0Stella, the tenacious Irish-Canadian alt-rock sensation from Edmonton, Alberta, is set to captivate global audiences with her upcoming album Skyward released on October 20th, 2023, on Dead Doll Records. Skyward is the second of two mini albums (Freefall and Skyward) that comprise one larger record, Pendulum State, to be released in 2024 on Dead Doll Records. The album delves into the complexities of addiction recovery and the buoyant freedom that comes from shedding old skin. 0Stella merges Canadian rock tradition, Irish storytelling, and folk music for a mesmerizing sound. 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. Crowd sing-alongs are to be expected with 0Stella, whether singing in Irish or English, as she emulates the energy of Garbage, Paramore and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs with all the tortured angst of The Frames’ earliest records.
Driven by her passion for sustainability, 0Stella's name reflects her commitment to responsible touring (hence the zero). On Earth Day, April 20, 2022, with her bike, a tent, solar panel and carbon fibre guitar, she embarked on an awe-inspiring cycling tour from Victoria, BC, forging genuine connections with people after prolonged isolation. Covering an astonishing distance of over 5,400 kilometres, her expedition concluded on October 1st, 2022, in Halifax, NS, resonating deeply with fellow Canadians while advocating for environmental preservation.
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.