@skopemag news for December 5, 2018 @ 9 am est

Luvia tackles the growing pains of teenage life on new track

Brighton’s Luvia is back with new single ‘Love Lust’. Marrying the raw attitude of Mazzy Star with the melancholic pop sensibilities of Billie Eilish and Lana Del Rey, the newcomer has already been turning heads with appearances at The Great Escape, 2000trees & Liverpool Sound City.


Bread Winners Association recording artist Kevin Gates has unveiled an incredible new companion visual for “M.A.T.A.,” a fan-favorite featured on the multi-platinum rap superstar’s new mixtape LUCA BRASI 3. Gates – who teased the video over the weekend with a controversial presidential clip – filmed the visual at his new business venture, an escape room in Los Angeles called the “House On Carolina,” which is a replica of one of Kevin’s Baton Rouge trap houses and open to the public indefinitely. “M.A.T.A.” is streaming now, watch HERE.

Harlem’s latest single, “Queen of Mosquitos” is now on Spotify

Listen to Castlecomer Cover “She’s So High”

Plus, read an interview with Joe Kennedy over at Bass Player, who shared the exclusive live clip of the song, below!

Clip for Today – VIC MENSA in Fuse’s ASMR Digital Series “MIND MASSAGE”

Rapper and songwriter/producer VIC MENSA talks about his ensemble at Paris Fashion Week, the upcoming debut of his 93 Punks jacket line, the time he wore leather pants while horseback riding, and his new EP ‘Hooligans’ – which drops on December 14 – in an all-new episode of Fuse’s popular digital series Mind Massage. The episode posted today on fuse.tv.


In an era when aspiring public figures broadcast constantly in an effort to maximize their brand value, Valee’s coolly laconic stands apart. With short songs and a soft-spoken style, his unpredictable raps sketch subjects with a droll eye for detail over a bass-heavy canvas.

Stream Now – “body”

my name is Fintan and “Body” is the first song I ever wrote while sitting in a bathroom.


Filippo Dall’Asta releases debut album “Mediterasian”

Filippo Dall’Asta is a musician on a mission. The Italian-born guitar virtuoso, a rising star on the international Gypsy Jazz scene, now wants to set the wider music world alight by fusing two distinct cultures on his debut album, Mediterasian.

After spending his formative years training with Gypsy Jazz masters in France and Holland, and beginning to make a name for himself on the jazz circuit, Dall’Asta travelled to India in search of broadening his musical horizons. What he discovered there was a love of the calming sounds of classical Indian music, which he has now fused with his jazz roots in an ambitious debut featuring over 20 musicians from around the world.

REMINDER: Seventh Dimension – “The Corrupted Lullaby”

Seventh Dimension is a 5-piece progressive metal band that was born in 2009 by founding members Luca Delle Fave (Guitars), Rikard Wallström (Bass) and Marcus Thorén (Drums) in the underground progressive scene of Stockholm, Sweden.

The trio spent the first year rehearsing while searching for the two remaining spots to be filled. During this time, Luca Delle Fave also spent a lot of time writing music that would later end up on their first album, ‘Circle of Life’. In the latter half of 2010, Seventh Dimension became complete after Nico Lauritsen (Vocals) and Erik Bauer (Keyboards) joined the band. The band has consisted of the same members ever since.

Skope Mag x Swedish Indie Pop duo TAKEN BY TREES release ‘Holiday’ song!

All Hail The Silence (BT + Christian Burns) Share “Temptation” Single Via The 405

ALL HAIL THE SILENCE share a brand new single titled, “Temptation,” in an exclusive premiere with The 405. Previously, the duo shared “Diamonds In The Snow” via Billboard. Both singles can be found on their newly announced album, ‡ (Daggers), which is due out on January 18th, 2019. The video for “Diamonds In The Snow” was directed by Ukranian director Histibe and you can watch it here + listen to the single here and read an exclusive interview with the band on Billboard.

Luvia tackles teenage growing pains on new track 

Brighton’s Luvia is back with new single ‘Love Lust’. Marrying the raw attitude of Mazzy Star with the melancholic pop sensibilities of Billie Eilish and Lana Del Rey, the newcomer has already been turning heads with appearances at The Great Escape, 2000trees & Liverpool Sound City.

Hey Skope Mag – Michael Jablonka strikes gold with Papier-mâché – Must hear track!


This week marks a monumental point in Travis Scott’s career as the artist dominates the charts with the #1 single and album in the United States. Travis’ 2x RIAA platinum-certified “SICKO MODE” has claimed the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This is the first time Travis Scott has topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart after peaking at #2 on the chart earlier this year upon the release of the single’s video. Additionally, Travis’ album ASTROWORLD has claimed the #1 spot again on the Billboard 200 chart this week, marking the album’s third time to achieve #1 in 2018 after occupying the top spot for two weeks upon its release on August 3rd, 2018. The combined feat of having a #1 single and album is fitting considering the banner year that Travis Scott has seen.

Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld’ Tour Is the Greatest Show on Earth

Brooklyn’s Ryan Gibeau Entitled “Flying Away”

Ryan Gibeau, a New Hampshire native is a singer/songwriter residing in Brooklyn, New York. His stunning music is a concoction of heartfelt honest lyricism, soulful melancholy soundscapes and alternative pop/rock. Gibeau’s songwriting is an emotional and poignant documentation of a love lost. Through his use of powerful and authentic musicianship Gibeau has been resonating with listeners across the nation.

Big Flip Papi feat. French Montana and Melissa J “All On Me”

Big Flip Papi is at again but this time he goes and get’s the CokeBoy general French Montana for his new single “All On Me” which also features up & coming R&B/Latin Pop songstress Melissa J. With the hard knocking Ayden on the beat. “All On Me” is off Big Flip Papi aka RNR upcoming album “From Tha’ Can 2 Tha’ Land” dropping Mid Jan.

Swiss Pagan/Folk-metalband NORVHAR unveiled first excerpt from upcoming album with the single “Of Stone, Gold & Blood”

The single will feature on ‘KAUNA’, the band’s first album coming out on February 2019 for physical and digital formats.

The Killers’ Dave Keuning Releases New Single “Boat Accident”

STF has released the remix to his track “Lookalike!”

Producer badhabit steps in to give the powerful pop track a sleek and satin-like facelift. It’s the perfect new single leading into the new year for STF who will take the music world by storm.


Having amassed a quarter of a billion streams on their summer anthem ‘I Wanna Know’, Swedish duo NOTD now have just dropped their new music video for their recent single, ‘So Close’ ft. Felix Jaehn and Captain Cuts alongside the vocals of Georgia Ku. The captivating and dynamic music video was shot in Tokyo, Japan. Viewers follow a couple through the bright lights and busy streets of the city, shifting between the past and present moments in their romantic relationship.

James Dupré Weds Longtime Girlfriend Kelsie Menard

Country singer-songwriter, James Dupré married his longtime girlfriend, Kelsie Menard on Nov. 17 during a private beach ceremony on the island of Maui.

Dupré spoke of the special occasion, saying “I got to marry my best friend during the most beautiful sunset on the island of Maui. It was simple perfection.”

A few days later, Dupré and his new bride were joined by family, friends, and guests of honor, Country legend Randy Travis and his wife Mary Davis Travis, at a wedding celebration in Lafayette, Louisiana on Nov. 24 at The Abacus; an upscale venue that captures a beautiful blend of old New Orleans integrated with post war 1940’s architecture. During the reception, Dupré and his brother, Ashton Dupré, sang Travis’ hit song, “I Told You So,” in which the entire room joined in. Another highlight of the evening was when the couple came together with Travis to sing another one of his classics, “Forever and Ever, Amen.”

machineheart Announce 2019 Tour Dates + Share Emotional Video For “Let You Down” ?

Los Angeles-based ethereal indie pop quartet machineheart have premiered their emotional video for new album track “Let You Down” via Spindle Magazine. The track, which premiered last month via Clash, is from their forthcoming debut full-length album People Change, out February 8, 2019. The band also announces a North American tour in support of People Change alongside You Me At Six and Dreamers, starting February 21st in Boston, MA and ending March 11th in Los Angeles, CA.

Iakopo Releases New Music Video Off Upcoming Album ‘Waves’!

A true citizen of the world, Iakopo’s feel ties his vast influences together to create a hypnotic reggae sound. His highly anticipated upcoming album Waves is set to release on February 1st, 2019 off tastemaker label Mensch House Records! The album was recorded and produced by Chaz Rox in Carson, California, and features Bo Napoleon, Yaccahmoe, and Jemere Morgan. Iakopo has also just released a saucy music video for his new single “In the Back,” premiering on Ghettoblaster now!


Global superstar, producer and DJ, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll – a.k.a. Kygo, reveals the music video for his new single “Happy Now” feauring 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. The video premiered last night on NBC during the Saturday Night Live timeslot.

Jesse Denaro – Garden single

Inspired & the Sleep – ‘Stay’

The project has been no stranger to the blogosphere, and has been featured on such sites as SPIN, Noisey, Pigeons & Planes Hilly Dilly etc. The live band has opened for various national touring acts such as Switchfoot, Sure Sure, Colony House, Mating Ritual, The Dodos, SALES, Moon Taxi, Cymbals Eat Guitars, etc. The band has toured nationally and played loads of SoCal venues such as Belly Up Tavern, The Casbah, Soda Bar, The Satellite, House Of Blues.

Tom Speight releases ‘Strangers Now’ 30.11.18

Co-written with Lisa Hannigan ‘Strangers Now’ is one of Tom’s most confident songs to date. The strong hook brings beauty to the dense foundations of the rhythm section and once again the amazing vocals of Lydia Clowes blend beautifully with Tom.