Month: May 2016

Reverist – ‘Dreaming Onward’

The kinetic force crackling through the five songs on Reverist’s debut EP Dreaming will find its ultimate express on a full length effort, but this abbreviated introduction to the band will send them straight into the spotlight with ease. The band hails from the Orlando, Florida area and has been working as a quartet on…

OH, BE CLEVER “LOVE YOU NOW”

Indie, electro, soul is a category of sound squarely cornered by Salt Lake City’s breakout duo Oh, Be Clever. Vocalist and wordsmith Brittney Shields effortlessly uses Cory Scott Layton’s refreshing rush of instrumentals as a conduit for spinning tales of love, loss and living in the 21st century. The pair, however, haven’t always enjoyed perfect…

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 Company members Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke will hit eight UK cities in October including Leeds, Cardiff, Nottingham, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle and…

GEORGIA MAE RELEASES VIDEO FOR ‘TIME WITH YOU’

Turn on a radio right now and you’re very likely to hear ‘Time With You’, the superb, recent single from Brisbane’s newest chanteuse Georgia Mae. Now she’s pleased to release the accompanying music video, a collaboration with local filmmaker Danny McShane, premiered overnight by C-Heads. It’s only been two short months since ‘Time With You’…

Ashley J – “Dare Ya’”

Ashley J is a new recording pop artist trying to make her mark. Hailing from Orlando, Florida, her beachy, sunny sound is reflected in her music. Before she became an artist, Ashley had an extensive writing career in Nashville, TN. While she was there, she solidified herself as a songwriter in the country music industry.…

Junior and the Rude Mood – “Trust and Happiness Are Gone”

Bluesy to its very core, Junior and the Rude Mood taps into a timeless sound with “Trust and Happiness are Gone”. With lyrics that focus on feeling outright rejected the song moves along lazily, looking for little glimmers of hope. The slow dirge-like tempo further emphasizes the tragic, introspective mood that dominates the piece. Gradually…

Jeri Silverman – ‘Leaflike’

South African born singer/songwriter Jeri Silverman is cut from familiar cloth. The texture of her multi-faceted talents, however, differ enough that she deserves consideration as more than just another competent member of a particular musical school. She is working well within the same traditions established by iconic trailblazers like Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks, but her…

HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE PERFECT TOUR

Playing in a band and going on tour seems glamorous and fun to most people. Although it indeed is fun to head out on tour and play shows in different cities, it’s also a process that requires ample consideration. If you want your upcoming musical tour to be a big success, you have to plan…

Dak – “2 Face”

Thoughtful and elegantly executed, Dak’s “2 Face” presents brilliant poetic pop. Dak carefully crafts his lyrics, presenting a hopeful look at the world determining exactly what the deeper meaning in life may be. By accompanying these questions of life with a tasteful hybrid of jazz and hip hop the songs are given just the right…

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 Fusilier. “When I say that to friends to describe ‘Make You’ the mixture of wonder and excitement they show is the exact feeling I want…

FAZERDAZE “LITTLE UNEASY”

The brainchild of New Zealand musician Amelia Murray, Fazerdaze began as a string of bedroom recordings created late in the night, emerging fully-formed in 2014 as her debut eponymous EP. A succinct collection of intimate, beautifully produced dream-pop written, produced and performed by Murray herself. It was a significant first outing for the young New…

Chris Murphy – ‘Surface to Air’

Chris Murphy’s quarter century long journey as a professional musician embodies the idea of calling versus vocation. There’s a tremendous amount of hard work and routine that professional musicians, like any laborer, endures to deliver their product. It isn’t uncommon to hear many veteran musicians say that they’re paid for their travel; the gigs are…

KYGO RELEASES MUSIC VIDEOS FOR “RAGING (FEAT. KODALINE)” AND “I’M IN LOVE (FEAT. JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW)”

Today, Norwegian superstar, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, a.k.a Kygo, releases the music videos for “Raging (feat. Kodaline)” and “I’m In Love (feat. James Vincent McMorrow)—two songs off of his recently released debut album, Cloud Nine. Directed by Ariel Elia, the music videos portray a romantic storyline between two lovers that moves from one video to the other,…

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 one’s place in the Universe into an anthem for the optimistic. A classically trained musician, who has scored films and written original pieces for orchestra,…

CARRINGTON MACDUFFIE RELEASES ANIMATED MUSIC VIDEO FOR LATEST SINGLE

Austin-based recording artist Carrington MacDuffie has released a new, animated music video for her latest single, “My Little Guitar,” from Crush On You, her most recent EP on Pointy Head Records. MacDuffie is not your typical Americana singer-songwriter. While comparisons have been made to Americana folk singer/songwriters, such as Neko Case, Patty Griffin, and Lucinda…

SOLDIERS’ SHARE PICTURESQUE + NSFW VIDEO FOR “SAVAGE”

Hailing from Antwerp, Belgium, Sylvie Kreusch (vocals), Benjamin Cools (percussion), Laurens Mariën (keyboards), Ferre Marnef (bass) and Jasper Segers (guitar) formed Soldier’s Heart in 2012. In just a couple of years, Soldier’s Heart and their psychedelic dream pop have become one of Belgium’s most prominent alternative acts. The band has attributed its contemporary sound to…

Lynne Taylor Donovan – “The Strong One”

Canadian singer, Lynne Taylor Donovan’s new single, The Strong One is making waves, sitting on HotDisc at number 1 for 3 weeks straight & has been in the top 10 for 7 weeks. She has an old school country appeal and her voice takes you back in time when country music was ruled by the…

Cage & Co – ‘Tyneside On My Mind’

Sweet and succinct, Cage & Co’s “Tyneside On My Mind” is a tender ballad. Full of love the song’s core rests within its articulate highly thoughtful lyrics. Passionately delivered the song shoots for the heavens and lands among the stars. The arrangement is impeccable kept to the absolute essentials and completely engrossing. By opting for…

MOTHERS RELEASE “COPPER MINES” VIDEO

Mothers today debuted their video for “Copper Mines,” off their acclaimed debut album When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired, which is out now via Grand Jury Music. Watch the trippy, surreal clip here: https://youtu.be/6c9jfjq4Y24. The band is currently at the start of a UK and European tour, performing next tonight in Glasgow,…

ADLEY STUMP VIDEO “DON’T WANNA LOVE HIM”

2016 GRAMMY Amplifier® winner Adley Stump and Miss USA Olivia Jordan star in the sassy new music video for “Don’t Wanna Love Him.” Miss Jordan and Stump are best friends in real life, and their playful camaraderie helps turn the clip into fun and wild ride. In the storyline, Stump plays an ex-girlfriend, hoping to…

BLAIR BUILDS UP SOME “LIQUID COURAGE” FOR SOPHOMORE SINGLE

Crisp, clean guitar riffs, driving drums, and keyboard synths that echo all the most intriguing bits of the 80s; this is Blair. Fusing together sounds from eras past, present, and future, Blair creates infectious rock n’ roll that strives for authenticity and staying power, moving your body as much as your mind. At the core,…

Ave Emi – “Faux Hearts” EP

Effortlessly blending elements of pop, hip hop, RnB and soul, Ave Emi’s “Faux Hearts EP” is a pure joy. With a sound at times reminiscent of Frank Ocean the songs glisten. Attention to detail, from the smooth melodies, crystal clear vocals, and casual grooves result in a perfect kind of harmony. Lyrically the songs serve…

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 of his seminal The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem is offering a series of limited-edition collectible items that are now available at Eminem.com. A portion of…

SLUMBERJACK GO GAMER WITH NEW VIDEO FOR “OPEN FIRE” FT. DANIEL JOHNS

Slumberjack has shared the official video for their latest song, “Open Fire,” their huge collaboration with Australian icon Daniel Johns of Silverchair. With approximately 24 million internet addicted children in China, the video tells a speculative tale of the digital age, where lines are blurred between online and real life. Reaching #10 on the Hype…

The Energy – “When We Were Young”

Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, The Energy is a five part rock band with a unique sound. With over a decade of experience, The Energy has been featured in countless publications, including MTV, ESPN, and much more. They’ve also been cosigned by many talented artists, including going on the road with 3 Doors Down. Now The…

#TDAU

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 boy from DC on by the name Ki-Mani. That man has much to speak on but before that lets do some music news. W Hotels…

Ki-Mani ft Fat Trel – “TDAU (Tear Dat Ass Up)”

“TDAU (Tear Dat Ass Up)” is an immaculately produced, hard-hitting club banger showing off Ki-Mani and Fat Trel’s undeniable skill. Volume is an absolute must as the bass is physical in nature. Rhythms dominate anchoring the entire thing. Serving as the heart of the song are the vocals, which are perfectly smooth. Lyrics are playful,…

“DREAMER” BY BABY YAGA

Pop artist, Baby Yaga, makes synth music magic on her debut single, “Dreamer.” The Swedish born musician has amassed massive life experience that seeps into every aspect of her music. A word travel, she studied music at RYTMUS in Stockholm before traveling to Paris, Milan, London and New York – finally settling in Los Angeles.…

Grant Lyle – “Nu”

Grant Lyle’s “Nu” taps into the sweetest kind of style, of a lovely languid form of classic rock. Throughout the album Grant Lyle’s voice resonates clearly. By far the heart of the album is Grant Lyle’s soulful approach to the guitar. With an incredible range from the atmospheric to the straight-up pure blues influenced rock…

BTTN “ELEVATED”

Developing a treatment for your first music video as a musician can be a lengthy and stressful process. Finding the right images that represent your brand of music is one of the most challenging obstacles a musician must face. BTTN has released their new music video and would like to share their creative process. The…

RISING TRILINGUAL ARTIST BREAKING BARRIERS WORLDWIDE

It is refreshing when a young girl can grow to a woman and realize her dream has come true. Renee Asteria is that young girl who took her first piano lessons at 5 years old and began to immerse herself into her love of music. Her mother literally planted the musical seed when she used…

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 by James Clark) out now (and…streaming on Unearthed, or available for download… and so on). Described as like a funky Lynchian dream, Culprit combines sinister…

KASKADE REVEALS NEW SINGLE ‘FAKIN IT’

Multi Grammy® nominated world-renowned singer, songwriter, and music producer Kaskade has teamed up with Canadian electronic music producer and DJ Felix Cartal. The duo have collaborated to create ‘Fakin It’ (feat. Ofelia K), which will be available to hear today via all digital retailers. Earlier this month Kaskade electrified an audience of over 30,000 fans…

9 REASON WHY YOU ARE NOT GETTING SIGNED

What’s holding artists back from get signed to a label or publisher? We asked actual label executives who are signing actual artists to find out. (1) You want it too much. The most interesting artists are the ones that don’t need a label, yet are most likely to get signed by one. They have strong…

HARRY POTTER: BEHIND THE SCENES

The characters we’ve all loved for so long were cleverly entwined by J.K. Rowling, and then the story entered the realm of film, adding the visual effects that today’s movie technology can offer. With perfect casting and exceptional sets, the Harry Potter films just kept getting better. Now they are behind us, wouldn’t it be…

Sam Crooks – ‘What a Shame’ EP

Cool and casual, Sam Crooks creates an inviting deprecating piece of work on “What a Shame EP”. Displaying a true knack for storytelling the songs move on ever so leisurely helping to further emphasize the overall introspective tenor of the sound. With a sound reminiscent of the Sea and Cake’s mellow jazz tinged airy pop,…

YOUR SUMMER SONG ON BONGO BOY BEACH: THE COMPILATION FOR SUMMER

Distribution PLUS Promotions for Your Summer Song with Bongo Boy Records. Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Malaysia, Japan, mainland China , Africa, and More…….. Come join us on Bongo Boy Beach. Be in one of The Largest and Hottest Music Market Today Asia and More. PLUS Distributed on iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon and Others in World. Non…

GEORDIE. VIDEO “TASTES LIKE CHOCOLATE”

The freshest new vibes coming from the streets of western LA are from rising singer-songwriter and producer, geordie. The “agro-pop” mastermind and postgraduate student at Georgetown University has been maniacally hacking away in his makeshift studio, cultivating a sexual (and sometimes comedic) sonic upheaval unlike any before it. geordie.’s latest single, “Tastes Like Chocolate,” is…