Black and white photo of the five members of the band Been Stellar
Credit: Gabe Long

NEWS: Been Stellar announce debut album, release new single ‘Passing Judgement’ and confirm European live dates.

Been Stellar have announced their debut album, Scream From New York, NY, out 14 June via their new label home Dirty Hit. The announcement is accompanied by lead single ‘Passing Judgement’

Scream from New York, NY promises to be a remarkably brutal debut – bruised and volatile, it captures an image of ‘20s New York that’s unrelenting and harsh, where tenderness is a finite resource burned up by the machinery of the city and human connection is a luxury product. Leaving behind the driving shoegaze of their early recordings, the New York City-based five-piece tap into the disaffected sound and spirit of New York luminaries like Sonic Youth and Interpol, as well as the nihilistic, yearning cool of Iceage and Bends-era Radiohead, striking upon a sound that’s fearsome, buffeting and beautiful at the same time.
“We were finishing ‘Passing Judgment’ in the midst of our first tour in the UK. Playing through it a bit differently each show, we were learning to look at the song from different angles.The recording feels live because of this process — there’s a chaotic feeling in the drums and bass that wouldn’t be there if we hadn’t finished writing it live,”  shares lead vocalist Sam Slocum, “Lyrically I was thinking about why we judge the world around us, and how passing judgment on someone or something is usually rooted in being unsure in oneself.” 

Been Stellar having toured extensively and supported like minded artists such as Fontaines DC, Shame and Interpol. After a surprise New York City headline last week, the band will depart for Europe later this month, where they’ll support labelmates The 1975 on a run of stadium and arena shows. 

Been Stellar Tour Dates
1 – Paris, FR @ Le Zénith*
2 – Amsterdam, NE @ AFAS LIVE* SOLD OUT
3 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National*
5 – Hamburg, DE @ Barclays Arena*
7 – Oslo, NO @ Oslo Spektrum*
8 – Stockholm, SE @ Annexet*
10 – Copenhagen, DK @ KB Hallen* SOLD OUT
12 – Berlin, DE @ Mercedes-Benz Arena*
13 – Warsaw, PL @ Torwar Hall*
14 – Prague, CZ @ Fortuna Hall*
16 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion Zurich*
18 – Munich, DE @ Zenith* SOLD OUT
19 – Milan, IT @ Mediolanum Forum*
21 – Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle* SOLD OUT
22 – Cologne, DE @ Palladium* SOLD OUT
24 – Amsterdam, NE @ AFAS Live* SOLD OUT
4 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees
15 – Joiners – Southampton, UK
16 – Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape
18 – Amsterdam, NL @ London Calling
20 – The Louisiana – Bristol, UK
22 – YES (basement) – Manchester, UK
23 – The Lexington – London, UK
26 – Sheffield, UK @ Tramlines Fest
27 – Oxfordshire, UK @ Truck Fest
28 – Suffolk, UK @ Latitude Festival
*supporting The 1975

For more information on Been Stellar please check out their facebook and instagram.

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