@skopemag News For October 22, 2018 @ Noon est


Written, recorded and engineered entirely by the band, the band then took a 10 month break from the road to record new music. The first thing they did was head back to their native Liverpool, where they rented a pod in an old shipping factory in the Baltic Triangle area of the city, and filled it with vintage recording equipment.

Mr. Koifish: Former Turboweekend legend releases infectious breezy vocoder soaked ‘Hang Our Coats’

Mr. Koifish is Morten Køie’s new band. It’s all about kicking back and taking it easy – letting the stress flow off your back. You might remember Morten from Danish ‘Best Live Band’ Turboweekend, where he brought a smile and a raised eyebrow to a packed festival or concert hall on his bass – now he’s going to show you his new vibe with songs written during the Turboweekend years and produced by Hot Gills with a new collective of musicians, family and friends.

Leo Law reveals new single and visual for ‘Let Your Guard Down’

Creative artist Leo Law is ready to reintroduce himself to the world, with the 25 year-old Londoner now unveiling the release of his strikingly emotive new single ‘Let Your Guard Down’. Written at a time when Leo was exploring his sexuality, the concept of the single highlights the frustration, insecurity and confusion he experienced in the dating world after coming out.

Mason Maynard & Green Velvet Share New Track ‘Got This’

Teaming up with the legendary producer to create a thumping floorfiller blessed with Mason’s driven, four-the-the-floor style, the track is set for release on Green Velvet’s Relief Records label, and follows Mason’s recent Australia & New Zealand tour.

Moonwalker Drop “True Love” Video

NY alternative rockers Moonwalker (featuring 2/5’s of former pop-punk/indie outfit Reckless Serenade) have just dropped a new music video for the song “True Love”, now streaming.

Half Stack’s Jay Som produced indie-country album is out today

Combining outlaw country with sweet 60’s psych, Oakland’s Half Stack have really hit their sweet spot on Quitting Time, their first LP out today on taste-making Bay label Processional Cross. We teamed up with one of our favorite West Coast blogs, Phluff, for an exclusive stream of the album this past week. They called the album, “a twangy 21st century tip of the hat to the timeless transient cowboy story”, and we couldn’t agree more. Half Stack perfectly navigate the edges of slacker-pop, writing beautifully crafted songs that come off effortlessly and sincere, without trying too hard.

Young Romantic releases official video for debut single ‘Move (Time To Get Loose)’

Having already amassed over 3 million global streams since release, mysterious producer Young Romantic has now unleashed the official video for ever-popular debut single ‘Move (Time To Get Loose).’

VATTICA Release Official Music Video for “Criminal”

Hollywood based Alternative Rock Band VATTICA has released the official music video for their single, “Criminal.” Directed by Prentice and filmed and edited on location in Los Angeles, CA, “Criminal” is a direct criticism of the current political turmoil in American politics.

OHHMS: watch “Shambles” video ; new album “Exist” coming Nov. 9th!

Vocalist Paul Waller enlightens us about the song: “When I was younger I found militant straight edge guys and gals just the worst people to converse with. All they would talk about is how straight edge they were and how they despise people smoking and drinking in front of them. 15 years on, and now its militant vegans that always give me terminal earache. I get it already. It’s only been in the last 5 years that I have stopped eating meat myself so who am I to judge anyone else? I’m happy with the way in which I live my life and if you are happy with the way in which you live yours then that’s ace right? ‘Shambles’ is my story and mine alone, it’s why I chose to no longer eat meat and why I refuse to judge others that do.”
The video was directed by Craig Murray, who also previously worked with the likes of Birds In Row, Mogwai and Converge.

Video Premiere: OHHMS – ‘Shambles’

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats’ “A Little Honey” video debuts

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats’ video for their song, “A Little Honey,” is premiering today at Rolling Stone. The video was directed by Rett Rogers and filmed at the Turf Club in St. Paul, MN. Rateliff explains, “‘A Little Honey’ is a song all about love and desire. Everyone needs some honey and sweet loving, and in the video we wanted to embrace that kind of love in couples of all ages. A burning love doesn’t have any kind of borders or age restrictions.”

Houses To Support Jungle on 2019 Tour Dates, Share New “Fast Talk” Video

LA-based songwriter/producer Dexter Tortoriello AKA Houses today shared a new lyric video for “Fast Talk,” which animates the artwork of his new EP Drugstore Heaven out now via Downtown Records. Dexter explains the new video: “I’ve been having a lot of fun working with Josh Vanover on all the graphic artwork for Drugstore Heaven. We’ve never actually spoken directly – I just periodically send folders of personal photographs and clippings from magazines I collect and he’s able to orchestrate them into something much more beautiful and alive. This video captures the spirit of the song in an abstract way that feels like it’s straight from my subconscious. Like I can finally show other people what’s inside my head.”

The Boy Least Likely To > return with new Single, Greatest Hits album & UK show

Fifteen years on from the release of their first single and twelve years since the release of their seminal debut album The Best Party Ever, The Boy Least Likely To celebrate their against all odds success with the release of their Greatest Hits album. 17 tracks taken from their four albums as well as a long overdue studio version of their cover of George Michael’s Faith and a brand new single, One Of These Days.

Listen to PIERCE’s Full “FLESH” EP and Finally Find Out What Happens in His Life-or-Death Sag

After months of agonizing hints about his thrilling, dark debut EP “FLESH,” PIERCE has finally unleashed the full seven-track saga. Featuring previously released tracks “Death Note” and “Tyrant,” listeners are finally able to piece together the bone-chilling story of PIERCE’s abduction, abuse and attempt to escape. “FLESH” begins with PIERCE’s warped voice in a cry for help, stating “If you hear this, I’m alive…I don’t know who these people are or what they want, but they’re after my FLESH.”

Pom Poko Share New Track “My Blood” || Announce Debut Album ‘Birthday’ Out 2/22 On Bella Union

Today Norwegian quartet Pom Poko are happy to announce news of their debut album Birthday that will be released on February 22nd, 2019 through Bella Union. Alongside this news they have shared brand new track “My Blood”. Barely tamed by a time signature, rapidly shifting between various keys, chaotic and boisterous, the high-energy track sets an exciting tone for the album as a whole.

New > Introducing Clark & The Community > ‘Greener’ + ‘Devotion Song’ > Quality Time Recordings > listen here

Today, Clark & The Community reveals two new tracks, ‘Greener’ and ‘Devotion Song’, released on Quality Time Recordings, following up ‘Yard’ and ‘Last Leg’ which dropped last month. Clark & The Community follows the adventurous mind of Chicago-based producer, composer, singer and songwriter Chris Clark.


Tim McGraw Releases First Of Its Kind Lyric Video For “NEON CHURCH”

Grammy Award winning music superstar Tim McGraw releases the stunning visual for his latest single “NEON CHURCH,” via Columbia Nashville/McGraw Music. The video was created in absolute darkness by the world renowned “Light Painter,” Patrick Rochon. Light painting is a photographic technique of moving a light source while taking a long exposure photograph. “NEON CHURCH” marks Rochon’s first international music related video, bringing the song to life with the lyrics vibrantly portrayed across the screen.

Indie Folk – The Blue Winter’s “Poor Man” is a reminder that money can’t fix everything

The Blue Winter, an indie-folk project from Northeast Ohio songwriter Aaron Troyer, has released a music video for the new single “Poor Man.” In a world where social media puts on a lot of pressure on people to achieve a certain amount of success, “Poor Man” is a nice reminder that money can’t fix everything.