Billy no mates started 2004 as a solo recording project. Ended up taking it out live in the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia and the USA using cool musicians from those areas.
2010 I was honoured to be able to record a Billy No Mates session at Motor Studios SF with titans of the scene Joey Cape (Lagwagon), Sergie Loobkoff (Samiam), and Chicken (Dead to Me). They said it was "railer", I said it was "gurt lush".
The session consisted of six new tracks and six re recorded versions of previous Billy No Mates tracks with cover art from the magnificient Chris Shary.
For one reason and another the session remained unreleased until the perseverance of Billy at Unless you try records made it happen.
I'm loving this album. If you could ignore the lyrics, this would just be another fun punk/ska album. Fortunately, you can't ignore the lyrics which are clever, timely and dripping with disdain for the system. Sean Conlan