Billy Nomates has released a new single, ‘saboteur forcefield’, from her upcoming second album, ‘CACTI’

The album will arrive in full on January 13th via Invada Records.
Photo credit: Immy Done

Tor Maries AKA Billy Nomates has released the third single, ‘saboteur forcefield’, from her upcoming second album, ‘CACTI’.

It is the Bristol songwriter’s third single of 2022, following ‘blue bones (deathwish)’ and ‘balance is gone’, which will both feature on the new record too.

On ‘saboteur forcefield’, Maries has said: “I think it’s about the inevitable feeble fight against feeling and progress.”

CACTI’ is due to be released on January 13th via Invada records, and follows Maries’ 2020 self-titled debut album.

“Writing ‘CACTI’ took just over a year,” the songwriter recalls. “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’,” she adds. “I think it’s about surviving it all.”

You can listen to ‘saboteur forcefieldhere, and watch the music video accompaniment below:

You can pre-order ‘CACTIhere – the full tracklisting reads as below:

1. intro i
2. balance is gone
3. black curtains in the bag
4. blue bones (deathwish)
6. saboteur forcefield
7. roundabout sadness
8. intro ii
9. Spite
10. Fawner
12. same gun
12. Vertigo
13. apathy is wild
14. blackout signal

Billy Nomates has also announced new UK and EU live dates for April 2023, which add to an existing nine-date tour leg next month – tickets are available here, with the full dates as below:

22 London, Village Underground
23 Oxford, The Bullingdon
24 Cambridge, MASH
26 Norwich, Norwich Arts Centre
27 Sheffield, Leadmill
28 Stoke-on-Trent, Sugarmill
29 Liverpool, Arts Club 

1 Bristol, Trinity
3 Falmouth, Cornish Bank

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

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

Billy Nomates will perform live on ‘Later… With Jools Holland’ on BBC2 this Saturday, 22nd October. You can tune in online via BBC iPlayer here.

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