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Meet The Artist Everyone Was Talking About At Bigsound 2017

She's very, very good.

“Did you see Stella?”

That was the question we heard asked over and over at this year’s Bigsound. Of all the buzz acts showcasing at the annual music conference — and between Amyl and The Sniffers, Miss Blanks, Confidence Man, Hatchie, Odette and Jess Locke, there were a lot — it was Stella Donnelly that no one could stop talking about, and everyone adored.

The 25-year-old Perth singer-songwriter was such a hit at Bigsound that she even picked up the inaugural Levi’s Music Prize, an award judged by a panel of local and international music names and open to all Bigsound acts. As well as the glory, Stella will take home a $25,000 prize.

It’s a big win for an artist who only put out her debut solo EP, the delightfully-titled Thrush Metal, in April. (Stella had, however, already established herself as one-to-watch playing in Belle Rapids as well as BOAT SHOW, another of Bigsound’s most talked-about acts.)

The good news kept coming this morning, when triple j announced they’d added her single ‘Mechanical Bull’ to rotation. All of which means there’s no better time to get acquainted with Stella Donnelly — so listen to the song you’re about to hear everywhere below. It’s a beauty.