The Bandicoots are an Indie Rock band from Hamilton, Ontario. The band was formed in 2014 by Nicolai Kozel (Guitar), Andrew Parkinson (Drums and Vocals), Lorant Polya (Bass) and Justin Ross (Guitar and Vocals).

After self-releasing two EPs ('This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things' 2015; 'Quarters at the Penny-Arcade' 2016), the band quickly gained recognition in their hometown, finding themselves playing to sold out crowds.

‘Overnight Innovator’ and ‘Could You Get Me To Tomorrow?’--the singles from their sophomore release--climbed CBC’s Radio 3 Top 30 chart for up to 7 weeks at a time. The former making their year end list, and the latter raking in just shy of 250k plays on Spotify since it’s release.

As the band gears up for their third release (due late June ’17), they continue to appear live in cities across Ontario and Quebec.

Press for the singles have also been extremely positive.

"You might think a music video for The Bandicoots brand of '60's influenced pop would necessitate a sunny, beachside setting...and it might, if The Bandicoots were less imaginative. -AUX TV
"Electrifying rock music, perfectly filtered-vocals, and strong electric guitar solos amongst a body of work that is way stong for an independent band.” - IX DAILY





We've gotten some awesome press in the past such as Exclaim! and, who have premiered some our music videos. Click the buttons below to see the articles.



  •  Consistent and numerous music blogs/magazine coverage including many highly regarded sources such as AUX TV,  Exclaim!  Magazine, MTV Brazil, Burlington Post and The View (Hamilton).
  •  Opened for well-known bands such as FIDLAR, Born Ruffians, The Elwins, Royal Canoe, and Ivory Hours.
  •  “Overnight Innovator” and "Could You Get Me To Tomorrow?" were both part of the CBC Radio 3 Top 30 indie songs for 7 weeks  straight.
  •  “Overnight Innovator” also made it onto CBC’s Top 100 Indie songs of 2015
  •  Performed during Supercrawl 2016, CMW 2015, Juno Fest 2015, Indie Week 2015 and Sound Of Music 2015.
  •  Appeared on CHCH  morning show


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