The Secretly Canadian Newsletter

Today, Stella Donnelly releases the physical 12″ version of her Thrush Metal EP, which includes a bonus track. Last fall, Donnelly made her bold introduction to North American audiences with the video for “Boys Will Be Boys” following her unanimous win of Bigsound 2017’s inaugural Levi’s Music Prize, an award given to an emerging Australian talent most likely to make waves internationally. After an initial debut on NPR Music, Jon Pareles described the song for the New York Times as “A delicate waltz [that] carries a bitter reproach to blaming the victims of sexual assault. ‘Why was she all alone/Wearing her shirt that low?’ she sings, and then her voice rises and roughens.”

Stream and/or Purchase Stella Donnelly’s “Thrush Metal” EP

Several months later, with a first US tour and SXSW, on the horizon, Donnelly returns with the announcement of a worldwide signing to Secretly Canadian. The label will release a 12″ of her debut “Thrush Metal” EP plus the never-before heard bonus track, “Talking,” all of which is available to stream today. Additionally, today sees the release of Donnelly’s “Mechanical Bull” video.

Raised between Wales and the burbs of Western Australia, where she currently lives, Donnelly got her start singing Green Day songs in her Aussie high school rock band, eventually turning her interest to jazz and contemporary as an adult studying at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts. On her debut “Thrush Metal” EP, Donnelly presents brutally honest and witty observations of people and relationships transformed into blissful poems and lyrical punch lines. Her relatable way of writing is her lens to the world in which we live, a glimpse into what it’s like to be a millennial woman in the age of Trump, Tinder and third wave feminism.

Stella Donnelly will be on tour in North America supporting Natalie Prass this fall, as well as playing a number of headlining dates.

Stella Donnelly Tour Dates
07/20/18 Byron Bay, NSW – Splendour In The Grass
08/16/18 Brecon Beacons, UK – Green Man Festival
08/16/18 Brecon Beacons, UK – Green Man Festival
08/17/18 Brecon Beacons, UK – Green Man Festival
08/18/18 Brecon Beacons, UK – Green Man Festival
08/19/18 Brecon Beacons, UK – Green Man Festival
08/21/18 Halifax, UK – The Lantern
08/22/18 Glasgow, UK – The Hug & Pint
08/23/18 Leicester, UK – The Cookie
08/24/18 Brighton, UK – The Hope
08/25/18 Tunbridge Wells, UK – The Sussex Arms
08/30/18 Tollard Royal, UK – End of the Road Festival
08/30/18 Kln, DE – Philharmonie Pop Festival w/ William Fitzsimmons
09/18/18 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups w/ Natalie Prass
09/19/18 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall w/ Natalie Prass
09/20/18 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon w/ Natalie Prass
09/21/18 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club w/ Natalie Prass
09/24/18 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey w/ Natalie Prass
09/25/18 Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret w/ Natalie Prass
09/26/18 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios w/ Natalie Prass
09/28/18 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s w/ Natalie Prass
09/29/18 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour w/ Natalie Prass
09/30/18 San Diego, CA – Casbah w/ Natalie Prass
10/02/18 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar w/ Natalie Prass
10/05/18 Austin, TX – The Mohawk – Inside
10/07/18 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard w/ Natalie Prass
10/08/18 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar w/ Natalie Prass
10/10/18 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge w/ Natalie Prass
10/14/18 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa w/ Natalie Prass
10/16/18 Atlanta, GA – The Earl w/ Natalie Prass
10/17/18 Asheville, NC – The Mothlight w/ Natalie Prass
10/18/18 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge w/ Natalie Prass
10/19/18 Raleigh, NC – Kings w/ Natalie Prass
10/20/18 Washington, DC – Songbyrd
10/23/18 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere (Zone One)
10/24/18 Allston, MA – Great Scott


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