@skopemag news for December 12, 2018 @ noon est

Sunset Strip Veterans Lypswitch Return With New Release

In 1988 Lypswitch moved from Orlando, FL. to Hollywood, CA. to follow the Rock N Roll dream. In three years the band played over 100 shows and was almost signed. After 30 years the band has regrouped and has finally released this CD.

News: Mason Maynard Shares new Track ‘Groupies’ – 14thDec

Following the release of his Green Velvet collaboration ‘Got This’, UK producer & DJ Mason Maynard has dropped his brand new track ‘Groupies’, set for release on Velvet’s iconic Relief Records label.

Locos Por Juana Worldwide Video Premiere of their new single “Tal Vez Someday”

LiveXLive Streaming Rolling Loud Festival in Los Angeles

LiveXLive Media Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) (“LiveXLive”), a global digital media company focused on live entertainment, today announced that it would livestream performances and original content from the Rolling Loud Festival at the Banc of California Stadium Grounds & Exposition Park on December 14 and 15, 2018.

The biggest hip-hop festival brand in the world, Rolling Loud’s LA lineup this year includes Post Malone, Lil Wayne, Cardi B, Lil Uzi Vert, Wiz Khalifa, and 21 Savage. The upcoming livestream continues a partnership between Rolling Loud and LiveXLive that kicked off with a successful livestream from the sold-out Bay Area Rolling Loud Festival in September 2018.

RHIAN SHEEHAN releases absolutely stunning new video for ‘The Absence of You’! // New album out now

Following on from a run of stunning live performances across New Zealand, Rhian Sheehan releases the official video for single ‘The Absence Of You’. Showcasing the incredible visuals featured in the live perforamnces, the video has been crafted by visual artists Olivier Jean and Delainy Kennedy, both artists who collaborated with Sheehan on his live performances. The video again showcases the emotive dance and choreography of Hannah Tasker-Poland captured at the AUT Motion Capture Lab, which when combined with the single, creates a truly moving experience.


Dani Bell and the Tarantist is an American rock band based in San Diego, California, led by singer-songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Dani Bell. Inspired by the early days of Motown, Dani Bell and the Tarantist creates a modern style of dreamy psychedelic pop. The band records and tours as part of the Redwoods Music record label and musicians collective, which adapts Bell’s bedroom compositions into intimate songs with expansive arrangements.

Indie Band Yes You Are Releases “O Holy Night” Cover Ft. Calvin Arsenia


Seventeen-year-old singer/songwriter Zhavia has released her brand new song “100 Ways” via Columbia Records. “100 Ways” was co-written by Zhavia, Paul E. Phamous (Nick Jonas, Frank Ocean) and Shun (Chainsmokers, Little Mix), and was produced by Oak (Demi Lovato, Alessia Cara). Check out the powerful Emma Higgins-directed visual HERE.

Swazi Gold reveal new single ‘Disco’ | Debut album announced for release March 1st via Research Records

Formed by the chief songwriters from Melbourne bands Crepes, Dreamin’ Wild and Sagamore, Swazi Gold brings old friends together. Chris Jennings and Sam Cooper grew up in the Victorian coastal towns of Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove, while Tim Karmouche was an inland man, hailing from Ballarat in the state’s north-west.

MISERY INDEX: American Death Metal Legion Debuts “New Salem” Single

American death metal legion MISERY INDEX will unleash their incendiary new full-length Rituals Of Power this March via Season Of Mist.

Briannagh D “Feel The Beat” New Single!

Alfie Templeman Shares New Video for “Yellow Flowers”, Debut EP out Now

15 year-old Bedfordshire songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Alfie Templeman today shared the video for new track ‘Yellow Flowers’, taken from his debut EP Like An Animal – out now on Chess Club. Templeman plays every instrument heard on the EP and put together the whole release in his bedroom – a homage to his DIY heroes Kevin Parker, Mac Demarco and Steve Lacy. The video is currently streaming via Wonderland.

Premiere: Alfie Templeman – “Yellow Flowers”

For Skope: Felix Cartal takes you on an adventure in music video for “Mood”

Felix Cartal has saved the best single from his recent album “Next Season” for last: he has finally released the video for “Mood,” and you’re going to want to dive right in. With its effervescent melodies and bouncing, subtle basslines, “Mood” is arguably one of the most lighthearted and carefree tracks on the album, which is perfectly reflected in the video’s fun-filled storyline. Cartal’s visual story for “Mood” finds a group of best friends having a “Monday Funday,” which finds them on multiple adventures amid a gorgeous countryside and ocean backdrop. The video captures the brilliancy, energy and positivity of Cartal’s music and this track in particular – and perhaps it will forever change the way you think about Mondays. “Mood” concludes Cartal’s “Next Season” saga, which has amassed over 55 million streams on Spotify to date.


Directed by Blythe Thomas, the visual was filmed at Lennon’s first ever solo show at The Basement East in Nashville, TN last month.

Avril Lavigne Releases “Tell Me It’s Over” New Track & Music Video

Of the album Lavigne states, “I feel like I’ve really opened up on this record more than I ever have before. Each song tells a story that will hopefully inspire others to believe in themselves and stand up for what they know is right and what they truly deserve!”


Wes Charlton Makes a Triumphant Comeback with his New Single “New York”

Critically hailed singer-songwriter Wes Charlton just released the single “New York” from his third album, Morning Stars. A sweeping, hook-filled gem driven by majestic B3 organ swells, briskly strummed acoustics and Charlton’s expressive tenor, “New York” mixes the best elements of alt-rock, Americana and country soul. The song is a poignant, wistful evocation of faith and passion that hits an emotional bulls-eye on first listen.

Guide Dog shares new single ‘Dead Beat’ | New album ‘Generation Y’ announced

slenderbodies release smoky single “king”, announce January EP release

California-based duo slenderbodies share their new single “king” today and announce the January 25th release date for their upcoming EP SORAYA on tastemaker indie label Avant Garden. The smoky, suave new track features the gents’ signature sotto voce style as they explore the inner workings of their creative process.


Coming out of the gate hot, the producer, DJ, executive, artist, and founder of Play Too Much Entertainment assembled an all-star cast of A-list heavyweights to join him for the upbeat, uplifting, and undeniable anthem. Dej Loaf carries a slick hook as Yo Gotti delivers a fiery cameo followed by G-Eazy’s airtight flow. Additionally, he unveiled a visual for the song this morning. The video intercuts live footage of DaBoyDame igniting audiences in between explosive performances, capturing the track’s irresistible energy.