Been Stellar are a young rock band from Michigan that we discovered recently. We wanted to find out more about them and let you guys in on our new find so asked the band to take on our A-Z challenge!
A song that made you want to make music?
Hard to Explain by The Strokes or Rawnald Gregory Erikson the Second by STRFKR
Best rider you’ve had?
No riders, we like to keep it low-key
Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band?
Playing our first show in New York, the moshing was off the wall.
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
“What does it mean, and how does it feel to have one foot in the void, and the other in a field?”
Easiest song you wrote?
New song we’re working on came really quickly. Should be out soon!
Favourite song in your set?
Call of the Void or Midwestern Holiday.
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
GRMLN or High Sunn
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Finding time to record and write, with school and all that can be difficult.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Nando is from Brazil and Australia.
Jokes you have in the band?
Key to writing a song?
You can only force it so much, if it isn’t coming at that moment, you should put it away until later.
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
Well we used to live in Michigan and play shows in Ann Arbor there, so like an hour with traffic?
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
We met Paul Banks on our way to practice one day, super cool to see him.
New band you’d recommend?
Harry Teardrop or GRMLN
Opening for this band would be ideal?
Together Pangea or PUP
Place you’d most like to tour?
Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?
We released a single called “Midwestern Holiday” a month or two ago. We’re from Michigan, so the title is about there.
See us live at?
Sunnyvale in Brooklyn on Feb 24th
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
Probably for the most part. But there is some great new stuff coming out, and the streaming age is always interesting.
We want to do Juul skins, appeal to the younger generation.
Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?
Shoegaze versions are coming right up!
What do your fans mean to you?
Most are good friends, so we love ‘em.
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
Nico, our bass player.
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?