@skopemag news for january 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm est


Hozier says: “I’m thrilled to announce my new album Wasteland, Baby! will be released on March 1. The album has been over a year in the making, and it’s a pleasure to finally turn out my pockets and share the work. I want to sincerely thank fans and listeners for their continued support in between the records. See you out on the road soon.”

Max Jury announces new album ‘Modern World’, new single/video “Sweet Lie”

Modern World is the second album from 26-year-old Iowa native Max Jury, set for release by Marathon Artists on May 31. The follow up to 2016’s critically acclaimed, self-titled debut, Modern World is a graceful, sophisticated and truly contemporary body of work, brimming with Jury’s vast and eclectic range of influences. It is an album about life, friendship and facing each day with a renewed clarity.


For those unable to experience experimental Inuk artist Tanya Tagaq’s sonic contribution to National Maritime Museum’s “Polar Worlds” exhibit in situ in London, UK, Tagaq announces the work will be released as a digital EP titled Toothsayer via Six Shooter Records. Toothsayer, a 5-track soundscape created for the exhibit, expands Tagaq’s compositional work with ambient electronic and piano-driven textures.

CREAM with a K Premieres New Single ‘Stuck In The House’

Tokyo via London grunge-pop chanteuse Cream with a K (a.k.a. Lee Tatlock) is back with her latest solo effort ‘Stuck In The House’. Premiering via Wonderland Magazine, the single tackles Tatlock’s experiences with agoraphobia and her brushes with mental illness.

Premiere: Cream with a K – “Stuck In The House”


Dizzy recently wrapped dates supporting Montreal’s Stars and made their Austin City Limits debut in October with pre-show buzz from The Austin American-Statesman, which featured the band in their top choices for weekend one, and The Austin Chronicle, which also put Dizzy on their must-see festival list saying their “unusual melodies and unique pronunciation boost their enchanting songs.”

LOYLE CARNER Releases New Track & Video Feat Rebel Kleff & Kiko Bun

Thayer Sarrano Announces New Album Wings Alleluia

“You know sometimes you can just feel another world at the same time, maybe it is some higher self or just being more connected,” asks Athens, GA-based THAYER SARRANO rhetorically about the inspiration for her new album Wings Alleluia which is set for release on March 29, 2019 via The Guildwater Group. Deeply poetic and musically pastoral, her fourth album is an exploration of textures and melodies reinforcing the title that Americana UK bestowed upon her as “The New Queen of Shoegaze.” The video for the first single “Grace Goes On” is available today and can be viewed HERE.

Fever High Releases New Video for “Avec You,” Announces New EP (out 2/22)

Today, Brooklyn’s FEVER HIGH announced their upcoming Avec You EP (out February 22) with the release of a video for the EP’s title track. Blackbook praised the video, saying it “is a pastiche of sensual but thought-provoking images, surely begging to be analyzed for historical artistic references,” and that the song “grooves along with impossibly cool aplomb (shades of early Bananarama).”

SUZI QUATRO To Release New Album “No Control” March 29th via SPV/Steamhammer

Even in the highly adrenaline-fuelled music business, it’s rare to find a bundle of energy on a par with Suzi Quatro. The American rock vocalist has successfully worked as a musician for more than fifty years, delivering with unbridled energy her greatest hits such as ‘Can The Can’, ‘48 Crash’, ‘Devil Gate Drive’, ‘If You Can`t Give Me Love’, ‘She`s In Love With You’ or ‘Stumblin In‘ which made her an icon in the 1970s, and wowing her fans again and again with her new material. So it comes as no surprise that she’s not thinking of retiring. “I’ll retire when I go onstage, shake my ass, and there is silence,” she says, fully aware of the fact that that moment is still a long way off.

Thrash/Groove Metal Group RUIN Reveals Dynamic New Music Video for “Living in Fear”

Thrash/groove metal band RUIN have revealed a new video for “Living in Fear,” the final single from the band’s latest album, entitled Rite of Passage. Filmed and directed by the band and edited by guitarist/vocalist Richard Carey, the video weaves together dark performance footage and bleak images, creating the perfect visual counterpart to the song’s lyrical message. Watch the video now via Decibel Magazine:

Video Premiere: Ruin – ‘Living in Fear’

Big Wild Releases ‘City Of Sound’