@skopemag news for november 23, 2018 @ 10 am est

Silverbacks share new Girl Band-produced single ‘Just In The Band’ | “infectious and breakneck” – Stereogum

Irish art punks Silverbacks delve into themes of false idolatry and deeper connection in their latest track ‘Just In The Band’ out Friday November 23rd on PK Miami.

Codex Digital – “AllSystems”

Introducing AMA

New Hajk track for Skope?

new track from Hajk will be released tomorrow, it’s been described as containing “shimmering, woozy pop goodness” by DIY but behind the gloss the band have revealed that the track is “actually a pretty dark song about trying to convince yourself that love still exists – not just between two people, but in general”.

The track is taken from their new record titled ‘Drama’ that is coming Feb 15th via Jansen, the likes of Sigrid, Kimbra, Astrid S and other Scandi-pop masters have already got behind the band as well as Chloe Grace Moretz who shared the last single, too:

Media Release: Lisa Crawley shares dreamy new single ‘Baby It’s Fine’

Luminary New Zealand artist and singer-songwriter, Lisa Crawley shares a piece of velvetine dancefloor treasure with ‘Baby, It’s Fine’, her new song out today and available on all good streaming platforms worldwide.

Russian rock single: Znaki – Povezet

The brand single “Povezet” (“will be luck”) from Russian classic Russian rock band ZNAKI saw the light not long ago. This song is influenced with the especial philosophic view of the world as well way to look for the answers of the life’s questions.

ZNAKI became their musical way in 2005 from the single “Polly” which have got high rotations over the radio stations in Russia.

New release from SUMNER – ‘Put It Out’ (Single)

Sumner caught the attention of the music world early in 2018 releasing their debut single Pictures and EP All That I Am; with calming, dexterous production and songs being compared to the likes of Frank Ocean and Lorde. The collection of songs is perfectly unique and completely self-assured, not only rare for such a young project – it’s precisely what makes them special.

Glass Heart String Choir – Light EP

The roles have been established over ten years of collaboration: Ian writes the lyrics, assembling songs into rawbone skeletons. He sends them to Katie, who adds flavor and layering. The song bounces back and forth, back and forth: Ian, the messenger, Katie the interpreter. Eventually, all the pieces are in place. Having built their own studio four years ago in hopes of creating a space where they could freely experiment with technique and sound layering, Glass Heart String Choir are able to take their time engineering and mixing, capturing every feature flawlessly.

Cipher: Cover of “Call Me” (Blondie)

~ Introducing ~ VIC PARK

Fronted by long-time Melbourne musician Jack Poulson, indie band Vic Park bursts onto the scene with debut single ‘Don’t Let Me Fall.’ The first cut to be lifted from a forthcoming debut album, the track explores the thrills and anxieties of love, infidelity and relationships

World Premier For Wictor Watz

Since he was a baby he has been bombarded with House and Hip-Hop music by his father, legendary Rob Watz of Hip-Hop and Club music pioneers Rob´N´Raz, and therefore this young producer, singer and songwriter knew what he wanted to be right from the start.


Following the release of his recent album THINK:PEACE today sees UK based electronic producer and singer/songwriter Clarence Clarity release another new track ‘Del Rey Dreamhouse’ from LEAVE EARTH the extended playlist of the recent album. The release is accompanied by the announcement of a headline show at The Glove That Fits on 21st February 2019 – tickets on sale Friday 23rd Nov.

New psych-rock from Childmind

Childmind continues to refine psych rock and with his second single “Crystal”, Hannes Glans – the mastermind multi-instrumentalist behind Childmind – takes the rhythmic experimentation one step further with groovy odd time signatures while also flirting with folk rock sounds and guitars that let the mind wander off to innovative classics like Zeppelins “Black Mountain Side”, still letting influences from the likes of King Gizzard and Unknown Mortal Orchestra shine through.

Anthony Mills chronicles toxic masculinity in the Deep South on ‘trouble’ 

Anthony Mills’ new single ‘trouble’ is taken from his album Blue Collar Work Ethic. The record is a collection of stories that are a homage to Mill’s Louisiana heritage and factory-town upbringing. These are working songs, chronicling states of mind from the Deep South all the way to the Rubber City (aka Akron, Ohio.)

Lokoy – ‘Can We All Go to Bed’ EP OUT TODAY

Just checking in on punk-turned-producer, 21-year-old Sløtface bassist (Lasse) Lokoy and his latest release ‘Can We All Go to Bed’ EP.

African Style Single from SØDR

“The feeling I get is that I will always leave, no matter what. Moving and living abroad has been my life for 11 years now. I have a hard time understanding the purpose behind staying in one place for the rest of my life. Other than taking care of your family. That, I understand. What travelling and working abroad has taught me is that you are not the only person in the world. Sometimes you just need to “leave”, open your eyes and look around. It’s the cure to ignorance! I guess I want to encourage that with this African style vibe production. I hope you like it!” – SØDR

UNDERHER release sophomore EP, ‘Dark Souls’

Upcoming live duo UNDERHER are further proving their production talent with a new EP, ‘Dark Souls’. Due for release on their own imprint IAMHER, the package includes two original productions, two remixes of the title track from dörfler and Strinner, and a remix of second track ‘Strained Are WE’ from Koa.

French Thrash/death metallers Evilness shared new album ‘New Perspectives, No Evolution’ over YouTube


Today Rita Ora releases her first U.S. album, Phoenix, following a momentous year and a half including a sold out European tour, an incredible summer playing to millions of fans and almost 1.5 billion Spotify streams worldwide of her last five hit singles.

Lydia Evangeline releases video for latest single ‘Down’

Speaking about the video Lydia said “I wanted the visuals to reflect the metaphoric nature of the lyrics in the song – it’s a song about trying to escape from a bad relationship but always being sucked back in, a feeling I likened to drowning in the lyrics. I also wanted the surrounding scene to be an abandoned party- you’ll see champagne flutes, bunting, flamingo glasses and floats, all things that would trick you into thinking you were part of something good, something fun. But once they’re ruined and abandoned the scene is just left looking pretty sad and eerie.”

Gerd Janson delivers fresh disco-flavoured remix of Hanne Mjøen’s ‘Sounds Good To Me’

German producer Gerd Janson has delivered his soulful rework of ‘Sounds Good To Me’ – the fresh pop hit from Hanne Mjøen – adding a sprinkling of his rhythmic house magic to the melodic production.


Starting today, “The Ballad Of Saving Silverman,” a previously unreleased track from the upcoming Neil Diamond 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition will be available for streaming and immediate download with the digital-album preorder of the November 30th release.

Though Diamond appeared in the 2001 comedy Saving Silverman, which is about fervent Diamond fans who try to keep their buddy from marrying the wrong woman, he never let on that he had written the perfect theme to the movie. The catchy tune sums up the film and even includes a spoken-word bridge. “I didn’t ask anybody about it or tell anybody about it, but I wrote this song while we were doing the movie,” Diamond says. “I liked it a lot, but I thought maybe [the movie] needed a little something from the heart, rather than being clever.” Instead, the movie used “I Believe in Happy Endings,” which Diamond wrote specifically for the film, as well as classic Diamond tunes “Cherry, Cherry,” “Hello Again” and “Holly Holy.” After the movie came out, Diamond played the song for director Dennis Dugan, who said he would have likely used the song if he’d known about it, “but it was already too late,” Diamond says, “and I just kept it in my drawer for safekeeping until now.”

Key Glock Celebrates Glock Friday with the Glockoma Mixtape

He stacks up countless quotable lines and attacks trap-style instrumentals with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer–the streets just can’t stop bumping Key Glock. Returning for his second full-length mixtape of 2018, Key Glock shares Glockoma (Paper Route EMPIRE). The new mixtape follows the release of “Yea!!,” a monstrous banger produced by Drake’s favorite new producer Tay Keith, which released last Friday and already has over 200k plays on Spotify alone.

London tainted-pop sextet Famous debut with wild single ‘Surf’s Up!’

London’s tainted pop six-piece FAMOUS don’t wait around to be inspired. For the past few years they’ve been exploring both their own and others’ artistic presentation through carefully self-curated art parties in vast warehouses across London.