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The Ocelots

Folk // Rosslare , Wexford

22 year old twins Brandon and Ashley Watson create The Ocelots. Formerly based in Ireland,
they began their musical careers in 2016 street-performing around Europe. They then set up
large tours independently with smaller intimate venues such as cafes, bars, churches and house
concerts all across Europe. Progressing further to supporting Jack Johnson, Glen Hansard,
Isaac Gracie, Felix Rebil (The Cat Empire), Hazel English and Hudson Taylor.
They are now widely known for their instinctual expression in live performances, unique blood
harmonies and stories full of wit, charm and spontaneity.
In October 2017 they released their first 5 track EP “Till We Get There” which focused on a raw,
passionate folk and blues sound. It was produced in a barn in Croatia, and paved the way for
three years of extensive touring, chaotic storytelling, and honest songwriting.
In 2019 they completed a six month intensive tour which included 23 dates in Germany and
Austria, 25 dates in Italy and 39 dates in Australia. Concluding this unique and life changing
journey on the road, they recorded their first album in August in an old cottage in Skibereen,
West Cork.
Now situated in Leipzig, Germany, The Ocelots will release their Debut Album in early 2020.
The Album contains elements of folk and alternative rock; while also being melancholic,
indelible and imperfect. Coinciding with the release of their forthcoming album, The Ocelots
will return to Australia in Spring 2020, before continuing on into Europe’s festival season.

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