Watch: No Oil Paintings – Something Like The Truth

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Two years on from the release of their well-received second EP, Too Close to the Sun, fast-rising Belfast quartet No Oil Paintings have returned with their most emphatic single to date, ‘Something Like the Truth’.

Across four minutes of ascending, fist-clenched intent, the harmony-driven ‘Something Like the Truth’ firmly positions the four-piece as one of Ireland’s finest, most forward-pushing alternative folk outfits.

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Accompanied by a stellar video courtesy of By Elephant, the single is equal parts equal parts socio-political and earworming gem focusing on the increasing lack of humanity in modern society.

Bolstered by the soaring backing vocals courtesy of brothers Sean Doone (five-string banjo, acoustic) and James Doone (bass, mandolin), as well as those of drummer/producer George Sloan, Chris Kelly delivers an impassioned plea that hones in on the disconnect between people and the disillusion of ‘fact’ and ‘truth’.

Watch the video below.

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