@skopemag News For October 18, 2018 @ 1 pm est


Atlantic Records has announced the signing of British band Broken Hands who have gripped U.K. press such as the BBC, NME, and The Independent with their dazzling excursions into space rock, psychedelic garage, and fuzzed out gritty blues.

Sarah And The Safe Word Announce Upcoming EP Release “Red Hot & Holy” Out 10/26

Atlanta gothic pop/rock and roll band Sarah And The Safe Word have announced the upcoming release of their new EP, “Red Hot & Holy,” out on all digital platforms Oct 26. The lead single (and title track) was released on Sept 21, and offers up an ambitious combination of gothicism, dark pop, and hints of gospel. A unique break in the modern rock mold, Sarah And The Safe Word is cinematic, sensual, and simply put, talented. About the EP, member Kienan states:

“Red Hot & Holy is the first Sarah & the Safe Word record to make full use of all 7 of us. We collaborated on a level we never have before, and I think everyone’s individual voice can be heard in each song—sometimes literally, since almost everyone in the band is a singer too. A lot of records can start feeling like the same song over and over, so we tried very hard to make each song its own original, cinematic world.”

Brent Walsh of I the Mighty Releases New, Hip-Hop Inspired Single “The Way You Seem”

Today, Brent Walsh premiered “The Way You Seem” – the second single from his sophomore release Are You Even There at All?. “The Way You Seem” finds Walsh exploring new territory as he delicately balances hip-hop beats and R&B melodies with lyrics focused on the insecurity of falling in love. The track initially took shape conceptually when Walsh found inspiration in a beat that his I the Mighty bandmate, guitarist Ian Pedigo, was creating on his computer. This presented the unique opportunity for these longtime bandmates and friends to collaborate in a new way, and the result is a bold creative direction for Walsh that exemplifies the tremendous range he shows on his latest EP. You can stream “The Way You Seem” now on YouTube or Spotify.


My Brightest Diamond Previews New LP with New Song via Rolling Stone

My Brightest Diamond examines self-discovery through communal groove on her new song “It’s Me on the Dance Floor.” The whirlwind track previews singer-songwriter Shara Nova’s upcoming fifth studio album, A Million and One, out November 23rd via Rhyme & Reason Records.

My Brightest Diamond Previews New LP ‘A Million and One’ With Dark, Funky Song

Lauran Hibberd’s off-kilter indie Pop- New Music Friday UK

“For me, ‘What Do Girls Want?’ is a good punch to the mouth. It’s sarcastic, and bleakly honest. It highlights what it feels like to be young, and obsesses over the ideas that come with being just that.”

Norway’s Mr Little Jeans has her eyes set on 2020 in politically charged track, “Unfollow”    

Norway’s Mr Little Jeans (Monica Birkenes) returns today with her politically charged track, “Unfollow”, premiering on THE FADER.

Madame Gandhi Premieres Self-Reflective Video for Percussive Afrobeat Jam “Bad Habits” via OkayAfrica

Exuberant drummer, singer/songwriter, and fourth-wave feminist, Madame Gandhi premieres the celebratory video for her latest single, “Bad Habits” via OkayAfrica. Directed by Raine Allen-Miller, the jubilant clip features Madame Gandhi and an ensemble of multi-faceted, diverse women dancing and re-eductating themsevles in the desert in Gandhi’s signature yellow color.

Jenaux Releases New Single, ‘Could This Be Love,’ Ft. T-Elle Out Now Via Gramatik’s Lowtemp

Jenaux is back again with the funk on his newest single. Titled “Could This Be Love” featuring T-Elle, Jenaux’s latest single has found a home via Gramatik’s Lowtemp Records. “Could This Be Love” comes on the heels of Jenaux’s recent release ‘Funk Tape ’18.’

Indian Sludge/Doom band Dirge premiere full album on Metal Injection

Pune, India based sludgy doom outfit DIRGE will release their debut album, Ah Puch, this October 19.

Premiere metal website Metal Injection is currently streaming the full album. Previously, YouTube channel “Stoned Meadow of Doom” streamed the track “Montezuma’s Revenge” and Decibel Magazine had premiered the song “La Malinche” as well.


On December 7, Coldplay will celebrate their record-breaking A Head Full Of Dreams Tour with the release of Live In Buenos Aires / Live In São Paulo / A Head Full Of Dreams (Film), on CD, DVD, vinyl and digital.

The Live In Buenos Aires album was recorded on November 15, 2017 – the final night of the A Head Full Of Dreams Tour. The 24 track audio set marks the first time that a Coldplay concert has been released in its entirety.


RUBEN STUDDARD and CLAY AIKEN join forces for a monumental, one-of-a-kind Holiday spectacular Broadway show. Meghan McCain took to “The View” today to make the exclusive announcement of the limited run show which had the audience and viewers thrilled and feeling the holiday spirit! A family affair, the spectacular will see Ruben and Clay journey through a fusion of holiday music and entertainment featuring lighthearted comedy, astounding versatility and, as always, Ruben and Clay’s magnetic stage presence. “American Idol’s” fan favorite odd couple will give fans the reunion they have been asking for when the duo takes to the stage for this limited engagement holiday event.

Tickets are now available online at Telecharge.com and by phone at 212-239-6200.

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Calvin Love Shares New Single “You Got Me Runnin,” New LP Out Next Week via Modern Sky USA

Canadian songwriter Calvin Love will release his new LP, Highway Dancer, next Friday, October 26th via Modern Sky USA. Inspired by his restless spirit and the thousands of miles he’s spent alone on the open road, it’s an album for travelers, and for anyone who’s ever been in between moving and standing still.

Rodney Crowell To Release “Christmas Everywhere” November 2nd Via New West Records

Today, Billboard premiered the song “When The Fat Guy Tries The Chimney On For Size” and of Christmas Everywhere, they state, “Fifty years removed from his days as a teen playing in Houston garage bands, the six-time Americana Honors & Awards winner has returned to release arguably one of the most introspective recordings of his storied career.”