0Stella [oh-Stella] is the solo project of Edmonton-based, Irish-Canadian artist Liz Pomeroy. Ruthlessly authentic alt-rock blends with traditional Irish fiddle and bodhrán to create catchy pop melodies with oft-politically charged lyrics drenched in irony and rebelliousness. Whether singing in her native Irish language or English, 0Stella is reminiscent of Garbage, Paramore, PJ Harvey and The Frames.
The zero-waste advocate (hence the zero in her name) is currently on a Canada-wide solo cycling album tour in support of her upcoming Freefall LP. The album is the first of two mini albums (Freefall and Skyward) that comprise one larger record, Pendulum State, to be released in 2023 on Dead Doll Records. One single will be released every month until Freefall's release on October 28th. The next single due out is 'Empty' on 6th May.
Recorded with Devon Lougheed (Skye Wallace and Altered By Mom) as a year-long, long-distance recording project, Pendulum State follows the arc of a pendulum swing, sonically and emotionally. The record was written in part as a lifeline for a family member of 0Stella’s who was struggling with addiction. 0Stella wrote a new song each day in exchange for daily check-in phone calls from the family member, following a harrowing relapse in the winter of 2020. Freefall sweeps from the Lana Del-Rey-inspired ballad ‘Empty’ down through to riotous rock anthems like ‘Learn To Roar’. Blistering grunge guitars are accompanied by aching fiddle, primal bodhrán and a voice that draws comparisons to Beth Gibbons and Shirley Manson.
In 2020 0Stella pivoted to play regular online shows, culminating in an international collaboration with fellow Irish musician, Callistan. The two hosted a charity show for homeless charities in Dublin and Edmonton and featured 16 names from the Irish and Canadian music scenes. Acts such as Shred Kelly, Skye Wallace, Emmett Michael and Goodnight, Sunrise made up the Canadian side while artists like ELKAE, Sinead McConville & D.Cullen and Chloë Agnew (of Celtic Women) comprised the Irish portion.
In 2019, 0Stella’s debut EP Little Yes, Little Know was recorded with Juno-nominated Brad Simons in Edmonton. She toured extensively across Canada and into Europe, performing solo and with her 5-piece band. 0Stella has showcased at CMW and played alongside Skye Wallace, Heather Valley, Whale And The Wolf and Queens & Kings. Features from X92.9 FM, CBC, Beatroute, the Calgary Herald and Edmonton Journal have helped establish the Dublin-born 0Stella on the Canadian music scene.