Stella Donnelly

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Stella Donnelly

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Perth, WA

Spaghetti-loving Perth-based artist, Stella Donnelly is the talk around town. Her debut EP 'Thrush Metal' is the type of songwriting you'll be head over heels for.

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
I think that most of my sound development has come from watching live shows. My sound has developed pretty naturally, if anything I've stripped it back more and more over time to being the most raw representation of myself.
What's your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
I generally write songs when I have something to say, about assholes mostly!
What can punters expect from a Stella Donnelly live show?
My shows are generally really intimate, so I try and break the ice with some chats about tinder and footy etc. I find myself saying 'sorry mum' a lot at my gigs.
What's the best advice you've been given and who was it from?
"Remember all your bloody guitar leads, plectrums and capo this time will ya!" - Dad.
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
The Wiggles - Hot Potato
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
The Wiggles - Hot Potato
You're the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
Hot Pota... just kidding, I believe in You - Kylie Minogue.
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
I watched Methyl Ethel play with Reef Prince and Erasers and I danced ALL NIGHT.
Tell us about the bands or people in the Perth music community that inspire you.
I'm really really proud of the Perth scene that is emerging right now and it's the first time I've seen so many gender diverse bands come out of Western Australia! Bands like Hussy, Lifestyle, Telete, Jacob Diamond, Moistoyster, Heebiejeebies, Heathcote Blue, Shit Narnia and Terrible Signal make me feel HELL lucky to be a musician in Perth.
What are your plans for 2017?
I'm in another two bands called BOAT SHOW and BELLS RAPIDS who are both releasing stuff this year and doing a bunch of tours. I have some more songs up my sleeve that I want to finish and record at some point. I also have a goal to find the best tasting Ramen in Australia so big plans all round really!

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