@skopemag News For September 26, 2018 @ NOON EST

You need to stream ESP EVOLUTION New Single ‘RASTA MOVEMENT’

Mantell – ‘Lulu’ Single

Left to their own devices, the boys were able to showcase their flair for all things music as they wrote, recorded and produced thirty-two single-handedly. The process spanned over a year in their home studio/garage and the final product features five original songs which highlight their originality and versatility as musicians. Their hard work has been rewarded with Mantell achieving local and interstate radio airplay and interviews. The band is enjoying growing popularity as they play packed out shows at renowned Melbourne venues including The Workers Club and The Penny Black.

‘A Plague of Wealth’ by Six O’Matic

Six O’Matic is a Pittsburgh-based musician and producer. He blends aesthetics of multiple influences, from ambient to Appalachian, from silly to psychedelic. Since first cutting and taping Maxell cassettes more than 20 years ago, he’s been exploring the sounds in his head before they escape forever. His music was recently included in an episode of Roadtrip Nation’s Setting Course program.


In 2015 he made the name switch to J. Morgan and began working with producer/song writer Bryce Graven a.k.a. Shiesty, which resulted in J. Morgan’s debut solo album Human. Morgan calls his new single “a record about this crazy life on the road and staying true to myself and the temptations I have to fight. I was trying to connect with Monét for a while and I am glad it finally happened on this track because I feel like it was the perfect joint for her.” Morgan is currently prepping his forthcoming album Can I Live.

London newcomers Calva Louise launch pulsating new anthem ‘I Heard A Cry’

London newcomers Calva Louise launch pulsating new anthem I Heard A Cry, offering another glimpse of the trio’s unbridled potential ahead of their debut album release early next year.

Having developed a fierce live reputation within London’s flourishing punk scene, the chaotic garage rockers have since earned support slots alongside the likes of Albert Hammond Jr, Spring King and Anteros and will be heading off on tour with label-mates The Blinders later this autumn.

In their newest cut, two minutes of boundless energy showcasing a band brimming with potential, the three-piece lay down a real marker and reinforce why they’ve received extensive backing throughout the online community (Clash, Dork) and across the airwaves (BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, Radio X).

Charlene Soraia – Music Video for ‘Where’s My Tribe’ Via Peacefrog

One voice. One guitar. Ten killer songs. Recorded by Charlene Soraia alone in her South London flat – with no edits, no autotune and mostly in one take – Where’s My Tribe is an album of raw and simple beauty.

Linda Em reveals video for ‘Wild Fire’ off new ‘London Irish’ EP, produced by Gavin Glass

London-based Irish-born songstress Linda Em presents ‘Wild Fire’ video in support of her new ‘London Irish’ EP, released via Talking Elephant Records. This EP is the first step in a different direction for Linda, towards a more atmospheric and spacious sound and vocal performance. It is both poetic and storytelling while still being brutally honest and personal. Her pure and raw vocals beautifully convey a nostalgic lyrical narrative, her warm endearing vocals drawing the listener into her musical story telling.

Michael Franti to screen “Stay Human” documentary in select markets with Q&A and performance

Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Michael Franti will make a series of special intimate appearances throughout the western U.S. this fall at screenings of his new, self-directed documentary film Stay Human. Each screening will feature an introduction by and Q&A with Franti, as well as an acoustic performance by Franti accompanied by Carl Young (bass, vocals) and Victoria Canal (keys, vocals).

Stay Human has won an array of awards while on the festival circuit, including the RWJ Barnabas Health Award at the 2018 Asbury Park Music & Film Festival, the Audience Award at the 2018 Nashville Film Festival, the Audience Award and the Voice for Humanity Award at the 2018 ILLUMINATE Film Festival and the Soul in Cinema Award at the 2018 Maui Film Festival. The film will continue to screen at film festivals this winter, including upcoming public screenings at the Woodstock Film Festival in Woodstock, NY, and the Mill Valley Film Festival in San Rafael, CA.

Paper Fairy shares slinky new rocker “Haunted” | Debut LP out 10/26

The track premiered via New Noise Magazine where Paper Fairy (real name Chris Gaskell) shared, “This song is a pull-string doll that keeps stuttering even when the string is up. You hear it in the attic when you’re sleeping, it diverts from the usual catchphrases, but when you look it in the eye it is silent. After years of silence you hear it in your head and suddenly reality bends on itself. Think Woody from Toy Story meets Chucky from Child’s Play. When recording this song I told the musicians the feel was D’Angelo meets Grizzly Bear backbeat.”

Song Premiere: Paper Fairy – “Haunted”

Kelela Returns With Follow Up Release, ‘KAYTRANADA_WAITIN_115 BPM’

Marking one year since the iconic Take Me Apart, Kelela returns with ‘KAYTRANADA_WAITIN_115 BPM’ – yet another release off her forthcoming TAKE ME A_PART, THE REMIXES album due out October 5th. In conjunction with today’s release, Kelela will also be adding some new, special-edition merch items to the remix album bundle package including her graphically deconstructed long-sleeve print tees, all available for PRE-ORDER NOW.

Major Lazer debuts “Tied Up” featuring Mr. Eazi and Raye

“Tied Up” follows the recent release of “Orkant/Balance Pon It” featuring South African singer Babes Wodumo and “All My Life” featuring Nigerian vocalist Burna Boy, and is the third of a handful of collaborations with African artists coming from Major Lazer this fall.

Eagles Legacy Career-Spanning CD & LP Boxed Sets Available November 2

The Eagles created an indelible musical legacy over an extraordinary career that spans more than 40 years and includes six number one albums, more than a dozen Top 40 hits, and six GRAMMY Awards. This fall, LEGACY will bring together all the music that made the Eagles one of the best-selling bands in music history in one extraordinary collection.

Stalley’s Blue Collar Gang label drops “Everyday Struggle” with A&R Smitti Boi at the helm

Later this year, Smitti Boi plans to release his debut project comprised of exclusive records. “Everyday Struggle” provides listeners with a taste of what’s to come from the project, as this record is the first record released from his upcoming album.

Guy Gerber launches special Splice Sounds package

Whilst creating his tracks in the studio, Guy tells us why “unpredictability” is a key element in crafting his often abstract sound. A cloud-based platform for music creation, collaboration and sharing, Splice provides free unlimited backup (Splice Studio), with over 2M+ music producers on the platform today. Users can learn from or remix full project sessions shared in the community by top artists (Splice Community), as well as discover plugins (Splice Plugins) and samples (Splice Sounds).


The ongoing saga of explosive East Harlem rapper and story-teller Dave East takes a new turn as he steps into the ring with invincible Yonkers MC Styles P (a Phantom Entertainment artist) for their first collaboration, BELOVED, arriving October 5th via Def Jam Record­­ings/Mass Appeal Records.

“Beloved” translates to David, which brings us to our two artists, David Brewster (Dave East) and David Styles (Styles P). “Beloved” in English means dearly loved, highly regarded and admired, which reflects the sentiments of the two Davids in New York City. In this body of work which features production by Chase N. Cashe (Drake, Lil Wayne, Currensy), Scram Jones (Remy Ma, Scarface), and Styles P’s son, Noah Styles (on “Rare Breed”), we hear how the two David’s battle through the goliaths of violence, street politics, drugs and money.

Dead Naked Hippies unveil video for ‘Rare’ | UK Tour

With an angular opening riff that batters its way into your head and stays rattling around in there all day, Rare is the ferocious new offering from Leeds art-rock trio Dead Naked Hippies, joined now by an energetic, vividly stylish music video.

Don’t be fooled by the initial ferocity, Rare serves to empower others and front woman Lucy Jowett is not holding back:

“It is a song about self love. I think we’re quick to judge the term & deem it laughable or irrelevant in fear of being arrogant, or weird. But if you take a hard look at the society we live in, it’s clear to see why so many people struggle to feel content in their own minds and their own bodies. I’ve always struggled with myself and it sickens me to think that so many other people feel the same. It needs to change.”

Holiday Rock Ensemble WIZARDS OF WINTER Announce 2018 Holiday Season Tour Dates + New Members

Holiday rock ensemble the WIZARDS OF WINTER – featuring former members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Rainbow, Blue Oyster Cult, Ted Nugent and The Irish Tenors – will begin their annual holiday tour on Friday, November 16, 2018 in Westbury, NY! The tour will visit cities and towns across North America, coming to an end on December 29 in Derry, NH.

WIZARDS OF WINTER founder and keyboardist Scott Kelly says, “We are looking forward to bringing the spirit of Christmas across the nation again this year. We have such an exciting lineup and we can’t wait to get out there and share the magic with friends, both old and new!”

RYD Shares New Track “I See U”

Today 37 Adventures are pleased to announce details of RYD’s self-titled debut album, which will be released on January, 18, 2019. RYD, aka North London producer and songwriter Ryan Downie, today also reveals the album’s first single “I See U”. Listen to it HERE.

Commenting on the track, RYD says: “I See U is about finding that someone who understands you and helps you reconnect with yourself,“ he explains. “This is one of my more optimistic songs, but it’s tinged with a vulnerability and dependence which always make me feel uneasy.”

You need to stream ESP EVOLUTION New Single ‘RASTA MOVEMENT’