@skopemag News For October 1, 2018 @ 1 PM EST

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SISTERAY release new ‘Wannabes’ video and kick off UK tour this week!

Following a thrilling 18 months in which they’ve lit up festival stages, sold out delirious venues, released their debut ’15 Minutes’ EP, and delighted tastemakers and fans alike, SISTERAY have just released their stellar new EP ‘Sisteray Said’, as well as a brand new video for their stand-out track ‘Wannabes’ as the band hit the road on a UK tour this week.

Karine Polwart | Shares new single

A Pocket Of Wind Resistance used the migratory habits of geese to crack open universally human societal & ecological issues. Across Laws of Motion Polwart continues to coalesce the familial and the familiar alongside the unsettling and the unknown, driven as ever by her gift for empathy and accessibility. Subject matter as disparate as Trump, WW2 & holocaust survivors are drawn together by the laws of the album’s title alongside the experiences of migrants and allegorical folk & children’s stories. Speaking about the broad focus of the album (which includes several co-writes with Martin Green), Polwart says; “I didn’t set out to write songs on a unified theme – they’ve just landed that way. Perhaps that’s no surprise, given the times we’re in.”

New St. Lenox Music Video – “Why I’m Joining the Democratic Socialists of America”

Today, St. Lenox shares the music video for the song “The Hungry Years”. The video, entitled “Why I’m Joining the Democratic Socialists of America” is directed by Elliot Lyman. Choi provides a synopsis of the video:

“The protagonist attends a protest on the invitation of a friend, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, who he has been avoiding for some time. Explaining his unease, he nevertheless decides to join the DSA, proclaiming that he has received a sign from God.”

Donna The Buffalo Announces 8th Studio Album, “Dance in the Street”

Donna The Buffalo offers everything you want in a roots band — songs that matter, a groove that makes you dance, an audience that spans generations, and a musical voice that evokes a sense of community. On November 9th, the Americana dance band is set to release Dance in the Street, their first new album in five years, capturing the dynamic energy that has earned the band the love and respect of their fans, “the Herd”, for thirty years.


dick clark productions and ABC, in partnership with YouTube Music, today announced that multi-platinum selling band Panic! At The Disco will pay tribute to legendary British rock band, Queen, with a special performance of the award-winning hit, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” This performance will take place at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia as part of the “2018 American Music Awards.” The song, written by Freddie Mercury for the band’s 1975 album A Night at the Opera, remains one of Queen’s most popular and is often considered one of the greatest rock songs of all time. Rami Malek, Joe Mazzello and Gwilym Lee, cast of the upcoming 20th Century Fox Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, will introduce Panic! At The Disco’s performance live from the awards show in Los Angeles. Nominated this year for Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock, this will mark Panic! At The Disco’s first performance on the AMAs. Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, the “2018 American Music Awards,” the world’s largest fan-voted awards show, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 8:00 p.m. EDT, on ABC.

Alexx A Game Release Visuals For Single ‘Go -Harda’

Well Alexx A Game answers that question, which so many of us face in our lives and that is to ‘Go Harda’. Currently Alexx A-Game is working real hard as he just released his video with Billboard chart topping artist Tory Lanez for their single ‘Double’ which is doing well on the iTunes Reggae Charts. “I’m working assiduously with my family and team to become the leader and game-changer I set out to be. I am a musician first and that is the discipline and difference that I feel will help me as an artist to rise above the mediocrity of the Jamaican music industry as it is” says Alexx A Game


The video for “Gainesville”—a previously unreleased song on the Tom Petty career-spanning box set An American Treasure—is premiering today. “Gainesville” was recorded in 1998 during Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ Echo sessions, and the video was directed by Brantley Gutierrez and produced by Michael W. Abbott with Subtractive Inc.

Blade Runner inspired electronic artist, Deplicant, returns with stunning new single, ‘Epoch’

Influenced by the neon jungles and hugley influential soundtrack of Blade Runner, Deplicant sets out to transport the listener to the furthest edges of the musical universe with passing nods to techno and dark ambient sounds but with far more in his arsenal to comfortably pigeonhole!

A-Trak debuts video for “DJs Gotta Dance More”

Of the song A-Trak explains, “I released ‘DJs Gotta Dance More’ over the summer. It’s very dear to me because it talks about all the rituals and experiences you go through when you learn how to produce music: digging for samples, discovering influences, and convincing your parents to let you make noise at the house! Getting Todd Terry to speak on the record was a blessing: he represents a New York state of mind, and a kinship between hip hop and house, which is a huge part of my identity.

Reliant Tom release the dark new single “Happy Birthday”

“Happy Birthday was partly influenced by the first time Monte came home to Texas to meet my parents for the first time. My mom is a very mysterious character- even to me. She’s smart, sometimes cutting, she’s strong, sometimes stubborn. She has a tendency to let her depression take over her but she’s also hilarious in a wry kind of way. Monte’s visit happened to fall onto my Mom’s birthday. The whole family was trying to plan a nice dinner out to celebrate but my mom came out in a bathrobe and said, I just want to stay in bed and be left alone today, and then disappeared into the darkness of her bedroom. I completely understood this impulse all too well and wanted to write about it.” -Claire Cuny

First Listen: Reliant Tom – Happy Birthday

FYKE Unleash “Till The End” Music Video About Anxiety Attacks & Mental Illness

Universal Music Group International act, FYKE, is an Alternative/Rock band that has leaped on to the scene at full force. Comprised of Enik Lin, Steven Delman, Justin Wright, Mikee Fabella, and Gerard Christian, the band released their debut single “Favorite Mistake” in early 2017. Since their launch, the band has exuded positivity and awareness to current problematic social issues and continue to share their story and platform to help others. Continuing, the band launched their debut, Nightmares Deluxe, followed by Disorder which was released in two parts and was geared to finding hope through mental illness.

Frankley Everlong sign exclusive worldwide deal with Eclipse Records

Eclipse Records is thrilled to announce the signing of Swedish pop-punk rockers Frankley Everlong to an exclusive, worldwide deal. “I am very excited to sign with Eclipse Records and looking forward to work with them towards a bright future,” states bassist Niklas Petersson. Drummer Olof Måhlgren says, “Signing with Eclipse feels like all the hard work we put into this band is starting to pay off.”

Peter Bjorn and John Premiere First Ever 3-in-1 Music Video

Peter Bjorn and John follow the September 21st release of their first three singles from their forthcoming studio album Darker Days (Oct. 19th, INGRID) with the premiere of the FIRST EVER 3-in-1 music video today. The interactive clip allows the viewer to watch all three at once or select which video they’d like to watch by choosing P for “One For The Team,” B for “Gut Feeling” and J for “Every Other Night.”

Renowned Guitarist Laurence Juber Releases New Album ‘Touchstones’

Grammy-winning guitarist and composer Laurence Juber has released over 20 albums of acoustic guitar music over the years, but on his newest recording, Touchstones – The Evolution of Fingerstyle Guitar, released on September 28, the internationally acclaimed virtuoso takes listeners on a captivating and deeply personal guided tour of the music that helped shape his distinctive style on the instrument.

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band Shares New Track “It Is Or It Ain’t,” New Album Out October 5th

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band have shared a new song, “It Is Or It Ain’t” from their upcoming album Poor Until Payday. The track is currently streaming on American Songwriter. With a nod to the group’s affinity for classic blues records and vintage aesthetics, Rev. Peyton remarks that “I wanted this one to feel like a dance song from the Chess Records era.” Poor Until Payday will be released on October 5th, via the band’s own Family Owned Records label through Nashville indie Thirty Tigers. The album is currently available for pre-order here.

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band Tease New Album With “It Is Or It Ain’t”

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