@skopemag news for – december 4, 2018 @ 2 pm est

Hope Vista Announces Upcoming Single “SKIN & BONES,” Out Dec 28th

Hope Vista, lead vocalist of alternative rock band VISTA, has announced the upcoming release of her new single “SKIN & BONES,” out December 28th. Her last solo EP “PREVAIL,” was released in 2015, and since then has been actively touring the US with VISTA, most recently releasing their newest single “Born For Blood.” Her first solo offering since the release of “PREVAIL,” is “SKIN & BONES,” which will be released digitally.

New release, Linnea Ellis – ‘Warmest Winter’

Linnea Ellis has been involved in the Swedish music scene for many years, most recently as the resident DJ for Maxida Märak. She’s done shows with both Lill-Babs and A Tribe Called Red — now her solo debut is ready to meet the world.

Ariana Grande sets new Vevo 24 hour view record

The highly anticipated official music video from Ariana Grande “thank u, next” is set to break the Vevo 24hr view count record with over 50M views.

The video was released on Vevo Friday 30th November at 3pm ET.

Kygo Reveals Music Video for “Happy Now”

Global superstar, producer and DJ, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll – a.k.a. Kygo, reveals the music video for his new single “Happy Now” featuring Swedish hitmaker Sandro Cavazza. The video notably marks the first time Kygo has starred in his own music video and takes you on an inside look at the DJ with his family and friends in Norway where he grew up.

Introducing: LOLA BLACK

Hailing from Denver/Colorado (US) Lola Black has kicked and clawed her way to the forefront of the Colorado music scene. With a mesmerising live performance and a relentless work ethic, she and her eponymous group have become the ‘it’ band in Colorado taking in 3 Westword Music Awards putting them in alumni status landing the title of 106.7 KBPI’s Best Band in Denver and becoming the go to act for national festivals and other numerous radio events. Lola Black has performed at Denver’s largest venues including The Pepsi Center, Fillmore Auditorium, Fiddler’s Green Ampitheater and The First Bank Center.

Silent Forum to release brand new ‘Robot’ single This Friday!

Robot is a jittering, adrenaline fuelled shot of energy. The song speaks from the perspective of a jaded and stressed office employee against an unlikely dance punk backdrop. “I feel a shortage of high pressure in my life/ I need the office chair/ I need spreadsheets I hold dear/ I love coffee, I hate beer”.

‘MADI’ shares new video for ‘Dirty (Word) single

Welsh singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Maddie Jones, performs alongside band members and Dan Fitzgerald (guitar, pedals, modular synth), Chay Lockyer (bass, synth) and Rich Welsby (drums, samples). The band were born earlier this year as a result of experimentation with production and electronic songwriting, and in-depth work with producer Charlie Francis (REM, Future of the Left, Sweet Baboo), after several successful years playing as Maddie Jones.

RUBY TUESDAYS: ‘Why You Always Gotta Fight Me’

“I thought that love would last forever, I was wrong.” Wearing heart and influences firmly on sleeve, Ruby Tuesdays present their soul-drenched new single, ‘Why You Always Gotta Fight Me’. A strikingly vulnerable offering from the Wollongong five-piece, this new release from the band positions them in a great light as we approach summer and become hunger for songs to get us through the hazy days and long nights.

Max C Bud – ‘I Guess It Has To Be That Way’ Single & Video

Up and coming Sydney artist, Max C Bud, releases his follow up single to his first release Temptress. Stepping away from the mellow and relaxed vibe of his first track, I Guess It Has To Be That Way (IGIHTBTW) brings a beat that knocks with confidence, an infectious baseline and a sultry melody that adds greater control to Max’s arsenal.

ICYMI: Heavy Lungs celebrate Idles split 7″ single release with new video for ‘Blood Brother’

To celebrate the release of the IDLES and Heavy Lungs split 7” single, Heavy Lungs have revealed a brand new video to accompany their track ‘Blood Brother’, a reference to their front man’s close relationship with Joe Talbot. IDLES return the favour with their anthem “Danny Nedelko”, a direct reference to the Heavy Lungs singer of the same name.

Serrabulho: New song premiere “Ela Fez-me um Grão de Bico”

Portugese farmers Serrabulho have just released a song from their third album “Porntugal (Portuguese Vagitarian Gastronomy)”, which will be out in December, 15th on German label Rotten Roll Rex.

NOTD & Felix Jaehn unveil video for single ‘So Close’

ENDLESS FLOODS to release new album “Circle The Gold” in February!

A realm of darkness awaits. France’s cathartic doom specialists ENDLESS FLOOD formed in 2015 in Bordeaux around Stephane Miollan (Monarch, Bombardement), Benjamin Sablon (Bombardement, Shock) and Simon Bédy. With “no boundaries in heaviness” as a motto, they raise a prodigiously thick wall of sound by blending doom and sludge aesthetics with mind-expanding ambient metal structures. A sorrowful procession arising from the limbo…

Passive redefine “youthfulness” on new single ‘Like This’      

London’s currently teeming with young talent, and North-London newcomers PASSIVE are without a doubt, no exception to the trend. Gaining some decent press on previous single ‘Premonitions’ from the likes of Gigslutz and more, as well as some recognition from London-based tastemaker radio stations, securing slots at numerous festivals across the country and packing out esteemed London venues like The Camden Assembly and The Water Rats; exhibiting their buzzy live-performance they’ve already in check, they’re now releasing their second official release.

Rev Rev Rev announce participation to SXSW 2019

The South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) has announced the second wave of Showcasing Artists invited to perform at the 2019 event. Among the bands included in the latest artist announcement batch are Italian psychgaze stalwarts Rev Rev Rev, named as ‘One of Europe’s finest ‘gazer bands of the last decade’ [Daily Bandcamp].

Since their debut (S/t) their signature wall-of-sound has inspired rave reviews and single “Catching a buzz” has been spinned on BBC 6 by the likes of Steve Lamacq and Radcliffe and Maconie.

Caitlyn Scarlett unveils stunning new single, ‘Nightmares’

Emerging singer/songwriter Caitlyn Scarlett has delivered her up-tempo new single ‘Nightmares’, a collaborative production with Segal which has been used by the BBC as the title track to hit drama Clique (written by ‘Skins’ creator, Jess Brittain).

Pre-listening – ORKID – “Hands”

The winter is approaching, and “Hands” invites reflection on a loved one’s unwanted departure and its resulting frustration. ORKID delivers this ballad with a somber mid-range, occasionally rising to a paper-thin falsetto. Whether it be from a parental figure or a lover, an unexpected farewell whacks you in the face just like the winter chill does when you open the door mid-December.

VIDEO: Lydian Collective unveil infectious ‘High 555’ video

After the success of their popular debut acclaimed album ‘Adventure’, (which has generated over 1 million album streams on Spotify in just 6 months). Lydian Collective are now following this up with their new single ‘High 555’.

LP Gears Up to Release Brand New Album, Heart to Mouth, This Friday, December 7th

Critically acclaimed recording artist and songwriter LP will release her highly anticipated fifth studio album, Heart To Mouth, this Friday, December 7th. Heart to Mouth is the follow-up to her breakthrough album Lost On You that has now garnered over 700 million streams worldwide.

Gabrielle Aplin & Hannah Grace release Christmas EP ‘December’

Gabrielle Aplin and Hannah Grace have released a collaborative Christmas EP December through Never Fade Records. The EP comes as the pair are set to perform together at the Never Fade Christmas Party at Union Chapel this evening (Dec 4th).

James E. Smith teases new project with release of ‘The Fortunate Ones’

Baradj release their first single from the band’s third full-length album “Hunnar”

Single Tengri is the first chapter, which slightly opens the door into the theme of the upcoming album. Since ancient times, people have been casting their glance at the sky wondering – what is there? As this track is related to the spirits of nature, our endeavor was to make an organic, atmospheric sound through both music and lyrics. Today, we want to tell you about the forgotten pagan deity of the blue sky whose name is Tengri.

7 Music Marketing Strategies to Try In 2019

With the end of 2018 looming and 2019 on the horizon, it’s time for reflection. If you felt like your fan connection or marketing strategies were just a little bit weak in 2018 and you want to up your game, check out these seven tips for getting your music to new audiences, all while captivating the hearts of current fans.

Charity Croff – YouTuber with 150M Views Drops Album

He developed a name creating educational videos about Empathy and Social Justice which amassed over 150 MILLION views. Now, he’s released an album about enlightenment, love and resilience that sounds kinda like poetic meditation with 10 gold chains on lol.

Chilean Chess Artistic Ambassador, Juga Premieres New Music Video