@skopemag news for january 10, 2019 @ 11 am est

Hollow Hand Share New Single Ahead Of Debut Album

Hailing from Brighton, the project is spearheaded by Max Kinghorn-Mills. Occupying a space between Super Furry Animals and Soft Machine – Hollow Hand’s debut album is out now, via Talkshow Records.

New Remixes By Famed Madonna Backup Singer – Donna De Lory – For Immediate Release

Donna De Lory’s new solo album, HERE IN HEAVEN, is a gorgeous mélange of all the flavors and colors in the gifted singer/composer/multi-instrumentalist’s multifaceted musical world. Beloved for decades as a reigning diva of devotional music, De Lory also has deep roots in heartfelt and expressive pop songcraft. Her vision and breathtaking voice possess the scope and range to embrace all of these influences on HERE IN HEAVEN. The self-produced album blends vibrant Indian and Latin tonalities with contemporary grooves, lavish string arrangements and exquisitely crafted melodies. It all adds up to a masterful musical statement that is deeply personal yet universal in resonance.

Kacey Musgraves Kicks Off Sold-Out North American Leg of Headlining Oh, What A World: Tour

Multiple Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves will hit the festival circuit this summer, becoming the first-ever female country artist to play Coachella on Friday, April 12th and 19th before going on to play Governors Ball Saturday, June 1st, Bonnaroo Saturday, June 15th, and Telluride Bluegrass Festival Sunday, June 23rd. These highly-coveted festival slots follow Kacey’s sold-out North American dates on her headlining Oh, What A World: Tour, which kicked off last night in Indianapolis, with stops in major cities including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, and Atlanta.


International recording artist Amaal releases “Not What I Thought” the first single off her forthcoming debut EP. The R&B influenced, bass thumping single is a gentle yet confident ballad about the end of a relationship. Hardly a new theme and yet, “Not What I Thought” unfolds as a salve for the question of how an intimate partner can become a stranger. “It’s about finally realizing the person you’re in love with is not who they’ve represented themselves to be. That love quickly conjugates to the past tense.” – Amaal.

MEADOWS END: Symphonic death metallers premiere video “Non-Dreaming Eye”

Swedish symphonic extreme metal band MEADOWS END kick off the new year with the striking video of the track Non-Dreaming Eye — the fifth number from their fourth album “The Grand Antiquation”. Black Lion Records will be releasing this anticipated album on CD & LP this March 08.


Abramorama announced today a partnership with MPL/Capitol/UMe to premiere Paul McCartney’s The Bruce McMouse Show in select theaters around the world on January 21. The Bruce McMouse Show is a previously never-before seen film that tells the story of how Paul McCartney and Wings came to meet the inimitable impresario Bruce McMouse. Part concert film, part animated feature, The Bruce McMouse Show features footage from Wings’ 1972 European tour, interspersed with animated scenes that introduce a family of mice living under the stage.

After opening the film with ‘Big Barn Bed’ – the camera takes us down through the floorboards into this charming animated world. We see Bruce McMouse regale his children with stories from his past, when son Soily rushes into the room in a whirlwind of excitement announcing that “The Wings” are playing above them. As the concert plays on, Bruce declares to his wife Yvonne that Paul and the band need his help. Bruce then proceeds to venture on stage to offers his services as producer. As the concert progresses, the animated scenes culminate with dozens of animated mice flocking to the venue to see Wings play. ‘The Bruce McMouse Show’ has been fully restored in 2018 at Final Frame Post alongside a brand-new audio mix (stereo and 5.1) created at AIR Studios where it was also mastered.

Video: Aaron Evans – King Of The Jungle

Polish/Finnish melodic metallers Exlibris launch new video for “Amorphous”

Polish/Finnish melodic metallers Exlibris enter 2019 with a new music video for the song “Amorphous”.

Upbeat Afro-beat Sensation D-SARO Contemplates his ‘Conundrum’

BURNING RAIN (feat. Doug Aldrich, Keith St. John, Brad Lang, Blas Elias) to Release New Album on March 22nd via Frontiers Music Srl

In conjunction with the album announcement, the band have shared the latest single, “Midnight Train,” along with an accompanying music video. The video can be seen HERE.

Mighty Mystic Releases New “SALT” Music Video from New Album Enter the Mystic

Reggae Star Mighty Mystic releases his new music video for his single “Salt” from his new album Enter the Mystic.


Boston, MA – Celebrating its 10th edition this year, Boston Calling unveils a lineup of epic proportions – from music to comedy to dance. The internationally acclaimed and locally grown music festival takes place Memorial Day weekend, May 24 – 26, 2019 at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, MA (65 North Harvard Street, Boston). Headlined by Twenty One Pilots, Travis Scott, and Tame Impala, Boston Calling 2019 will present more than 55 performances from musicians, bands, and comedians across its four stages. This year, the festival’s indoor arena will also showcase an all-star lineup of comedy, headlined by Michael Che, Jenny Slate, and Fred Armisen. Overall, the lineup boasts seven 2019 Grammy nominees including Anderson .Paak, Janelle Monáe, and Brandi Carlile, who is nominated for six awards. In a unique collaboration, the festival will also bring Boston Ballet, one of the world’s most renowned dance companies, to the festival.

wifisfuneral and Robb Banks Announce Joint Tape and Tour

Two of South Florida’s most wanted emcees, wifisfuneral and Robb Bank$ share a lot more than just geography–they both came up on SoundCloud with a predilection for pitch black, headphone-ready instrumentals. Delivering flex-heavy verses over state-of-the-art production, wifisfuneral and Robb Bank$ announce Conn3ct3d, their upcoming collaborative EP. Departing from the dark subject matter that defines their solo projects, the two emcees enjoy each others’ company on Conn3ct3d, competitively stacking syllables in a contest over who can stunt the hardest. Swapping bars and finishing one another’s punchlines, the chemistry between the two tourmates is electric, as Robb’s booming basso bounces nicely off wifi’s double-time slick talk. Featuring distorted, speaker-knocking production from Cris Dinero and others, Conn3ct3d arrives on January 11th, 2019 via EMPIRE / Alamo.

Grammy-Nominated Duo Grey Releases New Single, “Want You Back,” Featuring Léon

Grey – the Los Angeles-based production duo composed of brothers Kyle and Michael Trewartha – are opening 2019 with three Grammy nominations and new single, “Want You Back” featuring young Swedish pop sensation LÉON. Known for RIAA 3x-platinum “Starving” with Hailee Steinfeld and Grammy-nominated single “The Middle” with Zedd and Maren Morris, the duo has accumulated over 3.1 billion streams combined. “Want You Back,” the group’s first single via Island Records, is out now.

Clint Alphin readies new record ‘Straight to Marrow’

Dunn, North Carolina, native Clint Alphin is set to release his fourth album, Straight to Marrow, on March 29th. A collection of bluesy, folksy, and straightforward American roots music, Straight to Marrow finds Clint’s easy tenor vocals and down-home guitar picking entwined in his most eclectic album yet. Part of what makes Alphin’s new record ebb and flow with ease is producer Neilson Hubbard (The Apache Relay, Matthew Perryman Jones) and his careful song-by-song approach, allowing Clint’s skill set to shine as each new tune unfolds. Today, Glide Magazine premiered Straight to Marrow’s first single, “Out to California.” Glide praises the release and notes that “Alphin explores moments in life that move you to the bone, as he embraces and celebrates risk taking and dream chasing.” Glide also nods to Hubbard’s work, noting that “the production is carefully constructed to suit each song.”

SONG PREMIERE: Clint Alphin Taps Into Laid Back Yet Heartfelt Songwriter Sound With “Out To California”


Cali rock freaks GLITTER WIZARD unveil album details + new track premiere

Are they glam? Are they metal? Stoner rock? Psych? Prog? For over a decade, people have been trying to pin down GLITTER WIZARD but this band refuses to be pigeonholed. As they play a unique brand of freak rock and roll that Julian Cope once described as “unashamedly glamorous hard rock” and he wasn’t wrong. These San Francisco heshers have been wowing rock fans with heavy riffs and a high octane stage show that combines it all: psych, metal, punk, glam and prog into a sound that is both hard to categorize and easily recognizable as their own. Pulling influences from the entire heavy rock canon, G Wiz combines scorching guitar riffs and spaced out synths to create something familiar, yet entirely new and weird.

Song Premiere: Glitter Wizard “A Spell So Evil”

Young Thug’s Artist, Strick Drops EP, ‘SEE YOU WHEN I LAND’

Exclusively premiering with Complex, Strick spoke about his work stating, “I wanted to create an experience that was just as creative and unique as my style of music and felt that giving the listener a visual trailer that embodied the conceptual theme of See You When I Land was important. I’m thankful my team and the directors believed in my vision and were able to highlight it on screen.”

White Lies Share New Track “Tokyo”

With “Boca,” The Odds proves he’s got something up his sleeve in debut single

Today, The Odds shares “Boca,” the first single to be released from his upcoming self-titled debut album. The Odds, which is the solo project of vocalist and instrumentalist, Albert Aguilar, sets the tone for what you can expect from the album—a journey of self discovery. “Boca” is a bit ominous, written in A minor and something Albert says reminds him of Mozart’s Requiem, and one that dives deep into his own darkness. It is here that he explores the most important battle of them all. The one between him and his own worst enemy—himself.

PREMIERE: The Odds – “Boca”

Curtis Lowe’s new track “Automatic” feat. Ben Duffy of Fenech-Soler out now!

“Automatic,” the latest track from Curtis Lowe—the new electronic music project from NYC-based producer Conor Cook— is out now.