@skopemag News For November 2, 2018 @ noon est

Sister Sparrow’s haunting new “Ghost” video, out now

Released on October 12th, via Thirty Tigers, Gold sees Sister Sparrow expressing herself like never before. Produced and co-written in collaboration with Carter Matschullat (Chef’Special, Secret Weapons) at Brooklyn’s DØØM Studio, the album displays the evolution of Sister Sparrow’s sound, showcasing her immense voice while fusing her classic soul-rock signature with a contemporary pop approach.

London upstarts Earhart share aggressive new effort ‘An Incubator To Grow My Head In’

Showcasing their aggressive brand of indie rock on a whole new scale, London upstarts Earhart return with the fiercely infectious An Incubator To Grow My Head In.

Loso Loaded Shows Love to His Haters in “Stayed Down”

Rising Atlanta rhymer Loso Loaded has a refined and versatile approach to the mic, able to switch on a dime from rumbling flows to nimble melodics. Flexing on those who refuse to give him his due, Loso Loaded shares “Stayed Down,” a defiant party-starter of a new single. Reflecting on his come-up and showing love to his haters, Loso skates atop a whirring electro-trap instrumental, alternating between tumbling flows and melodic flourishes. Premiered by HotNewHipHop, “Stayed Down” is the latest single from Bases Loaded Fully, Loso’s upcoming project. Featuring an appearance from Big 36, “Stayed Down” is available to stream on all platforms.

Guided By Voices Share “Cohesive Scoops” Track On Magnet

After 2018’s critically acclaimed Space Gun LP and a string of jaw-dropping, sold-out shows, Guided By Voices has announced a sprawling double-album, Zeppelin Over China to be released on February 1. But before this one has even made it to stores, Robert Pollard has written and recorded another full-length in record-breaking time. It’s Warp and Woof (April 2019), exuberantly barreling through 24 songs in just 37 minutes with a brevity similar to mid-90s GBV albums Alien Lanes and Vampire On Titus. GBV kicked this one out in a flash, recorded in studios, club soundchecks, hotel rooms and even in the tour van. And because you can never have too much GBV, the album is being teased on four vinyl-only (1000 copies) limited edition 7-inch EPs: Winecork Stonehenge and 100 Dougs will be released on December 7, Umlaut Over The Özone and 1901 Acid Rock in March.


James Arthur has released the official music video for his emotional single “Empty Space.” Directed by Andzej Gavriss and starring Harry Potter’s Tom Felton, the video is a dark love story, with twists and turns, that follows Tom’s character pining after his ex.

‘Hey Now’ is The Money War’s latest single

“The song is about making a commitment to someone and being ecstatic about it but also realising that you’re in a very different position to where you thought you’d be when you reached that milestone. Life usually takes a different course than you anticipated and doesn’t always match the set of ideals you once held. I like how the line ‘time is coming for us baby’ can be interpreted in different ways depending on how you look at it. It’s kind of a romantic yet bittersweet sentiment” explains lead singer Dylan Ollivierre, who also wrote and produced the track.

LISTEN – Cat Burns Releases Brilliant New Single ‘Just Us’, Out Today

Another self-written smash – the laid-back Just Us highlights Cat Burns honest lyrics and stunning, soulful vocal, which are laid on top of a simple production that emphasises Burns frank and distinctively infectious sound and style.

Sheila and the Kit provides antidote with new single ‘Yoko Ono’

Singer Sheila says: “Freelance businesses, high positions within companies, start-ups; everyone was running around like a chicken with its head cut off or with a burn-out, and nobody seemed to be able to make time for each other. We didn’t understand why. Isn’t life about love? Ambition is poison. Yoko Ono for us is a symbol of countercolor, art and love.


Los Angeles based rock sorceress, Jesse Jo Stark, today releases ‘Mystery’, her third standalone single following her debut EP ‘Dandelion’. Co-produced by Dan Taylor of The Heavy and Stark’s guitarist Thomas Hunter, the track is an introduction to the softer side of the songstress.

Lokki (aka Drew MacFarlane, Glass Animals) | Shares New Video

The track arrives accompanied with this brilliant stop-motion video from animator, Tayo Kopfer (link below), which explores the track’s ideas of temporality and change. Shot with MacFarlane in a quiet corner of a London arts centre, the video was created via a painstaking process that found Kopfer adding hand-drawn illustrations to over a thousand stills.

Märvel – Keep Pushin’ – First single from new album

Märvel Keeps Pushin’ on. The band just announced their upcoming album ‘Guilty Pleasures’. Today the first single ‘Keep Pushin’ is released on all digital platforms. It’s no secret that this masked Swedish powertrio have some guilty pleasures going for them! In the first single, the band puts a new spin to REO Speedwagon’s classic track: highlighting everything good while making it dangerous and wild. The track is a Märvelized rock ‘n’ roll beast!

Australian artist San Mei releases new EP ‘Heaven’

Prefaced by her single of the same name, which was touted by triple j announcer Declan Byrne as a ‘dizzying dreamy ride that i’m lining up for again and again no matter the queue’ and accolade-accumulating lead single ‘Wonder’, San Mei today offers her sophomore EP Heaven.

NOTD team up with Felix Jaehn on ‘So Close’

Having amassed a quarter of a billion streams on their summer anthem ‘I Wanna Know’, Swedish duo NOTD have now delivered their new track ‘So Close’ with Felix Jaehn and Captain Cuts alongside the vocals of Georgia Ku.


Complete with an eclectic blend of pop, rock, and rap, PSALMS showcases the five-piece’s versatility, diverse musicianship, and authentic songwriting. “On our new EP, we tackle darker subjects such as life, death, and suicide. As a band, we try to convey messages of hope and with this project specifically, redemption,” says Johnny 3 Tears (vocals, bass guitar). “If I could speak to every individual who needs help I would. But no one can do that, and that’s why we make the music we do.

Jade Bird’s NEW song “Love Has All Been Done Before” out today + Debut LP coming 2019!

The forthcoming LP will culminate a breakthrough year for Jade who won the Anchor Award for most promising international emerging talent at Reeperbahn, the 2018 Grulke Prize for developing non-U.S. act at SXSW and was selected for the BBC Sound of 2018. Jade made her national television debut on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” followed by a standout performance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” She was also chosen as part of the inaugural class of NPR Music’s “Slingshot Artist” program, was featured as a Rolling Stone “Artist to Watch” and was selected as one of PAPER’s “100 Women Revolutionizing Pop.”

Mikky Ekko’s new album “FAME” out today

Produced by Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Brothers Osborne, Cage The Elephant) and recorded at Nashville’s The Vault and Neon Cross, FAME features 11 new songs written/co-written by Ekko.

Alt Pop Vocalist Elesa Marmo Drops New Single “Strawberry Candy”

“This song I wanted to be really fun and just completely sarcastic. I wanted to capture the feeling of being “ghosted” but in a whole other view where instead of making the person upset it sort of gives them a reason to keep trying. I brought this song to Greg Almeida who produced the track, with just a voice memo of my vocal melody and some piano chords and we sat in his room and just made the song come alive and we experimented with different sounds and sound bites like the dial tones and phone operator voice.”


GRAMMY award-winning Clean Bandit unveils a music video for the UK-electronic trio’s brand new single “Baby” feat. Marina and Luis Fonsi – self-produced by the band in Los Angeles, portraying a storyline of lost love. “Baby” follows Clean Bandit’s 4.5 million-selling and fourth UK No.1, “Solo”.


Written, composed, performed and recorded by Grammy and Ivor Novello Award-winner Imogen Heap, The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is presented as four contemporary musical suites, each showcasing one of the play’s theatrical acts. This unique new album format from Imogen Heap chronologically features the music heard in the stage production, further reworked to transport listeners on a sonic journey through the world of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.


Global superstars Little Mix have released a brand new track “Joan of Arc” today – listen here.

SMOOTA Drops Alllll Them Pheromones With His Sophomore Album

Smoota, the singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who makes “love songs about sex and sex songs about love,” drops his highly anticipated sophomore album PHEROMONES. Recorded over several years in his basement studio in Brooklyn, Smoota’s second LP continues his unique musical exploration of sexual desire and its complex intersection with love. Written and performed almost entirely by himself, Smoota’s follow-up to his 2013 debut FETISHES will continue his one-of-a-kind blend of honesty, humor and wordplay to shine a light on the beautiful and often mind-boggling displays of lust, devotion, happiness and pain we employ to both fall in love and get it on.

DEAD CAN DANCE Releases “Dionysus” TODAY!

Formed in Melbourne in 1981 by Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry, the style of DEAD CAN DANCE over eight previous studio albums can be described as compelling soundscapes of mesmerizing grandeur and solemn beauty that has incorporated African polyrhythms, Gaelic folk, Gregorian chant, Middle Eastern mantras and art rock.


Following the release of Whiplash last month, Bossy Love return with their latest single No Control, out today. Both singles are form their forthcoming, debut EP Whiplash, out Nov 30th.

Suck My Ego by Dolores Haze

Now after sharing the wonderfully scathing ‘Banana’, self-described as the most hated song on Youtube in 2018, and more progressive titular track ‘Play Hard F*ck Hard Love Hard’, the trio are proud to unveil the details surrounding their long-awaited sophomore album ‘Play Hard F*ck Hard Love Hard’, due out on the 26th October 2018 via Warner Music Sweden.

Kocaine Veins – “Not Today”

My single “Not Today” is just a song talking about coming up. It was inspired by my personal life experiences and daily struggles. I just wanted to make a feel-good song with substance, something people could relate to. My producer chris made a beat that i could vibe too and i just came up with the hook. We just wanted to create a different sound, something different from everything else!

HER SONGS – Worldwide Female Collective Come Together To Record EP

HER SONGS is a worldwide collective of female songwriters, who after meeting on social media as fans of each other’s work, came together in Los Angeles for seven days in August this year to create one shared, finished product.

In that one week, the five artists; Maddie Jay (Canada), Emily Browning (New Zealand), The Naked Eye (UK/France), Marie Dahlstrøm (Denmark) and Dani Murcia (US/Colombia) wrote, composed, recorded and produced a finished five track EP, ‘HER SONGS LA’, which will be released on 14th December.


Internationally-acclaimed superstar production duo Galantis are back again. The Swedish act releases a new single “Emoji,” a contemplative cut, with an equally fun official music video that is sure to change the way you look at emojis.


One of Atlanta’s freshest, fiercest, and fieriest voices, Kodie Shane is a 20-year-old hip-hop maverick that has quickly become a unanimous fan and critical favorite. Poised to be one of 2018’s biggest break-out stars, the budding superstar offers a fresh take on Hip Hop, with tightly-wound rhymes, clever lyrics and ear-worm melodies over buoyant, genre-blurring beats that have become her calling card.