Billy Nomates Debuts “saboteur forcefield”

Songwriter/producer and multi-instrumentalist Billy Nomates AKA: Tor Maries has shared new single/video "saboteur forcefield"
Billy Nomates AKA: Tor Maries has shared new single/video "saboteur forcefield"

Songwriter/producer and multi-instrumentalist Billy Nomates AKA: Tor Maries, has shared a new track and video, “saboteur forcefield.” On the track Tor lays bare her propensity for self-sabotage, an admission she hopes could be “the first step” towards unlearning some of her destructive patterns. About the song, Maries said “I think it’s about the inevitable feeble fight against feeling and progress”. The mellow track showcases another side to her much-anticipated, second studio album, CACTI, that is set for release on January 13th, 2023 via Invada Records. “saboteur forcefield” follows the release of the “blue bones”, a gentle, ’80s-influenced, synth-pop bop which was a celebration of life, featuring the refrain, “Death don’t turn me on like it used to”, and “balance is gone”, which charted Tor’s attempts to find purpose.

Billy Nomates is slated to perform live on Later… With Jools Holland on BBC2 this Saturday, October 22nd and has also announced new UK and European live dates for April 2023, which includes a new show in her hometown of Bristol at Marble Factory on April 29th and her biggest headline show to date at London’s Kentish Town Forum on April 27th 2023. She is also embarking on a nine date tour of the UK next month with a London show at Village Underground on November 22nd which is now sold out, as have dates in Norwich, Bristol and Falmouth.

Maries said: “Writing CACTI took just over a year. I wrote very intensely and then none at all. (This seems to be the way I work best). I picked up old drum machines, mapped out things in my kitchen with the same small micro keyboard I always use and then raided the cupboards and rooms at Invada Studios, to play and experiment with old synths, an upright piano, this weird organ thing. I hope everyone finds their own narrative in CACTI. I think it’s about surviving it all.”

Fans of Billy Nomates include Iggy Pop, Sleaford Mods, Florence + The Machine, and Steve Albini

Billy Nomates 2022 Tour Dates

11/22/2022 – London, UK – Village Underground – SOLD OUT
11/23/2022 – Oxford, UK – The Bullingdon
11/24/2022 – Cambridge, UK – MASH
11/26/2022 – Norwich, UK – Norwich Arts Centre – SOLD OUT
11/27/2022 – Sheffield, UK – Leadmill
11/28/2022 – Stoke-on-Trent, UK – Sugarmill
11/29/2022 – Liverpool, UK – Arts Club
12/1/2022 – Bristol, UK – Trinity – SOLD OUT
12/3/2022 – Falmouth, UK – Cornish Bank – SOLD OUT
3/14/2023 – Lille, FR – Grand Mix
3/15/2023 – Paris, FR – Petit Bain
3/16/2023 – Orleans, FR – L’astrolabe
3/17/2023 – Bordeaux, FR – Rockschool Barbey
3/20/2023 – Madrid, ES – El Sol
3/22/2023 – Barcelona, ES – La Nau
3/24/2023 – Lyon, FR – Le Périscope
3/25/2023 – Bologna, IT – Covo Club
3/27/2023 -Milan, IT – Magnolia
3/28/2023 – Zurich, CH – Bogen F
3/29/2023 – Munich, DE – Milla
3/31/2023 – Berlin, DE – Badehaus
4/1/2-23 – Copenhagen, DK – Loppen,
4/2/2023 – Hamburg, DE – Molotow
4/4/2023 – Cologne, DE – Blueshell
4/5/2023 – Amsterdam, NL – Tolhuistuin
4/6/2023 – Brussels, BE – Botanique Orangerie
4/17/2023 – Cardiff, UK – Tramshed
4/19/2023 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
4/20/2023 – Manchester, UK – New Century Hall
4/21/2023 – Leeds, UK – Stylus
4/22/2023 – Glasgow, UK – St. Lukes
4/24/2023 – Newcastle, UK – Boiler Shop
4/25/2023 – Birmingham, UK – Institute 1
4/27/2023 – London, UK – Kentish Town Forum
4/28/2023 – Brighton, UK – Chalk
4/29/2023 – Bristol, UK – Marble Factory

Pre-order Cacti by Billy Nomates HERE


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