No Oil Paintings

Belfast, County Antrim

No Oil Paintings are a vivacious, dynamic alternative-folk band from Belfast. Using typical folk instrumentation and four-part harmonies they produce music that’s a little wilder than what is often associated with the genre. The band switch and share vocal leads, each member playing to their own strengths and bringing their own style to the songs they shepherd. Expect to hear everything from swampy blues rock to straight-up country waltzes.

During their career they have had many notable successes, some of which include headlining stages at Sunflower Festival, Stendhal Festival and Open House Festival. Other live accomplishments include playing the prestigious Mandela Hall supporting The Emerald Armada, a sold-out launch on the Belfast Barge for their debut release, and more recently being chosen by Hannah Peel to partake in the online ‘Mix the City’ project joining 95 musicians and curators in 12 locations to create a creative platform representing Belfast.

Their proudest creative achievement to date has been collaborating with Grammy award winner Joss Stone during her world tour. The band were chosen to be accompanied by Joss on one of their original songs ‘God Only Knows’. The collaboration was recorded and videoed live and has received over 300,000 views online.

“Think less Earl Scruggs and more Jack White.” - Our Back Yard Festival.

“For serious fans of country and folk music, No Oil Paintings are a must-see.” - Folk & Tumble.

Chordblossom – 'Too Close to the Sun is a must-hear EP for anyone attracted to folk music and vocal harmony.'

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