Was it the walrus?

Was it the walrus?

 Burlington, Ontario, CAN

Was it the Walrus write irresistibly catchy, riff-heavy songs, dripping with energy and wrapped in the essence of mid 90’s indie rock. Recently named "best Local bands" by the Hamilton Spectator (August 2016) as well as being named best new live act by Filler magazine (June 2016).


Suburban.  Party.  Band.  Three words that precisely capture the essence of Was It the Walrus, a pop-alternative rock band from Burlington, ON. that write irresistibly catchy, riff-heavy songs, dripping with energy and wrapped in the essence of mid 90’s indie rock.

High-on-life, and ambitious-as-hell, these guys spent the past year quickly gaining a reputation for their rambunctious live shows complete with explosive gang vocals, airtight hooks, and unbridled enthusiasm.

Jason Norris (lead vocals, guitar) started plotting the beginnings of the band back in 2006 but it was in 2015 when life was breathed into the band to make it the beast that it is today.  Since reforming, in a matter of months, Was It the Walrus has catapulted itself into the music scene with confidence and tenacity.  Their first single, “Indie Girls” had over 7000 plays on SoundCloud within 60 days of its release.  The band performed as a headliner in the Burlington Sound of Music Festival Club Series and successfully packed the venue with more spectators than it had ever previously seen.  In august, 2016 the band has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Finalists for “Best Local Band” by the 2016 Hamilton Spectator Readers Choice Awards from a list of nearly 265 nominees.

The band released a 3-song demo on all digital streaming outlets, and more recently, “Rebellion”, the first single from their upcoming debut EP, Aboulomania.  The songs were all produced by JON DREW (Tokyo Police Club, The Arkells, Fucked up) at Taurus Studios in Toronto.  In September 2016         , the band is set to finish recording the album at none other than The Orange Lounge Recording Studio (Toronto) with Spencer Sunshine (PUP) as the producer, and it will be mixed by Phil Ek (Father John Misty, The Paper Kites, Modest Mouse, Band of Horses).

Was it the Walrus is Jason Norris, Alex Bussieres, Julien Michaud, Simon Outhit and Nathan Stock



"…a perfect blend of early weezer, ramones and sloan!" –Canadian Beats

" …90’s driven guitar riffs and hooky harmony-laden pop melodies" – Filler Magzine

"Was it the Walrus is taking the local music scene by storm, with record-setting attendance at shows " –Burlington Post


CONTACT INFO:  Lavinia - mgmt@wasitthewalrus.com

Set List

We usually play about 7 to 10 songs. A typical show usually lasts between 40 minutes to 50 minutes.

Indie Girls, Just a Dream, Rebellion, Dance Dance Dance, Downtown Party, Whatever After, Champion...etc.

We always try and incorporate one cover from local artist or band in every town we play.