@skopemag News For September 21, 2018 @ NOON EST

Redlight announces album and releases new single ‘Get Wavey’

Dynamic DJ and producer, Redlight, has delivered his brand-new single, ‘Get Wavey’, a vibrant production taken from his eagerly anticipated new 10-track album, ‘ACTIVE’, which is set for release on Friday 26th October.

Marrying deep electronica-focused tones with strong rhythmic elements on ‘Get Wavey’, the track follows Redlight’s recent singles ‘So Nice’ and ‘Zum Zum’, with the Bristolian best known for his amalgamations of bass, house, techno, hip-hop and jungle/DnB.

Mini Mansions release Gorillaz-inspired track “Midnight In Tokyo”

Today Mini Mansions reveal their new single “Midnight In Tokyo”, taken from their Works Every Time EP, due for release next Friday, September 28.

The Gorillaz-inspired track is at the heart of the band’s new approach to songwriting. It captures the lifespan of a relationship, from falling in love to eventually breaking up, rooted in Michael’s own experience. Whereas his life was previously very detached in his songwriting – hence their past material’s more fantastical form – now it’s very much at the forefront.

Estrons share NSFW striking, visceral video for “Body” | Debut album out Oct 5

“Body” is the latest, thrilling excerpt from Estrons on what is shaping up to be a highly anticipated debut. Having performed live in session for Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1, the band took on a successful run of festival appearances, played shows with Pussy Riot, and made a swathe of new fans all over the UK as they supported Garbage on the road.

VISTA Releases New Single “Born For Blood”

Electronic alt rock band VISTA are not anywhere near slowing down their momentum. Fresh off the completion of their third US tour, “The Bloodlust Tour,” multiple support dates with Set It Off, and a music video for their last single “Witch Hunt”, VISTA has officially released a new single, titled “Born For Blood,” out on all digital platforms NOW. Recorded and produced by Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount of ZK Productions (Mayday Parade, Set It Off), “Born For Blood,” a wildly upbeat, distortion-laced, electronic-infused alternative rock track explores themes of hunger, determination, and empowerment. The stand-alone single is a true testament to VISTA’s evolution this year, filled with their signature layered vocals, gritty production, and raw passion. “Born For Blood” will be the final release for their current EP cycle, and the band recently returned to the studio to begin working on their 3rd record. Prior to this release, they dropped their last single “Witch Hunt” in May, which quickly became the band’s most-streamed song on Spotify, racking up 72,000+ streams as of yet.

ETHEL “Superstar Baby” – Single Out Today via Epictronic

Born in Latvia, living in Israel, Also known as the lead singer of Rock/Metal band MAGEN and the Middle Eastern rave act ORGONITE, acts that performs festivals in Israel and around the world, surrounded by loving and loyal fans. Ethel recently decided to take herself, her name, art and all her inner world into the front of stage and creation and just now released her first ever debut single: “Super Star Baby”

Tellico announces Woven Waters, releases single

Tellico announces the release of a new single, “Courage for the Morning” off their second studio album Woven Waters. The full album is set for release on November 9, 2018 on Organic Records. Legendary Irish musician John Doyle joined the band to produce the nine tracks at the studio of Grammy-nominated engineer David Arnold. Tellico will be on tour in 2018-2019 to promote the project, featuring performances at festivals and listening rooms throughout the South East.

Iranian-American teen synth-pop duo Posh Hammer share video for new single, “To Kill Time” (EP coming 10/19!)

On their conceptual new Dancing In Place EP, the Posh Hammer shine a light on the challenges of young adulthood brought about by growing up in an increasingly digital world. The EP stages a story about two love-torn celebrities who must navigate the demands of social media and keep their romance from falling apart. Visually speaking, the duo draw upon their adoration of the Italian film director Michelangelo Antonioni, whose early 1960s trilogy (L’Avventura, La Notte and L’Eclisse) observed how the social scene was undergoing great changes of its own. The two saw parallels between Antonioni’s themes of isolation and alienation and their own generation’s challenges of growing up in the age of social media.


Brooklyn indie-pop group St. Lucia will release their forthcoming third album Hyperion on Friday, 21st September via RCA Records, produced by Rob Kirwan (U2, Depeche Mode) and mixed by Dave Sardy (LCD Soundsystem, Oasis). The 11-track album features “A Brighter Love,” “Paradise Is Waiting,” and “Walking Away.”

Sarah & The Safe Word Drop Cinematic New Single “Red Hot & Holy”

An ambitious combination of gothic pop and a vaudeville-esque rock, Sarah & The Safe Word explore themes of safety, comfort, and sensuality on their new single “Red Hot & Holy,” out TODAY. The 7- pieces breaks the rock mold by expanding on the genre with a wide range of instruments, but they also aren’t shy in their lyrical content. Lead vocalist Sarah describes the song as being “about struggling to find a space for yourself in a culture that so frequently denies young adults the opportunity to grow and blossom – whether it’s in their identity, sexuality, spirituality, or aesthetic. This is me saying, ‘Let me breathe, let me love, let me be touched how I want to be.'” Sarah & The Safe Word very much seem to be creating a brand centralizing around both the inclusion and well-being of their listeners, which is perhaps the most intriguing part about the group. While both cinematic and melodic, “Red Hot & Holy” is the perfect example of their vivid, theatrical, sensual smoothie of sounds as they gear up for their upcoming EP release this fall. About the release of “Red Hot & Holy,” the band states:

“Red Hot & Holy is our most ambitious song to date. We’re so excited to share our vision of dark pop with all of you, and to show you all what our band is capable of.

Lydia Luce Releases First Full-Length Album, “Azalea”

Lydia Luce was born into a musical family, her mother, a gifted organ and piano player, and her brother, a cellist. Luce’s first instrument was viola, and by age 13 she was performing in her mother’s orchestra. Today she’s releasing her debut full-length album Azalea, combining her classical training with Americana and folk influences for a collection that feels organic and comfortable in a way that only lifelong talent can create.

NYC electro-punk rock band Dirty Heretics release new single “Hey Kevin”

NYC electro-punk-rock duo Dirty Heretics dropped a new single “Hey Kevin” today. The track comes as a follow-up to the band’s debut self-titled EP, released earlier this spring, and showcase to their quickly developing hybrid sound. Full of layered guitar riffs and soaring, powerful vocals, “Hey Kevin” provides an intense and emotional outcry against the suppression of one’s own identity. It premiered on Live A Little Bit Louder.


Yung Bleu releases his latest single and video, “Ice On My Baby Remix (feat Kevin Gates)” via Columbia Records today. The icy video, directed by AlphaMale Visuals (Gucci Mane, Lil Baby, 2 Chainz) showcases the melodic side of Yung Bleu and Kevin Gates. “The collaboration was natural,” says Yung Bleu. “We were both fans of each other for a long time so the vibe was organic and the timing was perfect since we are going on tour together.”


Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi releases a new single — “Grace” — today via Capitol Records and all digital partners. The emotionally resonant love song was co-written by Capaldi and Nick Atkinson and Edd Holloway, who also produced the track.

An official video for “Grace,” directed by Louis Bhose, also premieres today on Vevo. In the video, Capaldi is asked by a female friend to cover her shift as an exotic dancer at the local club. He gamely climbs onstage and works the pole, to the initial dismay of the all-male patrons. However Capaldi’s performance, in which he is backed by four shirtless male dancers and completes a gravity-defying mid-air flip, has the men happily cheering him on by the end.

London croon-pop quartet Honey Moon release ‘Four More From…’ EP today via Heist or Hit

Jangle-pop four-piece Honey Moon release their new EP Four More From…Honey Moon via Manchester boutique label Heist or Hit (Her’s, Pizzagirl).

We’ve been given a window into their world with a series of singles: (Why Do You Think You’re So) Special? and it’s pomp and fanfare, the heartsick seaside-pop yearning Yours, Girl and the eerie qualities in Mover In The Dark but now they’ve been packaged up into a tight collection for your listening pleasure.

New music from Jessie Reyez; EP out 10/19 + Fall tour on sale now

Today, Toronto born singer and songwriter Jessie Reyez, shared her new song, “Dear Yessie” off her forthcoming EP “Being Human in Public” out October 19th via FMLY/Island. The track finds Jessie at her realest while sharing some of the most personal and intimate moments of her life that include dealing with past lovers, alcohol, “snakes” and the issues that stem from fame. Catch Reyez live as she performs across North America on her “Being Human on Tour” kicking off next month. The 31 date trek has quickly sold-out in multiple cities including Los Angeles, with two sold-out shows at The El Rey which sold-out in less than a day, New York City, where her show at Irving Plaza sold-out in less than an hour upon announcement, plus many more (full tour dates below) . Stay tuned for more Jessie Reyez news to follow.

CYN Releases Gorgeous New Single and Video, ‘I’ll Still Have Me.’

With her upcoming tour with British pop trio Years & Years just two weeks away, rising artist CYN has released her latest single, a poignant pop ballad called “I’ll Still Have Me.” The new song is paired with a touching and heartfelt music video that sees CYN performing to a community center of seniors. Described as “sweet” and poignant” by ELLE Magazine who debuted the video today, the moving video was beautifully directed by Ben Richardson (Director of Photography on: Beasts of The Southern Wild, The Fault In Our Stars, Wind River), and is bookended by emotional clips of the seniors reminiscing on their first loves.


New York-based writing/production duo Loote (comprised of Emma Lov and Jackson Foote) one of 2018’s breakout artists release their new single “Back Together” today via Island Records. “Back Together” follows the release of their debut EP SINGLE. which included their buzzed about single “Your Side of the Bed.” Loote is becoming known for their majestic pop anthems about love, relationships, and the experiences in between. “Back Together” is no different – a relatable song about getting back with your ex after a bad breakup. Listen here.


“Bang” marks one of many pivotal internal moments for Alattas, where she asks questions in the hopes of finding a valid reason for her suffering. With the track’s downtempo jazz influences, and of course Alattas’ pained vocals, the track has a palpable weariness. She’s dwelling upon emotions that hit as quick as a gunshot, aware that the reverberations will last much longer. “ – The 405

Reverend Horton Heat Are Blazing Back With Whole New Life

Like ripping bolts of lightning from the sky, REVEREND HORTON HEAT unleash smoldering electricity with “Whole New Life,” the lead single and music video from their new album, aptly titled Whole New Life. The album will be available everywhere via Victory Records on November 30, 2018.

MØ debuts “Imaginary Friend,” new album out Oct 19

Danish superstar MØ debuts new track “Imaginary Friend” from her eagerly awaited second album Forever Neverland today. Produced by Illangelo, the new track comes accompanied by a video co-directed by MØ and Jonas Bang.

Blackberry Smoke’s “Medicate My Mind” premieres today

Created as an accompaniment to their acclaimed new album, Find A Light, the 6-song EP was recorded live at Southern Ground studio in Nashville, TN and features acoustic versions of five album tracks as well as a rendition of Tom Petty’s “You Got Lucky” featuring Amanda Shires.


Introducing the hard hitting lead single from the upcoming AWAR album, Spoils of War. The track is titled “Bricks Like ’86” and features 2/3 of The Lox, Styles P. and Jadakiss. It is available on a limited edition coke white 7″ vinyl and includes a non-album cut titled “The 87 Getback” on the B-side. Both joints are produced by the in-demand beat monster Vanderslice (who AWAR also has a duo with). It should be obvious from the titles, these companion tracks are a throwback ode to the Coke era, when the rise of crack first made millionaires out of street hustlers.


Cold Times follows Stizz’ All Adds Up bundle which was released earlier this summer to great critical praise with Pitchfork exclaiming “Stizz has developed into a consistent hook maker with an ear for production that rarely disappoints. On ‘Did It’ his one-note flow is mesmerizing…” while HipHopDX says that All Adds Up shows why he “deserves to be one of the big dogs.”