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Stella Donnelly Braves a Family Food Fight in the New Video for “Season’s Greetings”

Beware of the Dogs Out Now via Secretly Canadian; Video Co-Directed by Julia Jacklin

Nov 05, 2019 Stella Donnelly Bookmark and Share

Australian singer/songwriter Stella Donnelly released her debut full-length album, Beware of the Dogs, back in March via Secretly Canadian (stream it here). Now she has shared an amusing video for the album’s “Season’s Greetings” in which she attends an exaggerated family Christmas lunch in a park and then things devolve into a food fight. Fellow Australian singer/songwriter Julia Jacklin co-directed the video with regular collaborator Nick McKk and it was shot on a cricket field in Perth. Watch it below, followed by Donnelly’s upcoming tour dates.

Donnelly had this to say about the video in a press release: “From the moment I wrote ‘Season’s Greetings,’ I could visualize 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!”

McKk also had this to say: “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.”

Previously Donnelly shared a video for Beware of the Dogs’ first single “Old Man,” which was an honorable mention on our Songs of the Week list, but in retrospect definitely should’ve made the main list. Then she has shared another song from the album, “Lunch,” also via a video for the song, and that song did make our Songs of the Week list. Donnelly also performed a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR Music. Then she shared another new song from the album, “Tricks,” via a video for the song co-directed by fellow Australian musician Julia Jacklin with her frequent collaborator Nick Mckk. “Tricks” was our #2 Song of the Week. Then she shared a video for “Die.”

Read our interview with Stella Donnelly on Beware of the Dogs.

Also read our rave 8.5/10 review of Beware of the Dogs.

Stella Donnelly Tour Dates:

11th December - Club Quattro, Tokyo (SOLD OUT)
12th December - Shangri-La, Osaka (SOLD OUT)
13th December - Daikanyama Unit, Tokyo (SOLD OUT)
14th January - Swedish American Hall, San Francisco *
15th January - The Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles *
17th January - Tomorrow Never Knows Festival, Chicago #
18th January - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn ^
27th January - St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Auckland
1st February - St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Brisbane
2nd February - St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Sydney
7th February - St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Adelaide
8th February - St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Melbourne
9th February - St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Fremantle

w/ support from;
*Sofia Bolt
^ Kalbells
#The Ophelias

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