Billie Stimple

Idylls

Billie is a nonbinary femme living in Brisbane, and vocalist and saxophonist for the punk band Idylls. Having moved within music subcultures in Brisbane and the east coast over the past decade, they have an interest in critically reflecting on the ways that these communities can either facilitate or inhibit knowledge and meaning both individually and collectively. In their personal creative work, music is a site for deconstruction, reconstruction, reflection and hope; where restless examinations of personal and social themes unfold within the motif of loud and challenging music. Whilst this work is often received and categorised within a pre-established and predominantly masculine lens, it intends to demand more nuance and complexity to conventions and discussions of who can make loud noise and why.