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Ötzi is a dark post-punk group from Oakland, CA, comprised of singer & bassist Akiko Sampson, singer & drummer Gina Marie, guitarist K. Dylan Edrich, and keyboardist/guitarist Winter Zora. They are known for their intricate songwriting and their explosive live show. At times haunting and at times aggressive, Ötzi delivers the intertwining melodies of two vocalists with a driving rhythm and abstract guitar washes.
Since their formation in 2014, Ötzi has toured many parts of the world, billing with varied post-punk, punk and indie luminaries including the Chameleons, Pink Turns Blue, Deerhoof, Modern English, Actors, Kommunity FK, Zounds, Screaming Dead and The Iconoclast.
Ötzi released a seven-inch EP, "Gong Show," in 2016. In 2017 came Ötzi's debut LP, 'Ghosts,' recorded by Stan Wright of Arctic Flowers, and released on Near Dark, Psychic Eye, and Last Hour Records in the US and on Bat-Cave Productions in Europe. In 2019, Ötzi released “Part Time Punks Sessions,” a Peel Sessions-style EP, on Psychic Eye and Near Dark record labels.
In 2019, Ötzi signed a worldwide deal with Toronto-based Artoffact Records.
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