@skopemag News For November 14, 2018 @ 9 am est

Ra Ra Riot’s Wes Miles Stops by Billboard to Perform | Listen to New Song “This Time Of Year” Now!

The track, which was produced by duo Kieran Menzies and Dean Reid (Lana Del Rey, Kesha, Dua Lipa) and mixed by Dave Emery (The Killers, HAIM, Liam Gallagher), is the band’s first since 2016’s LP Need Your Light and serves as the first taste of new music from Ra Ra Riot’s forthcoming fifth LP, expected in 2019. The track has racked up over 200,000 streams, is featured on Spotify’s Indie Pop Playlist, and is getting spins across the country on stations like WXPN, KCSN, WFUV, the Current, and more since release!

Ra Ra Riot Live Performance

Wes Miles from Ra Ra Riot is here to play a special solo set for Billboard Live!

Posted by Billboard on Thursday, November 8, 2018

Gritty Florida Melodist Rod Wave Shares Kinetic “Jan2Jan” Video


The band recently announced details of their 2019 UK headline tour. Having already sold out several dates on the tour, the band have just added a second London Roundhouse date due to phenomenal demand. Tickets are on sale now, please visit thevaccines.com/tour

THE JENSENS release psychedelic video for last week’s single release ‘COMA’

Only a week after the release of the ripper track ‘Coma’, The Jensens have outdone themselves with an absolutely fascinating visual accompaniment which reflects wholly the conceptual and artistic identity of the band. Edited by Nic Fornaisier, the video is a psychedelic trip that enchants the viewer with an euphoric story presented before them.

Balthazar Share “Entertainment” Video Via Clash | European Tour In 2019 | New LP ‘Fever’ Out 1/25 On Play It Again Sam

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.

JACKAL Debuts Cinematic, Bass-Centric New Sound on “In Love With Nobody”

JACKAL explores the resilience of the human spirit and debuts a triumphant new sound at the same time on his new single “In Love With Nobody.” The LA-based producer wastes no time captivating the listener, opening with cinematic, swelling synths that break for the track’s singular vocal, an angelic yet heartbreaking voice murmuring “I don’t love you anymore.” “In Love With Nobody” breaks down into reverberating basslines and digitized melodic effects that are unlike anything you’ve heard before. “This is actually a happy track. It comes from the feeling of relief of being independent and having no feelings for anyone,” JACKAL explains. “The title is kind of an ode to one of my all time favourite bands The Smiths. I feel like Morrissey would totally name a track ‘In Love With Nobody.'” JACKAL’s new sound is experimental, bass-heavy and yet emotive, reflecting the creative passion he’s poured into his music this year. “In Love With Nobody” follows his recent “Don’t Come Near Me I am a Monster,” which provided the first glimpse into the producer’s transformation as an artist.

STATIC NOIZE Release ‘Revenge’ Single & Video

Only adding to the quality of the diverse rap emerging from the West coast of Australia, Static Noize are set to drop their most chilling single to date with the heart-sinking Revenge.

LEXXA premiere new video ‘get out’ with Billboard

Today LEXXA share their official music video for ‘get out’, which premiered worldwide on Billboard this morning. Read the full scoop via Billboard here, filmed by rising kiwi videographer Connor Pritchard (Connor Films), on the endless coastal plains of Bethells Beach (Te Henga), Auckland.

Joe Miralles Trio, A Philadelphia Based Band Releases Their New EP

Philadelphia Singer/Songwriter Joe Miralles is back again with a new EP titled “Narrow Path”. The EP includes five new songs that were recorded at the Hacienda Studio in Phoenixville, PA by the Joe Miralles Trio. His new band includes Gary Houk on drums and keyboards, Nick Priessnitz on bass guitar, and of course Joe Miralles on vocals and guitar. This body of work was orchestrated over the last few years, and could easily prove to be his best compositions to date.

Joe also enlisted the assistance of Cliff Hillis, who produced the album and also played guitar on some of the tracks. Mike “slo-mo” Brenner added pedal steel and Rosie McNamara-Jones played fiddle on some select tracks. One of the highlights of this recording is the uplifting “Glorious Night”, a song about discovery and new Beginnings. The haunting and direct “Narrow Path” also delivers a very strong message. A previously released single in 2016 that received airplay from both regional and national radio stations, “Blue”, is also a part of this project.

New Release from JARAMI “NO CHANCE” On Sony Music Australia

Jarami is Swedish producer duo Jacob Olofsson and Rami Dawod, who connected in the Stockholm jazz scene some 8 years ago. They have been making their own blend of soul, house and electronic infused music since 2015, when they decided to brand themselves as Jarami, which stands for a combination of both Jacob and Rami’s first names.

Los Angeles’ Traditional Heavy Metal Quintet BLADE KILLER Premieres New Song ‘Midnight Sinner’

The up-and-coming traditional metal quintet BLADE KILLER – recently hailed by their hometown LA Weekly as Los Angeles’ “best new old-school metal band” – has unveiled a second track from their highly anticipated full-length debut, “High Risk,” due out Nov. 23 via M-Theory Audio. A visualizer video for the song “Midnight Sinner” can be seen at this location

Bringing Back Nostalgic Feel Good Alt-Pop, 90’S KIDS Return With ‘Heartbeat’

Bringing back that nostalgic feel good alt-pop sound, 90’S KIDS return with emotionally charged ‘Heartbeat’, following the withdrawals of a relationship. Taking inspiration from the likes of The 1975, LANY and Walk The Moon, 90’S KIDS combine modern styles with a heavy dose of youthful 80s and 90s pop.

Walt Disney Records to release ‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’ OST

Walt Disney Records will release the soundtrack for the Walt Disney Animation Studios film “Ralph Breaks the Internet” on Nov. 16. The soundtrack features original songs “A Place Called Slaughter Race” performed in the film by Sarah Silverman and Gal Gadot; “Zero,” written and performed by Imagine Dragons; score by composer Henry Jackman (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Big Hero 6”), and “In This Place,” a pop version of “A Place Called Slaughter Race,” performed by Julia Michaels. Directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston, produced by Clark Spencer and featuring the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot and Taraji P. Henson, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” hits U.S. theatres on Nov. 21.

VŌS Premieres New Single ‘Serious’

UK alternative R&B duo VŌS return today with their latest effort, ‘Serious’. Described as an “airtight R&B-centric pop tune that is rich in both character and substance” by C-Heads, the single takes you on the journey of a new relationship and into the need to make decisions without knowing what the future holds. Comprising of Dawn Moss’ sleek, sexy vocals and Robin Pearkes’ progressive production, the resulting soundscape is born out of these two wildly different musical souls – a tension and energy that gives VŌS their impact and character. Mixed by Julian Kindred (Ellie Goulding) and mastered by Matt Colton (James Blake, Flume), ‘Serious’ oozes with charisma and irresistible pop hooks that is sure to make them one of 2019’s artists to watch.THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE, “FREE YOURSELF”

Today The Chemical Brothers share the official video for their new song, “Free Yourself.” Eight months in the making, in collaboration with production company, Outsider, and content creation studio, The Mill, the video uses cutting edge visual effects and motion capture technology to tell a near-future story of factory robots freeing themselves.