Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Influences

Julia Jacklin, Courtney Barnett, Lucy Dacus, Mitski, Washington


Website

linktr.ee/stellafarnan

Bio

“Stella Farnan couples raw authenticity with rare songwriting savvy as she scrutinises sentimentality and apathy with a dew-drop fresh voice. Her songs deliver a soul-bearing honesty through catchy melodies that vibrate with edge and heart.

Stella’s 2019 singles ‘Love Spill’ and ‘Act Like a Party’ garnered national radio play and saw Stella listed in The AU Review’s 2020 artists to watch. Stella was also given the Darebin Songwriters Award for ‘Act Like a Party’. Since then, Stella and her band Soren Maryasin (Soren, The Teskey Brothers engineering), Gab Strum (Japanese Wallpaper) and Elena Jones (Sunfruits) have supported acts including Ali Barter and played alongside Alex Lahey, Japanese Wallpaper, Gretta Ray and Alice Ivy in a bushfire benefit show in early 2020.

Just after her 16th birthday Stella Farnan woke up, reached for an instrument and wrote ‘Boxes’ before getting out of bed. The song spilled out as she reflected on the playful, wide-eyed wonder of youth and looked onward to the cusp of adulthood. Years later, Stella and friend/drummer/producer Soren Maryasin siphoned the warmth and playfulness of ‘Boxes’ as they recorded the track, mostly between home studios. ‘Boxes’ gives a place to hold on to childlike passion and hope, so you can carry it with you on to what’s next - like the well-loved teddy bear of songs.

‘Boxes’ was written by Stella Farnan, produced by Soren Maryasin (Soren, The Teskey Brothers engineering), Mixed by Callum Barter (Courtney Barnett, Alex Lahey) and mastered by Joseph Carra (King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard).”

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

19 May 2021

Triple J
40

Stella is such a good songwriter.

Stella is such a good songwriter.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

06 May 2021

Triple J
40

stella's voice is so gorgeous. it's just right that it's telling stories, sharing wisdom and serving up melodies like she does here. there's a touch of missy higgins to it as well which is a great thing!

stella's voice is so gorgeous. it's just right that it's telling stories, sharing wisdom and serving up melodies like she does here. there's a touch of missy higgins to it as well which is a great thing!

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

06 May 2021

Triple J
40

One of those tracks that feels so effortless - it breezes through your ears with a natural ease - but it was probably put together painstakingly in the studio by Stella and her great band.

One of those tracks that feels so effortless - it breezes through your ears with a natural ease - but it was probably put together painstakingly in the studio by Stella and her great band.