Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Billy Bragg shares help for “good” Billy Nomates after on-line abuse


Billy Bragg has led help on-line for Billy Nomates after the musician obtained a number of on-line abuse following her set yesterday (June 24) at Glastonbury.

After the set, the musician, actual title Tor Maries, requested BBC6 Music to take down footage of her on-line after receiving what she described as an “insane” quantity of “private abuse”, earlier than saying that after her summer season gigs, there could be “no extra exhibits”.

A put up shared from Maries learn: “The extent of non-public abuse on @bbc6music socials for going to work immediately is insane. I’ve requested for all footage to be eliminated.

“I do know it’s not for everybody what I do. I do know a number of individuals don’t fee me. However the stage of non-public abuse on that public web page is an excessive amount of. There shall be no extra exhibits after this summer season. You wouldn’t keep in a office that did this to you. Why ought to I.”

Bragg was one of many first musicians who shared his help for Maries after the set, saying: “Solidarity from everybody at Left Discipline with Billy No Mates who was so badly abused on-line after her @Glastonbury set was posted on @BBC6Music that she requested them to take [the] clip down.

“She performed a set for us final yr and was good. You’ll at all times have [a] place right here Tor.”

Since then, different musicians, followers and people working within the trade have come out in help of Maries, too, with many saying the criticisms had been rooted in misogyny.

The Anchoress, aka Catherine Anne Davies tweeted: “Glastonbury ought to have been a profession spotlight for the fabulous Billy Nomates however as an alternative poisonous and misogynistic on-line tradition ruins every little thing and he or she’s requested them to take away footage of her unbelievable set. And we marvel why we’ve no feminine headliners?”

Musician LoneLady added: “I understand how laborious it’s to face and carry out alone on stage; it takes an enormous quantity of inside power – and not less than I’ve a guitar to maintain me firm. The standard misogyny baked into this. Billy Nomates is a champ.”

Scream’s Simone Marie, in the meantime, began a thread asking individuals to share their optimistic ideas about Maries’ set, saying: “I need her to see that music is the tempo for her and he or she shouldn’t let these fks destroy her spirit.”

Others tweeting in help included Sleaford Mods, Lauren Laverne, Portished’s Geoff Barrow and Edith Bowman. You may see some extra of the help for Maries right here:

Talking to NME earlier this yr, Maries opened up concerning the abuse she has obtained on-line beforehand forward of the discharge of her album, ‘CACTI’ in January.

“I’m nonetheless up towards those who fucking hate what I’m doing, and so they wish to let me know,” Maries instructed NME. “[Success] may be offered prefer it’s this place the place you’re at all times celebrated and also you’re on this state of fixed gratefulness, when truly [some] days are actually laborious and lots of people are nonetheless very indignant about what I do. Significantly in England – in Europe, they’re a bit extra accepting.”

Elsewhere at Glastonbury yesterday, Arctic Monkeys performed a career-spanning set and Foo Fighters paid tribute to late drummer Taylor Hawkins throughout a shock set as ‘The Churnups’.

Try all the most recent from Glastonbury 2023 on the NME liveblog right here, and see extra information, evaluations, pictures, interviews and extra right here.



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