RSD DROP 1
Available in store at 08:00 on Saturday 12th June, online 6pm 12th June
Special ltd edition picture disc variant of the critically acclaimed Billy Nomates debut album available for RSD. After huge support from record stores and BBC 6 music alike, the original variant was a big seller for stores and sold out fast. This exclusive variant will be a popular one. Housed in a deluxe spined sleeve including printed insert with hand written lyrics and digital download card. The songs on her debut album all come from a place of defiance. Rebellion against Brexit. Against soul-sapping, dead-end jobs and zero-hours contracts. Against gender inequality, sexual harassment and festivals with obligatory female acts hidden in the small print. Billy’s songs lampoon the same bleak reality satirised by her beloved Scarfolk website and explored so abrasively in the fringe theatre she finds solace in. Musically, there are snatches of Nick Cave’s rumbling sprechgesang; the “off-the-wall-ness of musicians like Captain Beefheart”; Sleaford Mods’ febrile post-punk; the groovesome lofi art-rock of Sonic Youth; and the brassy Americana of Emmylou Harris. What dominates, though, is a feeling of release. Of letting it all out.The track ‘Supermarket Sweep’ features guest vocals by Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods.