@skopemag News For October 9, 2018 @ Noon EST

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JOHN BUTLER TRIO’s ‘Home’ Is #1 In Australia ?

John Butler sees new album Home go #1 in his native Australia, further cementing his title of Australia’s best selling independent artist of all time. It’s yet another trailblazing moment for Butler, made even more satisfying by the deeply personal and emotive content of Home. Here in the U.S., Home grabbed the #5 spot on the Alternative Albums Chart, #2 on the American/Folk Albums Chart, #8 on both the Rock and Independent Albums Charts and #29 Top Current Albums.

Tisakorean Officially Releases “Dip#TheWoah,”

Today Atlantic Records announced their partnership with Missouri City, TX-born rapper-producer-videographer-dancer TISAKOREAN and 8JENCY with the release of the viral dance sensation, “DIP (#THEWOAH),” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Check out the official video HERE.

Thom Artway – New video and single Sleeping Next to You

Singer-songwriter Thom Artway is back with a new track, ‘Sleeping Next to You’. Dealing with endless love, ‘Sleeping Next to You’ is an up-tempo number with influences spanning from Frightened Rabbit’s joyful moments in ‘Midnight Organ Fight’ to Mumford & Sons sculptured sound of ‘Little Lion Man’. New video was premiered by Clash Magazine.

Aftermath Release Official Lyric Video for “Smash Reset Control”

Chicago based Progressive Thrash Metal Band AFTERMATH has released the official lyric video for “Smash Reset Control,” off of their upcoming LP, There is Something Wrong.

Catch Fire // “Petrification” Music Video

“Petrification was the first track we wrote for Karma Owes Me a Lifetime of Happiness. It was actually written back in July of 2017, before we even knew what was going to happen with it. Myself and Miles sat down to write something, just because we fancied it really, as we’re always excited to see what we come up with in the moment. When Miles played the opening riff, the rest of the song wrote itself really, and it fell into place quite naturally. This song set the precedent for the record, stylistically. We loved the swung feel, the grungy vibes, and we couldn’t wait to write more.” -Miles, guitarist

Swiss Post-Noise/Sludge instrumentalists ØLTEN unveiled new music video “Lied”

A few days after unveilling a first audio excerpt with the song “Klark” (written in collaboration with Johannes Persson of Cult Of Luna), Swiss post-noise/sludge instrumentalists Ølten just unveiled a new track from their upcoming album with the music video of “Lied” available right now on YouTube.

Kodey Brims ‘Bundaberg Rum & Coke’ Single

Kodey Brims has been lucky enough to cross the ocean with her music. Born in Brisbane to a coal mining father and champion athlete mother, the desire to be a touring songwriter was a surprise to them both; so they bought her a guitar. After years of writing lyrics in her bedroom, Kodey found her ticket to the States by obtaining a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Now based in Nashville, TN, Kodey regularly performs in writers rounds in Music City.

2018’s Best Foodie Cities in America – WalletHub Study

With Oct. 16 being World Food Day and restaurant prices rising 2.8% between July 2017 and July 2018, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best Foodie Cities in America as well as accompanying videos.

To determine the best and cheapest local foodie scenes, WalletHub compared more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities across 29 key metrics. The data set ranges from affordability and accessibility of high-quality restaurants to food festivals per capita to craft breweries and wineries per capita.

TALA teams up with TUSKS for inventive remix of ‘My Love’

After her debut EP Ink clocked up well over a million streams on Spotify, Emily Underhill, aka TUSKS, released her debut album Dissolve to praise from the likes of 6Music’s Lauren Laverne and Annie Mac, MixMag, LOBF, MOJO, DIY, 405, Wonderland and more this time last year.

Digital reggae badman Manudigital drops video for infectiously colourful ‘Winner’ ft. Derrick Parker & Stitchie

Manudigital is a beatmaker, bassist and producer who specializes in digital reggae. Bringing soundsystem, bass and dancehall back around to young future and tech obsessed new generations seems to be his ever-expanding conquest. Being involved in music for more than 15 years now also as a widely respected composer, he participates in the recording of many international albums and singles, all thanks to his incredible talent. Manudigital has collaborated with legendary artists like Alborosie, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer and many more.

NONONO release video for new single Dancing (Mumbai Wedding)

Swedish alt-pop powerhouse NONONO today release the video to accompany their new single ‘Dancing (Mumbai Wedding)’. Joyous and uplifting, it touches on the twists and turns we go through in life and the wonderful experiences that can come in the darkest of times. Dancing (Mumbai Wedding) is the latest single to be released from Stockholm trio NONONO’s second album ‘Undertones’, which is out now on Warner Music Sweden.

Nili Hadida (Lilly Wood & The Prick) | Shares new live video

The live version of ‘A Lot Too Much’ finds Hadida demonstrating the new album’s expansive versatility, producing something here that turns to trip-hop and downtempo electronica for inspiration. Comprising of eleven tracks altogether, Hadida’s debut solo album scores through bold pop melodies, R&B, and glittering electronica to conjure up an eclectic, but captivating palette of sounds.


Directed by Colin West McDonald, “Not Cool” follows the band’s first two singles “Basement” and “Dinosaur” which have received critical praise and are also featured on their forthcoming EP, slated for release later this year. Vanyaland praised “Not Cool” calling it, “sweet futuristic carefree pop music” with “layers of crystalized pep.”

Margo Price Releases Video for Amazon Original “Leftovers”

Today, Margo Price released a video for her Amazon Original single “Leftovers.” The psychedelia-infused clip was shot in her hometown of Nashville, TN, in a retro mirrored studio specially constructed by the video’s director, Casey Pierce. The song is part of Amazon Music’s inaugural “Produced By” series featuring producer Matt Ross-Spang.

Gentle reminder that “Halflife” by Sandra Kolstad

Sandra Kolstad is the classically trained pianist who stormed into the electronic pop scene with authority receiving rave reviews amongst notable outlest, Dagsavisen proclaimed her “Norway’s new electronic pop queen”.

“HALFLIFE deals with paradoxes. Wanting someone who can not be had or choose something that is not entirely possible to choose. To live. To die. To be terrified yet overwhelmingly happy at the same time. Or simply to make heartfelt songs inside a modular vision…to which sometimes the only thing that helps is to dance!” – Sandra Kolstad

Annabel Allum releases ‘Sofa Song’ | heads out on debut headline tour today

After an imperious festival season, culminating in a ferocious set at Reading Festival, and acclaimed performances at BBC Radio 1’s Biggest Weekend, The Great Escape, Siren Fest (Italy), Boardmasters and more, Annabel Allum is heading out on her debut UK headline tour. Alongside, she is releasing the raw, contemplative new single Sofa Song out October 9th.

Def Leppard Receive Nomination for 2019 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame – Band Crosses 1 Million Tickets Sold

As announced today, Def Leppard garner a prestigious nomination for the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame® Induction Ceremony. This notably marks their first inclusion on the ballot.

Presented by Klipsch Audio, the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame® Induction Ceremony is scheduled for March 29, 2019 in Brooklyn, NY at Barclays Center. In addition to engaging a voting body of more than 1,000 artists, historians, and members of the music industry, fans may participate in the process by logging in and casting votes on rockhall.com. Fan voting goes live October 9 through 11:59pm ET December 9, 2018. The top five artists, voted by the public, comprise a “fans’ ballot” counted along with other ballots to choose the 2019 inductees.

Far Caspian release new single ‘Blue’

Leeds quartet Far Caspian unveil new single Blue, the latest cut taken from their forthcoming debut EP Between Days, out via UK label Dance To The Radio. Following on from the majestic Holding On, which turned heads when it drifted into the online sphere’s consciousness, and following singles Let’s Go Outside and The Place, Blue reaffirms the band’s knack for hazy, infectious dream-pop.

Hazel Bloom Releases Music Video For “I Loved You, Once”: WATCH

About the music video, Hazel Bloom states:
Working with Nick Valaskatgis (director / writer / producer) on the music video for “I Loved You, Once” was a lot of fun. He did an incredible job on bringing the story behind this song to life. It was awesome to work with someone who had a different perspective on the song as well as someone who could visualize the meaning behind the song. The video takes place during a summer breakup and has plenty of colorful scenes filled with life that I’m unbelievably excited to share with everyone.

AFTER THE CALM Release Official Music Video for “Stuck on Repeat”

Phoenix based Rock Band AFTER THE CALM has released the official music video for “Stuck on Repeat.” Directed by Jacob Reynolds (SLAVES, Dead Rabbitts), “Stuck on Repeat” is the band’s 3rd single released in 2018 produced by Matt Good (Asking Alexandria, The Word Alive).

AFTER THE CALM will be performing at the Arizona Humane Society Benefit Show in Scottsdale, AZ on November 10, 2018.

The Ophelias share “Moon Like Sour Candy” video ahead of fall tour dates w/ WHY?

“Moon Like Sour Candy is based on Midwestern longing and all four of the elements. The video takes everyday textures and pushes them into surreal territory.” – Spencer and Jo

Through a blend of understated rock, baroque pop and wide-skied atmospheres, The Ophelias explore the juxtapositions of youth on their album, Almost.

Wet Ashes Release “Disowned” From Upcoming Album

“Disowned” is the 2nd single from the new Wet Ashes’ album, “The Main Mane.” This song was originally written by the bassist of the band, Yuri Gonzalez and you can hear the influence of New Order’s Peter Hook. The song has also an interesting layer of guitars and energetic drums. Angel Soto’s lyrics have a dark tone and introspective message which together with female backing vocals make it somehow very danceable. The song was written during a winter in Chicago and therefore you can feel an urban decadent vibe but again Wet Ashes introduces a glimmer of hope here and there during the development of the song.

First Listen: Wet Ashes – Disowned

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