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Nothankyou Release Video For Oyster

Olga Bell and Tom Vek have set the internet alight with their new transatlantic collaborative project, Nothankyou. The two tracks that make up the 7” Know Yourself/Oyster single, available now through Moshi Moshi, have steadily notched up an impressive play count and been praised across the web.

Now Olga makes her directorial debut with the music video for Oyster which sees her dress up in her counterpart’s distinctive horn-rimmed glasses and slicked back hair.

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Screen shot from Nothankyou’s Oyster video

She explains: “Something about our transatlantic distance required a Cindy Sherman-esque manifestation of Tom via my own person. I also looked at lots of Avedon portraits (he’s my favourite, especially “In the American West”), along with 90s Calvin Klein ads and the morphing sequence at the end of Michael Jackson’s Black or White video.

“Lots of people on hearing Oyster think that it’s Tom singing the lower parts but it’s actually my voice pitched down. So, it sort of follows that I appear “as Tom” in the video during the moments in the song where “he sings”.”

Olga and Tom 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. This single represents the duo’s sum works to date but more may come.

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Nothankyou Reveal Second Track Of Double A-Side Single, Know Yourself / Oyster

Following the success of the avidly devoured first official track from Nothankyou, Know Yourself, Tom Vek and Olga Bell present new song Oyster.

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Tom Vek and Olga Bell of Nothankyou

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.

Listen to the new track, Osyter, from Nothankyou here.

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Introducing…Nothankyou

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.

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Tom Vek and Olga Bell of Nothankyou

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.

 

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