Stella Donnelly’s new song “Old Man” is an effortless exercise in self defense

Hear the lead single off the Australian singer-songwriter’s promising debut album, Beware of the Dogs.

January 09, 2019
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Last year, Stella Donnelly broke through with her debut EP Thrush Metal. Today, the Australian singer songwriter has announced that she'll follow it up with her first full-length, Beware of the Dogs. It's out on March 8 via Secretly Canadian, and today she's offering the lead single, "Old Man."

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Armed with a full band, Donnelly masterfully treads the line between dreamy and acerbic. She's tackled the patriarchy since day one (see "Boys Will Be Boys"), and on "Old Man," she all but eviscerates it. The accompanying video, directed by Fiona Jane Burgess, undercuts the whimsy with a subtitled lesson in self defense. Check it out below, and then peep the dates for Donnelly's upcoming live shows below that.

Stella Donnelly Tour Dates:
Fri. March 15 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall #
Sat. March 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s #
Mon. March 18 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade #
Wed. March 20 - Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom #
Fri. March 22 - Somerville, MA @ ONCE Ballroom #
Sat. March 23 - Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo #
Sun. March 24 - Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel #
Mon. March 25 - Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx #
Wed. March 27 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups #
Thu. March 28 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop #
Fri. March 29 - Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s #
Sat. March 30 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club #
Tue. April 2 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza #
Wed. April 3 - Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall #
Fri. April 5 - San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord #
Sat. April 6 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater #

# = with Faye Webster

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