@skopemag news for january 8, 2019 @ 11 am est

Could this be the hottest upcoming UK artist?

“Allow me to introduce myself, I go by the name of Acesiz, you may have heard of me before, I’m an upcoming rap/hip-hop artist from London (UK) & I’ve just released a brand new single entitled ‘Countless Times’ which has received tons of positive industry feedback and is picking up major attention, word on the street this is a hit single,I hope you’ll have the chance to decide for yourself.” Acesiz

Guided By Voices announce first UK performance in over 15 years

This will be the legendary band’s first return to Spain since 1997. GBV has played just one show in Europe (2011) in the past 15 years.

Swiss metallers Almøst Human announced new album and shared first single “Welcome 2 Neverland”

About six years after their debut EP ‘Ø’, Swiss metallers Almøst Human will release their long-awaited album called XS2XTC’ on February 1st for CD & Digital editions through Fastball Music / Soulfood Music GmbH.

Australian punks PRESS CLUB share rousing new single “Suburbia”

With Press Club having already risen way out of Australia’s underground punk scene, to become one of the country’s buzziest new bands, today they are sharing their new single Suburbia, as well as news of a swathe of highly anticipated UK tour dates for Spring 2019. Where previous single Headwreck was a dizzying two and a half minutes of frenetic, raw, self-assured and commanding punk – which drew high-praise from Kerrang!, Jack Saunders and Dan P Carter – Suburbia takes its time, easing its way into an uproarious chorus that stays with you long after the final chord has rung out.

Daniel Brandt (Erased Tapes) > new Sound Gallery Sessions video for “Cherry Dream”

Daniel Brandt, co-founder of acclaimed German ensemble Brandt Brauer Frick, starts 2019 with the announcement of a European Tour promoting his well-received second solo album, Channels, including a show at London’s Corsica Studios on February 26 plus a first North American show at SXSW in Austin, Texas with more dates to be announced.

Singer-Songwriter M’Lynn Returns with Pop-Soul Single ‘T.F.I.L’

Taking inspiration from Tom Misch, Norah Jones and Bruno Major, born and raised Dallas, Texas, singer-songwriter M’Lynn returns with pop-soul single ‘T.F.I.L’ (To Fall In Love), dropping January 25th.

CONNY OCHS: German Rock Icon To Release Fourth Solo LP, Doom Folk

German songwriter, rock ‘n’ roll vagabond, and seasoned performer, CONNY OCHS, will release his fourth solo album, Doom Folk, through his trusted allies at Exile On Mainstream on February 15th. Preorders for the album as well as a trailer have been posted, and several new videos are on the verge of release preceding the album’s street date.

CONNY OCHS – new album up for pre-order!

Someone drops psych-pop single ‘Pull It Together’ via [PIAS] | Orbit EP, augmented reality exhibition

Multi-disciplinary Amsterdam artist Someone, AKA Tessa Rose Jackson, releases her new single Pull It Together via [PIAS] Recordings. A stunning slice of infectious psych-pop, equally indebted to Tame Impala or early 90s French electronica pioneers Air, it is the first single taken from her upcoming new EP Orbit, the follow up to last year’s Chain Reaction EP.

Rat Boy shares new single ‘Don’t Hesitate’ – Watch The Video Here

ØZWALD premieres “Technicolor Sky” video via Buzzbands LA + Announces debut LP

Steve Stout (Blondefire, Lost Beach) and Lifehouse’s Jason Wade have teamed up to bring a paisley-patterned, modern-vintage kaleidoscope of sound with ØZWALD. Fueled by mutual heartbreak – they type of heartbreak you “lose your lease, your car and end up living in your friend’s studio” over, the duo produced a twelve-song album in only twelve days. The final product is Sweet Delirium, a cathartic odyssey of rock and roll and reconciliation.

Bonnaroo announces 2019 lineup

Superfly and A.C. Entertainment are excited to reveal the initial lineup for the 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The 18th annual four-day multi-stage camping festival will take place June 13 – 16, held as always at Great Stage Park, the spectacular 700-acre farm and event space located just 60 miles southeast of Nashville in Manchester, TN. Tickets – including General Admission (4 Day), VIP (4 Day), Platinum (4 Day) and more – will go on sale Thursday, January 10, at 12 noon ET/11 am CT, exclusively via www.bonnaroo.com/tickets. Bonnaroo has never been more accessible with GA ticket layaway plans available for just $47.

Indie pop legends The Blow to headline next Break the Chains queer dance party

Experimental indie pop legends The Blow (K Records, etc) will headline the next Break the Chains queer dance party on January 19th, 8pm at Bella Luna / Milky Way, 284 Amory Street in Jamaica Plain. Boston’s own Evan Greer will host the event and open the show, which also features Lebanese-American DJ and composer 7elucinations (Najwa Al-Aswad.)

Lateef the Truth Speaker Drops New Single from Upcoming Project Roots & Tings

Quannum and Solesides co-founder, and Grammy nominated MC, Lateef the Truth Speaker has joined forces with acclaimed Bay Area DJ and producer Jah Yzer and the multi-talented musician and reggae artist Winstrong, to showcase the cross roads of reggae and hip-hop on their newest project Roots & Tings. The new music draws deeply and respectfully from the history of both genres while pushing a new vibe to create powerful and provocative tracks. Roots & Tings will roll out singles monthly throughout 2019 with Quannum Records. Each release will be accompanied by original artwork, limited edition t-shirts from aspiring designers and will be available on both vinyl 45’s and digitally, everywhere you can stream.


Round Hill Music is proud to announce the signing of multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter/producer Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews to a worldwide administration deal. The deal will include Trombone Shorty’s catalogue as well as future releases.

AFTERMATH Release Official Lyric Video for “FFF (FalseFlagFlying)”

Chicago based Progressive Thrash Metal Band AFTERMATH has released the lyric video for “FFF (FalseFlagFlying),” off of their upcoming LP, There is Something Wrong, due out 2019 digitally via Zoid Entertainment, INGrooves, and TLG, and European CD / Vinyl on Sleaszy Rider Records.

XIPHOID DEMENTIA And BASTARD NOISE: Human Extinction Engine Split LP

Human Extinction Engine is the upcoming split record between the throttling yet textured death industrial of XIPHOID DEMENTIA and the harsh space ambience of BASTARD NOISE. Conceptually, both artists unite in seeing a world where humans slowly tighten the noose around their own neck through “advancement” and “industry.” Yet each artist reflects this concept in very different ways.

Lostair – launch new videoclip “Where The Angels Die”

Lostair shared the first videoclip for their single Where tThe Angels Die taken from the last album AD JUBILAEUM (Revalve records).

Joy Williams confirms 2019 headline tour; anticipated new solo album due this spring

Four-time Grammy Award-winning artist Joy Williams confirms new headline tour dates this winter and spring with stops in L.A., San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, DC and Nashville among many others. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 11 at 10am local time. These shows precede the release of her highly anticipated new album, Front Porch, due later this spring via Sensibility/Thirty Tigers.

10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week: Tim McGraw, Lauren Jenkins

Video: The Lyricists – AWW SHHH

The Lyricists return from a hiatus with new material in support of releasing their best of album titled, “The Best So Far” dropping early 2019.