FEATURES

KHOMPA PREMIERES ‘NETTLE EMPIRE

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In addition to touring Europe numerous times with his instrumental power trio STEARICA, sharing the stage with bands such as Girls Against Boys, Acid Mothers Temple, NoMeansNo, Dälek, Damo Suzuki…

ADY SULEIMAN “RUNNING AWAY’”

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Not long after completing his second UK headline tour and supporting Leon Bridges in Europe, Ady Suleiman is set to release his debut single, ‘Running Away’. Written by Suleiman, ‘Running…

JASMIN STONE “TIME” VIDEO

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Jasmin Stone debuts a wonderfully magnificent visual with the release of her music video “Time”. One of the singles from her recently released EP entitled “Echoes.” http://www.jasminstone.com “Time” is a…

SHANNON K “SAPPHIRE” VIDEO

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The newly released “Sapphire” music video from teen pop music sensation Shannon K is a low-key melody beautifully rendered through her enchanting vocals. HOME Directed by Kharen Hill, the “Sapphire”…

KID BLOOM “ELECTRIC U”

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“Electric U” may derive its inspiration from the disco days of yore, yet in doing so Kid Bloom creates a thoroughly refreshing entry into the world of contemporary music. With…

BISHAT NEW SINGLE “MINE”

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Emerging Swedish talent Bishat is streaming her latest single, ‘Mine’. The track is the follow up to debut single ‘Sober’, which she self-released earlier this year, since accruing over 400,000…

MARK CLENNON “BLOOD”

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Mark Clennon was born in Jamaica to a father who was Trenchtown-bred sax player, and a brother who is a successful dancehall producer. Even though his music may not sound…

NICHOLAS GUNN “PASSION”

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Ambient Instrumental Electronic Composer and Producer Nicholas Gunn has released the 5th installment in his stunning Dark Ambient series Under The Influence Of Music, a brilliant minimalist track entitled “Passion”,…

BRIELLE “OUGHT TO BE” VIDEO

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Billboard chart-topping Pop/Dance songwriter and recording artist Brielle prepares for the release of her debut self-titled album “BRIELLE”. The AGP Records distributed 10-song LP, will be released on Friday, June…

MARLENE “ALL I WANT”

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Since the hyped debut in 2014, Marlene has toured in Sweden, England and the United States with highly appreciated and acclaimed live shows. In Sweden, she and Silvana Imam dominated…

SOLEIMA “WASTED” SINGLE

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Soleima, real name Sarah Mariegaard (formerly of Danish hip-hop outfit Flødeklinikken) is making an early claim for song of the summer here. Luxurious synth arrangements and some majestic intrumental touches…

NEWS

SKOPE NEWS FOR JUNE 30, 2016

THEE OH SEES SHARE FULL STREAM OF UPCOMING LIVE ALBUM Today, Thee Oh Sees have shared the full stream of their Live in San Francisco double LP at Stereogum, who…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JUNE 28, 2016

SULTAN + SHEPARD NEW SINGLE Fellow Canadian DJ/producer, Guilty Pleasure, breathes new life into Sultan + Shepard’s smash single, ‘Bring Me Back’ featuring Kreesha Turner. Scheduled for release June 24…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JUNE 27, 2016

WHITE SEA SHARES NEW SINGLE “ELLIPSES” White Sea’s Morgan Kibby released her debut full-length In Cold Blood in 2014. The critically acclaimed album earned her tours supporting Phantogram and The…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JUNE 23, 2016

VINCE GRANT “SWEET ADDICTION” As the country faces an ever-widening opioid epidemic, singer-songwriter Vince Grant has released a new video, Sweet Addiction, an affecting musical account of his personal struggle…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JUNE 22, 2016

DRAKKAR NOWHERE SHARE “HIGHER NOW” When Drakkar Nowhere rows itself out toward the exploratory sonic sea upon which their debut album so gracefully sails, it’s not just that their destination…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JUNE 21, 2016

RITA ORA SIGNS GLOBAL DEAL WITH ATLANTIC RECORDS Today, multiplatinum recording artist Rita Ora signed a worldwide recording contract with Atlantic Records UK. Having enjoyed several #1 successes with her…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JUNE 20, 2016

LOUIS BERRY “NICOLE” Currently being championed by Annie Mac, Clara Amfo and Huw Stephens, who are calling him the ‘Liverpudlian Johnny Cash’, Louis Berry is back with the video for…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JUNE 17, 2016

ZOLA BLOOD “HEARTBEAT” Zola Blood return with the first single from their self-produced debut album, ‘Infinite Games.’ slated for release later this year. ‘Heartbeat’ was written and recorded in the…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JUNE 16, 2016

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS RELEASE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “DARK NECESSITIES” Today, Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Red Hot Chili Peppers release the music video for…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JUNE 15, 2016

RLYR ALBUM STREAM Listen to the debut album from Chicago’s RLYR, a band comprised of some of the most esteemed members of the city’s experimental rock community: Steven Hess (also…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JUNE 14, 2016

WATCHING FOR FOXES RELEASE FULL-LENGTH ALBUM Indie folk band Watching for Foxes have released their full-length album Undone Bird. The 10-track collection is the first new release from the band…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JUNE 13, 2016

JAZMINE SULLIVAN JOINS REEBOK FOR THE #STEPFORWARD CAMPAIGN R&B sensation Jazmine Sullivan and Reebok have teamed up for the launch of the new #STEPFORWARD Campaign which launched this month. #STEPFORWARD…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JUNE 9, 2016

BAD SOUNDS PREMIERE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘AVALANCHE’ Following extensive support from Annie Mac and Radio 1 and receiving praise from everyone from The Line Of Best Fit to NOISEY, Bad…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JUNE 8, 2016

THE BLACKHEART ORCHESTRA NEW VIDEO Manchester based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist duo The Blackheart Orchestra bring a heavenly fusion of acoustic folk, progressive pop and modern classical composition with new single…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JUNE 7, 2016

“I BELIEVE” VIDEO Emanuel Ayvas penned the song “I Believe” at the piano with one hand (his non-dominant left) while the other was bound up in a sling following a…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JUNE 6, 2016

IRA HILL TOUR Akron, Ohio based Metal band Ira Hill have announced that they will be supporting O’Kingdom on “The Lost Souls Tour”. This will be the 4th national tour…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JUNE 3, 2016

DJ KHALED RELEASES NEW SINGLE “FOR FREE” FEATURING DRAKE Today, DJ Khaled unveils his brand new single “For Free” [featuring Drake], exclusively on Apple Music/iTunes. “For Free” heralds the impending…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JUNE 2, 2016

IAN WILLIAM CRAIG SHARES NEW TRACK “THE NEARNESS” Ian William Craig is a trained operatic vocalist who combines his voice with analogue synthesizers, reel-to-reel machines, and faulty tape decks to…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JUNE 1, 2016

THE LUMINEERS GET THEIR 3RD #1 SINGLE AT ALTERNATIVE The Lumineers’ ‘Ophelia’, the band’s first single from their new album Cleopatra, is the #1 song at Alternative and Triple A…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MAY 31, 2016

BAD COMPANY ANNOUNCE ‘SWAN SONG’ UK TOUR Bad Company will return to the UK for their first tour in four years this fall on their ‘Swan Song’ tour. Original Bad…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MAY 26, 2016

FUSILIER NEW SINGLE “Make You” is the second single from Fusilier’s forthcoming EP. It is also his musical mission statement: “My vision is Nine Inch Nails meets James Brown,” says…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MAY 25, 2016

THE LANDING REWORKS SATCHMODE’S “UNDERTOW” NYC-based space-pop indie artist The Landing announces the remix for Satchmode’s “Undertow!” The Landing is a solo artist seeking to turn the struggle of finding…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MAY 24, 2016

EMINEM RELEASES LIMITED-EDITION COLLECTIBLE ITEMS IN HONOR OF TODAY’S ANNIVERSARY OF THE RELEASE OF HIS 2000 ALBUM THE ‘MARSHALL MATHERS LP’ In honor of today’s 16th anniversary of the release…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MAY 23, 2016

ELK & MAMMOTH NEW EP Four-piece indie rock outfit Elk + Mammoth are stoked to announce the release of their debut EP, Culprit, with the single “Shiver” (recorded and produced…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MAY 20, 2016

CELINE DION RELEASES NEW SINGLE “THE SHOW MUST GO ON” Multi-platinum-selling and five-time Grammy Award-winning musical legend Celine Dion has released her brand new single, a cover of Queen’s “The…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MAY 19, 2016

T-MOBILE AND DJ KHALED BRING MUSIC FREEDOM TO FANS Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that T-Mobile is the title sponsor of the live stream magenta carpet pre-show at…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MAY 18, 2016

CANARY NEW SINGLE Melbourne quintet Canary invite us to step a little further into their world, today announcing the release of their second album I Am Lion (Friday July 8)…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MAY 17, 2016

COLDPLAY REVEAL “UP&UP” VIDEO Today, Coldplay revealed the video for “Up&Up,” the anthemic third single from their current album, A Head Full Of Dreams. Created by Vania Heymann and Gal…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MAY 16, 2016

U.K. ARTIST JONAS BLUE ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR Breakout U.K. artist Jonas Blue has been touring the globe since the release of hisdramatic, trop-house take on Tracy Chapman’s classic song…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MAY 13, 2016

“FUK UR MGMT” RMX Dance veteran Kill The Noise has revealed a massive 15-track ALT CLASSIC remix LP coming this Friday, May 13th via OWSLA. The remix album covers some…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MAY 11, 2016

ST LUCIA LIVE VIDEO St. Lucia has announced a fall U.S. headline tour in support of their acclaimed sophomore album Matter. Today, the band also premiered a special live video…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MAY 10, 2016

NEW TOBY KEITH Singer, songwriter and entertainer Toby Keith has been a workin’ man dang near all his life, as his full spring and summer schedule can attest. At the…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MAY 9, 2016

SAQQARA MASTABAS NEW SINGLE Saqqara Mastabas — a new project from Matthew Friedberger of Fiery Furnaces and Bob D’Amico of Sebadoh & Fiery Furnaces — will release its debut LP,…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MAY 6, 2016

BURBERRY PERRY NEW MIXTAPE Producer and rapper Burberry Perry just dropped his debut self-titled mixtape. The tape features friend and frequent collaborator Lil Yachty, singer/songwriter Justine Skye and guest vocals…

SKOPE NEWS FOR CINCO DE MAYO 2016

ALICIA KEYS ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE ‘IN COMMON’ Today sees the long-awaited return of New York’s finest, the fifteen-time Grammy® Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer, Alicia, who is back with the…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MAY 4, 2016

JAUNTY “YOUNGYOU” SINGLE Norwegian indie band KMF (Kakkmaddafakka) spearhead their own unique effervescent sound on this summery single ‘Young You’. The song is a feelgood blend of groovy bass, bouncy…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MAY 3, 2016

DESSY DI LAURO x RIC’KEY PAGEOT DEBUT AS NEW MUSIC DUO WITH HOTEL CAFE RESIDENCY Singer-songwriter, neo-ragtime vocalist Dessy Di Lauro and musical director/producer Ric’key Pageot (touring keyboardist to Madonna…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MAY 2, 2016

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR “2016 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS” Winners have been announced for the star-studded 2016 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS which aired LIVE tonight on FOX from The Forum in…

SKOPE NEWS FOR APRIL 29, 2016

DRAKE’S ‘VIEWS’ SPINNING ON PANDORA TODAY AT 3:00 PM PST Drake’s Pandora station has had over 630,000 adds since the release of his two latest singles “One Dance” and “Pop…

SKOPE NEWS FOR APRIL 28, 2016

THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH RELEASES ‘EXHALE’ JUNE 17 Nearly two years after Thousand Foot Krutch landed their second consecutive Hard Rock No. 1 and Billboard Top 10 album with OXYGEN: INHALE,…

SKOPE NEWS FOR APRIL 27, 2016

BIG & RICH EMBARK ON U.S. SUMMER TOUR IN SUPPORT OF LATEST ‘GRAVITY’ SINGLE Big & Rich, who just scored back-to-back Top 10 Country singles with “Look at You” and…

SKOPE NEWS FOR APRIL 26, 2016

ROCKY NTI NEW VIDEO Rocky Nti reveals video for his latest track ‘Reflections’ and announces European support slots with Panic! At The Disco next month. ‘Reflections’ follows on from last…

SKOPE NEWS FOR APRIL 25, 2016

MARIA USBECK NEW SINGLE Though the songs were composed electronically, Amparo called for an acoustic treatment, so Usbeck spent a winter in the studio recording the arrangements live with producer…

REVIEWS

Gesso Mysticeyes – “Love Vibrations”

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Gesso Mysticeyes creates an effortlessly stylish groove with “Love Vibrations”. Funky to its very core everything about “Love Vibrations” works wonders. The guitar work is magnificent going from mere support…

Michael Todd – “Crashland”

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Sung straight from the heart Michael Todd’s “Crashland” presents the best of Americana. “Crashland” serves as a series of short stories, exploring what it means to alive in the world.…

The Jelly Jam – ‘Profit’

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The Jelly Jam is made up of Ty Tabor (King’s X) on vocals, keys, and guitar, John Myung (Dream Theatre) on bass, and Rod Morgenstein (Winger, Dixie Dregs) on drums.…

Jeff Healey – ‘Heal My Soul’

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Jeff was definitely a solid force in the blues/rock field for quite a while before his untimely passing in 2008. This offering is comprised of previously unreleased material written by…

Cooper Phillip – “Silence”

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Angelic in tone is the grandeur of Cooper Philip’s “Silence”. Sung straight from the heart her vocal delivery is phenomenal with light accompaniment done via the strong and expressive piano…

Ashley J – “Dare Ya”

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Ashley J, a lovely young lady out of Orlando, FL. She is not only a pretty face, but a black belt, dancer and singer/songwriter, triple threat. She is celebrating her…

Natalie Jean – “Please Don’t”

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Defiant in tone is the rebellious, independent-minded sound of Natalie Jean’s “Please Don’t”. Cleverly framed in a tragic story, the song expresses how exactly to overcome deep loss. Lyrics express…

SKOPED OUT

#TDAU

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So here we are on a rainy Tuesday morning but it is all good because we got all that we need here @skopemag. I am so amped to have my…