Every so often something or someone comes along that is both refreshing and electrifying at the same time! Tor Maries aka Billy Nomates is just that person! Originally from Leicester but now residing on the south coast she describes herself as “Boyish, casual and Scandi! A strong ‘No’ woman in a ‘Yes’ man’s world!” The Guardian made her a one to watch in 2020 and said while there is no shortage of sprechgesang post punk bands ( spoken singing to us monoglots) Billy Nomates has a way with words that are both clever and biting but delivered in a deadpan way that really works.
Working with Geoff Barrow from Portishead, he has brought a polish to her defiance and dissatisfaction at Britain, it’s inequalities and rigid class structure! She’s got big fans in the Sleaford Mods who have been very supportive and you can definitely see the connection. Louder Than War described Billy Nomates songs as “deceptively simple, brilliant worded and insanely catchy…she is a one-woman revolution!” Build the barricades now!