Month: August 2017

Alex Otey – ‘Love Matters Now’

Alex Otey wears many hats. He is a songwriter, a singer, a pianist and a producer all rolled into one. Talk about being talented! After having participated in one Grammy winning and two Grammy nominated projects, Otey has set his sights on leaving an indelible mark on the music landscape with his new album, ‘Love…

Voice Of Addiction – ‘The Lost Art Of Empathy’

I won’t lie, when I see political bands, I feel a little nervous. I am definitely on the left, and usually the issue is that there’s something missing, or the band doesn’t think an issue even counts. I was glad to see that this isn’t the case with Chicago-based band Voice of Addiction. Their new…

Five Improved Tech for Your New Apartment

It takes a lot to turn a new apartment into a real home. Technology isn’t the only thing that can help with that process, but it is one of the most effective tools for people who want to customize their place. Modern technology can make an apartment safer and more comfortable at a reasonably affordable…

Anna of the North share New Track “Money”

Anna of the North today unveil new single ‘Money’, another infectious alt-pop gem from the ever-more endearing Norwegian-Kiwi duo who stand on the precipice of blowing up. Following previous singles ‘Lovers’ and ‘Someone’, the third glimpse of their highly-anticipated debut album pairs a sun-drenched synth-driven backing with Anna’s impassioned take-down of people driven by the…

Pat Scarlett Video Release “You Make It Alright”

Intimate and cool, Pat Scarlett is a singer/songwriter that has traded a low-key, acoustic approach for maxed out distortion & new wave synths. At first glance, he seems mysterious, hidden behind a pair of sunglasses and a signature beanie. But when you take a listen to his lyrics, it’s clear that Pat is a closet-romantic…

SKOPE NEWS FOR AUGUST 16, 2017

Marcel Alexander – ‘Wake Up’ Life is short, so we should do whatever it is that we love while we’re here. Marcel Alexander’s motto is Live Life Lite. Come with Marcel as he celebrates the good life on a refreshing new video titled, “Wake Up”. Watch as director, Caleb Seales, captures a crazy high energy…

Soles of Passion – “Land Of The Big Blue Sun”

Soles Of Passion is a political country/rock band based out of Los Angeles, California. Their primary mission is to help victims of foreclosure, and to reinstate the real American Dream. The duo, comprised of Steven Wolfe and Myla Snow, have a unique sound and a specific goal, one that gives them the title of being…

Rick Shaffer – ‘Stolen Moments’

Rick Shaffer has been going at it since the 70’s, with no signs of stopping. He’s out with his newest album, Stolen Moments, which focuses on the preciousness of time. Shaffer stays true to his sound and himself in this album. There’s a melancholy edge to some of the tracks and a fitting reminder that…

DILLON & DIAMOND D “FEAST”

Atlanta emcee Dillon Maurer has teamed up with producer Diamond D for “Feast”, the lead single from Black Tie Affair, their forthcoming collaboration EP. Residing in Atlanta, Dillon recently released the Food Chain full-length with producer Paten Locke, which featured Dres of Black Sheep, Homeboy Sandman, Count Bass-D, J-Live and Supa Dave West. A bona…

BOBAFLEX – ‘ELOQUENT DEMONS’

West Virginia natives Bobaflex are the hard rock band of your dreams. They’re out with their new album, Eloquent Demons, on August 25th. This is the perfect time to get familiar with them. The band is made up of Shaun and Martin McCoy (guitar and vocals), Dave Tipple (guitar and vocals), Tommy Johnson (drums), and…

Best Way to Hire Roofing Contractors

Hiring a roofer is much easier today. This is all thanks to the Internet and the sheer number of companies that offer the services. All in all, it is always good to note that not every company out there has your best interest at heart. The majority of them are out to make money at…

Honeymoon Disease New Single ‘Doin’ it Again’

“Doin’ It Again” is the new single from “Honeymoon Disease”. The track is taken from the upcoming album “Part Human, Mostly Beast” set to be released the 27th of September by The Sign Records. The band is well acclaimed for their intense and high energetic stage performances and have been one of the raising stars…

Paige Keiner Makes Quite the Buzz Out of Being Busy

Paige Keiner is one busy little bee, making all the buzz she can within the vast majorly of her ways of life. That said, this up-and-comers of sorts, has got a lot going for herself, ranging from a handful of singles, playing shows, taking part of being in a band aside from her own works,…

‘Pixels’ By Paige Keiner

Paige Keiner is a rising star, and one to look out for. The Orlando born singer has been capturing hearts since 2011, and she is gradually becoming a musical sensation. Paige is a dynamic singer and songwriter as she’s always seen experimenting with various genres; Indie, pop, and country, being her favorites. The vocalist’s vast…

Adaline New Video “Nostalgia”

When it comes to creating authentic and sensual alternative pop music, Adaline does it best. Her hook-infused compositions and moody romantic lyrics will draw you right into her dark melodramatic world. Coming from the booming film city of Toronto, Canada, this alt-pop artist is a master of weaving cinematic elements into her art. The video…

SKOPE NEWS FOR AUGUST 15, 2017

THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS – NEW SINGLE “WALK ON WATER” – AUGUST 22 After months of speculation about new music, multi-platinum selling band Thirty Seconds to Mars has announced their first single “Walk On Water” from their forthcoming fifth studio album will be released August 22, 2017. The song will have its television debut on…

Hear SAKIMA’s “Ur Bdy”

London-based singer, songwriter and producer SAKIMA has dropped his latest single “Ur Bdy”. His unfiltered, mature brand of pop-R&B approaches the familiar topics of love but from an LGBTQ+ perspective, refusing to shy away from explicit sex and homosexuality and aiming to help change the LGBTQ+ narrative in pop. The track comes just after his…

10 Interesting Places in Eastern Europe You Have to Visit

Eastern Europe offers a unique fusion of Socialist past, Slavic culture and modern industry and culture. Thus, it is a very interesting and promising travel destination. Here is our list of 10 most worthwhile tourist destinations of Eastern Europe that you are sure to find fascinating. List of Must-See Eastern Europe Places 1. Moscow, Russia.…

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Four Tips When Looking for Basement Finishing Contractors

The basement finishing contractor you hire will determine how successful the project will be. Pick the right contractor and it’ll be a stress-free, fun process. Hire the wrong one and it could be your worst nightmare. Here are four tips to use to make sure you get the most value for the investment you make…

Dust of Days – ‘Heavy’

New Jersey based rock band, Dust of Days, is out with a new album called Analog Mind Bender- and from that album is the track “Heavy.” The band is the result of drummer and songwriter Frank Lettieri Jr.’s musical therapy that has been producing great music since 2009. Guitarists Jim McGee and Mike Virok make…

Jonathan Cavier – ‘Blue Room’

This is a distinctly different twist on what Jonathan Cavier has offered listeners in recent years. “Blue Room”, the title track from his latest studio release, eschews the pop leanings of Cavier’s earlier efforts in favor of a straight forward rock music attack that, nevertheless, retains immense accessibility. It has been a number of years…

Ossy O’Neal – ‘Taylor Swift’s Stairway’

This is one of the most oddly endearing and affectionate songs I’ve ever heard. Some might find it initially off-putting that someone has devoted this much time to penning, recording, and releasing an ode to some distantly iconic pop singer like Taylor Swift. Ossy O’Neal, however, has responded to Swift’s public and performing persona in…

Steve Martin Debuts New Music Video Starring Bill Hader and Cecily Strong

Steve Martin debuted his new music video for “Caroline” today starring Saturday Night Live’s Bill Hader and Cecily Strong. The song is the lead single off “The Long-Awaited Album,” Martin’s newest collaboration with the Grammy-winning North Carolina -based band the Steep Canyon Rangers, due out September 22nd on Rounder Records. In the music video, Bill…

Nick Black – ‘Joy To The Girl’

Nick Black’s joy to the girl is an appeasing track with soulful music and excellent usage of vocal and rhythms. Nick Black surely deserves a standing ovation and a great round of applause for the latest track “Joy To The Girl”. Where else can you expect such a perfect culmination of modern soul with R7B…

Jace The Great New Video “Celebration”

Back in 2015, we brought you “Black Lives Matter”, a politically charged clip from Newark, New Jersey’s own Jamal Gray, a.k.a. Jace The Great. Newark experienced notable race riots in the 1960s, but political upheaval is not the only thing that defines the city. It is also a city with a thriving community of creative…

SKOPE NEWS FOR AUGUST 14, 2017

MAYHEM To Return To North America This Fall On Headlining Tour MAYHEM will return to North America this fall on a month-long journey set to commence on November 1st and run through December 2nd. Support will be provided by Immolation and Black Anvil, the latter of which appeared with the band on their last stateside…

“Hojas Amarillas” New Video By Stephania Sanquiz feat. Noemi Smorra

Three weeks after its release “Hojas Amarillas” song by Stephania Sanquiz and Noemi Smorra enters Mexican chart where it is currently among the 100 most downloaded pop songs on iTunes. The pop-rock ballad that is becoming popular in Latin America and is currently in rotation on radio stations in Mexico, Argentina and Venezuela has been…

Stream: Billie Eilish’s Debut EP Drops Today

Today, pop’s most promising and exciting new artist Billie Eilish released her highly anticipated and acclaimed debut EP “dont smile at me” (Darkroom/Interscope Records). The collection of songs were produced by her 19-year-old brother Finneas O’Connell and arrive hot on the heels of her first ever North American headlining tour, which starts in October and…

Nalani & Sarina Post New Video Of Their ‘TED Talk’

Nalani & Sarina, strong female artists and identical twins, are making their mark in the music world. They’ve been spreading their high-energy synchronous sound of “rock ‘n soul” across the Northeast for several years now. They have been playing, singing, and writing together since they were kids, and their smart, dynamic live show has made…

SKOPE NEWS FOR AUGUST 11, 2017

UK premiere Me For Queen’s ‘Jessica’ Critically-acclaimed soul-folk artist Me for Queen (aka Mary Erskine) will release her new single ‘Jessica’ on August 19th. This is the first song Mary has written and recorded on the guitar. It is “a vulnerable song about vulnerability” as well as a reflection on the role of art and…

Gregg Stewart – ‘Starman’

2016 was a rough year for the entertainment industry, with the loss of so many incredible people. A number of musicians that made huge impacts to modern music passed away, as well. Singer Gregg Stewart recently came out with a cover album called Twenty Sixteen, a tribute to all of the wonderful talent we lost.…

Rita Ora New Song With Avicii Out Today

Rita Ora is set to open the 2017 Teen Choice Awards with an electrifying performance alongside rising California rapper KYLE who will perform his single, “iSpy” and Lil Yachty, who will then perform his new single “Forever Young.” Rita Ora will close the performance with her hit single “Your Song.” ‘Your Song,’ Rita’s collaboration with…

Sarantos – ‘Tonight’

Sarantos sculpts a spellbinding story with the joyful “Tonight”. Over the course of the song Sarantos weaves in elements of classic rock, pop, with a hint of hard rock thrown in for good measure. From this unique hybrid of genres Sarantos creates a song that possesses great heart. By opting for such an approach the…

Aim for Fame? How to Market Your Band & Gain Popularity

In this digital age with social media and the internet, everyone can have a platform. Fame is a lot more accessible in 2017 than it was in 1991. With that being said, everyone can have a platform. Therefore, it can be very hard to stand out from the crowd and the noise. Fortunately, as long…

JESSE PORSCHES RELEASES VIDEO FOR DEBUT SINGLE “THE WEEKEND”

Up-and-coming Sydney DJ and producer Jesse Porsches releases the official video for his debut solo single, “The Weekend.” The glimmering dance pop jam enlists Sydney singer-songwriter Xavier Dunn on vocal duties (who himself had a breakout year in 2016 topping Spotify’s USA Viral Chart). Collaboration has been key to the creative process and success for…

How to Pack In the Maximum Punch into Your Golfing Vacation

Come summer every year, all golfing enthusiasts hear the call of fairways located all over the world. Small wonder golfing travel and tourism is one of the fastest growing tourism sectors globally with thousands of keen golfers combining their time on the tees with a holiday at a really exotic location. The performance on the…

Six Things At-Home Chefs Need in Their Kitchen

You don’t need a gourmet kitchen to become a great at-home chef, but there are some staples that make cooking good food from your own kitchen much easier. You probably know your recipe books by heart, and your pantry is even more familiar, but having the right equipment is essential. Here are six things at-home…

Palehound New Video “If You Met Her”

Since she was a child, Ellen Kempner has been playing guitar and writing songs as a way to process her life and experiences. College in New York City didn’t work out, and so she moved to Boston and eventually, started making music as Palehound. Kempner is now joined by Jesse Weiss on drums and Larz…

SKOPE NEWS FOR AUGUST 10, 2017

CASEY BOLLES REBORN AS GARDENHEAD NEW SONG “UNDERWATER” After much reflection, soul-searching and an abundance of fanfare, singer-songwriter Casey Bolles will make his return this year with a new project called Gardenhead. Today, he’s partnered with NewNoiseMagazine.com to debut his first single, “Underwater,” under the new moniker. Fans can stream the track on Spotify starting…