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Today Stella Donnelly is delighted to share the video for “Season’s Greetings,” taken from her critically acclaimed debut album Beware of the Dogs, released earlier this year.

“Season’s Greetings” was co-directed by Nick McKk and fellow Australian musician Julia Jacklin and shot on a cricket field in Perth.

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Stella says, “From the moment I wrote ‘Season’s Greetings,’ I could visualise a video concept for it. I wanted to try and exaggerate the sometimes-nuanced atmosphere of a blisteringly hot, Australian Christmas lunch. Working with Nick and Julia on this made the day so much fun because they were able to actually manifest my ideas into a reality. Getting to assign characters to my friends and dog was the most joyful experience, especially when we were all cast as fucked up versions of ourselves. Once we were in our costumes and makeup it was really easy to let the story tell itself and Nick and Julia captured this so well. No dogs were harmed in the shooting of this film!”

Director Nick McKk said, “I love my family very much, but I did have a little bit to pull from my own experiences for the clip. I think I’ve been half the characters in there already! I wholeheartedly resonated with the nuanced digs prevalent in a ‘traditional’ Anglo Australian Christmas. It was really bloody fun to ramp up the drama and create some well-earned chaos, started by grandma no less. “

2019 has been quite the year for the Fremantle, Western Australia-based musician. From her outstanding album released earlier this year, to making her Glastonbury debut to a packed, appreciative audience, supporting Maggie Rogers at Sydney Opera House and touring the US and Europe; it’s been twelve months littered with overwhelming standout moments.

Stella will play two sold-out headline shows in Japan next month and return to the US to play a string of dates in January, tickets on general sale from 10am on 8th November.

Stella Donnelly Tour Dates
Wednesday 11 Dec – Club Quattro – Tokyo SOLD OUT
Thursday 12 Dec – Shangri-La – Osaka SOLD OUT
Friday 13 Dec – Daikanyama Unit – Tokyo SOLD OUT
Tues 14 Jan – Swedish American Hall, with Sofia Bolt – San Francisco
Wed 15 Jan – Teragram Ballroom, with Sofia Bolt – Los Angeles
Friday 17 Jan – Lincoln Hall, with The Ophelias – Chicago
Sat 18 Jan – Music Hall of Williamsburg, with Kalbells – Brooklyn
Mon 27 Jan – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival – Auckland
Sat 1 Feb – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival – Brisbane
Sun 2 Feb – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival – Sydney
Friday 7 Feb – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival – Adelaide
Sat 8 Feb – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival – Melbourne
Sun 9 Feb – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival – Fremantle


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