SKOPE NEWS FOR OCTOBER 31, 2016 – #trickortreat

Howlite – ‘Storm Chaser’ Single

Howlite is the reincarnation of Melbourne musician and visual artist Alison Thom. The moniker alludes to a mineral, thought to bear properties that calm the wearer and release old pains. In a way the shift is also a catharsis for Thom, who unburdens herself of her name and her folk roots to delve into pop music, a darker territory of layered vocals and synthetic sounds; freed from the past to create anew.

Henry Pope “Swans”

This week LA based electronic producer Henry Pope released his single and music video “Swans” featuring Lucent Dossier vocalist Sarah Llewellyn and drums by Littlefoot. “Swans”, out now on esteemed independent electronic label MalLabel, is a haunting EDM rock opera banger. The music video for “Swans” is an art piece that deals with internal struggle, heartbreak, finding beauty in darkness, and a transcendent metamorphosis into higher self”. The gloomy circus themed music video, the perfect compliment to you Halloween season contains dark and twisted choreography from vocalist Llewellyn featuring members of Lucent Dossier along with a vast array of visual effects.

Problem Drops “Chach” Style ‘Big Amount’ Remix

Compton hip hop artist Problem is certainly setting himself up to finish strong for 2016. He paired up with the infamous LA Leakers to deliver a dope “Chach” style remix over 2 Chainz and Drake’s ‘Big Amount.’

Check out the remix below – Problem’s proving he’s got bars for days. Be on the look out for more of these exclusive remixes coming soon!

Yelawolf Releases New Single “Shadows” ft. Joshua Hedley

Today Yelawolf announces the release of his new single, “Shadows” (featuring Joshua Hedley), along with its accompanying video directed by Christen Pinkston. The single will appear on Yelawolf’s forthcoming album ‘Trial By Fire’, out soon on Slumerican/ Shady Records/ Interscope Records. Here’s what Yelawolf had to say on the song: “Shadows came together over a night of childhood stories… Joshua Headley, the McCrary Sisters, Bones Owens and myself tried to take ourselves back to the scariest parts of our childhood … the song is about the realization of becoming your own nightmare without knowing.”


Capitol Records today announces the U.S. release of Acoustic Christmas, a new holiday collection from Neil Diamond hitting October 28thwith a vinyl version arriving November 18th. Acoustic Christmas features new recordings of holiday classics and original tracks by Diamond, with 2 songs on albums bought exclusively through Target.

BEARCUBS – “So Long” feat. Secaina Hudson

After locking himself away in the studio, Jack Ritchie aka Bearcubs, is ready to reveal his anticipated, new EP. Following on from his critically acclaimed singles ‘Touch’ and ‘Paper Walls’ – Chroma is the first release to drop on new London based label All Points – which is worked out of the Believe Recordings office, with focus on modern electronic music from all corners of the world.

Catfish And The Bottlemen choose July Talk as support on Sold-Out UK tour

Toronto five-piece July Talk have been announced as main support for the Catfish And The Bottlemen’s sold-out UK tour this November.

Following the release of their critically acclaimed album Touch, July Talk have been chosen by Catfish And The Bottlemen to join them as sole support on their triumphant UK tour. The two bands will play nine shows across the country including three back-to-back shows at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse and a date at London’s SSE Wembley Arena on November 15th, for which additional tickets have now been made available.

July Talk released their stunning second album Touch last month throughout the rest of the world. It gets a full UK commercial release on November 4th via Caroline Records / Universal.


Today, breakout U.K. artist/producer Jonas Blue released his new single, “By Your Side.” The track features vocals by Raye, an 19-year-old from south London who has earned praise as a songwriter and collaborator, working with the likes of Emeli Sandé, Charli XCX, MNEK and Alex Da Kid. “By Your Side” is now available everywhere, including iTunes, Spotify and YouTube.

Blue is currently on tour in Mexico and will kick off a series of U.S. dates on October 31 at the Skyway Theatre in Minneapolis. The run includes shows at Cielo in New York City (November 3) and Exchange LA in Los Angeles (November 19).


Today, New Zealand’s reigning queen of goth pop, So Below (a.k.a Madeline North) releases her brand new single ‘Hard’, now available to download + stream worldwide. Premiering the track via Paper Magazine, its “the perfect tune to welcome the
blissful drear of fall”.


Hotly tipped grunge newcomers Honey Lung are set to release their new 5-track EP ‘Kind Of Alone’ on November 11th 2016.

Released through RYP Recordings, the new EP follows swiftly on from their recent single ‘End Of Time’, another dizzyingly explosive track from Honey Lung, having only just released their excellent debut single ‘Something’ earlier this summer, which quickly won the trio support from the likes of BBC Introducing, The Line of Best Fit, Metro, and put them in the studio for a Radio X session.

William Arcane – New Track ‘Hourglass’

London-based artist/producer William Arcane has today announced the release of his ‘Hourglass’ EP – a four track collection of soulful, downtempo, pop songs written straight from the heart. Due for release on 29th November on Trace The Line Recordings, the first taster of the EP; ‘Until I Forget’ premiered today via Clash, who said “Unfolding gracefully, the sheer space on show is remarkable, with William Arcane’s beautiful voice floating through the ether”.

Bonzai ‘I DID’ video

20 YO Bonzai is releases her debut EP for Columbia Records today and shares the video for lead track ‘I DID’. An animated multi-coloured trip through her imagination, ‘I DID’ sees Bonzai’s cartoon avatar running through a dream jungle with a progression of surreal scenes including a giant tree, her own giant disembodied head and various squelchy creepy crawlies and tropical foliage.


Dutch electro house DJ/producer MOTi and Atlanta-based producer Niko The Kid (Future, Akon) have remixed GRAMMY-nominated recording artist Audien’s new single, “Crazy Love.” The two remixes premiered on, which observed, “MOTi turns the saturation up on the tropical style until it glows with neon electro iridescence. It’s got the energy of 20 Pixie Stix with a bit of twisted undertone, like how you would actually feel on so much sugar. Niko The Kid covers the romantic chords in shades of pastel that add a bit of nostalgia to the song’s natural sweetness.


Sub Focus has returned with brand new track ‘Nobody Knows’, which received its exclusive worldwide first play from Friction on his Radio 1 show on Monday night. Listen here. The new track is the first of a series of brand new, club-focused material due for release on Sub Focus’ own newly launched imprint.

The track shows Sub Focus’s skill for blending his ear for melody with hard and fast beats, influenced by his early years discovering DnB / Jungle in the 90’s. Euphoric piano chords, male vocals and cascades of bleeping synths are underpinned by waves of hard hitting drums and rumbling sub-bass.

Swedish star Frida Sundemo releases new single ‘We Are Dreamers’

Swedish alt-pop songstress Frida Sundemo has today released her new single ‘We Are Dreamers’.

The single premiered with The Line Of Best Fit who said, “The single is uplifting in every sense, with pounding EDM-y choruses underpinning the Gothenburg native’s hope-stuffed vocals. ‘We Are Dreamers’ is unrestrained and euphoric – Sundemo sets her sights on the stratosphere, with celestial synths and soaring choruses roaring into an infinite oblivion.”

RL Grime & Pharrell team up on annual Halloween mix out now

At the stroke of midnight, RL Grime shared his massively popular annual Halloween Mix. To celebrate the 5 year anniversary of the series, the mix gets a special introduction from Pharrell, drop from Goosebumps author R.L. Stine, and features his brand new single “Waiting” with Skrillex and What So Not.


Following the huge success of Röyksopp’s first release outside of the album cycle – the club ready, hit single “Never Ever” featuring Norwegian singer songwriter Susanne Sundfør – the duo release a “Never Ever” three-track bundle, which includes a new edit and a two-part, spikey, groove-driven Dub mix. See below for track listing.

LAURA MVULA Announces New Single ‘Ready or Not’

Following on from an already phenomenal year, which included her second Hyundai Mercury Prize shortlisting in as little as three years and four MOBO Award nominations, Laura Mvula today announces the release of her new single ?Ready or Not? which has been chosen as the soundtrack for the legendary House of Fraser Christmas campaign.

A cover of The Delfonics track, ?Ready or Not?, but still reflecting Laura?s signature and distinctive sound, the new single will be released on the 4th November and will also be included in the special edition of Laura?s latest album ?The Dreaming Room? which will be released on the 25th November. The special edition of the ?Dreaming Room? will also contain new tracks , Mellow Man, Same Old Mistake, Silence is the Way, Magic (BBC Live Version) and You Work For Me.


It’s safe to say there is no artist in the world like La Nefera. A female rapper holding her own in an industry dominated by male artists. A native of the Dominican Republic, rapping exclusively in Spanish, when most hiphop music is traditionally delivered in English. And doing it all from her adopted home of Switzerland. It is against this backdrop that she releases her new album A Lo Hecho Pecho (Spanish for ‘what’s done is done’), out today along with visuals for album track “Quisqueya Bella” featuring Latin Grammy nominee Arianna Puello, shot in the Dominican Republic and Mexico by 19-year-old director Miguel Alejandro.

Ono’s ‘Hell In Paradise 2016’ Maxi Singles To Be Released On Mind Train

YOKO ONO continues her nearly 16-year long love affair with electronic dance music with her upcoming club single “HELL IN PARADISE 2016” to be released as two separate digital maxi singles via Mind Train/TWISTED Records.

The blistering anthem, with initial mixes by Grammy winner DAVE AUDÉ, ALYSON CALAGNA and DJ KUE, is the first official single from ONO’s critically-acclaimed remix collaborations album YES, I’M A WITCH TOO (out now on Manimal Group), which includes productions by MIIKE SNOW, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, TUNE-YARDS, PETER BJORN & JOHN, MOBY, SPARKS, PORTUGAL THE MAN, DANNY TENAGLIA and more.

Introducing La Bouquet

La Bouquet is the brainchild of Bryan Sammis (The Neighbourhood, Olivver The Kid) and longtime collaborator and friend Jake Lopez. The project developed after the two decided that they wanted to make music together forever rather than doing it alone. Having come together so seamlessly, La Bouquet is now the sole focus for the musical duo.

Of the track, Sammis says, “Loveless was the second to last song we wrote on the record after my ex broke up with me in New York after tour.”

Pauwel De Meyer Releases New Track on Soundcloud

Pauwel De Meyer (Sint-Niklaas, Belgium °1989) is a 27 year old singer-songwriter. Inspired by Devendra Banhart he started writing songs when he was 15. A couple of years later he was invited to do some European support shows for Devendra. At the age of 18 he released his first EP, followed by two full albums “What Do They Do With Boys Like Us” and “Hideaway”, which was released by Rough Trade distribution. Pauwel shared the stage with Christopher Owens, The Veils, Grant Hart, Ian McCulloch and many more. Now he presents his 3rd full length “Having Fun” on Starman Records (Antwerp, BE). It’s his most poppy and arranged album yet, strongly inspired by his personal life, depression and his move from the woods to the city.

Vita Chambers “Want You” ft Defibrillator

Born in Vancouver and raised in Barbados, Vita Chambers is a Canadian singer-songwriter and a performing artist. Her single “Fix You” entered Top 40 on Canadian radio, charted at #15, and went Gold in 3 months in 2013 in Canada, following a triumphant 27 show tour opening for Justin Beiber in 2010.

FUNERALIZER (ex-The Sword): Entire Debut LP Available for Streaming

Austin rock band FUNERALIZER releases its self-titled debut album today via Crayo KC. The group, a trio featuring drummer Trivett Wingo (ex-The Sword), guitarist David DiDonato (Ultimate Dragons) and bassist Clarke Wilson (Bangaar, Those Peabodys), plays music that is at once, eclectic, electric and LOUD. In celebration, MXDWN premieres Funeralizer in full, saying, “The Austin band’s hard-rocking debut features an eclectic array of guitar rock that meant to be played at punishingly loud volumes”. Hear FUNERALIZER’s debut LP in full, at THIS location.

Rich The Kid drops new video with Young Thug for “Ran It Up”

Rich The Kid just dropped a new video for his self produced viral banger “Ran It Up” featuring Young Thug in advance of his forthcoming ‘Keep Flexin’ project coming on 10/31. The Miles Cable directed video features Rich and Thug trading bars in Los Angeles and stunting on floaties. Check it out now and share.

NPR Shares Wynonna & The Big Noise’s Debut Mountain Stage Performance

PR today shared the audio from Wynonna & The Big Noise’s debut appearance on Mountain Stage with Larry Groce from a SOLD OUT performance on Sunday, September 18 in Charleston, WV. Fans who missed the show can listen to the performance in its entirety HERE.

Nebbra – “You” Feat. Mike Sabath

Following the exciting launch of their record label Deadbeats, Canadian duo Zeds Dead is enlisting Nebbra as the solo talent for their label’s debut full-length EP, ‘You,’ out November 4th. The French artist teases the forthcoming 4-track EP through the enigmatic tone of its lead single, “You,” featuring Mike Sabath.

The decision for “You” to carry the weight as the EP’s title track was a unanimous one. Nebbra captures the essence of Deadbeats through the song as he evokes suspense and curiosity with layers of weaving synths and an ominous melody. His production paired with Mike Sabath’s impressive vocals and confrontational lyrics provides a stimulating musical experience enticing to all. The forthingcoming EP is available now for pre-order.


Emerging female singer/songwriter, Courtney Cole, releases the first taste of her new material she has been working on with producer Lukas Bracewell today. “Free.99” continues Cole’s optimistic, energetic sound that put her on her map with her debut EP and had her chosen as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country next to strong artists such as Aubrie Sellers and Maren Morris.

Co-written by Cole, Ben Burgess and Bobby Huff, “Free.99” harnesses the feeling of being young and low on resources, but still finding a way to have fun.

Courtney Cole Releases New Single, “Free.99”


Jason Derulo invited Access Hollywood into his ‘dream home’ to meet painter Tiffanie Anderson, AKA The Pretty Artist, and see her paintings of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Prince in his home. “I wanted every piece of art to be a direct representation of me. I planned on a theme of legends within the main house.“ Jason had commissioned Tiffanie to paint portraits of Prince, Muhammed Ali, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Marilyn Monroe and Stevie Wonder. “She was perfect for this house.”

Anderson, The Pretty Artist started painting to relieve her stress while writing, recording and traveling as a member of Girlicious. She traded a painting to for a beat, and ultimately became an in demand painter for the some of the biggest stars in sports, music and entertainment.

Sian Cross Reveals New Cinematic Music Video

The video itself focuses on this battle through a warped reality of two creatures exploring each other’s physical form. It works through their relationship, its turmoil and eventual destruction. This results in extinction of the male which releases the female into a calm reality free from the judgements and desires of the male form. On and On has a sensitive subject matter that could be perceived as degrading to women but its quite the opposite. The track aims to empower women with its lyrical content and hard hitting beats.


Boston MC and EMS crew frontman M-Dot presents the music video for “Dreamscape”, the new single from EgO anD The EneMy, his forthcoming 2-part album featuring Method Man, Hi-Tek, Large Professor, Marley Marl, Buckwild, M-Phazes, Marco Polo, 7L, !llmind, Da Beatminerz and Snowgoons. “Dreamscape” is produced by Marco Polo (Masta Ace, Kool G Rap, Buckshot, Boot Camp Clik) and the video was shot by M-Dot and Miles Joyner in an abandoned mental asylum in western Massachusetts.

“We’re Here To Party” by CHRIS ROSE

Chris Rose is bringing in Summer with a bang and is excited to release his new coastal-country single, ‘We’re Here to Party’, available from Friday 28th of October. Chris will be celebrating its release with a ten-date east coast tour of Australia during November and December.

Growing up in the small town of Port Macquarie on the mid north coast, Chris’ music is coloured and shaped by years of secluded Aussie surf breaks and coastal campfires. His distinctive voice and unique knack for storytelling has fuelled his success to date, having supported the likes of IceHouse, Richard Clapton and Christine Anu to name a few.

Blaenavon Unveil New Video

One of 2016’s breakthrough acts, Blaenavon’s ascent has continued with the release of their biggest single to date ‘My Bark Is Your Bite’. Currently receiving daily airplay at BBC Radio 1 – with champions in Huw Stephens and Annie Mac – the cut is also their first released on new North American home Canvasback / Atlantic (Alt-J, The Orwells, Frightened Rabbit).

Today, the band share the music video for the song – directed by actor Craig Roberts (Submarine, Skins, Kill Your Friends). A darkly humorous accompaniment, it was filmed in one shot at an abandoned building in Cardiff.

Bruno Major releases third single ‘The First Thing You See’

Today (31/10/16), London-based songwriter/producer/singer Bruno Major is sharing a new track entitled “The First Thing You See” – the third release in his current 12-month long project.

German Industrial Trio TAINA Release Horror Filled Filled, Zombie Sub-themed Music Video “Seelenfresser”

Bremen, Germany – Industrial Rock Band TAINA has released a taste of their highly anticipated 2017 album, Seelenfresser (German for “Soul Eater”) in the form of a twisted, horror filled zombie music video. Directed by Daniel Steffen from B&B Production, “Seelenfresser” sets the tone for an album dealing with such themes as abuse of power and desperation.