shows or online on,, and the iTunes Store.

Hailing from Chicago, Otter Petter delivers "big, bright, hooky tunes with their hearts pinned proudly on their sleeves" (Chicago Reader). The indie pop quintet features brothers Michael (guitar, vocals) and William Pritchard (drums), Raphael Dussaussoy (guitars, keyboards), Amy Anderson (bass, vocals), and Jeremy Tromburg (keyboards). Recent highlights for the band include a CMJ showcase in New York and a featured role in an NBC TV show pilot entitled "State of Romance." Director Peter Sollet ("Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist") chose the band to appear in segments filmed at the Double Door and Millennium Park in Chicago.

Otter Petter emerged on the Chicago music scene in 2005 with a self-titled, five-song EP. In 2006, Otter Petter was chosen by the Chicago Tribune as one of 10 bands to compete in the "Metromix Rock 'n' Vote" contest. Readers voted Otter Petter as one of the four winning bands to play a show at Metro in Chicago. In 2008, the band's first full-length album "Fireflies and Lamplights" was greeted with glowing reviews. NewCity called it "devastatingly infectious," and Gapers Block described it as a "perfect blend of roots rock, sugary pop and complex indie rock."

Otter Petter has been featured on WGN television, CLTV television, WXRT radio, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun Times, the Chicago Reader, NewCity Chicago, the Illinois Entertainer, City Beat Magazine, Gapers Block and The band has performed with other notable indie rock/pop bands including The French Kicks, The Rosebuds, Wheat, Bound Stems, Cage The Elephant, and Irving.

Otter Petter
2941 N Troy St #D2
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 425-1676


Nice Night for a Knife Fight - LP - 2011

Fireflies And Lamplights - LP - 2008

Otter Petter - Self-titled - EP - 2005

Set List

Typical sets are about 30-45 minutes depending on the show. Sets usually include about 10 original songs.