@skopemag news for january 21, 2019 @ 11:30 am est

Mabel Announces New Single ‘Don’t Call Me Up’ – NOMINATED FOR BRIT AWARD!

Mabel has today announced details of anthemic new single ‘Don’t Call Me Up’, which is available now on Polydor Records and arrives hot on the heels of her nomination for British Breakthrough Act at the Brit Awards 2019 . This follows an extraordinary twelve months which saw the 22-year-old sell over 2 million singles in the UK alone, surpass half a billion streams, and cap December’s UK tour with a massive sold-out show at London’s Brixton Academy (complete with pyrotechnics, dancers, and guest appearances from Mabel’s collaborators Not3s and Kojo Funds).

Queer artist Joey Walker releases new album ‘Supersoft’

Today, queer Indiana musician Joey Walker shares his intense new album Supersoft via Darling Records. Walker’s music is full of emotional complexities coupled with raw and sometimes unhinged songwriting reminiscent of his heroes Jason Molina and Tom Waits. With Supersoft, Walker expands upon his own self-exploration and aims at reclaiming the “twink” stereotype, flipping the word on it’s head into something more aggressive and menacing.

Brantley Gilbert & Lindsay Ell’s “What Happens In A Small Town” video available now

Having taken the unconventional route of making his new music available to fans first with the wide release on December 14, the video for “What Happens In A Small Town” hit CMT: Country Music Television for a world premiere January 17. As the track lands at Country radio this week, BG Nation has already driven the powerful duet – featuring not just vocals but blazing guitar work from Lindsay Ell – to No. 1 at iTunes over the holidays.


Funeral Advantage Announces New Album ‘Nectarine’

Funeral Advantage is the alias of Massachusetts based recording artist Tyler Kershaw. On his new, upcoming album Nectarine, Kershaw has peeled away the intense personal emotions seen in his previous installments and spent time searching for other things to address. The songs are the perfect type of songs – relentlessly sad, danceable pop music – which has earned him an international cult following.

Doug E. Fresh “Celebrate” New World Wide Single!

ICYMI: Mozes & the Firstborn release ’90s VHS-style video for ‘Blow Up’

Short Shadows – ‘Nothing Good Comes Out Of Preston’ Single

Short Shadows, a self-professed short-ass, middle-class, north suburban smart-ass punk with a piano has written the soundtrack to your public transport journey. The alter ego for Andy Coates; a singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Melbourne, War Anecdotes From The Northern Suburbs takes indie rock, hip-hop, jazz and punk and blends it all with wry observations, punchy horns and suburban soundscapes that are epitomised in lead single Nothing Good Comes Out Of Preston.

New music: Balthazar share new track Wrong Vibration ahead of forthcoming album

Ananya Returns with New Single ‘BETTER’

Produced by Grammy-nominated Mood Melodies (Jessie J, Alessia Cara, Noah Cyrus), ‘Better’ is a catchy electro-pop number which celebrates the people who lift you up and support you through challenging times. The song arrives with an equally high-energy and colourful video companion directed by Tim Nackashi (Sean Paul, Dua Lipa, Maroon 5).

Superseed release latest track ‘Turn the Screw’

Bristol based rockers Superseed have released their second official video for their latest single ‘Turn The Screw’, taken from their self-titled debut album due for release February 8th, through ROAR! Rock of Angels Records. The artist’s first offering will be available as Digipack CD, Gatefold Orange Double Vinyl (Limited to 300 copies) and digital streaming & download format.

Ivan & The Parazol address their own evolution to a soaring backdrop on ‘Changin’’

UK-based Singer-Songwriter John Adams releases stirring music video for ‘Flames’

John Adams is a Singer/Songwriter/Busker hailing from Aberdare in the South Wales Valleys. With a reach in his tone to match Sam Smith and James Blunt he draws influences from the likes of honest songwriters such as James Morrison, Damien Rice and David Gray. John’s acoustic approach and atmospheric piano accompaniment compliment his unique and impressive vocal ability as he earns the undivided attention of the listener by addressing them directly with emotive and heartfelt narratives.

Swallow The Sun Releases New Song And Video “Firelights”

When talking about “Firelights” Swallow The Sun states, “From the ultimate depths of Lumina Aurea we rose upon the water. Now it is time to light the first torches in the night. Death might be stronger than life, but Love is always stronger than death. This is Firelights!”

BRAVO DELTA Set to Release New Album UNBREAKABLE on February 1st, 2019

“This new album and single is three years in the making and features the best material we’ve ever created. Being broken, disconnected, kicked to the ground…and still having the will to get up, fight, and learn from it is the spirit of Unbreakable. And I think you can feel that in the music, the artwork, and everything about this new album” says Brandon Davis.

Peggy Sarlin – “The messages are about optimism and the power of love, something deeply needed these days”

WBAI airplay and terrific reviews have greeted Peggy Sarlin’s new album ‘Let There Be Love’. In his JazzWeekly write-up, veteran critic George Harris praised, “The messages are about optimism and the power of love, something deeply needed these days. A fragrant rose of material.” And, in their insightful album review, Stage and Cinema Magazine concluded, “Anyone who’s had intensely lousy times (and isn’t that all of us?) and you’re determined to rise above it with wit, sophistication, and gentility, this is for you.”

Online alt-pop sensation Megan Davies shares ‘Gimme’ acoustic video

One to watch for 2019, Megan Davies is bringing her unique alt-pop style to the UK shortly, blending together a mix of commercial pop, indie folk and experimental rock.


With a sound that is raw, expressive, and strange, Lonesome Shack’s music is part hill country blues, part urban folk rock, and owes as much to Alan Wilson’s Canned Heat as it does to Junior Kimbrough.

Track Premiere: Lonesome Shack “The City is A Desert”

NPR First Listen previews new Sneaks album Highway Hypnosis, out Friday

Starting today, NPR First Listen is previewing the new Sneaks album Highway Hypnosis in full before its release on Friday! NPR Music’s Ruth Saxelby writes, “Like Neneh Cherry, M.I.A., Micachu and other singular stars before them, Sneaks has both the punk spirit and pop sense to carve out her own path in music. Highway Hypnosis is simply the sound of her revving the engine.”