@skopemag News For October 5 @ 11 AM EST

Slothrust Share “Birthday Cake” Video Via Paper

Paper has premiered the video for Slothrust’s song “Birthday Cake”. COS originally premiered the track, which was accompanied by an Origins piece. Prior to this video release, Stereogum premiered the track “Planetarium”, Alternative Press premiered the video/track for “Double Down” and Billboard announced the new LP, plus premiered the first track from the album “Peach”. Billboard also did a sit down talk with lead singer/guitarist Leah Wellbaum who spoke at length about the album. The band released their new LP ‘The Pact’ on 9/14 via Dangerbird Records. The will continue their North American tour on 10/14, kicking off with a performance at Aftershock Fest. In the first leg of their tour, they sold out shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, and Denver.

Steven Moses shares new video for “Alone”

Rising artist Steven Moses just released his new video for “Alone” via No Jumper. The single is featured on his debut Love Me/Leave Me, and is one of the standouts from the project. Watch Steven Moses pour out his heart and soul in the moody video directed by Trey Lyons and share now .

INTRO: Iceland’s dream-pop trio Vök – ‘Night & Day’

“‘Night and Day’ can make you feel warm and happy inside with its shimmering synths and Margrét Ra´n’s gentle voice floating on top of the track.” – Magnetic Mag

NAVVI Releases New ‘Ultra’ Album On Hush Hush Records | Playing Two Seattle Shows This Month

NAVVI’s Kristin Henry and Brad Boettger are driving through the expanse of Utah. The word “Ultra” had been simmering in the back of Boettger’s mind – prior, he thought nothing more than just liking the sound of the word, but seeing the sky turn several shades of blue and orange with solitary mountains brimming in the distance, it all began to coalesce. He throws out the idea of calling the new album ULTRA. Henry’s in the driver’s seat, watching the same sky change colors from her rearview mirror. Struck by the moment as well, she agrees without hesitation. When the band returned from tour, Boettger composed the instrumentals that would become the massive title track to ULTRA, their sophomore LP out Sept. 28 via Hush Hush Records.

Nate Curry – Cold Shoulder (Official Video)

Approchable Members of Your Local Community Share ‘Only Friend (feat. Tamara Dream’)

Taking time out of their neighbourhood watch and bake sales, Melbourne’s septet Approachable Members of Your Local Community will today release the shimmery new single ‘Only Friend (feat. Tamara Dream)’. Already winning over media, the single was chosen as part of triple j unearthed’s NIDA film clip competition which will premiere on Rage on October 6th.

OUT TODAY | RKCB share soulful new single and video ‘Alone With You Pt. 2’

Soulful LA-based, dream-pop duo RKCB end their relatively quiet 2018 with their first new single of the year called ‘Alone With You Pt. 2’, premiering along with its cinematic music video via Billboard now.

Charlene Soraia releases new single ‘Tragic Youth’ on October 5th through Peacefrog Records

Speaking about the track, Charlene said “Tragic Youth’ is about the involuntary process of laying one’s inalterable past to rest before they believe they are ready to do so. The abstraction and resistance to fight the urge to ‘bite the hand that feeds’ despite desperately seeking change, is also explored in this song. Wanting change yet resisting new experiences despite knowing that to create is to destroy and that rebirth only follows death.”

Dave Returns With ‘Funky Friday Feat. Fredo’

After a summer spent picking up a number of prestigious accolades and gracing festival stages around the world, young prodigy Dave returns today with a brand new single & video for ‘Funky Friday’ featuring one of the UK’s most exciting breakout artists, Fredo. The track is the first new material in six months from the much-hyped musician and begins a run of single releases, independent to his highly-anticipated debut album, scheduled for early next year.

Ashlee Simpson & Evan Ross release ‘I Want You’ today and announce Debut EP release

America’s sweethearts Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross aka Ashlee + Evan have delivered the goods once again with a brand new track titled ‘I Want You,’ which dropped today and is available on all digital platforms worldwide.

The infectious and bluesy ‘I Want You’ comes equipped not only with a compelling lyric video out today, but also the exciting news that the duo will be releasing a very special 6-track self-titled EP on October 12. To be released on Access Records, the EP will feature songs heard on their hit E! docu-series Ashlee + Evan.

Tara-Lynn Sharrock ‘Tunnel Of Love’ Single

Tara-Lynn Sharrock is a self-taught, versatile artist with a voice to match any genre, any style, any occasion – with the power of Celine Dion, and the delicacy of Enya. Tunnel of Love is a joint project written by Patrice Larkin and sung by Tara-Lynn Sharrock.

Helga battles for the environment in dark new video

Hailing from the forests of Dalarna, Sweden, Helga writes music from the confines of her cabin. Living in the wilderness with just her guitar for company has given her songwriting a unique sense of introspection.

Liam Payne, Jonas Blue and Lennon Stella release ‘Polaroid’

Not content with having a summer smash hit with the glorious ‘Rise’ Ft Jack & Jack, unstoppable hit-maker Jonas Blue returns with an even bigger single, ‘Polaroid’, featuring Liam Payne and Nashville star Lennon Stella out now on Positiva via Virgin EMI. It is taken from his debut album which will be released in November.

Phlake unveil slick new single ‘Waited All Summer’ feat. Mercedes

A rich and sumptuous slice of the Phlake’s soulful signature sound, ‘Waited All Summer’ utilises the vocal of Mercedes and oozes hints of breakbeat drums and saxophone samples that transport the listener to early 90’s tones. The duo’s new single follows the release of their 2017 album Weird Invitations, which was certified Gold.

Vietnamese-American singer TRACE reveals smoky trap-inflected new single, ‘Side Eye’ | Out Now via Ultra Music

“I’m not here to make you feel good,” TRACE sighs in her new single, “Side Eye,” out today on Ultra Music. Though sonically sweet with soft acoustic guitar chords and a gentle trap beat, the song has a bitter bite. It details TRACE’s complicated relationship with men that stems from that with her father:

George Glew releases atmospheric new single ‘Higher’

The track premiered with Clash, who called it “a deft fusion of emotive songwriting and dappled electronics… a confident step forward, rooted in that broad, affecting vocal, and the sparse, subtle arrangement.” A delicate blend of minimalist guitars and vocal harmonies, ‘Higher’ builds from subtle fragility to soaring crescendos, an uplifting and transcendent sonic journey taking in soulful vocals, captivating production and infectious, stirring choruses.

RHIAN SHEEHAN releases his stunning third album ‘A Quiet Divide’

Acclaimed for both his original music and his screen composition work, Sheehan’s latest piece of work is a sublime marriage of modern-classical orchestral chamber music, piano, and textural cinematic guitar and synth-pop soundscapes. The new record A Quiet Divide expands further on the ambient/post-rock sound that has gained Sheehan fans across the globe and takes it to a deeper level.

Marcus Strickland announces ‘People of the Sun’ out 11/9 via Blue Note/Revive Music

On November 9th, Brooklyn composer-saxophonist Marcus Strickland will release his thrilling new LP People of the Sun via Blue Note/Revive Music. The first track “Timing” is out today, which pairs Mitch Henry’s shimmering organ with an astral trap beat. Kyle Miles’ low end burbling along with Charles Haynes’ rapid-fire snaps and pops gives us a drum ‘n’ bass-evoking jolt. Strickland’s blowing glides over the bustling scene, which is fitting since he was imagining “being a black superhero, soaring through the air trying to save my people.”

Black Futures share the brain-busting video for new single ‘Trance’

Filmed in the Joshua Tree desert, the video opens to unnerving silence before unleashing a potent blend of lysergic visions and perception skewing landscapes. The visuals are accompanied by the undulating tones of ‘Trance’, which weave between anthemic hooks and passages of chaotic instrumentals, juxtaposing glistening vocals with industrial aural anarchy. Celebrate the video’s release by confessing your secrets here.

Dirty Nice unveil video for ‘Always Summer’, vaporwave meets Dali | debut EP out today

Inspired equally by the fringe-culture of vaporwave and the early 20th century expressionist art of Salvador Dali and Piet Mondrian, Dirty Nice’s video for latest single Always Summer is a surreal window into the duo’s creative hive-mind. The perfect accompaniment to the groovy, breezy alt.pop sound the track offers, it’s another softly vibrant audio-visual addition to their burgeoning canon.

Alt-Electronic Songstress Corina Seas Releases “Wasted Time”

Masterful production and standout vocals, Corina Seas shows off the full scale of her musical capabilities in her latest single, “Wasted Time.” A track exploring the struggle of maintaining individuality in an intimate relationship, “Wasted Time” combines passionate thematics with catchy lyrics and intricate music production. Beyond the impressive scope of her musicality on this track, “Wasted Time” is a fun song that audiences are bound to vibe with. The single is the first from her upcoming EP, Disassociated set for release in late October, and is now available on SoundCloud.

AlunaGeorge Release “Champagne Eyes” EP Today. Features Bryson Tiller and Cautious Clay

The band’s first independently-released project, Champagne Eyes was recorded and executive produced by Aluna Francis and George Reid in New York City this spring, and marks a return to the deliciously twisted electronic soul that made audiences fall in love with the group’s 2013 debut album Body Music. Infusing their signature sounds with a lyrical exploration of sex, power, and the complexity of identity, these songs will move your body as well as burrow into your brain.

Tiësto Delivers ‘Jackie Chan’ Remixes Vol. 2

GRAMMY-winning, platinum-certified, international DJ and producer Tiësto has unveiled the diverse remix package for his gigantic summer production ‘Jackie Chan’. The Official UK top #5 smash has so far amassed over 500 million combined streams, becoming the Dutch DJ’s most streamed track of all time.

Arkells release new track ‘American Screams’ through phone hotline

Today Arkells officially release “American Screams” another new track off their highly anticipated studio album Rally Cry set for release on October 19. The song set social media aflutter when it was unofficially released earlier in the week through a hotline currently advertised on a non-descript billboard set up in Buffalo, New York. The billboard reads: “Can’t sleep off those American Screams? Call 1.888.426.8856.”


Heralded as one of the most exciting and forward-thinking ambassadors of pop at every turn Charli XCX marks the pop collaboration of the year with her new single “1999” alongside Troye Sivan. Charlotte Aitchison, aka Charli XCX, penned “1999” with Sivan – who is also featured on vocals – and the single’s accompanying writers Noonie Bao, Brett McLaughlin, and Oscar Holter, who also produced the track. A bass-laced juggernaut beaming with nostalgia, “1999” binds Charli’s commercial intellect with her innovative instincts, feeling as infectious as it does rebellious – listen HERE!