@skopemag News For October 2, 2018 @ Noon EST

Alternative Rock Duo Travelers Announce New Single “White Rabbit” Out 10/12

“White Rabbit” is the second single off of our upcoming album called “Hideko”. Tom says, “This track is about finding your purpose, or chasing your “white rabbit” haha. Most of us are unsure of what our purpose in life is, we doubt a LOT, we don’t believe we’re capable of chasing our dreams. This song is about someone that gave me confidence in myself. I told them again and again, “I’m not the one you need”, but they kept saying, “I don’t care” and you’ll hear that reoccurring line in the song.

Eliza Shaddad – a 90s prom queen in video for new single ‘Just Goes To Show’

Eliza Shaddad today shares the visuals new single ‘Just Goes To Show’. Directed by Patrick Taylor, she suggests the “song has always felt like the kind of thing that would be playing in one of those terrible but incredible 90’s movie’s prom scenes and so I was dying to make a video that played on that.”

Karine Polwart | Shares new single

The ‘Laws Of Motion’ album is Karine’s latest project to ally music & storytelling with socio-politics. It’s the follow-up to her SAY nominated ‘Wind Resistance’ project, which alongside the much-praised album, also included a self-produced multi-award winning theatre production (for which Karine won a 2017 CAT awards & a Best Actor nomination in the Sunday Herald Culture Awards) and a Faber & Faber published script, later selected by the Guardian as a 2017 Book Of The Year.

SMALLPOOLS Release “Stumblin’ Home” Official Video

“Throwing it back to the classic arcade days to see what kind of trouble our “Player 1″ can get into. DISCLAIMER: We do not recommend stumblin’ home alone (or at all, really…)” – Smallpools


Twenty One Pilots have announced a second leg of the “Bandito Tour” due to overwhelming demand, which will see the band returning to North America for dates in Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. this spring (see attached itinerary). The new dates, which follow this fall’s sold-out first leg, are set to kickoff May 1st at Monterrey, Mexico’s Arena Monterrey and will continue through a hometown performance at Columbus, Ohio’s Nationwide Arena on June 29th. Registration for first access to tickets is now open and will run through 11:59PM ET on Sunday, October 7th. Presales begin Tuesday, October 9th at 10:00AM local time. All remaining tickets for the U.S. and Canada will be released to the general public at 9:00AM local time on Friday, October 12th. Public on sale for Mexico will open Wednesday, October 17th at 11:00AM local.

Lumineers Cover Tom Petty’s “Walls”, Proceeds Benefit MusiCares

On the one-year anniversary of his passing, The Lumineers today release their version of Tom Petty’s “Walls.” “Tom Petty is a musical hero of mine, and ‘Walls’ is such an incredible song,” shares the band’s Wesley Schultz, continuing “When I got married, my wife walked down the aisle to the song.”

After Touring with The Hold Steady, Alternative Singer-Songwriter Returns as Solo Artist With ‘She Was Born On Mars’

Take fiery guitars, distinctive vocals and an infectious chorus and you’ve got singer-songwriter Mortimer Jackson’s upcoming release ‘She Was Born On Mars’, dropping October 12th.

Having previously toured with The Hold Steady, received airplay on BBC Radio 1 and been played out on Soccer AM, singer-songwriter Mortimer Jackson is back with another indie rock anthem.

Following his success in previous bands, Jackson applied for a BASCA supported songwriting competition, in which he reached the final, kickstarting his career as solo artist.

Don Babylon Premieres FOUL LP via NO DEPRESSION

Originally from Richmond, VA, Don Babylon has been playing dive bars around the east coast since around 2013. In early 2018 they moved to Philly and began writing and recording their second album, Foul. They’re releasing it leading up to a tour with Car Seat Headrest, who praised their debut record, ‘Babe’, as one of their favorites of 2017. Understated raw garage energy in the same vein as Car Seat or Parquet Courts with a southern blues flair and refined song writing composition, they have the makings for success in the indie-rock world.

Jack White announces Nashville show at Bridgestone Arena

Jack White has announced a show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on November 20, 2018 as a makeup show for Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival’s recent cancellation, ending the BOARDING HOUSE REACH world tour with a special hometown performance. The show will feature support from very special guests Margo Price and Joshua Hedley, rounding out the Third Man-centric bill.


New Release from Ebenezer “53 Sundays” Out Now on Virgin UK/Interscope Records

Today, rising star Ebenezer releases a new project 53 Sundays. The 13-track project stands as a testimony to Ebenezer’s versatile and unique talent; touching on issues of religion, family and determination all of which were central to making Ebenezer the man he is today. The project includes recent single “Glory” as well as lead track “53 Sundays,” which was accompanied by a cinematic visual shot in New Orleans and premiered via i-D.

Bristol Newcomer’s The Desert deliver icy trip-hop melodies in new single Gone

“’Gone’ is about losing something or someone abruptly and how that can make you go a bit crazy. Gina’s voice is quite hoarse in the recording, which helps convey the desperation& frustration. There’s also a kind of excitement in that ‘fuck it’ feeling. The track is overall more positive than negative with each chorus ending ‘but I’ll find somewhere to put it’”.

Chase Rice Announces Cross-Country Eyes On You Tour

Platinum-certified artist Chase Rice has earned a reputation over the years among his loyal fans for delivering high-energy live shows, consistently selling out venues across the country. This fall he returns with the headlining Eyes On You Tour which will span coast to coast beginning Nov. 2 in Eugene, Ore.

“Our fans have been singing ‘Eyes On You’ back to us at the top of their lungs all summer long,” says Rice. “They made it a hit at our live shows before it even got to radio, so it’s only right that we name this the Eyes On You Tour and bring our show back to the people who have been so supportive all along.”

Alt-Pop Duo Nightly Release Brand New Track “Who Am I To You” Today

“Who Am I To You” is an up-tempo, synth-pop track off their new EP that is set to release this fall on Interscope Records. Earlier this year, the pair released “S.T.A.Y.” which is an acronym for “still think about you” and “Phantom,” which was recognized on Idolator’s roundup of New Music Friday.

Liela Moss (of The Duke Spirit) Shares New Track “Memories And Faces”

Of the track Liela says: “Musically the song is inspired by some of those crawling tempos of Mezzanine-era Massive Attack, whilst I was also chasing a particular kind of a sparse majesty like you hear in Emmylou Harris’s ‘Wrecking Ball’”. Of the video she adds: “With this video I wanted to play with an idea of a personal memory loop of someone. Ren Rox and I thought about that obsessive quality of remembering, and what it looks like in your mind’s eye. You replay, sometimes in colour sometimes in black and white. Often you recall them as they were in a photograph but other times with a less photographic visual quality, distant maybe, as if lost behind a veneer or tv glitch. Whilst all this was going on, I wanted to lie on the floor and pretend I was in a Roxy Music album cover. Just because!”

Stone Sour & Breaking Benjamin Inspired One-Man Metal Factory, Charlie Rees Releases “Hourglass”

With nods to the metal scene of the early 2000’s, Charlie Rees is preparing to release his latest single, Hourglass, an emotionally intoxicating four-minute ride through the artist’s darkest times. The follow-up to his single Bitter Taste, released in February, it shows a gentler side musically to Charlie’s style but packs no less of a punch.

Production duo BON (Gaika, Aristophanes) release debut mixtape ’33:33′

“We wanted to create a 33 min 33 sec journey to define and introduce our current sound. Music that jolts its way into existence – reflects the roots of where we came from and our formative experiences in sound, resolving into soulful ambience. This mixtape delivers a blend of future Hip Hop, dancehall, trap, ambient, avant garde, and post urban sounds. It’s an extension and expression of our most current productions and a prelude to our two EPs coming soon.”

All Hail The Silence (BT + Christian Burns) Share “Diamonds In The Snow” Video

ALL HAIL THE SILENCE share a brand new video for their single “Diamonds In The Snow” via Billboard. The track is the first single from their newly announced album, ‡ (Daggers), which is due out on January 18th, 2019. The video was directed by Ukranian director Histibe and you can watch it here + listen to the single here and read an exclusive interview with the band on Billboard.