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Stella Donnelly is a Welsh-Australian musician. Born in Wales,[1] she spent some childhood years living in Morriston before moving to Perth, Australia with her family.[2]

Stella Donnelly
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Donnelly in 2017
Background information
Birth nameStella Donnelly
Born (1992-04-10) 10 April 1992 (age 27)
Wales, United Kingdom
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active2016–present


Early lifeEdit

Donnelly first started singing when she joined a rock band in high school (Irene McCormack Catholic College) that performed Green Day covers. After high school, Donnelly studied contemporary and jazz music at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts.[3]


Donnelly released her first EP titled Thrush Metal in 2017 on the record label Healthy Tapes.[4] In 2018, the EP was reissued in the United States by the American label Secretly Canadian.[5][6][7] She released her debut album, Beware of the Dogs, on 8 March 2019 via Secretly Canadian.[8] It received widespread acclaim from critics,[9] including Robert Christgau, who praised it as a "musical encyclopedia of [male] assholes".[10]

Before her solo projects were published, Donnelly was part of two bands called BOAT SHOW and BELL RAPIDS.[11]


Studio albums


  • Thrush Metal (2017, Healthy Tapes)



  1. ^ Daly, Rhian (31 March 2018). "Stella Donnelly on 'Boys Will Be Boys' and powerful EP 'Thrush Metal'". NME. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  2. ^ "About Stella Donnely, Australian Singer-Songwriter". Stella Donnelly. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  3. ^ "About Stella Donnely, Australian Singer-Songwriter". Stella Donnelly. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  4. ^ Akinfenwa, Jumi. "Thrush Metal songwriter Stella Donnelly is a feminist folk hero on the rise". Fact. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  5. ^ D'Souza, Shaad. "Stella Donnelly "Mechanical Bull"". Pitchfork. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Stella Donnelly Signs International Deal With US Indie Label". Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  7. ^ Hatfield, Amanda. "Stella Donnelly signed to Secretly Canadian, re-releasing EP & touring". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  8. ^ Blais-Billie, Braudie. "Stella Donnelly Announces Debut Album, Shares New Song "Old Man": Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Beware of the Dogs". Metacritic. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  10. ^ Christgau, Robert (6 April 2019). "Robert Christgau on Stella Donnelly's Musical Encyclopedia of Assholes". Vice. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Stella Donnelly". triple j Unearthed. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Beware of the Dogs". Secretly Canadian. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Tame Impala & Stella Donnelly Among 2018 West Australian Music Award Winners". Music Feeds. 2 November 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2019.

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