Posted: November 24, 2022 in MUSIC

The next single ‘Spite’ from Billy Nomates’ forthcoming album “Cacti” is out now on all streaming platforms, along with a brand new video!

Recorded at her flat and Invada Studios in Bristol UK, “Cacti” is a huge step forward 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 Pop, Florence 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 12-track collection openly confronts uncomfortable truths, as Tor puts 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. (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.”

‘Cacti’ also features the songs ‘Saboteur Forcefield’, ‘Blue Bones’ and ‘Balance Is Gone’ , the latter 2 of which have been A-Listed at BBC 6Music.

The Invada Records ltd edition exclusive variant is pressed on white vinyl and is only available from and Bandcamp. The album is also available from us on clear vinyl and on CD.

pre-orders are available now with a limited edition vinyl version of “Cacti” . This is pressing is going quickly and won’t be re-pressed once it’s sold out!

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