February 6, 2023
Picture credit score: Eddie Whelan

Billy Nomates, the challenge of the Bristol-based songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Tor Maries, right this moment shares a brand new observe, “vertigo” the ultimate observe to be shared previous to the discharge of her a lot anticipated second studio album, CACTI, out this Friday 13 January 2023 through Invada Information.

The observe follows the discharge of three BBC Radio 6 Music A-listed singles together with the mild, 80s-influenced, synth-pop bop “blue bones” which was a celebration of life, the spiky, synth-powered “spite”, and “stability is gone”, which charted Tor’s makes an attempt to search out objective, in addition to “saboteur forcefield”, on which Tor lays naked her propensity for self-sabotage.

Talking about “vertigo”, Tor gives: “i believe vertigo scratches across the soul crushing apathy you possibly can really feel for attaining or feeling life’s massive issues…”

Try the visualiser for ‘vertigo’ – BELOW:

Recorded at her flat and at Invada Studios, CACTI, is a big step up for the artist, who acquired widespread essential approval for her eponymous 2020 debut album, with heavy airplay throughout BBC Radio 6 Music and help from luminaries reminiscent of 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, creative 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 overtly 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 yr. I wrote very intensely after which none in any respect. (This appears to be the way in which I work greatest). 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 feel it’s about surviving all of it.”

Following a UK tour late final yr with most dates bought out, Billy Nomates will subsequent be on the street within the UK and Europe in March and April 2023, with a present in her hometown of Bristol at Marble Manufacturing unit on twenty ninth April and her largest headline present up to now at London’s Kentish City Discussion board on twenty seventh April 2023.

Tickets can be found right here and full stay dates are as listed beneath. 

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

CACTI album artwork

CACTI Tracklist:

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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