@skopemag news for january 22, 2019 @ 2:30 pm est

dodie shares new video “Monster”

Following the release of her third EP Human last Friday and North American headlining tour announcement, dodie has shared the video for her latest single “Monster”. The video premiered exclusively on Billboard and follows an unlucky-in-love monster entering back into the scary world of dating through a series of comically catastrophic dates. Director PJ Liguori explained, “As soon as I heard dodie’s song, Monster, it immediately put images of hulking beasts and snivelling goblins in my mind… I was keen to try to tell a story within this music video where the protagonist is actually kind of awful. Ness is riding his adrenaline high of trying to find someone new, and hasn’t stopped to properly think about why his previous relationship even ended. He just feels bitter towards the one who took his heart, and will do anything to fill the void in chest.”

Majetic shares stunning “Lead Halo” video

Quote about video from Majetic: “”Both song and video obliquely express a relationship doomed to an unhealthy dynamic of substance addiction and emotional dependency. The concept for the video underwent a series of transformations as the production was met with new obstacles and opportunities. Two fragments which guided the concept through each iteration were the pierrot-like image of a cowboy and the obscurity of liminal space.”


Boston Calling, celebrating its 10th edition this year, announced its day-to-day lineup today with Single Day tickets going on sale this Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 10:00AM EST. The acclaimed music festival, taking place this Memorial Day Weekend, May 24 – 26, 2019, at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, MA, will deliver more than 55 performances across its four stages. Alt-rock superstars Twenty One Pilots will headline Boston Calling on Friday, May 24; Australian rockers Tame Impala will lead the bill on Saturday, May 25, and hip-hop phenom and recently announced Super Bowl LIII halftime performer Travis Scott will close out Boston Calling on Sunday, May 26. Single Day tickets will go on sale on Thursday, January 24 at 10:00AM EST at www.bostoncalling.com. All performance times will be revealed at a later date.

Streets of Roya – New single ‘If Only’

Enigmatic Alt-Pop band Streets of Roya are back with a mesmerising new single ‘If Only’ and share details of ‘A Bad Companion’, the band’s debut EP due out on March 15th.

Illbient with Trip-Hop and Jazz Overtones – New Single from August Landelius

NFL Vet Tamba Hali Releases Official Video For “Puna Ni Ni” Ft. Pillz Today

“We made this video in the toughest part of Liberia, the heart of the country,” Tamba revealed to Afikanza.com. “I was able to connect with the locals and vibe with my countrymen and never felt threaten. Being around the locals and feeling how they embraced me was the best part about making this video.”

Kirk Knight Releases New Video “Downtime”

The video arrives ahead of Kirk’s headlining show at New York’s Rough Trade on February 1. Kirk will also be playing alongside Pro Era, the Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers as the Beast Coast collective in Denver at Red Rocks Amphitheater on April 13 and at the Governor’s Ball festival in New York City this summer.

The Strumbellas Announce Album Out March 29 & US Headline Tour Kicking Off 5/1

Rattlesnake marks a stylistic turn from their melancholy, introspective releases, to an uplifting album with songs that focus more on optimism. Produced by Tim Pagnotta (Elle King, Walk the Moon), co-produced and engineered by Brian Phillips, the album was recorded on the band’s home turf, at the legendary Bathouse Recording Studio outside of Kingston, ON and at Revolution Recording in Toronto, ON. The nine-track body of work is the sunny side of the street follow-up to The Strumbellas’ Billboard Charting third album, Hope, which featured #1 single “Spirits”.

SÂVER: Ghost Cult Premieres “I, Vanish” Video From Norwegian Atmospheric Sludge Metal Trio

Self-described as, “heavy, spaced-out darkness out of Oslo,” atmospheric sludge metal unit SÂVER — featuring current and past members of Norwegian doom outfits Tombstones and Hymn — will unleash their debut album, They Came With Sunlight, on March 8th via Pelagic Records.


Atlantic recording group Why Don’t We have premiered the music video for their latest track “Big Plans,” which arrived last week and instantly shot to #1 on the iTunes all genres chart. The release is only the beginning for what is poised to be a massive year, already seeing single “8 Letters” continuing to climb at Top 40 radio and boasting over 130 million global audio and video streams to date.


Lusine and Alexey’s The Guardian interview with Luke Harding HERE:

Sid Sriram (Bollywood) Shares “Entropy” Single Via The 405

“Working off a bed of ethereal electronics that build gradually into something otherworldly, Sriram cultivates an emotional atmosphere on ‘Entropy’ that is entrancing and intoxicating.” – The 405