By Charlotte Stace
The British songwriter and musician Tor Maries, known professionally as Billy Nomates, comes to perform live at Sala La Nau.
Maries grew up in Leicester and was a member of a number of bands during her younger years. Following a period of depression and time away from making music, a Sleaford Mods concert inspired the budding musician to return to making music - her stage name, Billy Nomates, came from an insult directed at her when she turned up at the gig alone.
Her debut, self-titled album was recorded in Bristol with Portishead’s Geoff Barrow. After its release, she quickly gained attention from BBC Radio 6 Music which catapulted her into the spotlight. Later, in 2021, she released the Emergency Telephone EP, which was produced by herself on the Geoff Barrow label. Now, she embarks on a new European tour to promote her new album, CACTI (2023).