@skopemag news for january 23, 2019 @ 10 am est

Simon Lunche Announces Single “Cherry Wine”

The new soul pop single from Simon Lunche, “Cherry Wine,” smolders with the intoxicating aroma of a crackling fire melting away the winter’s bite. Its indulgent mix of silky smooth guitar licks and caramelized vocals is a hypnotizing dance between two enamored lovers. The romantic sway leans in slowly with an all-night longing gaze. “Cherry Wine” was mixed by multi-Grammy award winner Dave Reitzas, features bass by Sean Hurley (John Mayer), and back-up vocalists Tiffany Palmer (John Mayer) and Brandon Winbush (Patti Labelle, Tori Kelly).

Mariel Darling New Music Video “Unknown”

GANG OF FOUR release new single “PAPER THIN” from upcoming album HAPPY NOW (out March 29)

Pioneering post-punk band, the GANG OF FOUR were formed by guitarist Andy Gill in the bricolage punk rock fallout culture of late seventies Leeds, UK – a place where art was a mirror and guitars were machine guns.

LAMB Provides “The Secret of Letting Go” on April 26th

The Secret of Letting Go is all about the space between sounds. From album opener “Phosphorus'” minimalist harmonics to the dying choral embers of “One Hand Clapping”; through the snaking sub-bass drops that drive the title track and “Moonshine” and into the whirl and spin of “Deep Delirium” and the simple piano loops that help “Imperial Measures” float above you, there’s space everywhere. Sometimes it’s evocative of sun-drenched horizons, at others it is contemplative, reflective; occasionally the space is itchy and anticipatory, pointing towards moments of ecstatic abandon. Throughout the record though, it’s the space that allows Lou Rhodes’ superlunary voice to glide and soar gloriously to bridge the silences in-between. It’s all of this together that makes The Secret of Letting Go such an utterly compelling return to form.


Slipping into a soulful cadence on the track, the singer’s dusty delivery evoke sixties Southern California spirit by way of Nashville. A rustle of slide guitar punctuates delicate acoustic strumming as she croons, “When I’m wearing my black jeans, maybe you won’t even recognize me, and you know I won’t just take a backseat.” An album favorite, NPR claimed that it, “suspends temperate touches of Laurel Canyon-style psychedelia in a sublime cinematic haze… and depicts the numbed self-preservation required for a woman to pursue desirability.”

Bedstudy Share “I-V” Track On Mxdwn

After two years of writing and formulating, In 2018 Bedstudy signed to Grand Jury records. In the first year, they released 4 singles, including “Arms Away” which featured a music video directed by Moses Moreno that premiered in Paper Magazine. Their debut EP dot wave is to be released in early 2019.

mxdwn PREMIERE: Bedstudy Offer a Futuristic R&B Vision on New Song “I-V”

Delicate Steve Announces New Album ‘Till I Burn Up’, Listen To “Selfie of a Man” Now

Now nearly ten years into his career, Steve is a cult artist of his time. He has been called to record with his heroes (Paul Simon, Kanye West) and contribute significantly to his contemporaries’ modern masterworks (Amen Dunes, Freedom), all the while recording and releasing his own critically hailed work and sharing the stage with Tame Impala, Mac DeMarco, Growlers and others.

Bones Owens Releases New Single “Bout Time”

Already logging millions of streams on tracks released last year, Nashville singer/guitarist Bones Owens has just released the hard hitting cut “Bout Time”. The song evokes the frustration many of us have felt when faced with a lover’s indecision. A great representation of Bones’ powerful guitar + drum live assault, the song sounds like an instant alt-classic. “Bout Time” is featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist and comes just before Bones begins a ten week tour across the U.S. with Whiskey Myers.

HORSEY share new single ‘Bread and Butter’ on Japan’s Big Love Records

Primer fuses synths & societal commentary on “TVI”

Primer is the alias and creative project of Michigan vocalist/producer Alyssa Midcalf. Having gained some attention as one half of the duo Parts, she made her introduction as Primer with the single “Anesthetized” earlier this year.

Premiere: Primer’s Captivating Synth-Pop Single ‘TVI’

Video: Jus Derrick – I JUS RAP // off the album “The New 90s”

Pavo Pavo Share New Track “Check The Weather”

The band comment: “the video was directed by Charlotte/Charles Ercoli – we fell in love with her video for Ariel Pink & Weyes Blood’s “Tears of Fire” and wanted something for this track that similarly treads that line of touching and bizarre. She found this internet phenomenon of prosthetic dolphin masks, and had the idea to tell a classic plot-driven love story between two dolphins. Ideally we want it to look like some crap we found in a corner of the internet and sync’ed up with our song, but then when we make a cameo at the end it becomes clear that we made it – hoping the response is, “huh, that’s weird that they made this.”


Widely hailed as “Latin Music’s breakout artist of the year” (ET), Rosalía has unveiled the next visual chapter from her landmark El Mal Querer album with today’s music video release of “DE AQUÍ NO SALES (Cap.4: Disputa).” Echoing the album’s groundbreaking fusion of classic Flamenco with contemporary musical styles, the video (directed by Diana Kunst & Mau Morgó) continues Rosalía’s characteristic blending of traditional and next generation Spanish iconography – in this case, pairing on location filming at the Alcazar de San Juan windmills of Don Quixote fame with the return of the distinctive motorcycle culture first spotted in “Malamente”.

JoJo Worthington will help you “Stabilize”

JoJo Worthington’s music is infinite. She crafts experimental post-folk in which intimate recollections explode into limitless soundscapes. Fusing electronic glitches, acoustic nuances, and extraterrestrial melodies, Worthington’s work pushes emotionally potent folk songs to the perilous edge.

Peewee Longway Surrounds Himself with Models in the “Bout It Bout It” Video

Pioneering a mutated brand of drug-fueled trap, ATL’s Peewee Longway has a bottomless array of flows. Delivering deeply NSFW rhymes over soulful piano, Master Peewee shares “Bout It, Bout It,” his latest video. Retreating to a massive mansion with scantily-clad models, Peewee experiences an NSFW fantasy in the new video, as the models compete for his attention. “Bout It, Bout It” is the latest video from Peewee’s State of the Art album, following “On Dat Freestyle” (3.9 million views), which finds Peewee rocking a luchador mask.

Nilüfer Yanya Shares New Track + Video “In Your Head”

Nilüfer Yanya, London’s 23 year-old “effortlessly smooth new soul star” (The FADER) has today announced her hotly-anticipated debut full length album Miss Universe. The record will be released on March 22 via ATO Records and launches today with the unveiling of Nilüfer’s new single and video “In Your Head”.