Mozgawa in 2011
February 25, 1986|
|Genres||Psychedelic rock, indie rock, art rock, nu metal|
|Associated acts||Warpaint, Jagwar Ma, The xx, Cate Le Bon, Flea, Adam Green|
Stella Mozgawa is an Australian drummer. She is best known as a member of the indie rock band Warpaint, with whom she has recorded three studio albums. Alongside her work with Warpaint, Mozgawa has contributed to recordings by musicians Kurt Vile, Andy Clockwise, Adam Green, Cate Le Bon, Jagwar Ma, the xx, Tim Presley, Tom Jones, Kim Gordon and Regina Spektor.
Childhood and early life
At age 13, Mozgawa began playing the drums, and was initially influenced by the drummer Zac Hanson from the pop band Hanson. She explained: "For a lot of people who are a half-generation older than me it was Tommy Lee, but for me it was Zac Hanson from Hanson. I'm probably in a smaller group of people who were really turned on to the profession by that particular man". At age 14, Mozgawa pretended to be a "20-year-old Polish immigrant with no ID" to perform at Sydney music venues. Mozgawa befriended Red Hot Chili Peppers bass guitarist Flea, who suggested she move to Los Angeles, eventually meeting the members of Warpaint
In Los Angeles, Mozgawa befriended Warpaint vocalist and guitarist Theresa Wayman in late 2009. She was subsequently invited to join the band and replaced Shannyn Sossamon. Mozgawa featured in the recording of the band's first album, The Fool (2010). In 2014, the band released its second studio album, Warpaint, with Mozgawa contributing fully to the songwriting process, followed by Heads Up in 2016.
- With Warpaint
- Guest appearances
- Helen Burns (2012) – Flea
- Spirit in the Room (2012) – Tom Jones
- Wakin on a Pretty Daze (2013) – Kurt Vile
- Howlin' (2013) – Jagwar Ma
- It's a Big World Out There (2013) – Kurt Vile
- There There (2014) – Megan Washington
- Wonder Where We Land (2014) – SBTRKT
- My Dreams Dictate My Reality (2015) – Soko
- B'lieve I'm Goin Down... (2015) – Kurt Vile
- Spotify Sessions EP (2015) – Kurt Vile
- Right On! (2015) – Jenny Lee Lindberg
- Crab Day (2016) – Cate Le Bon
- Furnaces (2016) – Ed Harcourt
- Aladdin (2016) – Adam Green
- Murdered Out (2016) – Kim Gordon
- The WiNK (2016) – Tim Presley
- Every Now and Then (2016) – Jagwar Ma
- Remember Us to Life (2016) – Regina Spektor
- The Good Book (2016) – Andy Clockwise
- I See You (2017) – The xx
- Young Adult (2017) - Rodes Rollins
- Lotta Sea Lice (2017) - Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile
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