@skopemag news for February 6, 2019 @ 9 am est


With just 3 days to go before the release of their debut self-titled album and with an 8 date UK set for February, dynamic Merseyside noise punk outfit Queen Zee today release their latest single ‘Loner’, out now via the band’s own label Sasstone Records. Following its exclusive premiere on Jack Saunders’ BBC R1 show last night, ‘Loner’ is available now as a free download on the iTunes store.

French Post-Metal outfit UNBURNT Premiered Brand New Official Music Video “Nebula”

Emily Jean Flack’s upcoming EP ‘Throwing Shapes’

Canadian, Emily Jean Flack’s passion for traditional Irish music has led to her most accomplished work yet, showcasing her gorgeously pure vocals and the Celtic music she has grown up with, whilst injecting uber-cool electronic textures – a genre-spanning mix which defies expectation and delivers on every level.

Stoner’s new single ‘The Anteroom’ views Brexit through the eyes of a childs’ cartoon

Writing about the “Infantialisation of the referendum” ‘The Anteroom’ sees Stoner sequence the Brexit process as “an ill-fated balloon ride”. Layered over the sounds of seagulls, ‘The Anteroom’s lyrics deride the “un-navigated, unmitigated rudderless dream, and the almost child-like petulance of the impatient territorialism of identity and ownership, that somehow, in the end, we will achieve and live in a distilled utopia of British values, when really it’s just regressive isolation- a waiting room of uncertainty.”

Mat Kerekes shares new single ‘Diamonds’

Best known as the lead vocalist of the cult alt-rock band Citizen, the Ohio-based singer-songwriter Mat Kerekes has shared his new single ‘Diamonds’. The track is the second single to be taken from his from upcoming solo album Ruby after the title track was released in December.


Today, multi-instrumentalist and producer lophiile returns to share a new single. “You’ve Changed” follows his work as a member of contemporary R&B trio Radiant Children, who released their debut EP TRYIN’ in 2018, and his single collaborations with Freddie Gibbs, Vic Mensa and Nick Grant. The new track is another prime example of lophiile’s ability to create genre-bending tracks that seamlessly capture his influences based in Hip-Hop, R&B, and Jazz.

MISERY INDEX Premiere Lyric Video for New Song, “The Choir Invisible,” via Loudwire

Death Metal extremists MISERY INDEX have partnered up with Loudwire to premiere the lyric video for their brand new song, “The Choir Invisible.” The track is the third single from the band’s forthcoming album, ‘Rituals of Power,’ which is due on March 8 via Season of Mist.

Megan Davies shares Black Mirror-inspired video for ‘Gimme’

Don’t Believe In Ghosts Release New Single “Don’t Wake Me Up” on February 15, 2019

Don’t Believe In Ghosts kicked off 2019 by selling out their first ever headline show at NYC’s iconic Bowery Ballroom. Looking out across the room that Saturday night, it was evident not only in the faces present, but the energy they contained, that something special is happening. With an entirely new album ready to go for this year, Don’t Believe In Ghosts will be releasing their brand new single “Don’t Wake Me Up” on February 15, 2019. The single was mixed by Ken Lewis who has worked with powerhouse artists X Ambassadors, Eminem, FUN, Bruno Mars, Lorde, One Republic, Kanye West, Drake, Des Rocs, and Lady GA GA.


KLOGR have released the video of Something’s in the Air, new single from the album Keystone.

THE SH-BOOMS Debut “Audible” Music Video

Orlando, FL-based garage-soul outfit The Sh-booms have debuted their new music video for the single “Audible” off their upcoming debut LP The Blurred Odyssey, out March 22nd on Limited Fanfare Records.

Justus Proffit’s “Sebadoh-adjacent lo-fi indie rock” New Track “Hole”

LA-based Justus Proffit today shared “Hole,” a new track off his upcoming debut album L.A.’s Got Me Down, out March 8th on Bar/None Records. “Hole,” which premiered at LA Record, is about a vivid dream Proffit had one night. “In the dream, I could build anything I wanted. I was like God in a way,” he says, “It was one of those dreams you wake up and think about all day.”


MISERY INDEX: Loudwire Premieres “The Choir Invisible” Video

Loudwire is pleased to unveil MISERY INDEX’s lyric video for “The Choir Invisible,” the latest sampling from the band’s impending Rituals Of Power full-length. Set to drop March 8th via Season Of Mist, the record boasts nine punishing tracks centered around the concept of “truth” and its use throughout history as a means to uphold power, regimes, and ideologies.

Singer/Actress Cierra Ramirez announces new single “Liquid Courage” out 3/15

EMPIRE/Tribeca Music recording artist, Cierra Ramirez officially announced the release of her new single, “Liquid Courage” (EMPIRE), via an Instagram post yesterday. As of this morning, that announcement has over 227K likes on Cierra’s Instagram which enjoys a following of 2.7 Million.

The new song and video, both to be released on March 15, 2019, is the follow up to her 2018 hit single and video, “Bad Boys”.

GRIDFAILURE: Captured Howls Premieres Title Track From Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery I

As New York’s GRIDFAILURE marks its third anniversary this month, the outfit prepares to launch the multi-album Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery concept series through Nefarious Industries next week. With the release of Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery I days from release, investigative music blog Captured Howls debuts a new track from the record which features guest vocals from Joy Von Spain (Eye Of Nix, To End It All).

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Crypt Trip to Release New LP, ‘Haze County’, March 8

Texas rock traditionalists Crypt Trip are a progressive power trio that delivers energetic music which unites elements of blues, rock, and jazz. On the heels of its lauded debut, ‘Rootstock’, the San Marcos-based band will release its new LP, ‘Haze County’, on March 8 via Heavy Psych Sounds (Brant Bjork, Nebula).

[Video] The Good People | “Headphones”


Still, everything merely set the stage for his full-length debut, What A Time To Be Alive, arriving March 1, 2019 via Epic Records. He preceded the release with an updated version of his fan favorite “Just You And I,” which previously racked up over 85 million streams. On the verge of a massive new year, Walker continues to deliver anthems with honesty and heart like only he can.

Live Nation Acquires Canadian Promoter Embrace Presents

Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in Embrace Presents, a leading Canadian venue operator and promoter of concerts, festivals, and events in the Toronto area. The companies plan to combine Embrace’s expertise developing emerging talent, boutique festivals and mid-size venue operations with Live Nation’s extensive resources to bring even more live events to Canada.

16-Year-Old Canadian Artist Isabella Nicole Releases Debut Song, “Headphones”

16-year-old Canadian artist Isabella Nicole releases her new song “Headphones” today. The hook-laden track showcases Isabella’s soulful voice and celebrates how you can get lost in — and inspired by– music.

CULTIC: Decibel debuts the video “Forest of Knives” from York, PA

York, PA’s trio of swords & sorcery CULTIC was started in 2016 by husband and wife – Brian and Rebecca Magar (both also play in the dark ambient/tribal band The Owls A.N.W.T.S). The primitive doom/death unit is bringing the debut album, High Command, slated for release this April 05th on CD format via ELEVENTH KEY.

Watch: Cultic – ‘Forest of Knives’

Fifty Grand shares new single/video “Dedication Chant,” launching North American tour Feb. 16

Fifty Grand shares new single / video “Dedication Chant” ahead of the Team Sesh Creep Tour which launches on Feb. 16 in Portland.

IV League embrace their dark side in new ‘Lose Me’ video

After smashing airwaves over summer with latest single ‘Lose Me’, Melbourne alt-rock darlings IV League have unleashed an equally badass clip, indulging their penchant for the dramatic and enforcing their reputation for producing “some of the most exciting indie-pop in the country” (Purple Sneakers).

Gothum & The Noise Pollution – ‘The Curse of a True Romance ‘ Single

The Curse of a True Romance is the dark brooding debut single from NYC-based singer-songwriter, Gothum, and his band The Noise Pollution. The single reflects on the bittersweet interplay of sentiment and logic during a long distance breakup, the nostalgia of holding on and the rationale of forgetting and moving on.

Carli J. Myers – Just Sayin’ – New Single