It's a resolute statement of independence...

Billy Nomates hails from the countryside, this kind of everyday town in an everyday area.

Currently flitting between Bournemouth and Bristol - two redoubts of DIY culture - she's learned to embrace her own independence.

Stark post-punk with elements of Riot Grrrl in there, too, Billy Nomates is unequivocal in both her creative and personal stance.

There's a full album coming on Invada Records this summer, with the songwriter sharing fantastic new single 'No'.

A song of defiance, it finds positivity within its independence, separating itself from patriarchal systems and the male gaze.

“No is a power any time, any place,” she sings, before later adding: “I wonʼt shave everything off, Iʼm not twelve...”

A potent introduction, 'No' places Billy Nomates at the forefront - tune in now.

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