@skopemag news for – december 1, 2018 @ via Ft Lauderdale, FL – 7 am est

✮ London Alt/Rock Band ✮ New Single ✮ Cavey

Cavey are a London based alt-rock four-piece consisting of Luke Cave (Guitar, Vocals), Alexander Chalstrey (Piano, Organ, Rhodes), Chun-Ting “Refa” Wang (Upright Bass, Bass guitar) and Adrian Ortman (Drums). Cavey’s influences range from the bluesy guitars of T-Bone Walker to Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear, whilst the rhythm section of the band add subtle jazz inflections, giving Cavey their signature style and captivating listeners. Both live and recorded, the band is a unique and compelling fusion of unrefined talent and dynamic energy, using little in the way of production or effects. The focus of this project are the players themselves and all are given space to demonstrate their characters and instrumental prowess.

Dote – Single Release – “White Wine”

Night is a sadistic friend. Give it an inch and it will take it all. The night being torn apart but still inviting. 6 am. Or still night? A stranger’s sweat. Inebriation. Eliminating emotions. Stumbling legs.

OUTPUT Presents New Year’s Eve With John Digweed

Continuing a beloved holiday tradition, Brooklyn’s award-winning nightclub and premier dance music destination, OUTPUT, proudly presents New Year’s Eve with world renowned DJ/producer John Digweed on December 31 from 10pm to 8am. As his third consecutive New Year’s Eve celebration at the Williamsburg nightclub, the Bedrock Records label head will takeover the club’s state-of-the-art Funktion One sound system for a very special extended set that will go well into New Year’s Day. Setting the vibe for the gold-themed special occasion, Desert Hearts favorite Tara Brooks will soundtrack the final moments of 2018 before the clock strikes midnight for the New Year.

Grandchildren Announce New LP, Share “Zuni” Track Via The 405

The 405 has shared the new single from Grandchildren entitled “Zuni”. It’ll be on their new self-titled album out next year. Next spring the band will be playing SXSW.


As he continues on the final stretch of his U.S. headlining tour, California rapper and singer Yung Pinch has unleashed a set of 7 new tracks with his Lost At Sea mixtape. The mixtape features production from Matics, BL$$D, The Atomix, PHORA, Hit-Boy, 1MIND and MenohBeats. Yung Pinch has also launched a new video for mixtape track “Not Tea.”.

Blue-eyed soul singer Rachel Mazer premieres “Open Heart” via Paste

Today, Los Angeles singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Rachel Mazer, is proud to announce her soulful debut album How Do We Get By, out Februrary 2019 via independent release. This comes after a successful Kickstarter campaign where Mazer raised $20,000 to produce the record with the help of Tyler Duncan (Vulfpeck, Lake Street Dive, Darren Criss). After accruing 27,000+ streams on her first single, “Is It So Wrong,” we’ve partnered with Paste Magazine to premiere second single, “Open Heart.”

Balms share “Candle” off upcoming album ‘Mirrors’ out 2019 via NPR

On their debut LP “Mirror”, Balms chose to submerge their airy, dream rock sound into the depths of the soul, embarking on an internal excavation of the darkest area that exists within us all – the Shadow Self. Through years of sonic exploration, conjuring melodies from meditative, repetitive improvisation, the band manifests songs that break through the standard rock format and reach for a more profound level of musical communication. The result is a journey of self-discovery – 11 songs that each offer a place of sanctuary and healing.

Exploring the Connection Between Prayer, Health, Music and Community

In a new editorial in The Forward, singer and brain health advocate Peggy Sarlin explores the connection between prayer and health, drawing upon a variety of examples (and personal experiences) to chronicle the positive impact of prayer, music, community and hope.

UK Indie/Folk Artist Beans On Toast Debuts “Magic” Music Video

British folk/indie singer-songwriter BEANS ON TOAST (aka Jay McAllister) has unveiled a new music video for the song “MAGIC” in advance of his self-released 10th studio LP ‘A Bird In The Hand,’ which– like his previous 9 albums– will be out on December 1st.

Dave Matthews Band’s Hometown Shows To Support Public Housing Project in Charlottesville, VA

Dave Matthews Band’s 10-city arena tour will conclude with two shows at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA. The GRAMMY® Award-winning band is playing a wide mixture of songs on its fall trek, including material from Come Tomorrow (RCA Records), a New York Times “Critic’s Pick” album. With its entrance atop the Billboard 200 in June 2018, Dave Matthews Band became the first group in history to have seven consecutive studio albums debut at No. 1. See below for tour dates.



Rising singer and multi-instrumentalist Christian Lalama has unveiled his new song “FrFr” (Atlantic Records) – available today via all digital music retailers and streaming services. Along with the new release which stands for “For Real For Real,” comes an official companion visual which sweetly captures a blossoming young love.

Jake Miller’s New Single “Wait For You” Soars on Streaming

Singer, songwriter, and producer Jake Miller’s latest single “Wait For You,” has hit over 250,000+ streams domestically and over 400,000+ streams worldwide. Recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Miller, the track’s growing success is a testament to his fearless approach to production and songwriting, as well as his ability to push his own boundaries in the studio. Matched with his signature brand of pop, Jake uses heavier electronic influences on “Wait For You,” while the lyrics tackle the complexity of relationships.

LUKE CARLINO digs deep on new single ‘HEARTSTOPS’ from the forthcoming BEASTS EP

Earlier this year, Luke Carlino reintroduced himself with the simmering firecracker of a single in ‘Minute’ – a single that effortlessly blended indie with electronic, while injecting a soothing dose of hip hop into the mix. It was a fitting way to demonstrate the songwriter’s love of exploring the eclectic and presenting music that not only soared in its arrangement, but boldly played with light and dark tones. Now, Carlino returns brandishing some new heat with his long-anticipated sophomore EP, BEASTS.


DJ Snake & Mercer’s absolute banger ‘Let’s Get Ill’ saw a visual collab today by Bristol-based animator RUFFMERCY with his distinctive visual style. RUFFMERCY has been making a name for himself in the music video industry over the last couple of years, with a series of eye-catching promos for some of the hottest names in the underground music world as well as people like Thom Yorke, Loyle Carner and Flying Lotus. Developing a raw style, with his unique approach of sketchy animation over video, his aesthetic has become instantly recognizable to fans of the format and perfectly fits this massive track which owned festivals all of 2018.

The Boot premieres “Devil On My Shoulder,” new video from Arts Fishing Club

“‘Devil On My Shoulder’ gets to the heart of what it means to be human, especially in the sense of being honest with oneself,” says The Boot in their exclusive premiere of the new video from ARTS FISHING CLUB. The deeply personal track appears on Part 1 which houses the first five tracks from the band’s two-part debut album Human.

Marquee Mayfield – Spellbound music video

New single Spellbound sees Marquee Mayfield belting soaring librettos in a lofty funk effort: a sultry love song hidden under riotous synth solos, trumpet lines, and drifting key changes forming a veritable ocean of sound and feeling. On the surface: incredibly fun dance music with a twist of soul, devilishly fulsome and boldly lavish. Below the waves: a plaintive search for love lost.

Nick de la Hoyde Teams Up With Ones to Watch To Premiere New Single, “California”

Australian recording artist Nick de la Hoyde has announced the release of his brand new single, “California.” Blending a perfect mix of yearning lyrics and intimate earnest vocals, Nick has crafted a stunningly intricate anthem, his ode to the golden state. Set to release on Friday, 11/30 in the US, but available to stream exclusively on Ones to Watch now, “California” is a first listen from his upcoming EP, set to drop in early 2019.

NECROPANTHER: Kerrang! Streams Oppression From Colorado Metal Practitioners; EP Out NOW!

Oppression is the latest EP from Colorado-based metal unit NECROPANTHER. Written entirely by newest member, bassist Marcus Corich, Oppression was recorded, mixed, and mastered by the band’s Paul Anop and Joe Johnson, and is the band’s first-ever EP.


When Victor Willis, the original Village People lead singer and cop, returned to the group last year, fans anxiously waited for an announcement of new material from Willis who wrote lyrics to such iconic hits as “Y.M.C.A.” “Go West,” “Macho Man,” and “In the Navy.”

Many fans assumed Village People would likely release a new dance tune or EDM mix, after all, we’re talking about one of the biggest party bands on the face of the planet. Instead.

Sydnee Carter shares alluring new single Give It All Away

Upon listening to 20 year old Sydnee Carter sing, it’s staggering to learn she has no formal training. Her voice, far beyond that of an amateur (let alone someone her age) is so perfectly controlled and agile that it beggars belief. Further to this, those natural gifts that simply can not be taught – from tone to character – are in abundance in Sydnee’s voice. Her latest single, the charming Give It All Away, is a showcase of all these things.

Migos’ Offset releases his first song “Red Room” from his upcoming album

Today, The New York Times ran their digital story (out in print this Sunday) talking with him about his life and this project headlined “Emerging From Migos as His Own Man: The Metamorphosis of Offset.”

First Listen! “Our Prayer” – new single & video from FLOW (feat. Will Ackerman)

“Our Prayer” is the second single released from FLOW’s second album, which is scheduled for release in 2019. The first single, “Last Light” was released in September 2018. The group returns to Imaginary Road Studio this Spring to record the final tracks.

Nina Nesbitt Releases New Single ‘Colder’

Nina explains; “Colder was the last song I wrote for the album. It was written after watching young kids in love and how fearlessly they fall for each other because they’ve most likely not had their heart broken before. It’s a song about the aftermath of that and explaining to someone why you find it hard to open up”.

New music: Skinny Living release new track ‘I Still Love You’ today through Atlas Artists

Speaking about the new song, front man Ryan Johnston explains; “This song is nothing more than a love song, it was first written with the intent to say “I love you” but through the process of writing, it became a song reaching out through the pain and challenges of a testing relationship to attempt to put into words unconditional love. It shows a want for a moment of peace within the madness, a need for recognition that neither are getting any younger and a request to put the past aside. Not to forget it but to forgive it and attempt to restore some of the passion lost by dark times.

Tom Speight releases ‘Strangers Now’ 30.11.18

On the track, Tom quotes:- ‘Strangers Now’ is the second lead single to be taken from my debut album. I’ve experienced my fair share of failed relationships and broken homes, the song was essentially born out the feeling of a relationship at its bitter end. Produced by Chris Bond (Ben Howard) in Devon.

NEWS: Amelia White navigates personal and political loss on new album ‘Rhythm of the Rain’

If there were an East Nashville Music Hall of Fame, Amelia White would already be in it. The now-famous scene was in its formative days when White arrived from Boston in the early 2000s and became a fixture at the Family Wash. She’s been a leading light in America’s most musical zip code ever since, even as she’s developed a reputation in the rest of the U.S. and Europe as a first-rate songwriter. She helped define and refine the core folk-rock sound of Americana, yet her band’s energetic pulse never outshines her carefully wrought lyrics. She’s a poet who’s been compared to more famous songwriters for years; now, it would be more appropriate to use her as a benchmark.

Video Premiere: Amelia White’s Reassuring ‘Rhythm of the Rain’


Grime’s freshest face YIZZY has been on a mission in 2018, dropping heat with his SOS EP earlier in the year and hi-octane banger ‘HYPE TING’ in October. With no break, the Lewisham young gun takes his traditional sound to a fresh realm with emotive track ‘KEEP CHASING,’ produced by Z-DOT. Refreshingly honest, spitting tight, emotive bars over sharp keys, Yizzy explores the realities of life’s low points and the power to overcome them, chasing their goals. Real talk from the brazen talent who has worked hard to rise up the ranks, not just in music but in his young career as a sportsman and beyond.

NMF: Charlotte OC delivers powerful new single, ‘Satellite’

Undoubtedly one of music’s most promising rising talents, British songstress Charlotte OC has unveiled her new single, ‘Satellite’. The track is taken from her forthcoming EP, which is set to drop early in 2019 and follows the success of her debut album, ‘Careless People.’

Having amassed widespread acclaim on singles such as ‘Almost Mine’ (8 million Spotify streams), and ‘Symphony’ (4 million Spotify streams), Charlotte’s 2018 evolution sees the singer-songwriter move forwards a more alternative pop sound. The emotive vocal ‘Satellite’ showcases the Lancashire-star’s dynamic range.

“I’d recently gone through a situation with this lad I’d met, he was saying one thing, but in reality his actions spoke differently,” explains Charlotte, “What I thought could be something to begin with, actually turned out to be something completely different in the end. I came to the realisation that when you meet somebody it shouldn’t be this complicated.”