Laurie Vincent from Slaves is showing off his artistic side with the debut of his first ever solo art exhibition.

The musician is hanging his work at the Flaubert Gallery in Edinburgh for two weeks during the Fringe Festival.

"Art is the only thing I do purely for pleasure," he tells Newsbeat. "I have complete creative control and there is no pressure on it."

The show is called Disillusioned and will run at the festival until 17 August.

Laurie has painted everything in the exhibition while still working with bandmate Isaac Holman on the group's second album.

His passion for art may be a surprise for some but he's already been doing much of the band's artwork since they began.

"When we started the band I did all the covers. We'd book the show and I'd ask the promoter if I could do the artwork and they were happy. It was free for them."

Laurie says he was studying art at the time he formed the band with Isaac and did try to go to university to continue it.

Instead he dropped out to pursue the band - but kept an interest in painting.

"It's very cathartic. I get so stressed out with the band because it's such a labour of love and there are so many decisions to be made on a constant basis.

"Art is no pressure. It's just fun."