Oh Papa's music has been compared to a Wes Anderson film on more than one occasion. Their blend of americana, soft rock and subtle surf has also drawn comparisons with Harry Nilsson, Jonathan Richman, Andy Shauf, and the sound of '70s Laurel Canyon.
The band self-released their debut EP in November 2018, which garnered support from various stations, achieving dozens of plays across the BBC by Huw Stephens, Tom Robinson and Christian Carlisle. This was followed by Magnetic in 2019 - the first single with producer David Glover (Slow Club, Self Esteem) - and then the Sitcom EP in April 2020.
Oh Papa have supported Shonen Knife, Boy Azooga and Still Corners, as well as Billie Marten, who hand-picked the band for her album launch exhibition and tour dates for Feeding Seahorses by Hand. They are striving to change the perception of what it sounds like to be a band from Yorkshire, whilst actively trying to dispel the image of the toxic masculinity still prevalent in indie-rock.
“…irresistible Americana groove and understated English vocals…” Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music