February 6, 2023
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Billy Nomates, the challenge of the Bristol-based songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Tor Maries, right now shares a brand new monitor and video, “spite”, with an accompanying video directed by nwspk. The spiky, synth-powered single’s chorus, “Don’t you act like I ain’t the fucking man”, serves as each a reproach to anybody underestimating her, and as a private pep discuss.

As she explains, “How are you going to take care of something in the event you don’t have that self-belief?” The monitor is one other style from her a lot anticipated second studio album, CACTI, set for launch on 13 January 2023 by way of Invada Data.  Watch the video beneath.

The monitor follows the discharge of “saboteur forcefield”, on which Tor lays naked her propensity for self-sabotage, an admission she hopes may very well be step one in direction of unlearning a few of her harmful patterns. It additionally follows two BBC Radio 6 Music A-Listed singles; “blue bones”, a mild, 80s-influenced, synth-pop bop which was a celebration of life, that includes the chorus, “Loss of life don’t flip me on prefer it used to”, and  “stability is gone”, which charted Tor’s makes an attempt to search out function.

Billy Nomates performs a sold-out London present at Village Underground tonight, adopted by a run of dates across the UK, with sold-out reveals in Oxford, Norwich, Bristol and Falmouth. One other UK and European tour has been introduced for April 2023, which features a new present in her hometown of Bristol at Marble Manufacturing unit on twenty ninth April and her largest headline present so far at London’s Kentish City Discussion board on twenty seventh April 2023. Tickets can be found right here, and full dwell dates are as listed beneath. To catch a style of what to anticipate from Billy Nomates dwell, watch her excellent efficiency on Later… With Jools Holland.

22/11/22 – London – Village Underground – SOLD OUT

23/11/22 – Oxford – The Bullingdon – SOLD OUT

24/11/22 – Cambridge – MASH

26/11/22 – Norwich – Norwich Arts Centre – SOLD OUT

27/11/22 – Sheffield – Leadmill

28/11/22 – Stoke-on-Trent – Sugarmill

29/11/22 – Liverpool – Arts Membership

01/12/22 – Bristol – Trinity – SOLD OUT

03/12/22 – Falmouth – Cornish Financial institution – SOLD OUT

14/3/23 – Grand Combine, Lille, France

15/3/23 – Petit Bain, Paris, France

16/3/23 – L’astrolabe, Orleans, France

17/3/23 – Rockschool Barbey, Bordeaux, France

20/3/23 – El Sol, Madrid, Spain

22/3/23 – La Nau, Barcelona, Spain

24/3/23 – Le Périscope, Lyon, France

25/3/23 – Covo Membership, Bologna, Italy

27/3/23 – Magnolia, Milan, Italy

28/3/23 – Bogen F, Zurich, Switzerland

29/3/23 – Milla, Munich, Germany

31/3/23 Badehaus, Berlin, Germany

1/4/23 – Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2/4/23 – Molotow, Hamburg, Germany

4/4/23 – Blueshell, Cologne, Germany

5/4/23 – Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, Netherlands

6/4/23 – Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium

17/4/23 – Tramshed, Cardiff

19/4/23 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

20/4/23 – New Century Corridor, Manchester

21/4/23 – Stylus, Leeds

22/4/23 – St Lukes, Glasgow

24/4/23 – Boiler Store, Newcastle

25/4/23 – Institute 1, Birmingham

27/4/23 – Kentish City Discussion board, London

28/4/23 – Chalk, Brighton

29/4/23 – Marble Manufacturing unit, Bristol

Recorded at her flat and at Invada Studios, CACTI, is a big step up for the artist, who obtained widespread important popularity of her eponymous 2020 debut album, with heavy airplay throughout BBC Radio 6 Music and assist from luminaries akin to Iggy Pop, Florence Welsh and Steve Albini.

Although each bit as unrepentant as Billy Nomates’ debut, CACTI comes from a way more uncovered place and sees Tor additional develop her instinctive, ingenious songwriting and manufacturing. Unafraid to wade into the traumas of the previous two years and the eerie sense of apathy that lingers, alongside heartache and extra political themes, the 12-track assortment brazenly confronts uncomfortable truths, as Tor places it, “70-80% of being daring is about being susceptible as hell.”

Maries mentioned: “Writing CACTI took simply over a 12 months. I wrote very intensely after which none in any respect. (This appears to be the way in which I work finest). I picked up previous drum machines, mapped out issues in my kitchen with the identical small micro keyboard I at all times use after which raided the cabinets and rooms at Invada Studios, to play and experiment with previous synths, an upright piano, this bizarre organ factor. I hope everybody finds their very own narrative in CACTI. I believe it’s about surviving all of it.”

Billy Nomates


stability is gone

black curtains within the bag

blue bones (deathwish)


saboteur forcefield

roundabout disappointment



similar gun


apathy is wild

blackout sign

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