Originally from Wales, Stella Donnelly moved to Perth with her family where she started a high school band who performed Green Day covers. After high school, Donnelly studied contemporary and jazz music at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
Her debut EP Thrush Metal was released via Healthy Tapes in 2017. It contained the powerful ballad Boys Will Be Boys, a modern cry against misogyny and sexual assault. In 2018, the EP was reissued in the States with Secretly Canadian.
One year later Stella's debut album Beware Of The Dogs to widespread critical acclaim and solidifying her place as one of Australia's most promising songwriters.