@skopemag News For October 8, 2018 @ 11 AM EST

Mozes & the Firstborn announce new record ‘Dadcore’ with single ‘If I’ | Out Jan 25th via Pop Up Records

Today, Netherlands four-piece Mozes and the Firstborn have announced that their new album ‘Dadcore’ will be released on January 25th. As the next taster after previous single, ‘Hello’, the band have released a brand new single ‘If I’ produced by Chris Coady (Grizzly Bear, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beach House), along with a video to accompany it which Clash described as “a lo-fi shoot that recalls gritty VHS while sluiced with outrageous colour”.

Mantell Release ‘Thirty-Two’ EP

Hailing from Melbourne’s inner suburbs comes Mantell, an indie rock quartet set to take on the city’s ever-evolving music scene. The band offers a fresh take on the genre with an alluring mash up of diverging guitars, harmonious base lines and classic seventies drumming, contributing to their unique and modern edge.

Introspective Swedish songwriter Helga reflects on the state of the environment

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.

Video released for single It’s All Yours by Not.Your.Regular.Boy.

“I’m color, I’m black & white, I’m Everything. I’m Not.Your.Regular.Boy. I don’t wanna identify myself as a man or a woman but as a human, as Not.Your.Regular.Boy. I don’t try to be labeled.”

Not.Your.Regular.Boy. is Ferry de Ruiter from Amsterdam. When he was only 5 years old, his father started to dissect the arrangements of the music they were listening to and make him aware of all the instruments. His inspiration became older music from the 60s to the 90s. From The Beatles to Blondie and from Culture Club to Queen. Participating in The Voice Of Holland he found himself the first person worldwide ever in this show to appear in full drag.

Nadia Nair releases stunning visual for ‘Bricks & Sandstorms’

Swedish songstress Nadia Nair has unveiled her stunning new video for latest single, ‘Bricks & Sandstorms’.

Created by Pope Studios production company, the video brings Nadia’s creative vision to life, thanks to the directing talents of Albin Linden, and dancers Brian ‘Poogi Madika, and Geetay Tapia, who were both part of the creative process.

Touché Amoré to release new album ‘10 Years / 1000 Shows: Live at the Regent Theater’

On February 16th, Touché Amoré played their 1000th show at The Regent Theater in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles to celebrate their 10-year anniversary as a band. The recording of the sold out show will be released as a live album entitled 10 Years / 1000 Shows at The Regent Theater on November 2nd via Epitaph.

Indie Rock Quartet Albany return with ‘Kingpin’ after playing Camden Rocks Festival and Supporting Scouting for Girls

After releasing their debut EP back in 2015, the quartet found themselves playing a number of shows including alongside Scouting for Girls at Mudfest, a headline slot at The Shed and live session with BBC Introducing. Following in the footsteps of Arctic Monkeys and Reverend & The Makers, the group worked with the team at 2Fly Studios in Sheffield, illustrating an obvious evolved and perfected sound, quite rightly raising their game in 2017 which landed them BBC Introducing’s ‘Track Of The Week.’

New St. Lenox Music Video – “The History of Sin Eaters” / Pilgrim’s Progress Trilogy

Today, St. Lenox shares the music video for the song “Vincent Van Gogh”. The video, entitled “The History of Sin Eaters” is directed by Elliot Lyman. Choi provides a synopsis of the video:

“The protagonist attempts to enact the ritual of the sin eater, as a way to absolve the sins of the Democratic Party ahead of the upcoming 2018 midterm elections. In the course of performing the ritual, the protagonist recounts his take on sin eaters in both historical and modern times.”

Canadian Nuela Charles craves ‘Danger’ on ritzy return

NUELA CHARLES, alternative-soul powerhouse, who takes influence from the likes of Nina Simone and more, delivers a style of potent vocals amid sassy instrumentation and percussion. Kenya-born, Canada-based Nuela has been noted as “one to watch” by the legendary Soul Train, after she struck off 2018 with a JUNO Award Nomination for Contemporary Album of the Year with her sophomore album “The Grand Hustle” and her debut American performance was at the renowned “It’s A School Night” showcase in Los Angeles, on the personal invite of Chris Douridas, popular DJ and musical tastemaker at Santa Monica, California’s radio station KCRW, after he added Charles’ saxy ‘Unfortunate Love’ into rotation.

New Kids On The Block Announce The MixTape Tour

Today New Kids On The Block, the multiplatinum selling pop super-group, unveiled an epic lineup for their highly anticipated 2019 tour. NKOTB took to the Today Show plaza to reveal The MixTape Tour with very special guests Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson and Naughty by Nature. The five iconic pop and hip-hop acts will hit the road together for the first time ever on a 53-city tour across North America next summer.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, October 12th at Ticketmaster.com. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, October 9th at 10am local time through Thursday, October 11th at 10pm local time.


Today, three-time Grammy-nominated and platinum-selling recording artist Elle King once again triumphantly tops the Triple A Radio chart this week at #1 with “Shame,” the first single from her forthcoming second studio album SHAKE THE SPIRIT. “Shame” follows “Ex’s & Oh’s” as her second single to reign at the top of the Triple A Chart. SHAKE THE SPIRIT is set for release October 19thon RCA Records.

Fauvely Debuts LP, “Tides” on Midwest Action Records

Fauvely is the project of Chicago-based singer-guitarist Sophie Brochu, who creates deeply personal dream-pop music. After completing her master’s in fiction writing and feeling frustrated with the constraints of her craft, Sophie turned to music for its raw and immediate release. The title of her debut EP, Watch Me Overcomplicate This (Midwest Action, 2017), speaks to the confessional tone of songs that range from delicately self-effacing to hauntingly sad.

RQ releases self-portrait album ‘Solid Ground’ – out now!

From Alex Reece to J Majik, from Dillinja to Goldie, the influence of Jazz has been a constant and shadowy presence in Drum & Bass. We can hear its echoes in the samples and instrumental palettes of the early Liquid Funk & Atmospheric D&B championed by Fabio’s Creative Source, Bukem’s Good Looking Records and the legendary Moving Shadow or, more obliquely, in the smoky, late-night moods of Source Direct, DJ Trace and Hidden Agenda,

Mozzy Hosts ‘Provide For Your People’ Giveback Event In Sacramento

On Saturday, Sacramento-bred rapper, Mozzy, hosted the Provide For Your People giveback event at Fourth Avenue Park in Sacramento, CA from 10am-2pm. In addition to repaving the basketball court, Mozzy gifted 400 members of the community with haircut vouchers, backpacks, school supplies, shoes, gift certificates and more. Activities included games, face painting and jump houses along with a variety of food vendors.

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Daniella Mason Gets “Emotional” with Billboard, Releases New EP

“Nashville pop singer Daniella Mason is about to unleash her Emotional State EP, and it’s been in the making for quite some time now— even when she didn’t know it,” Billboard’s Gab Ginsberg wrote on Thursday. “The death of a loved one led to some of the most potent storytelling of Mason’s career, and the recording process was no less heart-wrenching. Now, she is ready to share her innermost vulnerabilities and fears, if only so others can find reprieve.”

Pre-listening – ORKID – “NoNoh”

ORKID shares: “NoNoh” is about that moment when you feel you’ve had enough of someone’s bullshit. Singing this song is literally a release for me. It’s an aggressive yet awesome feeling of strength. The song kind of speaks for itself; with the melodies and track combined, “NoNoh” gives you exactly that sense of self-empowerment”.

Longwave release “Stay With Me”, first single in 10 years

While their new album is still under wraps, the band just released, “Stay With Me”, the first single from the NY rockers in ten years. Soon to be released as a limited-pressed 7″ through indie label Bodan Kuma Recordings.

Stockholm Noir drops new music

STOCKHOLM NOIR explore and create a darker side of electronic music and was formed in Sweden 2017. The anonymous collective build their artistry and brand through releasing songs and communicating through the music only. Stockholm Noir’s cinematic sound have given them impressive features in big Swedish series such as “Gåsmamman 3”, and “Jordskott 2” and was praised by Swedish music critic Fredrik Strage in “Nyhetsmorgon”, the biggest morning show in Sweden. They have been spotted in the Global Viral 50 list on Spotify, on the influential music blog Popjustice and several times on Hypemachine.