Σtella (GR)

Σtella (GR)

Athens-based artist Σ𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙖 will perform for the first time in Bucharest this spring – April 19 at Control Club – as part of a European tour in support of her latest album, “Up And Away”.

Making her Sub Pop debut with the mesmerizing Up And Away, the Athens-based painter, visual artist, and performer Σtella (aka Stella Chronopoulou) presents a vintage-flecked pop paean to the pangs and raptures of love. Exploring growth, change and her personal and musical journey so far, it proves Heraclitus was right; you never step in the same river twice.

“Its title comes from the opening track, “up, up, and away we go”! My excitement levels had hit the roof! I felt like I was flying!” Σtella declares. For a Greek-born, English-singing songwriter, Σtella’s prospects for a viable long-term career within her home country’s traditional landscape once appeared slim, but she remained positive. “I was happy doing what I love; making music I’ve listened to my whole life,” she says.

Now, Σtella’s Sub Pop debut Up and Away emerges from Athens and London after a long-haul recording session with London-based producer Redinho, that found her rediscovering the 50s and 60s record collection her parents raised her on. “Growing up I loved playing ‘Sousourada’ by Nikos Gounaris on my grandfather’s old gramophone. I was thrilled by Greek folk-pop artists like Grigoris Bithikotsis and the great Tzeni Vanou, as well as international artists like Tony Motolla and Julio Inglesias, ” she remembers, among other sounds; “Living in a close-knit community by the mountains and sea, I vaguely recall being woken by neighbouring shepherds’ sheep bells…everything back then was so pure and innocent!”

“Putting Athens on the indie map” – Loud And Quiet

“This is the pop we need; considered, vital, comforting, spiritual” – The Quietus

“With a ’70s/’80s-inspired disco-pop feel, creating a Eurovision-like mood that you probably wouldn’t expect to find on a Sub pop release” – Uncut

Tickets are now available via * Presale: 70 RON (first 100 tickets). Afterwards, the price will go up to 90 RON per ticket.