NEWS: Billy Nomates announces her second album CACTI and shares new single 'balance is gone'

NEWS: Billy Nomates shares new track ‘vertigo’ ahead of her second album, CACTI

Billy Nomates ramps up the anticipation for her second album, CACTI, released this Friday 13th January, by sharing her dynamic new single, ‘vertigo’. Tor Maries (aka Billy Nomates) said “I think Vertigo scratches around the soul crushing apathy you can feel for achieving or feeling life’s big things…” The track follows the release of three BBC Radio 6 Music A-listed singles including blue bones‘ which was a celebration of life, the spiky, synth-powered spite, and ‘balance is gone‘, which charted Tor’s attempts to find purpose, as well as ‘saboteur forcefield‘, on which Tor lays bare her propensity for self-sabotage.

Watch ‘vertigo’ here:

Recorded at her flat and at Invada Studios, CACTI , is a huge step up for the artist, who received widespread critical acclaim for her eponymous 2020 debut album, with heavy airplay across BBC Radio 6 Music and support from luminaries such as Iggy PopFlorence Welsh and Steve Albini.

Though every bit as unrepentant as Billy Nomates’ debut, CACTI comes from a much more exposed place and sees Tor further develop her instinctive, inventive songwriting and production. Unafraid to wade into the traumas of the past two years and the eerie sense of apathy that lingers, alongside heartache and more political themes, the album openly confronts uncomfortable truths.

Tor says it, “70-80% of being bold is about being vulnerable as hell.” Maries said: “Writing CACTI took just over a year. I wrote very intensely and then none at all.. I hope everyone finds their own narrative in CACTI. I think it’s about surviving it all.

”Following a UK tour late last year with most dates sold out, Billy Nomates will next be on the road in the UK and Europe in March and April 2023, with a show in her hometown of Bristol at Marble Factory on 29th April and her biggest headline show to date at London’s Kentish Town Forum on 27th April 2023. Tickets are available here and full live dates are as listed below. 

CACTI is out this Friday 13 January 2023 via Invada Records (order and save it here)

Billy Nomates European Tour

March 2023
 14th – Grand Mix, Lille, France
15th – Petit Bain, Paris, France
16th – L’astrolabe, Orleans, France
17th – Rockschool Barbey, Bordeaux, France
20th – El Sol, Madrid, Spain
22nd- La Nau, Barcelona, Spain
24th – Le Périscope, Lyon, France
25th – Covo Club, Bologna, Italy
27th – Magnolia, Milan, Italy
28th- Bogen F, Zurich, Switzerland
29th – Milla, Munich, Germany
31st Badehaus, Berlin, Germany

April 2023
1st – Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark
2nd – Molotow, Hamburg, Germany
4th – Blueshell, Cologne, Germany
5th – Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, Netherlands
6th – Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium
17th – Tramshed, Cardiff
19th- Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
20th New Century Hall, Manchester
21st – Stylus, Leeds
22nd – St Lukes, Glasgow
24th – Boiler Shop, Newcastle
25th- Institute 1, Birmingham
27th- Kentish Town Forum, London
28th – Chalk, Brighton
29th – Marble Factory, Bristol

NEWS: Billy Nomates announces her second album CACTI and shares new single 'balance is gone'

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