Nothankyou is the new project from Olga Bell and Tom Vek. Nothankyou’s debut single is a double a-side 7” titled Know Yourself/Oyster that will be released through Moshi Moshi records on August 5 2013.
Hailing from opposite sides of the Atlantic, Bell and Vek first met over mid-aughts Myspace during what Tom refers to as “a window of about a week when I was speaking to people over social media”. They kept in touch, seeing each other every few years in Vek’s London or Bell’s New York, until eventually and inevitably, they found themselves at the same Creators Project party in Brazil.
Olga asked if Tom was working on any new tracks. Tom played her a rough instrumental. Thumb drives flashed, flash drives hummed, Myspace rolled over in its grave and back in Brooklyn Olga added topline and keyboard parts before sending the track back to Tom. After a few exchanges they had one finished song. After a few more, they had two.
Know Yourself can be heard here. Know Yourself is a punchy track full of energy, brilliant beats and warbling yet controlled vocals. It’s a film soundtrack sort of song with instantly loveable melodies, lyrics and guitar riffs. It’s sure to be a hit.