We are thrilled to share Tutankhamun: a solo project from multi-instrumentalist Olly Toomey. “Ask Me Again” harkens back to chill 70s soft rock. The entire album is a masterpiece and we are excited to hear more from this artist. Take a listen below to the full album:
Stream “Tutankhamun” everywhere: https://niceguysweare.bandcamp.com/album/tutankhamun
Tutankhamun is the solo project of young British multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Olly Toomey.
He draws influences from a wide range of instrumental music from the 60s and 70s, things like Zig Zag, Hugh Masekala, Lloyd Miller, George Duke, Tony Allen, The Fetback band, and The Gautiers. After making music from his bedroom, he was discovered by BBC Introducing, and is about to release his first album with the Nice Guys family.
Inspired by soul, jazz and psychedelic music, his first LP is a successful attempt at combining those genres together. All tracks were written, performed, produced and mixed by Olly and was joined by his brother James on the drums for NYR, Sinnerman & Heart of Gold.
It all started with a musical idea – a bass riff or a drum beat – and then grew from that. There isn’t a strict process in the making, the artist just builds his songs until the feeling is right. Following his inspirations and improvising notes, what makes this LP stand out is the will of the artist to give this record a live touch to it, so that the listener can really enjoy the easiness and natural flow of this long-player.