@skopemag news for november 16, 2018 @ 12:30 pm est

‘PASTIS’ single release

‘Valour Valour’ is the second single of the Finnish rock n roll band ‘Pastis’ upcoming debut LP ‘Circles’ (release 8th February 2019). It was recorded and co-produced by the award-winning producer Lauri Eloranta, and it also features trumpet virtuoso Antero Priha who has performed with the likes of Ray Charles, Carla Bley and Freddie Hubbard.

The band created great excitement with their first single ‘Amazon’ (released 13th June 2018) and have established themselves as one the most promising Finnish rock n roll bands to attract an international audience.

Moon Panda release new single ‘Gun’ via My Little Empire Records

Moon Panda, the moniker under which Californian songwriter Maddy Myers and Danish guitarist Gustav Moltke collaborate – have announced a brand new single ‘Gun’ to follow their critically acclaimed debut track ‘Rabbit’ released earlier in the year. ‘Gun’ has been described by KALTBLUT as “deliciously woozy” and is released today, Nov 16th, on boutique label My Little Empire Records.

Universal Music Sweden: HUMAN RELEASE ‘TRACKSUIT BOY’ (rel 16.11.18)

Today (16.11.18), the Swedish altpop-collective, known as HUMAN, release ‘TRACKSUIT BOY’ via Universal Music Sweden. ‘TRACKSUIT BOY’ is the focus single from debut album IRL, also released 16.11.18. ‘TRACKSUIT BOY’ follows debut single ‘HIGHER’ and follow-up tracks including ‘GHOST’ which was written in collaboration with Avicii.

French hard-rock/metal outfit Blackbirds unveiled brand new music video “Too Bad”

A few months after the official release of their debut album ‘New Birds’ which served up some very Western hard rock/metal that runs the gamut of sounds from Alter Bridge to Paramore or Black Stone Cherry and even Black Label Society, French Hard-Rock/Metal/Pop outfit BlackBirds just shared new content on YouTube.

Just Kiddin reveal vibrant club remix of Jacob Plant’s latest single, ‘Amnesia’ | Out Now via BMG

UK production duo Just Kiddin have delivered their dancefloor remix of Jacob Plant’s latest single, ‘Amnesia’ featuring James Newman.

PERPETUAL FATE release Videoclip for “Smothered”, album pre-order started

Perpetual Fate shared the first videoclip for their brand new single Smothered taken from the upcoming album Cordis out on December 7th on Revalve records.

Louise Lemón laments the appeal of doomed relationships on ‘Not Enough

The Swedish ‘Death gospel’ artist’s jaw-dropping vocals are backed by delicate piano, reverb drenched percussion on the new track, building to a climax with fuzz-drenched guitars and pounding drums. On the subject matter of the song, Louise tells us that “Not Enough is a song about staying in a relationship that you know already ended. When you’re in something so destructive but still just can’t let go.”

Rosie Carney shares new single Zoey – Debut album out 25th Jan

The song follows the recent release of “Orchid” and “Thousand” (feat. Lisa Hannigan) which have collectively been streamed over 3 million times on Spotify since September. The tracks will appear on Carney’s highly anticipated, deeply personal debut album, Bare, which comes out January 25 via Akira Records.

ZAUM: Canada-Based Mantra Doom Act Joins Listenable Records

ZAUM is a passage toward the dark realizations of the old world; a monolithic, doomy mantra-based meditative experience forged by bass and drums interwoven with sitar, woodwind, string, and synth textures. Based in New Brunswick, observers experience a tranquil resonance whereby the astral and physical planes can coexist and be understood from a natural perspective.


One of the most provocative female hip-hop duo in years, the Miami duo of JT and Yung Miami are the next generation of female rappers. On their acclaimed debut project, PERIOD, City Girls speak out as raw and confident, and with as much swagger, as the boys do, ultimately flipping the script on Hip Hop.

Highasakite New Single MEXICO – OUT TODAY

Lisbon DJ/Producer DJEFF Shares New Single ‘WELA’

Shot on location in and around Kampala, Uganda, where DJEFF was performing as part Major Lazer’s African tour, the Seagmedia directed video takes us on a colourful and high-energy journey through the city’s township, set to stunning choreography and breath-taking urban backdrops.

The Endorphins turns ‘This Christmas’ into a warm, endorphin-infused R&B gem

To The Endorphins, Christmas means being grateful for your loved ones and for the quality time that you spend together. Now they’re releasing their rst ever holiday song – a cover of Donny Hathaway’s ‘This Christmas’.

True Strays – “Lay Down Let Go” Single Release

The True Strays are a vintage loving, blues fuelled, dirty rock and roll band. Their live shows are a joyous hoedown of huge bass driven riffs, a howling tornado of resonator guitar, cacophonous drums and soaring hammond organ.”


Continuing a 22-year holiday tradition, Cash Money Records will host its annual turkey giveaway in New Orleans, LA on Tuesday, November 20th. Once again, label Co-Founders and brothers Ronald “Slim” Williams and Bryan “Birdman” Williams return to their hometown in order to give back, uplift, and spread hope, spirit, and cheer for the holidays


Gerard Way releases new single, “Getting Down The Germs” today via Reprise Records.

This is our second release from Gerard in less than a month….seems like someone is busy in the studio!

Of this new track Gerard says; “I had really been wanting a song that featured the flute prominently for quite some time. It sits in there perfectly, like it was made to pay the song a visit. The whole song reminds me of wiggling squiggling wormy germs. It’s a very calm affair that shows a peek into where I may be heading musically. I hope you enjoy it. It was fun to make.”