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London, England, United Kingdom | SELF

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Band Rock Blues


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"Ocio @ Camden Barfly"

"Fusing the energy of punk and the sun drenched optimism of carnival into a perfectly realised piece of rock n roll this trio from Brazil prove that gigs early in the week are not simply filler for a venue's roster. Effortlessly boisterous and brimming with infectious hooks and melodies these are songs destined to get stuck between your ears and have even the most staid concertgoer dribbling helplessly with joy. As unpredictable as they are refreshing Ocio are a band that can genuinely claim to sound like no one else, even if the ingredients are familiar ones." - The Fly Magazine

"Ocio @ The Brixton Jamm"

"Electrifying. Back by popular demand, this eclectic Brazilian combo tore up the stage with a blistering set of blues, rock and punk. Expect nothing but pure white hot rock'n'roll with no mush." - Urban 75


"Mood Swings” (2006)
"Guilty Beat” (2010)

"Surprise Surprise" (2007)
"All Right" (2010)

Ocio’s songs “Surprise Surprise”, “Give Up”, “A Little Dizzy”, “Worse” and “Acid Tongue / Bitter Lips” had good radio and TV airplay in Brazil, UK and other countries.
The track “Overmedicated” is on the documentary “Locus”, and “Oh Dear” is on the documentary “Britain’s Happy Hoockers”.
The “Surprise Surprise” and “All Right” videos had good exposure on MTV, Multishow and others.



OCIO was formed in Brazil, in 2006, when they launch their first album, “Mood Swings”. In 2007, the band flew to London for a series of gigs and ended up staying for good.

In between gigs in the UK, Europe and Brazil, OCIO recorded its new album, “Guilty Beat”, just released. The recording sessions took place in Brazil and London, produced by Dan Cox and Matt Ingram, at Urchin Studios, which works in collaboration with legendary Strokes’ producer Gordon Rafael.

The sound brings late 60’s blues-rock riffs with a grunge/punk feeling to it. The nasal and angry vocals mix well with sweet melodies and backing vocals. Lyrics deserve a special attention.