Marko Penn Drops Visual for “Favors” ft. Zoey Dollaz
Coming off of the release of Marko Penn’s debut project DIRTY WORK, Marko comes with a visual to one of the fan favorites “Favors” featuring Miami’s Zoey Dollaz. Marko has been in the studio over the past couple years with some of the industry’s top talent, including Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Florida, Usher & many more. He has breakout success after the release of his song “Roll Up” ft B.o.B. and his signing with Atlantic Records. He followed up that release with “B2L” ft. Gucci Mane and then “Dirty Work” ft. Lil Dicky. Watch the “Favors” visual below and be ready for big moves from Marko to close out 2017!
SCALLY (Of HALFBROTHER) Releases Debut ‘Boy’ EP
After receiving acclaim from the likes of i-D, The Independent and BBC 1Xtra as producer and vocalist of HALFBROTHER, SCALLY is opening up more than ever with his solo debut EP; ‘BOY’. The set of stripped down, soul-baring songs see SCALLY exploring the longings and losses of a young man.
Written, produced and recorded by SCALLY, with guest appearances from FREDWAVE, Dods and Ed Hayes – guitarist in Frank Ocean’s touring band this Summer – the tracks were debuted by a pop-up show on Radar Radio on Friday.
ETHEREAL RIFFIAN: “Ethereal Riffian Relics” documentary
Psychedelic ritualists ETHEREAL RIFFIAN announce the release of a new documentary and a 3-day 30% sale on all merchandise, including limited editions, CDs, DVDs, vinyls, apparel and more.
New documentary “Ethereal Riffian Relics” is dedicated to the band’s very special approach to crafting limited editions. It’s divided into two parts: in the first one, frontman Val Kornev answers 10 questions about ETHEREAL RIFFIAN’s limited editions series ; in the second one, all limited editions created by the band to date are showcased.
Nestled high in the tracklisting of the follow up to the platinum-selling, Chasing Yesterday (2015) and featuring Paul Weller on organ, Holy Mountain is delivered with thundering self-assurance.
Speak, Brother – “Lions Roar” – 17th November 2017
Boasting a powerful indie-folk-rock sound with subtle hymnal and gospel tones, their story-based anthems have drawn comparisons to the likes of Of Monsters and Men, Kodaline and Fleet foxes.
Having played shows and received airplay across the UK including BBC Radio 2, the Midlands outfit are releasing a 2nd single “LIONS ROAR” from their debut upcoming Album and will embark on their headline UK Tour in November. The eagerly anticipated Album “Young & Brave” is to be released in Spring 2018.
DVBBS have unveiled a new single, “Good Time” featuring vocals from 24hrs. The song reveals a different side of DVBBS, showcasing their strong songwriting abilities across a wide spectrum of genres. “Good Time” is essentially an R&B love song, featuring catchy autotuned vocals from 24hrs and glossy production from DVBBS.
“Good Time” will appear on DVBBS forthcoming EP, Blood of My Blood (B.O.M.B.). Previously released singles include “Cozee” feat. Cisco Adler, “Make It Last”, their collaboration with the NERVO sisters, and the Belly-assisted track, “You Found Me”.
Underwater Boys release new track “Bye & Bye”
Underwater Boys is the very fine work of Tom & Nick Klar – two brothers who make dreamy, fuzzy pop music in Brighton. Drawing influence from Cocteau Twins, Beach House, The Cure and Tame Impala, their sound is characterised by Tom’s sweet, otherworldly falsetto, and multi-instrumentalist Nick’s woozy, ethereal soundscapes.
CHILDCARE’s next single ‘Getting Over You (By Dressing Up Like You)’
Inspired by ‘I should Coco’ era Supergrass and Phil Spector produced Motown shakes, ‘Getting Over You (By Dressing Up Like You)’ is CHILDCARE’s most likely-to-be-featured-on-a-Spotify-playlist song to date, depicting an unorthodox approach to moving on from a relationship break up.
Singer Ed Cares eloquently explains:
“After being the victim of a polite yet painful breakup, I found myself later that same day wearing one of the skirts of my former inamorata for a video shoot the band was filming. Realising this was an A* creative writing idea for a song, I quickly noted down the title ‘Getting Over You (By Dressing Up Like You)’ in my gmail drafts folder and the song flowered from there.”
Brother-and-sister band Tennyson have released their new EP, Uh Oh!, out today via OWSLA. The duo’s eccentric energy during their live shows and avant garde production earned them the attention of Skrillex, who signed them to OWSLA last year. The 6-track EP is their first full project and features all original production with a special guest appearance from Aloe Blacc.
Jennifer Ann Announces ‘Take Me Home EP’
Singer-songwriter Jennifer Ann has announced details of the ‘Take Me Home’ EP, set for self-release on 1 December, 2017. Initially from Circle Pines, Minnesota, the now London-based artist intertwines a classical music background with a compelling take on contemporary pop, fastening wistful vocals with a backdrop of gleaming soundscapes. Jennifer is announcing the new EP inline with the EP-titled single, listen to the first track here @skopemag.
Y.O.U.N.G release brand new single ‘Exposure’
Hailing from seemingly disparate backgrounds as hip hop MCs, punk bands, soul collectives and dance producers, Manchester rap/pop rockers Y.O.U.N.G have today released their brand new single ‘Exposure’.
Hiskind Unveils Erin McCarley’s Trippy Visuals for New Single
“Making her name over two records as an alternative singer-songwriter, McCarley is on her way to becoming the household name she rightfully deserves. Her track ‘I Can Be Somebody’ landed itself as the promotion song to Dancing With The Stars, amassing 34+ million Spotify streams in the process alongside song appearances in the likes of Nashville, The Vampire Diaries, and Grey’s Anatomy to name but a few.
ABANDONED BY BEARS has delivered a previously unreleased track, an absolutely infectious cover of The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back.” The smooth Motown classic smacks you in the face with a dose of easycore, then kisses it and makes it all better with its worldly recognized lyrics. The track comes as the Swedish punk mob begin their inaugural UK tour tomorrow.
Diplo announced today his pledge to give $100,000 to victims of the tragic Las Vegas shooting.
“My deepest sympathies are with the victims of this horrific tragedy and their families,” says Diplo. “It’s my hope that these events will start a long awaited and honest conversation about the importance of gun control in America. Las Vegas is my home, and it’s devastating to see this happen in such a vibrant city with an amazing community of people I consider my family.”
Prog/Cinematic Metal/Hard Rock Project, Orissa Drops NEW Track via Lords of Metal
Mixed by Sahaj Ticotin, (RA; Meytal Cohen; Adekain; September Mourning) and mastered by Paul Logus, (Stone Sour; Steel Panther; Shadows Fall) the LP showcases, “progressive metal that demonstrates remarkable mastery.” (Codifiers) Mastermind behind the project, David Dodini, graduated with honors from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and completed his masters at the Biella Conservatory’s Scuola Niccolo Paganini in Biella, Italy. Orissa’s live band is a roster of NYC’s finest musicians from Trans Siberian Orchestra, Neal Morse Band, Stratospheerius, Book Of Mormon, Dyed In Grey, Haakons Fault, Emergence and Astronaut Down.
Americana-Rocker Suzanne Slair released her latest album, Nowhere Road, today on Shirley Boy Records. Produced by Grammy-nominated John Keane (Indigo Girls, REM, Widespread Panic) at his studio in Athens, GA, Nowhere Road is a collection of deeply personal pop-country tracks that touch on diverse themes—from sweet love in the breezy song “Firefly” and the tenderly affectionate “The Wedding Song,” the lyrics of which represent Suzanne’s real life wedding vows, to the lies and censorship of today’s mainstream media in her acerbic song “Smoke and Mirrors” where Suzanne pulls no lyrical punches. Suzanne’s songwriting style is direct and often straight from the heart. The catchy lead single, “Grace,” won a John Lennon Songwriting Award in the folk category.
The Hails for Skope Magazine
The Hails, a five-piece rock band from Gainesville, Florida, have been together for less than two years. In this short time, they’ve been building a fan base around the state of Florida, with concentrations in Gainesville and Miami. Their first EP, Impel, was released July 20, 2017.
Detroit’s Own Supakaine Video Release!
Continuing with his well received project, SupaKaine prepares fans for his new single, “Bridges”.Supakaine enlists the talents of Slum Villages Young RJ and Ice Pic to lay the perfect musical bed to display his cutting edge lyricism. Bridges is the follow up to “What A Feeling” which premiered on 2Dopeboyz.
Skope interview submission: Tech-N9ne x Wake The Flok Up Podcast
Wake The Flok Up Podcast presents an interview with Kansas City rapper Tech-N9ne. Named Best Podcast In OC 2016 by Orange County, California newspaper OC Weekly, Wake The Flok Up is hosted by Koncept, who conducted the interview in the basement of Los Angeles’ Belascos Theater.
Tim Sorbs – ‘Love Her Love’ Official Music Video
“I recorded produced and wrote everything that is on this record. This record displays my wide range of influences but my primary inspiration for everything I do as an artist has always been David Bowie. I will be taking this album on tour in 2018.” – Tim
Avenged Sevenfold–vocalist M. Shadows, guitarists Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance, bassist Johnny Christ and drummer Brooks Wackerman–became one of the world’s biggest rock bands by creating a sound that broke through obstacles of language, distance and culture. They raised the stakes and standards for the genre with a string of blockbuster albums, including their 2005 platinum-selling breakthrough, City Of Evil, 2007’s platinum-selling Avenged Sevenfold and two consecutive No. 1’s on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart: 2010’s Nightmare and 2013’s Hail To The King. They’ve achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold awards for album sales in nearly a dozen countries, racked up over a billion video views and a billion-plus Spotify streams, have consistently been one of the most-played bands on rock radio for over a decade with multiple No. 1 singles, and have headlined arenas and the biggest rock festivals around the globe, amassing a diehard international fan base whose members number in the millions.
New Music Video Release: Presidris – “Score / On Da Road Freestyle”
Score is an upbeat, triumphant tune where Presidris lets all know who’s really winning. Shot by Sleeplessocean and directed by Presidris it includes “on da road” a sneak peak to a softer, mellow track where Presidris lets his emotions display.
Wait Don’t Wait is the band’s second full-length album to be slated for release in this dark and disorienting year of 2017 – and their first release via Tender Loving Empire. Their debut LP, Drink Champagne (self-released Valentine’s Day 2017) was met with a confluence of, “How were you able to release such a happy record right now?” and, “Thank you so much for releasing such a happy record right now!”; sentiments that are only amplified, strengthened and refined on Wait Don’t Wait. Joy as an act of revolutionary defiance in the face of oppression is the name of their game, and it sounds too damn good to ignore.
Singer-songwriter, Kaylee Rutland, has released her most personal project to date; a six-song EP titled That Side of Me. Produced by three-time Grammy nominee and Rutland’s longtime producer and mentor, Jamie O’Neal, listeners are guided track-by-track on a lyrical journey through different experiences in Rutland’s life. Appropriately titled, That Side of Me dives into a more emotional and vulnerable side of Rutland.
“My hope and goal of the EP is that when people listen to the songs, it will help reveal a different side of them, as it did for me,” Rutland commented about the new release. The six-song release is now available through all major digital retailers starting today, Oct. 9, 2017. Following the release, Rutland will appear on the Chevy Main Stage at the State Fair of Texas on Oct. 20. Her performance will include songs off the new EP.