@skopemag News For October 25, 2018 @ 11 am est

WATCH: The intoxicating colour of “Stowaway”

“Stowaway” was filmed during a rainy fall day across multiple locations in the suburbs of Toronto. Ironic yet appropriate to the song, the images are everything but a southern oasis. We can be seen driving a vintage Mercedes and swimming in a pool, although the dismal scenes don’t express a vacation whatsoever. Rather, they show the disillusion of the lyrics– “down south we got it made / living in the sun.”

Van Morrison Releases New Track “Got To Go Where The Love Is” Today, Out Via Caroline International

Recorded with incredible multi-instrumentalist Joey DeFrancesco and a band including Dan Wilson on guitar, Michael Ode on drums and Troy Roberts on tenor saxophone, Got To Go Where The Love Is is a gloriously upbeat new Van Morrison composition that’s further evidence of the singer’s seemingly limitless supply of creativity. Van’s soulful words are accompanied by a fantastically evocative lyric video (created by Beautiful Digital) – click here to watch.


Richard Schroder – “Almost an Angel”

Punctuated by a chunky riff, drum-tight construction and dueling guitar solos, “Almost an Angel” represents a new creative level for the Boston-based artist, both sonically and creatively. “When Matt first sent me this song I just loved it, and I felt I had to take a shot at it myself,” said Schroder. “Recording it was one of the best experiences of my musical life.”


Mortimer, one of Jamaica’s fastest rising artists, is proud to announce the release of his new single “Careful,” out October 19. The single was produced at Tuff Gong Studios with acclaimed musician/producer/label head Winta James (Damian Marley, Protoje, Chronixx) for Winta’s Overstand Entertainment imprint in partnership with Easy Star Records.

Whitey Morgan and the 78’s new album now streaming at Noisey; “Hard Times and White Lines” out Friday

Of the album, Noisey proclaims, “As far as I’ve been concerned since I hit upon them a few years back, Whitey Morgan and the 78’s are a bright spot in a modern country landscape,” and goes on to assert, “As his profile has risen, he’s kept his nose to the grindstone, cranking out old time country music with a heavy debt to the rabble-rousers of old—your Waylons, your Willies, your Kristoffersons, and of course, your Merles. In other words, the good shit.”

LA art-punk band OBJECT AS SUBJECT share stunning, feminist “WEAPONRY” video,

OBJECT AS SUBJECT is an LA-based art punk band led by classical violinist turned punk singer, Paris Hurley (composition, vox, dance, drums, // Kultur Shock). This feminist battle cry is a call to action fueled by raw wailing vocals, a barrage of floor toms, gritty bass riffs, and exacting choreography that shifts from explicit gestural iterations to relentless phrases of wild abandon, featuring Emilia “Pony Sweat” Richeson (dance, drums, vox), Gina Young (bass, vox // SORORITY), Patty Schemel (drums // Hole) and Megan Fowler-Hurst (dance, drums, vox // Tales Between Our Legs). Today OBJECT AS SUBJECT share their powerful and stunning video for “WEAPONRY” with L.A. Record. You can watch on YouTube.


ALL MY MEMORIES premiered music video for the title-track of their new album ‘UMWELT’

A few days after releasing their new full-length effort for CD & digital on Bandcamp and the main legal platforms (iTunes, Spotify, Deezer…), French modern-metallers All My Memories just shared an official music video for the title-track of ‘UMWELT’ with the courtesy of Hardcore Worldwide.

Brit popstar Libby Whitehouse releases ‘New Boy’ video

18 year-old rising pop star Libby Whitehouse comes straight out the blocks with the release of her video for the latest single ‘New Boy’. In her first ever music video, Libby proves she’s a future star to be reckoned with as she displays her sharp and sassy lyrics, luscious vocals and her popping dance moves to boot.

Iyamah delivers powerful new single ‘Seasons’

Citing Alicia Keys and Adele as hear earliest musical influences, Brighton-based vocalise Iyamah has delivered her soulful new single ‘Seasons.’ Set for release on 25th October, the track follows a long and rich music history for Iyamah, who first picked up the piano at the age of 13, starting to write songs after her teacher convinced her of her talent.


Wilson Releases Remix For “F*ck Up My High” Featuring Hyro The Hero

“When you’re on the come up in our genre, I find it very rare for artists to support other artists even when they are seemingly walking in the same shoes,” states Wilson frontman Chad Nicefield about the collaboration. “Specifically, when artists tour together there’s always a sense of getting the ‘one up’ on your peers. Everyone seems to be vying for that ‘next big thing’ look and seem to forget the reason why we wanted do this…for the music, the fans, to be a part of something bigger than yourself. Not some big dumb rockstar ego. Hyro and WILSON wanted to lead by example and remind our community that what makes Rock N Roll so great is just that, community! So don’t Fuck Up Our High!”

MADOG: Watch the lyric video for “Raven”

Austrian metal veterans MADOG are set to release their long awaited third album “Raven”, on October 26th via Black Sunset / MDD.

To get in the mood for this event and in anticipation of the full-length, which features 12 songs, the lyric video for the title-track “Raven” is now available on Youtube! You can look forward to an album full of hymns, catchy tunes and the finest classic heavy/power metal! “Raven” is now available in the MDD Shop and Amazon.

Rising Techno Star Brian Cid Releases Debut Artist Album ‘Meteorite Man’ on Balance Music

Continuing his rapid ascent to the forefront of progressive techno, Brooklyn DJ and producer Brian Cid is set to release his much anticipated debut artist album ‘Meteorite Man’ on the highly-respected label Balance Music. Arriving on December 7, the album marks the culmination of a groundbreaking year for the much vaunted producer.

Brooklyn electronic/dance duo Haulm announce ‘Posture’ EP,

Brooklyn-bred duo Haulm make music that’s unhurried and ethereal, an intricate filigree of delicate melodies and otherworldly beats. So it’s fitting that their handle comes from a soft substance long ago used in bedding, a little-known name for the stem of the pea plant, a word chosen for its conjuring of the natural world and the warmth of sleep and—true to the enchanted quality of Haulm’s songs—Hans Christian Andersen’s The Princess and the Pea. On their sophomore EP Posture, vocalist/composer JT Norton and producer Reed Kackley show the subtle depth of their artistry, gracefully drifting from moody balladry to ambient experimentation to strangely hypnotic effect. Today the duo share the minimalist dance track,”Loss”, the first single off their forthcoming ‘Posture’ EP (out early 2019 on Grand Jury Music). You can listen on Soundcloud.

Steve Aoki Announces “Neon Future III” Album and Drops Single “Waste It On Me” Feat. BTS

Two-time Grammy-nominated DJ and Producer Steve Aoki releases new single “Waste It On Me” featuring BTS along with the tracklist for his highly anticipated album Neon Future III, set to release next month on Friday, November 9th via Ultra Music/Dim Mak. The track will be live and available to download, stream and buy at the same time around the world today starting at 10am ET for the US market.