@skopemag news for january 22, 2019 @ 9:30 am est

SWANES | Share new single, ‘Cozy’

I The Victor Returns with Alt-Pop ‘Hypotheticals’

Self-proclaimed positivity project I The Victor returns with alternative pop single ‘Hypotheticals’, after supporting Vinyl Theatre, featuring on Alt Press and playing multiple dates on Vans Warped Tour.

FUR announce latest single HIM & HER

Following the release and significant interest, including playlisting at 6 Music, for “Angel Eyes” at the tail end of 2018, FUR continue their impressive rise with the near perfect pop of their latest single “Him & Her”. Front man Murray says the song is: “about trust and distrust in a relationship. Trying to tell if someone trusts in you and how that can lead to you seeing them in a completely new light. Then, ultimately, the battle of deciding whether you want to be with them anymore.”

Smif-N-Wessun, “Testify”

Steele describes the new single as “a realistic reflective look back on our accomplishments and failures throughout our career and serves as a precursor to what you will experience on The All.” The All is scheduled for a February 22, 2019 release on Bucktown USA, the multi-media company General Steele created in 2004 alongside partner Cynical Smith, with digital distribution through Duck Down Records.


‘Never Know’ is the first single under the newly branded ‘Modern Native’ and is set for release on January 30th. London’s Exuberant Modern Native make 80’s inclined indie-pop, bringing together inspiration from Prince, Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, mixed with the likes of Fickle Friends and 1975. Having previously released under ‘DOM’, the songwriter/producer accumulated over 100k streams in approximately 8 months. ‘Modern Native’ serves as the next chapter in Dom Scialo’s adventures.

Brixton’s Roman Harris explores raw emotion in soulful ‘The Smell Of Heather’

Roman Harris is a singer and songwriter from Brixton, South London. With his guitar in hand, a voice of raw emotion and heart on his sleeve he crafts songs of simplicity enriched with depth and feeling.

Wallaby – ‘Teenage Love (ft. Maki Flow)’

Dave Matthews Band Announces 2019 North American Summer Tour

Dave Matthews Band has just announced the dates for its 2019 North American summer tour. The headline runwill kick off on April 30th in Pensacola, FL and includes two-night stands in Camden, NJ; Noblesville, IN; Elkhorn, WI; Saratoga Springs, NY; West Palm Beach, FL; and Denver, CO. The band will return to the Gorge Amphitheatre for its traditional three-night Labor Day run August 30-September 1, pushing its total number of performances at the scenic venue above 60. Dave Matthews Band will also perform at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 4 as part of the festival’s 50th anniversary celebration. The band will conclude its North American tour on September 22 at the 2nd annual Sea.Hear.Now Festival in Asbury Park, NJ.


Van Goose (Marcy Playground Mem.) Shares “She’s No Pressure”

Northern Transmissions has shared Van Goose’s second single entitled “She’s No Pressure”. When talking about the track, Van Goose’s Shlomi Lavie says, “I read in the newspaper about a woman crashing her own funeral. Her husband hired hit men who ended up showing mercy and didn’t kill her. But they held a funeral anyway, as a setup for the husband. She just showed up and said “surprise! I’m still alive!”. True story. That really intrigued me and made me think of what drives a person to murder their partner.”

Van Goose Premieres “She’s No Pressure”