Ocelot share new single “Santa Ana”

The second taste from forthcoming debut album Auringon puutarha

Ocelot brings us a second taste from their forthcoming debut album Auringon puutarha, with the soothing yet driving  poptones of “Santa Ana”. They tell us: “Santa Ana is a song about a merciless wind blowing through a place where no one knows who they are, only who they desperately want to be.

“…[T]he violence and the unpredictability of the Santa Ana affect the entire quality of life in Los Angeles, accentuate its impermanence, its unreliability. The wind shows us how close to the edge we are.” — Joan Didion, Slouching Towards Bethlehem (1968).

 “Santa Ana” arrives on the 28th October 2022, followed by the full length album Auringon puutarha on the 25th November 2022

Listen to Santa Ana

Emilia Pennanen: Vocals, piano, synth
Rasmus Pietilä: Bass, vocals, percussion
Victor von Hellens: Drums, percussion
Producer: Rasmus Pietilä
Mixing: Rasmus Pietilä
Mastering: Philip Granqvist

“Ocelot still makes perhaps the most original music in Finland!” Rumba

Ocelot: Auringon puutarha (Soliti 103) Release Date: 25/11/2022

Ocelot Auringon puutarha album cover by Rikhard Hormia

  1. Vanha Hollywood
  2. Daisy
  3. Santa Ana
  4. Kynsin hampain
  5. Sydänystävä
  6. Fire Season
  7. Horisontti
  8. Appelsiinipuiden varjossa
  9. Ikkunat auki

Auringon puutarha  is about a fantasy, both beautiful, naive and disillusioned. It is an album about studying a distant place closely, about obsessing over a life that is out of reach, it is an album about watching and consuming a main character and confusing oneself with them. 

Ocelot 2022 by Linda Lehtovirta

Some press quotes for lead single “Vanha Hollywood”

“It’s wonderful to be able to express the atmosphere of a different world, or even a sense of the other world, with this number of sounds, and the singing voice at the centre of it. The repetition in the second half is also euphoric and cool.” Niche Music

“Making us see their strong inspiration in everything that surrounds the most ambient pop of the 60s, along with all those flashes typical of a collected and analog psychedelic format, the trio has been showing us over the last two years the appeasing power of their music” Mindies

“I often find it hard to pigeonhole Finnish music. It is so different – and consistently so, no matter what the genre – from what emanates from any of the other Nordic countries, or anywhere in Europe for that matter, that you have to ask yourself whether they are collectively working at a different artistic level to the rest.” Nordic Music Central

“Alienating journey on the notes of “Vanha Hollywood” by Ocelot,#indiepop track with a dreamlike atmosphere and relaxing tempos, but with a surprisingly dynamic ending.” IndieItali

Small bio
Ocelot is an alternative pop-rock band from Helsinki, Finland. The band draws inspiration from classic 60’s and 70’s pop rock and mixes it with the member’s own personal musical sensibilities. In the spring of 2019 Ocelot released their first EP called Mä voin ottaa sun ikävän pois  (Soliti). Their second EP Unelmoi (Soliti) was released in February 2021.

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