Electronic, Hip Hop, Roots
Daily Meds, Jane Tyrrell , Sky-High
Billie Rose Prichard
Die Antwoord, Etta James, Patti Smith, Stevie Wonder
Billie Rose has spent the last 8 years working with experimental hip hop bands and various electronic producers as a lyricist, and vocalist. She is currently writing for Daily Meds sophomore album to be released later in the year.
Last year she busted out dynamic collabs with producers Suburban Dark and Anomie, shot a new web-series called Love Bytes which has racked up nearly 100,000 views and and co-starred in Toby Shmitz play Empire as 1920s songstress Poppy aka Little Black Bird.
2012 was a big year for her band Daily Meds. They released their debut album Happy Daze which received rave reviews, becoming a finalist for the Australian Music Prize for Best Album. They did their first official tour followed by the Big Village Records tour.
Aside from Daily Meds Billie also performed alongside Karen O in her exclusive Australian season of 'Stop The Virgins', part of the 2012 Vivid Festival at the Sydney Opera House.
In 2011 Billie Rose released an EP of tracks written specifically to correlate with various works in her solo art exhibition at the Sydney Fringe Festival, Psycho/Active. The season was extended due to popular demand.
She has been described as: "she dazzles with her incredible style, flow and a striking, bluesy voice.. Her sassy vocals pair gritty Aussie hip-hop patter with an r’n’b, pop sound. It’s a beautiful combo. And she can move too!" (TIMEOUT Magazine)
"our favourite singer-songwriter rap-starlet" ( FBI Radio )
"a talent to keep an eye on, Billie Rose has a rich tone reminiscent of blues and soul singers from the deep south. A delightful juxtaposition to male mc’s and a powerful live presence. (Jane Tyrrell -The Herd/Urthboy)
“creative and sassy.. set to really carve out a name” (Hau Letukefu)
“sooooooo good!” (Steel City HipHop)
In 2010 she won the Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize with a pop-parody video installation inspired by the imprisonment of Lindsay Lohan. The same year she became a founding member of BIG VILLAGE RECORDS, an artist run label collective based in Sydney.
In 2008 she performed a rock-medley striptease with a giant cherry pie to win the Jagermeister Miss Rock Australia Pageant which flew her to Berlin/
She has played at various festivals such as Woodford, Peats Ridge, High and Dry, Surry Hills Festival, Newtown Festival, Sky Village, Vivid and other high profile events such as the 2000 Olympic/Paralympic Opening/Closing Ceremonies.
She has supported prominent australian hiphop crews such as The Herd, Horrorwshow and Thundamnetals and international acts including The Wu-Tang Clan, Evidence and Dj Premier.
OTHER CAREER HIGHLIGHTS In 2011 Billie was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Sydney Theatre Awards for her performance in Belvoir St Theatres 'The Dark Room', in which she portrayed a ‘profoundly damaged kid’ living in outback Australia.
VARIOUS RELEASES FEATURING BILLIE ROSE
*soon to be released 'The Knifes Edge' - Anomie feat. Billie Rose
Buck Buck from Suburban Dark self titled, featuring Billie Rose
'Dark Star' feat. Billie Rose from Reverse Polarities debut album On The Contrary
THE STORY SO FAR - P.Smurf's Debut EP Featuring on 'Lose It' With additional vocals on: 'Hear The world Screaming'
Co-writer performer on Daily Meds debut album Happy Daze
BIG THINGS VOLUME #2 – COMPILATION Klue, Billie Rose, PSmurf ‘Get Ya Twisted’ Daily Meds ‘Ghost Rider’ Reverse Polarities ‘Big’ Posse track ‘This is that’
2011 - BIG THINGS VOLUME #1 - COMPILATION Daily Meds ‘SBS and ABC’ Ellesquire 'On The Prowl' Posse track ‘Be My Guest’ Thundamentals single 'Captains' Billie Rose ‘Psychoactive’ EP inc. tracks ‘Golden Shower Girl’ ‘Psychos and Villains’ etc. Billie Rose - Free download ‘Snatch and Spit’ 2010 - Daily Meds Self titled EP – (TripleJ Unearthed Winners) - 'That Isn't How' MC Gabbi and Billie Rose
2009 - Rapaport debut album – ‘Laughing On The Inside’ 2008 - Reverse Polarities self-titled debut album - Jack Prest ‘SydCity Mixtape’ – ‘Booty Looter’ - Nikkita ‘Hypothesis Mixtape’ – ‘Jack Frost’
2005-2010 - The Phonies – singles: - ‘Douchebag’ - ‘Crayon Factory’ - ‘Get Go’ + EP - ‘Keepin It Fake’
FOR FURTHER REFERENCE - - - - - > > > CONT. VARIOUS LINKS BIG VILLAGE RECORDS HYPERLINK "http://bigvillagerecords.com.au/" http://bigvillagerecords.com.au/ BILLIE ROSE SHORT/ CLIP ‘LICK SIP SUCK’ HYPERLINK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8YMQXwIZ1M LINDSAY LOHAN SHORT/CLIP ‘STUCK BEHIND BARS’ HYPERLINK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uy3ZePQezQ DAILY MEDS http://www.dailymeds.com.au/ ‘INSANE’ DAILY MEDS http://soundcloud.com/roleo/daily-meds-insane