FEATURES

MAHOGANY MARIE “KICKBACK” VIDEO

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Atlanta-based Organic Soul songstress Mahogany Marie is making big waves in the soul community this week with the debut of her music video for “Kickback”. Coming from a very honest…

KEIANDRA SINGLE “ICING SUGAR”

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Emerging singer-songwriter Keiandra has announced the forthcoming release of her second single Icing Sugar. The track, the second to be taken from her debut EP Empty Palaces due for release…

FEMME ALBUM RELEASE + “LIGHT ME UP”

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After two years of delivering self-written, self-produced knockout pop gems to an ever-growing army of bullet girls and fever boys, FEMME has confirmed she will be releasing her long-awaited debut…

DEBUT VIDEO FROM THE TRUEBELLES

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The Truebelles are ready to shake up the pop scene with plenty of soulful energy while aspiring to remodel the traditional image of femininity in today’s world of media and…

BEARMOUTH ‘BILL MURRAY’ EP STREAM

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Wilmington Delaware’s fuzzy-rock trio Bearmouth have emerged from their shelters within “Murdertown” and have jumped into the eardrums of audiences around the world. Bearmouth has unveiled a brand new three-track…

WILLIAM BARRY “LEAVE TONIGHT”

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If you haven’t already heard this, you need to check out the new release of ‘Leave Tonight’ by William Barry on his first official album, ‘Undiscovered’. The song is catchy,…

ANNABEL JONES “IOU”

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Newly signed Atlantic Records/Cooked Paintings recording artist Annabel Jones just debuted her new single “IOU” on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show. Once upon a time, pop stars tore up…

OLIVIA CIPRIANI “LIMITLESS”

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Released at end of February, ‘Limitless’ is the first single from Scottish/Italian songstress Olivia Cipriani. Olivia is a 21 year old singer/songwriter of Scottish and Italian descent but based permanently…

MANDY JIROUX AND REEZ “FADE AWAY”

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Following the international success of 2015’s “My Forever,” Dutch duo, Reez and America’s Mandy Jiroux have once again teamed up for a musical collaboration. The new track, “Fade Away”, is…

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REVIEWS

Airy Jeanine – “Do You”

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Airy Jeanine’s “Do You” is a perfect pop song dedicated to unrequited love. Backed by crisp percussion the song positively bounces. The infectious groove is made just right, not too…

Chris Lind – Drive

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Chris Lind has become a driving force in the New York City music scene. “A dazzling singer-songwriter a la Jeff Buckley and Nick Drake…” – Chronogram Magazine. He’s developed a…

The Wild Waiting – Stay Gold

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Boston-based alternative pop band The Wild Waiting has released a debut EP, Stay Gold, capable of reminding you there are only a few new things under the sun. The collection…

Pat Baer – ‘Make the Best of It’

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I had the chance to interview Pat Baer back in August, (http://skopemag.com/2015/08/07/moving-two-steps-forward-into-the-right-direction-with-pat-baer), and I knew then that she was an upbeat, positive person. And that is exactly what you are…

Dr Compressor – “Doctor’s Orders”

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Dr Compressor creates dark downtempo on the shadowy “Doctor’s Orders”. Spacious with its elaborate sound Dr Compressor weaves in a wide variety of samples throughout the collection. Lush grooves dominate…

Gnarly Karma – ‘Classic Breeze’

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Based out of Long Island, NY, Gnarly Karma is a memorable four piece rock/fusion band quickly making a formidable reputation for themselves in one of the nation’s toughest music markets.…

The Stollers – ‘Stationary Sun’

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There’s no use enumerating the long history of successful sibling musical combinations. The list is long. Thankfully, however, The Stollers leave out melodramatic and often violent interactions characterizing such acts…

NEWS

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 8, 2016

DREAMERS NEW SINGLE ON BILLBOARD “…the group are ready for the mainstream… Featuring first-hit “Wolves (You Got Me)” and their latest buzzy single “Drugs” (“a song about how attached we…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 5, 2016

THE LUMINEERS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM & “OPHELIA” The Lumineers announced today the release of their second album Cleopatra via Dualtone, an Entertainment One company, on April 8th. In addition the…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 4, 2016

AUTOEROTIQUE NEW SINGLE PREVIEW On the heels of this exciting nomination, Autoerotique is thrilled to announce the first single from his forthcoming Kids Don’t Care EP, “AUH”. Dropping Feb 12th,…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 3, 2016

HASTER “THE UNSCENE” “The Current Sea”, the brand new album of “Best Metal/Hard Rock Metal” winners at the 2013 Artist In Music Awards, HASTER, is out now via Musicarchy Media.…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 1, 2016

FRIEDEMANN LP STREAM Helping broaden the audience for the works of FRIEDEMANN, US-based Scene Point Blank has chosen the infectious Wer Hören Will Muss Schweigen as its featured album for…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 29, 2016

COLDPLAY ANNOUNCE U.S. STADIUM TOUR Today, Coldplay announced the first U.S. shows of this year’s A Head Full Of Dreams Tour. This is the band’s first world tour since the…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 28, 2016

LOREN SMITH “BREAK FREE” Pop vocalist and pianist, Loren Smith, recently dropped the groundbreaking reworking of his single, “Break Free,” titled “Break Free: The Late Night Mix” in collaboration with…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 27, 2016

OLE SIGNS JEFF TROTT ole, the world’s fastest growing independent rights management company, has signed a co-publishing agreement and catalog purchase with acclaimed songwriter Jeff Trott. Jeff’s credits include chart-topping…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 26, 2016

STREAM LASER’S DEBUT ALBUM ‘NIGHT DRIVER’ Toronto’s Laser, the new group fronted by vocalist Lisa Lobsinger (Broken Social Scene), Paul Pfisterer (The Beauties) and Martin Davis Kinack (Transistor Sound &…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 25, 2016

CHEMICAL BROTHERS “WIDE OPEN” Directed by their long-term video collaborators dom&nic – previous visuals include the legendary ‘Hey Boy Hey Girl’ and ‘Setting Sun’ videos – The Chemical Brothers release…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 22, 2016

HXLT PREMIERES NEW SONG AND VIDEO FOR “SICK” HXLT, the Chicago punk minded crooner and recent signee to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music has announced his debut, self-titled album to drop…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 21, 2016

SLABDRAGGER ALBUM OPENER London doom/sludge trio SLABDRAGGER have teamed up with Terrorizer to present you a new track off their upcoming second album “Rise Of The Dawncrusher”, out next month…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 20, 2016

JIMKATA RELEASE “WILD RIDE” Ithaca electronic rock trio Jimkata will release In Motion on February 12 and this week they’ve announced a slew of tour dates that will keep the…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 19, 2016

TELEKINESIS NEW VIDEO “Courtesy Phone” is the second song from Telekinesis’ latest album, Ad Infinitum, to receive a music video. Directed by Whitey McConnaughy, it puts a seemingly indestructible camera…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 15, 2016

RATIONALE NEW SINGLE Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, RATIONALE was first inspired by his mother’s diverse record collection which included everything from Fela Kuti to Meat Loaf. Later settling in London,…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 14, 2016

PACHA NYC TO CLOSE PACHA NEW YORK – the nightclub that announced its imminent closure last month after a decade of dominance – is down to its last four nights…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 13, 2016

EMMY THE GREAT “ALGORITHM” Preceding the release of her highly anticipated third album Second Love, out March 11th via Bella Union, Emmy The Great has unveiled new track ‘Algorithm.’ Its…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 12, 2016

RACHEL PLATTEN’S “WILDFIRE” DEBUTS TOP 5 ON BILLBOARD 200 Wildfire, the major label debut album from multi-platinum selling recording artist Rachel Platten, has entered the Billboard 200 at #5 this…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 11, 2016

EARTHSIDE NOMINATED FOR MULTIPLE NAIRMA AWARDS New Haven-based progressive ensemble, Earthside, has been nominated by the North American Independent Rock Music Association for several 2016 NAIRMA Awards. The award show,…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 8, 2015

MAJOR LAZER AND DJ SNAKE’S “LEAN ON” VIDEO HITS 1 BILLION VIEWS “India is special and its beauty absolutely humbled me. When we toured there as Major Lazer, it was…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 7, 2016

ESH & ARC NEW SINGLE Esh & Arc have announced their new album, ‘Death Doesn’t Want You’ available January 22 on AR Classic Records. To celebrate this announcement, Esh &…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 6, 2016

OPIE WILL BREAK YOUR HEART NEW SINGLE Australia’s Opie Will Break Your Heart has served up a future bass treat to kickstart your New Year in all the right directions.…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 4, 2016

STOOKI SOUND NEW SINGLE Having just signed to new management, Stööki Sound release a fresh banger that puts fans in high hopes for what will become of this young talented…