Buzzy singer/songwriter Stella Donnelly has announced the release of a new 12”, her Thrush Metal EP, plus the never-before-heard bonus track ‘Talking’, to be released on the Secretly Canadian label, 22nd June. You can currently stream the EP.
“The song is dedicated to people who work in hospitality who have to deal with customers, especially drunk ones, harassing them and making objectifying comments,” says Donnelly. “I wrote this about my experience working in bars and it was a nice way to release some of the frustration I had!”
Raised between Wales, the UK 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.
You can catch her as part of this year’s The Great Escape Festival, as well as both the Green Man and End of the Road festivals later this year.
Here’s the new video for the lead track from the EP, ‘Mechanical Bull’: