@skopemag News For November 5, 2018 @ noon est

Video Release With ROËDS & GUSTAF NORÉN – All U

The result is music moving in an electronic landscape, well-anchored in the contemporary but with excursions through disco beats, playing basses, playful melodies and coloured words of art. The texts are as transcendental excursions in Norén’s brain.

Andrea Bocelli’s ‘Sì’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

In the year of his 60th birthday and almost a quarter century since his debut release, global classical music icon Andrea Bocelli has topped the U.S. Billboard 200 chart for the first time in his illustrious career with the release of ‘Sì’ (Decca/Sugar Music), his first album of new original material in 14 years. The album, released in the U.S. on October 26, through Universal Music Classics, part of Verve Label Group, sold 126,000 equivalent units in its first week to debut at #1 stateside and simultaneously topped the charts in the U.K. for the first time.

Foxton Kings share frenetic new single Burn; East Coast shows this week!

Following on from their single Money Money, Perth’s Foxton Kings have added yet another smouldering rock song to their arsenal with the fittingly-titled Burn. Full of rhythmic swagger, Burn oozes confidence and charm as it delivers a banquet of meaty riffs and catchy melodies. Honing the turbulent, all-consuming emotion of falling in love with a complete stranger, Burn sounds as enchantingly lustful as it should.

Mastersystem Release Final Single // Share Video

“This footage was shot during the first and last Mastersystem tour. The great thing about it is it just shows a bunch of fellas, having the best time, ripping the piss out of each other, laughing and doing some shows. There’s something fucking brilliant about this…something free of the pressure that bands can turn into…That’s what Mastersystem was about, just a record, a band built from going back to how we all started, throwing riffs and cords around until it sounds something like a tune. No fuss.

Gola Shares Powerful Video for The Line

The video, which was premiered by i-D Magazine on Friday, is directed by creative director and visual artist Hannah Marshall and is an ode to female potency and empowerment.


DJ True Justice presents the music video for “Highway”, his new single featuring Vocab Slick and Z-Man. Produced by HG Beats, “Highway” will appear on Stylin On You, True Justice’s forthcoming EP also featuring Casual Of Hieroglyphics.

New single from Joel Taylor, “Moment’s Notice,” touching on domestic violence issues

Joel Taylor, the LA by way of Sydney, Australia, multi-instrumentalist, has released the new single, “Moment’s Notice.” This is the follow up to “Give Myself Away,” which featured a video directed by actress Courteney Cox, and 2017’s double single, *Two Sides*. “Moment’s Notice” is Joel’s most intimate offering yet, tackling the issue of domestic violence, with which he unfortunately has firsthand experience. The song is extremely personal yet resonates universally.

Queer Electro-Pop Queen Georgi Kay releases debut, to tour with Peter Bjorn and John

Georgi Kay, the stage name of the UK-born Georgina Kingsley, has been playing in bands since her early teens, but it wasn’t until she lost (or won, depending on your perspective) a game of pick-up sticks meant to select her high school band’s new lead singer that she discovered that she could sing.


BLACKLITE DISTRICT Release Official Video for “Hard Pill to Swallow” Off of Upcoming ‘Through the Ages’

Spearfish, SD based electronic alternative rock act Blacklite District has released the official music video for “Hard Pill to Swallow,” the lead single off of their upcoming 4th album, Through the Ages. Originally premiered on Billboard, “Hard Pill to Swallow” was filmed outside the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center in Anaheim, CA by DZFX Media.

Westerman shares video for “Outside Sublime”

Last week Westerman shared the second track from his highly anticipated Ark EP, ‘Outside Sublime’, today he shares the track’s uncanny accompanying video.

William Tyler Goes West on new studio album due January 25, shares “Fail Safe”

On January 25, William Tyler returns with Goes West, his follow-up to 2016’s Modern Country. Listen to first single “Fail Safe” now, and pre-order Goes West on CD, LP, and limited-edition translucent green Peak Vinyl, the latter of which includes a 24” × 36” full-color foldout poster of the Robert Beatty cover art. All pre-orders will receive Dispatches from Echo Magic, an 8-song bonus CD available only in the Merge store or with the purchase of Goes West at your local independent record store, while supplies last. Recorded with Scott Hirsch at Echo Magic West in Ojai, CA, the CD features early versions of five songs from Goes West plus three other tracks from the session that are only available here.

Normani Joining Ariana Grande On The Sweetener Wold Tour

Multi-platinum selling and chart-topping recording artist Normani will join Ariana Grande on the first leg of The Sweetener World Tour. The first leg of The Sweetener World Tour will kick off in North America on March 18 in Albany, NY and continue through June 18 in New York, NY at Madison Square Garden (see below for a full list of dates). Tickets are available here.

Manudigital New Music – ‘Ruff It Up’

Unstoppable beatmaker, bassist, producer and purveyour of excellent digital reggae, soundsystem, bass and dancehall Manudigital has just dropped another of his renowned handmade sessions, this time for ‘Ruff It Up’ ft. General Degree:

Tee Grizzley shares “Wake Up” feat. Chance The Rapper

Tee Grizzley has shared his new single “Wake Up” featuring Chance The Rapper, from his upcoming mixtape Still My Moment out this Friday, November 9th via 300 Entertainment. The song is a call-to-action anthem about staying motivated, planning for the future, educating yourself and in general being the best you can be. Last week Tee also shared the full tracklist of Still My Moment featuring Chance, Quavo, Offset, Lil Pump, and production from Helluva, Tay Keith and more.

Alternative/Metal Supergroup SLEEPKILLERS Announces Debut Album Release Date

New Hard Rock outfit, SLEEPKILLERS, is bursting onto the scene straight out of Jacksonville, FL with their self-titled debut album, due out January 25, 2019. With Sam Rivers (Limp Bizkit) delivering heavy, melodic bass lines and Damien Starkey’s (Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Burn Season) haunting, passionate vocals, the group is rounded out with Bobby Amaru (Saliva) on drums and Adam Latiff (Puddle of Mudd) on guitar.

Mike Watson Shares Emotive, Contemporary Pop Single (Fans of Grace Carter / Kodaline)

In the past few years, Manchester-born singer-songwriter Mike Watson has made his mark with some incredible pop music. His debut single ‘Lying For Love’, is fast approaching 1 Million streams and his follow-up ‘On Fire’ was added to New Music Friday playlists across the globe. Fan connection though, is still a vital part of Mike’s career. He embarked on a U.K tour last year and made a point to meet old and new fans alike. This connection with his fans, is part of his latest “Pledge” campaign. A vehicle for fans to not only purchase exclusive content & merch, but become a part of Mike’s journey as he gears up for the release of his debut EP in 2019. (One of the offers gives fans the opportunity to have Mike perform in their living room or local venue.)