Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock


Tags

chela Pop


band members

Chelsea Wheatley


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Bio

Chela is an Australian/Filipino artist, musician, songwriter, producer, and filmmaker originally from Fremantle, Western Australia.

She began producing music on Logic software and writing rap breakdowns for her sister’s songs at age 12. Her family relocated to Melbourne, Victoria when she was 15. She then taught herself how to play bass guitar so she could start a band. Shortly after establishing an all-female punk pop band with her best friends, they toured Australia extensively for 3 years.

Some time thereafter 'Chela' (a long-standing nickname) was born, self-releasing her first single ‘Plastic Gun’, co-produced with Ben Ely (Regurgitator) and receiving airplay on Australian national radio. In 2013 French tastemaker label Kitsuné released ‘Romanticise’, co-produced with DCUP gaining Chela international attention. In 2014 Chela performed at SXSW, Coachella and supported Classixx and The Presets on their North American tours. She has also collaborated with several music groups, including Goldroom on his summer-anthem ‘Fifteen’, Clubfeet on their highly-rotated single ‘Heartbreak’, and queer pop-punk cult hero Seth Bogart on his debut self-titled solo album alongside Kathleen Hanna and Tavi Gevinson.

In 2017 Chela released single 'Bad Habit' via premiere on NPR who said "it slithers and strikes like classic Shakira". In October 2018 she released another single, a duet with fellow-Australian songstress Banoffee called 'Shut You Up', an anthem about switching off from technology for a moment.

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Mar 2013

Triple J
40

This works. Production is full of springy life and interesting tweaks. Chela's putting in her bid for the aspiring electronic pop crown.

This works. Production is full of springy life and interesting tweaks. Chela's putting in her bid for the aspiring electronic pop crown.

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

14 Mar 2012

Triple J
40

I'm all over this like seeds on a bun. What a lousy similie that was. Please don't let it detract from how much I rate this synthy pop gem.

I'm all over this like seeds on a bun. What a lousy similie that was. Please don't let it detract from how much I rate this synthy pop gem.

Review

bazzamundie

14 Jan 2013

50

Very noice

Very noice