@skopemag news for january 19, 2019 @ 4:30 pm est

Robin Trower Announces New Album – Coming Closer – March 22nd

Robin Trower will release his new studio album COMING CLOSER TO THE DAY globally on March 22, 2019 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group.

It’s rare to find a ’60s legend still on trailblazing form in their eighth decade. The 73-year-old guitarist finds himself in a golden late-bloom of creativity. In recent years, his solo output has been championed by both press and public, with the impact of 2014’s ‘Something’s About To Change’, 2016’s ‘Where You Are Going To’ and 2017’s ‘Time & Emotion’ setting up some of his best-attended US dates since he conquered that continent with ‘Bridge Of Sighs’ in the mid-’70s.

Moscow’s G9 Band introduces “Soft in the Head”

G9 is a driven indie rock group based in Moscow, Russia. Their sound is engaging and direct, yet catchy and appealing. One of the most striking things about their music is the ability to influx their songs with energy and positivity, creating a very uplifting experience for their audience. Their catchy riffs and upbeat rhythms are a great match with the warm and authentic feel of their performances, and stage antics. With their music, G9 are all about spreading love, positivity, connecting with the audience on a deeper level.

Motherhood Announce New Album, Tour Dates, Music Video


Today, Grammy nominated, platinum selling artist Plies released his newest track. “Drip 4 Sale,” the first track from Plies out of 2019, follows on the heels of “All Thee Above” featuring labelmate Kevin Gates, the video for which has amassed over 16 million views since its October release. “All Thee Above” comes after Plies’ “Rock,” who’s video now has over 82 million views. This past summer Plies wrapped up his “Rock Tour,” which kicked off January 6th at Play Sports in Tallahassee and ended in Atlanta, GA on June 16th.


Comprising producer/drummer John Baillie Jr, and vocalist/songwriter Amandah Wilkinson, Glasgow’s Pop / Alt RnB duo, Bossy Love, release their highly-anticipated, debut EP Whiplash today.


Atlas Genius have come out the gates swinging with their brand new single “Can’t Be Alone Tonight.” It’s been a long time coming since their last single “63 Days” was release back in 2017. And Jeff Regan at AltNation has already given his tick of approval, premiering their new single on Wednesday, 16th.

LA’s RUN RIVER NORTH Return With New Single “Hands Up”       

Los Angeles indie rock band Run River North are back with new single “Hands Up,” an anthemic return that pairs an earworm-y chorus with a front-and-center guitar melody. The track is co-produced by Joe Chiccarelli and is a co-writing collaboration with Hannah Hooper and Christian Zucconi of Grouplove (the duo’s first of such sessions).

“Hands Up” is the first new track from Run River North’s upcoming release (details tba), and one that ushers in a new era for the band, having recently evolved from a sextet to a trio.

Savage After Midnight’s Debut EP 11:59 Out March 8th Via RED MUSIC

Charasmatic Memphis rockers Savage After Midnight unleash the official music video of their anthemic and energizing debut single “10 Feet Tall” along with the details and digital pre-orders of their debut EP 11:59, today. 11:59 features five tracks that shows off the band’s range. “The making of 11:59 seemed like an eternity. We wrote the record then recorded it three different times with various people,” states Shi Eubank on the band’s forthcoming release. “Even though we questioned at times why this was happening to us, we knew that we had to see it though, that the journey had its own meaning and the record would show that in the end. Well, I can say that there has never been a more true thought. The record has a meaning and a depth to it that only a struggle could pull out of an artist. I hope you all enjoy.”

Rock noir artist Shayfer James shares haunting new single & music video “Mercy Down”, off upcoming EP

The montage-style video evokes a dark cabaret special, utilizing a variety of B-roll film including old comedy scenes, news-reel, landscape scenery, and wildlife footage. Throughout, they provide depth to James’ lyrics, often providing a chilling reminder to the dark realities of humanity and modern America – including visuals of war, environmental destruction, and nods towards various social crises. Flashed sequences of James singing and gothic go-go dancers bring the video together for an intense, noir-filled visual.

Ella Vos premieres “Temporary” + confirms North American tour

“‘It’s only temporary’ is what everyone would say to console me about my cancer diagnosis,” says Vos. “It’s what I wanted to hear and it’s what I’d tell myself, whether I believed it or not. I used to think of it as a meaningless phrase, because no one really knows how long anything is going to last, be it happiness or sadness, good health or bad. In those moments, my entire life felt like it was on hold, bound by the unknown. Nothing about it felt “temporary.” But over time, I started to see things differently, and saw that what I was going through was just temporary I just had to look at things under a different light.”

Kanye West & YNW Melly Team Up for “Mixed Personalities” Video & Melly Drops ‘We All Shine’ EP    

YNW Melly releases his latest EP, WE ALL SHINE and drops its first visual, “Mixed Personalities” featuring KANYE WEST. Melly is the exciting new star out of Florida, who captivated music lovers everywhere with his RIAA Certified Gold single, “Murder On My Mind” and his telling documentary, MELLY.

J.S. Ondara premieres “Torch Song” video inspired by Bob Dylan!


The provocative visual – directed by Lauren Dunn and shot in Los Angeles – was creatively directed by Jauregui and imagines Greek goddess Aphrodite’s trip to Earth as she stumbles upon an ethereal all-female club, celebrating divine femininity to the fullest.

Royce 5’9″ Tackles Addiction with New Video for “Cocaine”

Emerging hip-hop artist Tabby Wakes’ “Tabby Night” video premieres at NYLON

The track (produced by Brenmar and Wakes) has already begun to receive critical praise—Earmilk says, “The vibrant song is a blend of trap, rap, and some catchy pop vibes. The lush production and charming vocal style makes it an alluring work of art,” while Affinity Magazine adds, “Tabby Wakes is new to the scene, but she is not going to let that stop her from making an impact…[She’s] ready to share her music with the world.” The song sets the stage for more music from Wakes as she gears up to release her debut EP via Fool’s Gold Records.

Thailand’s DEFYING DECAY releases “Judas Kiss”

‘Judas Kiss’ is the second single release from the upcoming ‘Metamorphosis’ album by DEFYING DECAY. The video is a visceral abstraction of a Metamorphosis, the transformation of matter to a hybrid consciousness.

Misty Coast daub synaesthetic brush strokes on shoegazey ‘Backseat Warriors’ visual      

C DUNCAN’s “HEALTH” is “Impossible” to Ignore

Set for release via FatCat Records on March 29, 2019. C DUNCAN’s highly-anticipated third album sees the Scottish multi-instrumentalist ditch his bedroom studio and work with other producers, engineers and musicians for the first time. “This was the biggest shift in dynamic for me,” he explains, “having always worked alone, it was a daunting prospect but one I knew I had to explore.” Navigating themes of love, anxiety and sexuality, HEALTH (produced by elbow’s Craig Potter) is a deeply personal record that delves into a world Duncan had previously felt uneasy exploring. “Writing it was a very cathartic process” he continues. “It helped me through a lot of tough times and also to celebrate the good.”


Sigrid debuts new single, “Don’t Feel Like Crying” | debut album, “Sucker Punch” out March 8    

Kate Nash Releases Video and New Track ‘Trash.’

On the track Kate says: “Trash was written after I was asked to take part in an exhibition curated by Athena Pagington who asked artists to collect their single use plastic for a certain number of days and then make something out of it. Ideally I thought I could make music from my ‘trash’ from music. I went on a bit of a plastic trail, I experimented with actually creating records from epoxy resin with my single use plastic cut up and put into the records. I wrote the song specifically for the record. The whole thing really inspired and now I want to work on more music with an ethical/environmental agenda.”


Maxo, 23, started recording his musings just a few years ago, inspired by his older brother’s struggles in coping with the world around him.

Julian Lage announces new album; shares first song/new video

Mack Avenue Records is excited to announce the release of GRAMMY® nominated Julian Lage’s new album, Love Hurts. Out everywhere on February 22, Love Hurts was produced by Lage at The Loft, Wilco’s expansive studio space in Chicago’s Irving Park. The album marks the guitarist’s third Mack Avenue LP recorded with a trio, and his first to feature bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Dave King (The Bad Plus). Love Hurts collects a series of multifaceted, freewheeling interpretations of pieces written by a range of artists and songwriters representative of Lage’s omnivorous musical appetite.