@skopemag News For October 12, 2018 @ 2 pm est

Free Money share new video for ‘U Got Me’

Free Money are a four-piece from East London. The upcoming EP is to be released via Buff Records and Communion Records. Fittingly it’s Communion’s first collaboration of this kind and also the first release for Buff Records,Dan White (Tribes) and Blaine Harrison (Mystery Jets).

Higher Education’s new music video for “Leaky Basement” is out now!

Rock-Reggae Fusion band, Higher Education, is made up of brothers, Petey and Danny Devaney on the guitars, bass and vocals, and Bradley Wilson on drums. Recently, the power trio added Chris Haddad Since 2010, they’ve independently released four studio albums, Chasing Highs, Would You Like Fries With That, The Ballad of Alexander Henry, and Gift Called Life. “Leaky Basement” is the band’s second music video release from 2018’s “Gift Called Life”. Arriving with a cutting edge sound reinforced by deep lyrics, the single serves as a perfect follow to the upbeat happy release of the “Gift Called Life” single.

HEALTH’s New Single/Musc Video “BODY/PRISON” Out Now: A Perturbator Collaboration & European Tour Dates Announced

The LA-based band of Jacob Duzsik, John Famiglietti, and Benjamin Miller also announced European tour dates supporting The Neighbourhood on an eleven date run, including a show at Brixton Academy on January, 30th. HEALTH recently performed at Chicago’s Riot Fest and will perform next at LA’s Cloak & Dagger Festival on November 10th.


Little more than a year after releasing their debut EP “Dimensions Of A Dream”, Secret Chord astonish their fans with a brand new song. “Wraith Of Oblivion” is the title of their most recent composition, revealed last September 8th. The new song’s music video, already available on YouTube, was recorded by Marta Malva in Tentúgal (Coimbra) and Amieira (Soure) and directed and produced by Bruno Vale (PubliTV). The recording, mixing and masterization was done by João Dourado at Golden Jack Studios, in Coimbra.


Coldplay have announced a new film, A HEAD FULL OF DREAMS, which throws the doors wide open on their colorful 20 year history. The film will be available to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video starting in the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand on Friday, November 16 with local language versions available globally soon after.

Introducing Noble Kin!

Noble Kin, released his latest single “Let The End Times” roll today in celebration of the announcement that his new album of the same name will be released November 9th. “Let The End Times Roll” is a rambling, high-energy alt-folk track built around layers of guitar and accented by meticulously arranged synths.

Nef The Pharaoh, Cuban Doll, and ALLBLACK Share the Rambunctious “86” Vid

With an elastic flow and an irrepressible energy, Nef The Pharaoh can turn any situation into a party. The bounciest of all the neo-hyphy bangers that populate his debut album The Big Chang Theory, “86” chronicles an incident when Nef was too lit for the club. In the new video, Nef squads up with Cuban Doll and ALLBLACK in the Hollywood Hills, turning up in a gorgeous apartment and disturbing some neighbors in the process. Hosted on No Jumper, “86” is the latest creative visual from the project, following the playalistic “Boostin'” and the celebratory “That Was God.”


Atlantic recording artist Bri Steves has released her latest track “Miami.” The track is the follow up to the recently released “Late Night” that came along with companion video, which premiered via Complex. Bri Steves continues to crank out new music, “Miami” being her third track released in recent weeks, following “Late Night” and “Ain’t Shit.”

CALAMITY (Thrash Metal – Puerto Rico): “The Truth” Radio Single + Music Video

Puerto Rican thrashing outfit Calamity originally started off as a Metallica cover band under the moniker Silent Scream in 2009 and soon after having own materials, they decided to continue under the name of Hush. Hush had their first gig on the local scene in 2010. After opening for Skeletonwitch in Puerto Rico, the band decided to adapt a full thrash metal style, rooted in the sonic aesthetics of both old school overlords and modern revival acts. In 2014, months before releasing their first EP, Let em’ burn, Hush changed their name to Calamity to have a better representation of their newly converted musical route.

New Music: Epic’s Jez Dior Shares “Nobody Knows” Ft. Jackson Guthy | On Tour Now!

“‘Nobody Knows’ is a song about knowing and loving every little intricacy of the person you’re with,” says Dior. “It’s that connection where nobody could possibly understand what you two share unless they have experienced it for themselves.”


“Whiplash is about breaking free from the everyday and chasing your dreams. I wrote it when I was in London working in an office job and I’d just decided to move to Glasgow to pursue Bossy Love with John. He sent me the track while I was at work – I literally top-lined it in the bathroom and finished the chorus at my desk, while pretending to order stationery. This song is about the beginning of our adventure together; waltzing into the unknown with a confident uncertainty, but knowing everything was gonna be okay because I was doing it with my best friend.” AMANDAH, BOSSY LOVE

Robby Takac (Goo Goo Dolls) Theme for Johnny Gruesome (horror movie)

“Dyin’ Tonight,” an original song performed by Robby Takac of Goo Goo Dolls fame for the upcoming horror film Johnny Gruesome, has been released by Funhouse Productions and is available for purchase on major music platforms ahead of the film’s October 16th VOD release. Takac co-wrote the song with Armand John Petri and Joe Rozler, and recorded it at his GCR Studios in Buffalo, New York.

USHER DROPS “A” – A Collaborative Project – OUT NOW

Madame Gandhi Premieres “Bad Habits” Single

Today Los Angeles-based drummer, solo artist, and fourth-wave feminist Madame Gandhi premieres her new single, “Bad Habits.” Inspired by Fela Kuti, “Bad Habits” is a joyous electronic Afrobeat song being released to coincide with Felabration, co-produced by Zach Witness (producer of Erykah Badu’s latest album, But You Caint Use My Phone). In it, the former drummer for M.I.A. sings over a funky, staccato beat about overcoming one’s negative tendencies: “I’ve been so pressed that I don’t even know/What’s botherin’ me.” At its core it is an inspirational call to action, “Thinking about how I can be so much better/Thinking about all the tears I’ve cried.” The song also features African-influenced guitar, congas, cowbells and keyboards that build to a rapturous crescendo.

Randall Dunn / “Mexico City” official video

Randall Dunn, the musician, producer, and engineer renowned for his work with Sunn0))), Earth, Tim Hecker, Six Organs of Admittance, Anna Von Hausswolff and more has shared a new song “Mexico City” from his debut solo album. Beloved is set for release on vinyl and digital formats via figureight on November 9th, featuring contributions from past collaborators including Timm Mason, Frank Fisher (Algiers), and Zola Jesus.

Check Out JOE SETTINERI Official Music Video for Emotionally Powerful New Single, “Batman Cries”!

“The new video for BATMAN CRIES explores the inner superhero in us all — the strong, inner-spirit that fights for us and keeps us moving, dreaming, and striving. It’s about the eventuality that even our strongest self needs to be reassured, lifted up, and cheered on. It’s about being down – seriously down – with seemingly no way up and finding that inner strength to go forth. When a superhero is down, it tears us apart, but when that superhero is us, it’s a matter of life and death.” – Joe Settineri

Paris Releases New Single “Fall” – One Night In Paris EP Ft. Travis Barker & Trippie Redd    

This summer the cellist and former firefighter toured with rap superstars, POST MALONE and 21 SAVAGE. After working with celebrated hip-hop star, GUNNA the California native impressively acquired features from BLINK-182’s legendary drummer, TRAVIS BARKER and rap phenomenon TRIPPIE REDD for his EP. “Po’ed Up” recently was added to Spotify’s Most Necessary Playlist.

Michael Franti & Spearhead’s “Stay Human Vol. II” out 1/25 via Thirty Tigers

He explains, “I’ve traveled the globe making music and throughout the years I’ve always hoped that it could inspire small steps towards making the world a better place. Struggling with the challenges of the world I began filming my new documentary, Stay Human, telling the stories of heroic everyday people who helped me to discover more deeply what it means to be and STAY HUMAN.”

Ella Mai’s Self-Titled Debut Album Is Available Now

The wait is over for Ella Mai’s self-titled debut, released worldwide today, Friday, October 12th. Executive-produced by Mustard, the singer-songwriter’s musical director, Ella Mai is a kaleidoscopic romp through the 23-year-old’s whimsical world of young and unabashed, millennial love. Ella Mai (10 Summers/Interscope Records) is now available at all digital retailers.

HELL IN TOWN: watch haunting video for “Wilder” now!

Surfacing from the muck and bathed in flames over the great Garonne river, HELL IN TOWN is an historical entity of the Bordeaux metal scene. Conjuring their strong southern roots to produce a groove-laden brand of Heavy, this riff machine is characterized by the powerful and husky vocals of its bassist and founder Matt DMS.

Michael Hanson Debut Single – The Girl That Love Forgot

On the heels of one of the more highly regarded YouTube cover performances of Leonard Cohen’s famous “Hallelujah” … Michael Hanson now raises the bar once again – this time for pure originality – on his new outstanding debut single “The Girl That Love Forgot”.

Dave Davies Of The Kinks Releases New Album “Decade”

Founding member of The Kinks Dave Davies has released a his new album Decade, a collection of unreleased songs recorded in the 1970’s. The album is currently out via Red River Entertainment/The Orchard and Green Amp Records, and Davies will be on tour in early 2019. Decade is currently available via these outlets and more.

Gene Micofsky releases debut solo album Amusia

Ironically, Amusia literally means a lack of music—notes are out of tune, music is flat, and no longer enjoyable—and is something Micofsky feels a slight version of this is temporarily experienced at various stages while making music. There are moments where you lose complete perspective on your own work, before ultimately tying it all together at the end.

Taliwhoah cites Sade and Solange in dusky, soul-infused new single RUN ALONG on Rostrum Records

Following from her gloriously sweeping EP ‘New Wave Order Vol. 1’ and 2018 hit single ‘Soul Food’, which amassed nearly 1million streams on Spotify last year, soulful and passionate R&B frontwoman Taliwhoah returns under new management with the unveiling of her latest single ‘Run Along’, available from today via Rostrum Records.

Reverend Screaming Fingers – “No Destination”

“No Destination” moves like a fever dream. Its rise and fall dances with a melodic guitar as the blistering day turns to sacred night. Through measures of wavering chords that wash against the stanza’s canvas, and a drum beat the grooves with punctuated syncopation, the song becomes an aching story. It’s easy to imagine a black Cadillac driving down a lonely road with a destination unknown. As it finally peels out of focus, we start to wonder, was it ever really there at all?


Portuguese DJ and producer CØDE has achieved viral internet success with his innovative blend of musical genres ranging from indie pop, to trap, to R&B, to tech house. His style is the perfect complement to electronic trio The Immature Kids, whose fusion of contemporary pop music and evolving dance sounds has landed their work on some of the industries most lauded music networks like the trendsetting brand Trap Nation. Add to this recipe the talent of Australian DJ and vocalist Untold – who has supported artists included Will Sparks, Savage, The Game, Kronic and more – and you have a surefire musical gem that’s bound to reach ears from all kinds of musical backgrounds. “Ride” is exactly that – a mellow, meandering jewel that’s both dreamy, sultry and easy to move to, and a perfect farewell to the warm summer season.

Electro Pop Outfit PLYA Release Eye Candy Video For “Innocent”

“When we were in L.A. recording the song, I was captivated by how so many people travel there from around the world with their highest hopes coming face to face with a cut throat reality. That imagery really resonated with us, so we decided to travel back and film it where the song was inspired – in the depths of a dark, unrelenting city that will be conquered.”