@skopemag News For November 9, 2018 @ 8 am est

New > Numbers announces new artist North Sea Dialect

North Sea Dialect’s debut album Local Guide is out on Friday 9th November. In advance of that listen to the meditative and immersive Gloup, a track taken from the release and up on Soundcloud now.

Alfie Templeman Shares New Video for “Like An Animal”, Debut EP out Now

15 year-old Bedfordshire songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Alfie Templeman has released his first ever video for his debut single “Like An Animal.” Filmed in Templeman’s home town of Carlton, the muted hues and derelict setting of “Like an Animal” are an ideal match for the song’s minimalist bedroom pop aesthetic.

Jealous of the Birds shares music video for “Marrow”

The video was shot in London at Crystal Palace Park by music video and fashion director Marta Bodacka. Naomi Hamilton, aka Jealous of the Birds, says of the video, “Marta had such a strong vision throughout the whole process and it was fascinating to watch her direct with such focus. Since the song bursts out into these musically expansive moments, I really wanted the video to mirror that sense of open space and amplification. Marta had this idea to use drones to capture aerial shots in different locations in the park and to include interpretive dance by the insanely talented Naomi Weijand. I’d never been there before, but it turned out to be this strange Victorian park with a maze, Dinosaur Island and random Sphinx statues left over from the Crystal Palace Exhibition building which got burned down in the 1930s.”

Elohim shares “Connect” co-produced by Skrillex

This April, Elohim released her debut album, Elohim, the pinnacle of a whirlwind year dotted with original releases and collaborations alongside extensive touring, catapulting Elohim to new heights among the top breakout artists of the year. The album has seen widespread critical acclaim from outlets such as The FADER, Mixmag, Complex, and Noisey driven by 2018 singles “Half Love,” “Fuck Your Money,” and “Panic Attacks (ft. Yoshi Flower).”

SHELTON CHASTAIN “The Edge of Sanity” Video released!

The Metal world was shocked with the recent demise of the legendary Mark ‘The Shark’ Shelton best known for his work with Manilla Road. In February 2018 Mark and David T. Chastain began discussions about releasing some music they had recorded together in the late 80s. Over the following months they worked together in getting everything ready for release in late 2018. Just 2 days before Mark’s passing he was sending in thoughts and comments to be included in the final product. Everyone involved knew how excited Mark was about this release and we wanted to make sure it was released exactly in the way Mark wanted. This is the story of that release.

Debt Neglector (Smartpunk) Cover The Clash

“We decided to cover this song for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the Clash rip. They have always stuck out to me as the “right way” to do punk rock. None of this “punk is meant to be offensive” trash. It’s socially conscious. Joe Strummer was smart and he spoke for the less fortunate and you could tell that his heart was really behind it. He’s one of those larger than life characters that only come around once or twice in a generation. Secondly, the song is great and I think has aged really well to represent what’s going on in America today. It deals with violence and the constant outpouring of bad news that we’ve come to expect from our country. It can be desensitizing watching all the stories unfold day after day of another shooting or another hate crime. It would be nice to have something to be excited about in the upcoming midterms, but for now we’re just exhausted by all the bad news.” – Alex

new Free Nationals vid ft. Daniel Caeser

Watch the video for the Free Nationals “Beauty & Essex” ft. Daniel Caeser and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Directed by Scott Lazer, the video features the band and Daniel along w/ a cameo from their longtime friend and musical partner Anderson .Paak. Set against multi-colored backdrops along with surreal set design, the video brings new life to the track that premiered via Zane Lowe’s World Record. Check it below and stay tuned for more Free Nationals solo news soon.

Check Out BLACK LIGHT DISCIPLINE Official Music Video for Cover of ALAN WALKER’s Hit Single “Faded”

Finnish Electro-Metal Band BLACK LIGHT DISCIPLINE has released the official music video for their inspired cover of Alan Walker’s Platinum hit single “Faded,” the fourth single off of their upcoming LP, TBA.


Island Prolific/Atlantic Records officially welcomes Ayanis to the family. To celebrate, the rising R&B star has officially announced her debut EP, DIRECTION which is set to arrive November 16th at all DSPs and streaming services.

Phil Good // Skope Magazine – “Put It All On Me”

“Julius Pleaser,” “Janis Christ,” “Garbage Man”… Jared Maldonado cycled through a list of self-admitted bad pun names before landing on “Phil Good.” Originally chosen simply for its usability, “Phil Good” has also become the perfect name for the catchy pop-anthem project. Phil Good is goofy, honest, amusing, and a little tongue-in-cheek, creating a sound and persona that stands out in the often overpopulated pop landscape

NZ folk singer Mel Parsons drops break-up anthem “Just ‘Cause You Don’t Want Me”

Parsons has been at the forefront of the indie-folk movement in New Zealand, forging her own path as an independent, self-managed artist. Coming off the new album Glass Heart, “Just ‘Cause You Don’t Want Me” is a break-up song that cuts through with hard-hitting lyrics but deceptive sonic simplicity, reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac. Alternating between both heartbreaking and triumphant, “Just ‘Cause You Don’t Want Me” sees Parsons opening up about the end of a relationship through sweeping big drums and upbeat, catchy melodies.

NECROPANTHER: Colorado Metallers To Release Oppression EP Later This Fall; New Track Streaming

Colorado-based metal unit NECROPANTHER will release a new EP later this fall. Titled Oppression, the three-song offering was written entirely by newest member, bassist Marcus Corich.

J Fernandez Shares New Track + Video for “Volcanic Winter”

Occasional Din is a sunny shoebox diorama for the eternal pessimist. Over the past half decade, Fernandez’s songs have appeared like unexpected gifts, each time invoking a holiday we didn’t realize existed. And like all good holidays, his songs are imbued with a mythical energy, full of curious moods, charmed settings and the timelessness of a familiar moment.


On November 9 Asthmatic Kitty Records will release two versions of Sufjan Stevens’ song, “Lonely Man of Winter,” along with Alec Duffy’s song, “Every Day is Christmas” on digital platforms. On December 7 they will release a limited pressing on seven-inch vinyl featuring the two versions of “Lonely Man of Winter.” Proceeds will benefit Brooklyn non-profit performance venue JACK (of which Alec Duffy is founder & artistic director) in its mission to fuel experimentation in art and activism and help it serve as a launch pad for the next generation of artists.

Andria Piperni New Single “Say Something”

Daydreams can be a beautiful thing; a space to indulge in our deepest hopes and desires, without fear or consequence. But to boldly take action and truly live out our fantasies—that is better than any daydream.

Maryen Cairns “The Devil’s Fly”

ETHEL “Superstar Baby” – Single Out Today via Epictronic

Born in Latvia, living in Israel, Also known as the lead singer of Rock/Metal band MAGEN and the Middle Eastern rave act ORGONITE, acts that performs festivals in Israel and around the world, surrounded by loving and loyal fans. Ethel recently decided to take herself, her name, art and all her inner world into the front of stage and creation and just now released her first ever debut single: “Super Star Baby”

Skope Mag x Icelandic Electro Trio VÖK release visuals for Night & Day

In anticipation for their sophomore release, Vök released visuals for their latest single off the new album “Night & Day.” The old school 80’s stylized video truly captures the essence and atmosphere of the band and their matured sound. The “Night and Day” music video follows the release of the synthy track last month alongside the album announcement as well as the release of earlier single “Autopilot”, which was supported by key Spotify playlists including Indie Pop, New Music Friday UK, Indie Highlights, and Chilled Pop, and has already broken 500,000 streams in just a few weeks.

SYML Shares Video For “Clean Eyes” 

Following a fall headlining tour that had him playing to packed crowds across the county, Seattle artist and producer Brian Fennell, better known as SYML, is excited to share his ingenious video for the latest single, “Clean Eyes.” It’s a sticky, anthemic track that showcases his ability to write and produce an indie-pop song while staying true to his emotive lyric style and heart-wrenching vocal range.

Balthazar Announce New Album Fever, Share Title Track

Balthazar are pleased to announce their return with news of the forthcoming album Fever that will be released on January, 25th, 2019 through Play It Again Sam. Alongside this news, they have shared the album’s title track and accompanying video.

“better friends” video from BETWEEN FRIENDS

Weaving together aspects of laid-back lo-fi home movies with glimpses of high-end imagination and style, the self-made video brilliantly showcases the artful creativity and free spirit that is the heartbeat of BETWEEN FRIENDS. Brandon expands, “our whole vibe is all about youth culture and experiences within that. Maybe desire is the premise, but we like to think of it as a love text to new friends listening.”

Tania Vinokur delivers seductive new single “Te Quiero”

For this release, she channels the time she spent studying music in the Iberian peninsula and delivers a seductive tribute to the cities and culture that left such an impact on her and her compositions.