@skopemag news for january 29, 2019 @ 9 am est

SIGNO ROJO: No Echo Premieres Title Track To End Of Tether EP By Swedish Hardcore/Sludge Act

Celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2019, Swedish hardcore punk/sludge metal hybrid SIGNO ROJO is preparing to self-release a newly-recorded EP, End Of Tether, in mid-February. The opening and title track to the EP has been issued through a premiere at No Echo, as preorders and more are issued. The End Of Tether EP is one of multiple releases and major actions from the band this year.

Nolan The Ninja Signs w/ Mello Music | Plus Free Single

HipHopDX broke the news today: “Nolan The Ninja is Mello Music Group’s latest signee and has resurfaced to celebrate the news with a new single titled IMG. Produced by Blaaq.AU and featuring cuts by Lord Gulley, the track demonstrates what sets the Detroit-bred artist apart from the sea of homogenized rappers that so often dominate mainstream music.”

Following support slots with Kano & Wiley, Alex Dutty Releases New Video For ‘Imagine’

Having picked up hundreds of thousands of streams, London-based rapper Alex Dutty has played support slots for the likes of Kano, Ghetts, Wiley, and Bashy.

Houses Premiere Music Video For “Fast Talk” Via Billboard Today

LA-based songwriter/producer Dexter Tortoriello AKA Houses premieres a video for lead single “Fast Talk” via Billboard today. Just like it is in the song “Fast Talk,” the viewer is taken on a ride alongside Dexter, who is the passenger in an endless car ride where some of life’s best and worst moments take place. “Fast Talk” is currently #14 at Alternative Radio and was ranked the #2 most played single at Sirius XM’s Alt Nation upon release.

NEWS: Luther Russell (Those Pretty Wrongs) preps new album ‘Medium Cool,’ due out Feb. 22, 2019.

A souped-up Corvette Stingray cruises Van Nuys Blvd., its occupants looking for all the cheap thrills and good times 1978 has to offer, only to find a barren, bland modern wasteland of 2018 blighted with strip malls, bail bonds and tech advertisements. The image of a random East Hollywood wall where so many posters, bills and flyers have lived and died that it now resembles nothing less than a minimalist modern-art collage covered in city filth. The flickering memory of being lured into a dark, noisy club circa 1988 by a wayward girl you’re in love with, only she’s in love with the drummer and suddenly you’ve stumbled into something else entirely: the world of rock ‘n’ roll.

Kane Roberts “The New Normal” Out Now Via Frontiers Music Srl

Kane Roberts is back with a new solo album, “The New Normal”, which is out now on Frontiers Music Srl. Coinciding with the album’s release Kane has teamed up with Revolver Magazine to premiere his video for the song “Beginning of the End,” which features special guests Alice Cooper and Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy). While they don’t appear in the video, Kip Winger plays bass and Aoyama Hideki (Babymetal) plays drums on the song.

CLAVVS Share “Lay Back” (bad tuner Remix) On Northern Transmissions

Brooklyn alt-pop duo, CLAVVS, shared “Lay Back” (bad tuner Remix) on Northern Transmissions. bad tuner says, “After meeting the CLAVVS crew at a late night disco I knew I had to remix their music. Amber’s sultry vocals and Graham’s 808s came together wonderfully turning their downtempo chillout number into a four on the floor heater. Lay back, and get up!”

bad tuner remix CLAVVS


Once again, the hip-hop titan turns up with a hard-hitting and hypnotic anthem that highlights his verbal elasticity and propensity for hashtaggable hooks. Meanwhile, Atlanta’s Lil Baby delivers a show-stopping cameo of his own, capitalizing on undeniable chemistry with his Memphis counterpart.

Radiant Baby (MTL) Shares “Funny Games” Single

Montreal-based electro-pop artist Radiant Baby shares his new single “Funny Games” and it’s accompanying music video. Brooklyn Vegan has debuted the video and shared new tour dates, including performances at New York’s New Colossus Music Festival. “Funny Games” explores ambivalence and conflicts in romantic relationships. The song conveys a mixture of frustration, hope, disappointment and excitement. Relationships are funny games: amusing and playful, yet strange and difficult to grasp.This is the final single to be released off Radiant Baby’s debut full-length, Restless, out February 8th on Lisbon Lux Records.

Eros, an up-and-coming Australian-based musician

“Send It My Way” is a pop song with an old heart. It begins with a simple and subdued piano line that builds quickly to the first hook, where Eros’s powerful vibrato comes crashing home and then pulls away again, retreating like a wave on the shore. Background vocals echo the haunting refrain of the song, and the soulful bridge, featuring a rap by SINISA, leads into the song’s final swell.

Radiant Baby unveils new single ‘FUNNY GAMES’

“Funny Games” explores ambivalence and conflicts in romantic relationships. The song conveys a mixture of frustration, hope, disappointment and excitement. Relationships are funny games: amusing and playful, yet strange and difficult to grasp.


Boogie drops video for ‘Soho’ ft. J.I.D off of debut album Everything’s For Sale.

South African Alt/Dream Pop: Yum Yuck -So Many Ways (To Forget You)

So Many Ways (To Forget You) is the latest single from Yum Yuck:

Violet and the Undercurrents – The Captain

Violet and the Undercurrents operates, in many ways, on both sides of a political divide. “Whenever I write more socially conscious songs,” says singer/songwriter Violet Vonder Haar, “I like to write in the space that, wherever you are on the political spectrum, you can still take something from it. I don’t want to offend people – what I want to do is move people and inspire people to think and feel deeper.”

The Captain is one of them. A two-part masterwork that details a conversation between a sea captain and a group of sirens, Violet and the Undercurrents offer desolate, organic reconciliations of fable and reality. Building in catchy refrains and rumbling, gutty guitar lines, the band offers their finest work to a divided country and a constantly evolving world.

Belgian heavy-psych/stoner/rockers My Diligence streamed brand new album ‘Sun Rose’

4 years after the release of a selt-titled debut album, Belgian heavy/psych/stoner/sludge/rock power-trio My Diligence is back with a brand new full-length effort called ‘Sun Rose’ and released for CD & Digital through Mottown Sounds (La Muerte).

Yak shares new track featuring Jason Pierce (Spiritualized)

During the latter stages of the album recording process, frontman Oli Burslem withdrew to Jason Pierce’s home studio to piece the album together. It was during these few days that Pierce applied his vocals and slide guitar to the dazed finale, which sails out on Oli’s own field recording of birdsong.


BRIT-nominated Jax Jones and Years & Years channel Supermarket Sweep in the video for their top 10 hit single ‘Play’, out now. Directed by Oliver Jennings (behind killer videos for Avelino feat. Stormzy & Skepta, Chase & Status and MIST), the clip sees a miniature Jax and Years frontman Olly Alexander take over the conveyor belt, dodging Fruit Loops and fruit n’ veg. Hailed as a “euphoric club anthem” by Billboard, “Play” recently graced a “10 Songs You Need to Start Your Weekend Right” from PAPER (who noted that the track “has hooks that will be undeniably get lodged in your brain” and “embodies a type of hazy clubland catharsis”).

Love Stallion have released the music video for their upcoming single, “Valentine”

Denver-based glam rockers Love Stallion are definitely feeling the…love. Influenced and inspired by the biggest bands of the 70s and 80s, Love Stallion’s debut album, “Unforgettable Ride” has received massive critical praise. Their first two singles, “Slow Release” and “Big Rock Radio” have amassed tens of thousands of Spotify streams, while charting on national and international am/fm radio outlets. “Slow Release” hit the iTunes Canada rock charts in 2018, reaching the Top 5. The videos for both songs have received Official Selection status from film festivals around the globe. If that wasn’t enough, Love Stallion recently wrapped up opening dates with LA Guns and Steel Panther.


Producers Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David, and Eva Price are thrilled to announce that – following a record-breaking, sold-out world premiere at American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) last summer – the acclaimed new musical JAGGED LITTLE PILL will open on Broadway this fall, at a theater soon to be announced. JAGGED LITTLE PILL is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin) and features an original story by Academy Award-winning writer Diablo Cody (Juno, Tully), music by seven-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette and six-time Grammy winner Glen Ballard, and lyrics by Morissette. Movement Direction and Choreography is by Olivier Award winner Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (“Apesh*t” by The Carters; Beyoncé at The Grammys 2017) and Musical Supervision, Orchestrations and Arrangements are by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, American Idiot).

James Gardin & Ozay Moore keep it “Funky Funky Fresh” on new single

Following their epic link up on “Where You At?”, James Gardin and Ozay Moore reconnect and provide us with a soothing yet stirring banger to close out the first month of the new year. The two rhyme sayers trade unconventional styles with stanzas that are purposefully palatable yet have an unsuspecting thread of confidence running through them. The assortment of poignant and philosophical gems peppered across its soundscape include lamentations on the afterlife, the preservation of cultural art forms and much more. Oh, this will all be going down while making your head bop and body sway back and forth.

Calvin Love Releases New Video For ‘Wildflower’

Canadian singer-songwriter Calvin Love has released his new video for “Wildflower” via Earmilk, along with the announcement that he’ll be joining Jonathan Wilson on a string of US dates. The song, a standout off of his new album Highway Dancer (Modern Sky USA), is a haunting, synth-driven track that allows Love’s mercurial, goosebump-raising voice to take center stage.