The Ostrich

The Ostrich



The band is brought together by a mutual love of great outsider rock and roll. We have been performing live for approximately two years and have garnered praise for our incendiary live show and novel sound. Reference points range from classic 60s garage/psych acts like the Sonics, Love, the Stooges, and Les Rallizes Denudes to 70s groups like Joy Division, Chrome, Swell Maps, Wire, and the Stranglers. Like minded contemporary bands might include the Mutators, the Black Lips, or Blank Dogs.


The Ostrich have released two four 7" records and are in the process of lating a 10".

The first charted as high as #4 on CJSW (University of Calgary radio station) and remained in the top twenty for five weeks. It also stormed the airwaves of far away towns like Vancouver, Victoria, Montreal, Edmonton, Toronto, Guelph, Halifax, and Flint (MI).

As a side note, we've just secured online distribution through Florida's Dying (Black Lips, CPC Gangbangs, Carbonas...). Our records should be available there by late June (

Set List

We typically play a 10 - 12 song set of our own stuff.