Billy Nomates is following up her great 2020 debut album with CACTI, due out on January 13, 2023 via Invada Records. Made during lockdown, Billy addresses all manner of political topics on the new album, including the lingering apathy of the pandemic. "70-80% of being bold is about being vulnerable as hell," she says.
“Writing CACTI took just over a year," says Billy (real name: Tor Maries). "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.”