@skopemag news for january 25, 2019 @ noon est

IVY CROWN releases first video single for anticipated debut album

Today melodic metalcore quartet IVY CROWN releases video single ‘Lonesome & Cold’. The single is the first track of their highly anticipated debut album ‘Echo’, due to be released on March 29th.

Don Broco release new single ‘Half Man Half God’

French Stoner/Grunge/Punk rock duo The Chainsaw Motel premiered new official music video for the single “Story Of A Love Story”

2 months after the official release of their new EP ‘Bad Trip & Endless Roads’ for CD & Digital on Bandcamp and the main legal platforms (iTunes, Bandcamp, Spotify….), French stoner/grunge/punk rockers The Chainsaw Motel just premiered a brand new official music video for the single “Story Of A Love Story” available right now on YouTube.


The highly anticipated debut album ‘Odd One Out’ was co-written by GIRLI with various collaborators such as Fast Friends and MNDR / Peter Wade (Charli XCX, Brooke Candy) written and recorded in Los Angeles. ‘Odd One Out’ follows from GIRLI’s Hot Mess EP and features fan favourites Day Month Second, Hot Mess and Young. The 8-track album marks the new mature alt-pop sound from GIRLI. Drawing inspiration from real life experiences ‘Odd One Out’ explores identity and the difficulties of adolescence.

UK female alternative rock band THE KUT Release ‘I Am Vain’ Music Video

UK female alternative rock band, THE KUT, have released a new music video for ‘I Am Vain’, the track is taken from their debut album ‘Valley of Thorns’, which was released in 2018 via Criminal Records/Cargo Records UK. ‘Valley of Thorns’ smashed in at No. 7 of the UK Rock Charts and 6 other UK Album Charts. The album was produced by James “Lerock” Loughrey ( Skindred / Def Leppard / White Zombie / My Vitriol).


The new album was produced by Ian Fitchuk (Kacey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly) with input from Osbourne’s longtime creative partner Wolfgang Zimmerman. “Ever Since I Lost My Mind is very personal,” Osbourne explains of the new record. “This collection of songs came together over the course of a couple years, and they all represent different moments. It felt cathartic writing all of them, and they were also all fun in different ways.”

new Danko Jones album ‘A Rock Supreme’ due April 26

It’s long been clear that the Canadian hard rock trio DANKO JONES lives and breathes – and even sweats and bleeds – rock n’ roll. The group’s namesake front man loves to talk about it (check out his long-running “The Official Danko Jones Podcast” for proof); he loves to write about it (as his new book, “I’ve Got Something To Say: 10 Years of Rock and Roll Ramblings,” pointedly captures); and he loves to sing about it, as evidenced by a number of the group’s best-loved songs (“I Gotta Rock,” “Rock Shit Hot,” “Do You Wanna Rock,” etc.).

The Kut Releases ‘I Am Vain’ Music Video

Valley of Thorns, which was released on Criminal / Cargo in 2018, smashed in at No. 7 of the UK Rock Charts and 6 other UK Album Charts.

Broods Share New Song “Falling Apart”

Broods have shared “Falling Apart,” a new track from their highly anticipated third studio album, Don’t’ Feed The Pop Monster, today. Georgia shares, “We wrote this song after the election a couple of years ago. Being in the thick of it in LA, we saw how divided the country was. People felt so estranged from one another. It felt like the echo chamber shattered and to a lot of people we knew, everything was falling apart.” Listen to “Falling Apart”.

Stephen Michael Murphy song- “World Ends Here”

Out Now // Elder Island ‘Kape Fear’ + World Tour

2019 is set to be a great year for the trio, as they’re supporting the album release with their first ever world tour that is well on the way to selling out (London, Amsterdam, LA, San Francisco and New York are the first to have gone).

Jonas Blue Unveils Video for ‘Desperate’ ft Nina Nesbitt

Multi-platinum hitmaker Jonas Blue has unveiled the official video for ‘Desperate’ ft Nina Nesbitt – a key track from his debut album ‘Blue’.

Ida Mae Share New Single “If You Don’t Love Me”

Husband and wife duo Ida Mae (Chris Turpin and Stephanie Jean), have shared their new single “If You Don’t Love Me”, produced by Ethan Johns and released via Thirty Tigers today. Starting off simply with Chris’ sweet vocals accompanied on guitar, the song gradually builds into a crescendo of pure bliss. Stephanie’s vocals beautifully weave over the top of Chris’ falsetto resulting in a balanced, elegant sound. Ida Mae will be joining Blackberry Smoke on their Break It Down tour this spring. See below for a full list of 2019 dates.

Brooklyn Artist Birch Debuts Ethereal New Single “Spelling Lessons”

Feminist synth-pop artist channels her personal experiences and music production into an enchanting persona, Birch. Putting a synth-driven spin on tracks reminiscent of legends like Bon Iver and St. Vincent, Birch debuts her ethereal single, “Spelling Lessons.” “Spelling Lessons” is now available for streaming and digital download worldwide.

Grace Carter Shares New Single “Heal Me”

The track has been released as Carter was just confirmed to perform in Austin, TX at the forthcoming South By Southwest Festival in March, followed by a UK/European headlining tour. Grace was also recently included in BBC’s notable Sound of 2019, and was tipped by the likes of MTV, YouTube Music, Amazon and Ticketmaster in their coveted ones-to-watch lists.

Michael Franti & Spearhead’s “Stay Human Vol. II” out today on Thirty Tigers

Stay Human Vol. II, the highly anticipated new record from acclaimed singer/songwriter Michael Franti and his band Spearhead, is out now via Thirty Tigers. The album has already seen early critical praise, with USA Today recently calling Franti “an artist who’s clearly interested in making deep connections with listeners, speaking powerfully through his music and living by his mantra that ‘there is no one in the world that you wouldn’t love if you knew their story.’” The Associated Press calls Stay Human Vol. II “a record that’s overflowing with positivity,” going on to add, “in these deeply divided times, Franti gives listeners about 45 minutes of nothing but good vibes, optimism and a charge to take that feeling out into the world,” while Relix notes that Franti “writes songs with the aim of uplifting his audience,” and PopMatters hails the album as “a refreshing dose of accessible music with life-affirming messages.”


Today marks the release of Everything’s For Sale — the much-anticipated full-length debut from Eminem-signed rapper Boogie. Released via Shady Records/Interscope Records, Everything’s For Sale is available now through all digital retailers.

Sneaks celebrates Highway Hypnosis release day with “Ecstasy” music video

Long. Live. Sneaks! To celebrate the release day of Highway Hypnosis (out everywhere today), Eva Moolchan has shared a music video for “Ecstasy” which you can watch below.

Take a Walk on The “Wildside” with Carverton’s New Single/Music Video

Singer, Kyle Yorlets, expanded, “We hope our music can be both relatable and encouraging to those who need it. Life is crazy and unpredictable, and we want to portray that in our music.” To celebrate the release of their forthcoming album, the band will be performing at The Back Corner on March 30, 3019 with Yearløve and Air Ralley. Tickets can be purchased on the band’s website.

Alt-Rock Godfather Tyson Meade Releases New Single

Alt-rock godfather and Chainsaw Kittens frontman Tyson Meade has shared a new track, “P.S. Nuclear Forest Dance Boogie”. The song premiered on Popmatters who writes that the track “reminds us of Meade’s ability to weave the unusual into the familiar and create musical settings that are as forward-looking now as they were when he began his recording career in the 1980s.” The track is the second single from his upcoming album Robbing The Nuclear Family, which will be released on March 22nd on Shaking Shanghai.

The Mrs Band Releases New Music Video, “THE SAME ROCK”

Austin-based, all female alt-rock band The Mrs, today released their new music video for the song, “The Same Rock,” on the newly released album “Five Minutes.” The music video can be viewed here: The Same Rock.

Leo Law returns with Pipilotti Rist-inspired video for new single ‘Buried’

Creative London artist Leo Law releases the gripping video for his new single ‘Buried’, an ode to addiction and the vices which control human thought processes.

Snakebite Whisky – THIS SIDE OF HELL

Snake Bite Whisky has quickly established themselves as Australia’s number one sleaze band, bringing something fresh to the global hair metal revival. Their sound is a heady mix of punk and heavy metal-injected sleaze rock.


Today, Long Island-bred singer/songwriter/producer Drama Relax makes his Interscope Records debut with a new song and video called “Private.” Recorded in his bedroom, the moody and melodic R&B tinged track is the first release from his upcoming debut project, due out soon via Interscope Records.



New Zealand pop act Robinson reveals her brand-new single “Karma” today via Columbia Records and Ministry of Sound Recordings. The track is an empowering response to being mistreated in a relationship and the consequences that come with breaking someone’s heart.

SONTALK announces debut album; shares new song

“‘I Am A Mountain’ is a song with a few trajectories of meaning,” says SONTALK. “On one level, it’s a story about a mountain being exploited by a mining company. On another level, it’s a story about a person with a heart of gold being totally used up by a parasitic individual. And on a third level, it’s about how life seems to take the most out of the people with the purest hearts and the most good to offer the world. On Stay Wild, ‘I Am A Mountain’ comes at a point in the album where the main character is far from home and has come to a full understanding of just how much life has taken out of him.”



“Got Muscle” sees GoldLink returning with his unique ability to weave thoughtful lyricism through a seamless stream of DMV bounce, further punctuated by an authoritative verse from Longway.

CoCo and the Butterfields share new single ‘Animals’

Blending subtle folk elements with slick pop undertones, the track is a glorious mix of energetic instrumentation, irresistible melodies and delicate harmonies that build into an impossibly infectious and passionate chorus.


“Leavemealone isn’t one to do stupid things for attention, but he’s himself and always himself in all environments, which I respect. He knows what he wants. I haven’t seen or felt the excitement of working with an artist since [XXXTentacion]. Leavemealone will do great things.” -RONNY J (XXL)


The track, written by Rachel Crow, Emlyn, Sam Fischer & Emanuel Kiriakou and produced by Emanuel Kiriakou, finds Rachel’s powerful vocals mounting over an infectious beat.