@skopemag news for February 8, 2019 @ 12:30 pm est

PATRICK JAMES new single ‘UP’ + announces EP and tour

Assured. Poised. Ready. Today Patrick James launches his next pivotal chapter with the release of ‘UP’, the first single from a new EP What We’re Fighting For and arguably his most career defining work yet. All this alongside an intimate east coast tour this April.

Skyscraper Stan unveils second single ‘On Your Corner’

‘On Your Corner’ is the latest single from touring troubadour Skyscraper Stan, and lifted from his forthcoming second album Golden Boy (due for release in May).

Artist: Wy & Title: Pavements – Bound for international stardom

One year after the critically acclaimed debut album ‘Okay’, Wy reveals bold new single ‘Pavements’. It marks a new turn in the eclectic duo’s sound while still maintaining the emotion and unapologetic lyricism that distinguishes their style.

“An atmospheric world of shimmering guitar lines and youthful angst” – The Line of Best Fit
“bound for international stardom” – NYLON

With the release of their debut album ‘Okay’ last year, Swedish duo Wy became something of an underground sensation, garnering the highest praise with comparisons to Slowdive, Cigarettes After Sex and Mazzy Star. Today they have shared the first taster of new material since; the gritty, bold and electric ‘Pavements’. The song marks a clear sonic progression for the band, whilst maintaining their clarity in emotion and unapologetic lyricism (“My depression is a weapon”) that stands them apart from their peers.

Released today: VEIL OF CONSPIRACY “Me, Us and Them” @ Prog Metal

The main theme of Me, Us and Them is the mental illness in his darkest and most evil expressions. Schizofrenia, depression, sorrow and desperation howl through obscure riffs and moaning arpeggios, powerful rhythm sections and a union of dramatic clean and desperate screaming vocals, even recalling the ’70s prog rock experience.

Aussie songstress, Meg Mac trusts her instincts in new song, “Something Tells Me” | US tour this Feb  

Meg Mac is thrilled to unveil her empowering new single, ‘Something Tells Me’. Written with Grammy nominated Melbourne songwriter Sarah Aarons and produced by ARIA and Grammy Award winner M-Phazes, it is the second single from Meg’s forthcoming project.

INTERSECTION’s new single “Twisted” just released

This song is their first self-produced work as the members William and Kazuma worked on composing the music. Its theme is a heart-broken teenager. The music video of the song has also been released today. The video was also created by the members and their friends. The director was one of their friends and the members also participated in

New music: Swedish dream-pop trio ViVii release their new single ‘Love Love Love’ today through Dumont Dumont

Having made their New York live debut at the Sweden Makes Music showcase in December, ViVii are confirmed for this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, as well as by:Larm and a host of European dates including London’s Hoxton Bar and Kitchen on Feb 15th. Full run down of live dates below.

KILLIT drop hot new video LOVE IS THE CHEMICAL

London based hard rockers KILLIT return with their newest edition to an already kick ass catalogue with their new song LOVE IS A CHEMICAL boasting punchy riffs, soaring guitars and crushing grooves.

DIPLO Releases New Track ‘New Shapes’ (feat. OCTAVIAN), Special HACKNEY Show Announced

‘Europa’ is a love letter to the continent where he cut his teeth as a DJ and producer – from his early days playing at Notting Hill Carnival through to DJ sets at Fabric – before breaking into the stratosphere to become one of the world’s biggest and most influential artists. Following the EP’s first release ‘Boom Bye Bye’, a collaboration with one of the most exciting new voices in French trap Niska, Diplo now releases the latest artist collaboration for the record – a “mellow, vibey” track with UK hip-hop sensation Octavian.

New Atlas releases darkly danceable single ‘Lay Low’

The single premiered with The Line Of Best Fit who said, “New Atlas brings the bassline on darkly danceable new cut ‘Lay Low’… Distorted vocals rise up like a mythical monster beneath the topline, whilst pummelling bass launches a total sneak attack on your senses. It’s weird, incredible, and just a little bit freaky.”

Jackie Charles immerse themselves in nihilistic nostalgia      

Dividing their time between the rooftop bars of Berlin and a Norwegian fishing boat, the single was recorded in Hannover and mixed & mastered at Oslo’s Propeller Studios.


UK rapper, songwriter and producer SLANG has released his brand new track ‘Every Weekend,’ available today.

Having supported the likes of The Manor last year and headlining London’s Oslo, SLANG will headline the Camden Assembly on the 17th May.

THE INTERBEING drops fierce new single “Depressor”

THE INTERBEING have just dropped their first song since their 2nd album ‘Among the Amorphous’ was released in July 2017. The new single “Depressor” is an energetic and fierce industrial, pulsating “slap-in-the-face” that shows a new and more sinister face of THE INTERBEING.

R.E.M and The Go Betweens inspired ‘The Impersonators’ release single ‘Broken Snow’

The band is made up of Tom Tikka and his lyricist Antti Autio and stands as unique in the sense that Tikka plays everything – hence the name ‘The Impersonators’. Originating from a living room rather than large recording facilities gives listeners of the band the intimate feeling of listening to a live band with live instrumentals.

Elliphant is back with new single ‘To The End’ – featured in ‘Spiderman – Into The Spiderverse’

Popular music has long been a sanctuary for odd birds. But even by those standards, Ellinor Olovsdotter, the unforgettable voice behind such singles as ‘Down on Life’ and ‘Love Me Badder’, is a rare species. Past collaborations with electronic dance stars including Skrillex, Diplo and DJ Snake, the Swedish artists rarity is strengthened by a focus on keeping true to her own rhythm. Elliphant has been compared to MIA, toured the world with Charli XCX and Major Lazer, and counts everyone from Diplo to Skrillex to TV On the Radio’s Dave Sitek as a collaborator and creative co-conspirator.

Mason Collective announce their new label WHIPPIN with the release of the Wifey EP.

Manchester-based DJ and production trio, Mason Collective have delivered the release of their 2 track EP, Wifey, the first on their new label WHIPPIN. The EP, which features ‘Appleton’ and lead track ‘Wifey’, has already been garnering support from a wealth of the scene’s biggest names, including Jamie Jones, The Martinez Bros, and Loco Dice.

PBSM play on sexual identities, roles and gender norms with ‘Rainbow Girl’

On February 8 Danish alt rock duo release the title track of their forthcoming EP due later this spring. The release is a co-release/project with Korean instagram/longboard superstar Jin Choi who will use the song for one of her upcoming online longboarding videos, as well as a music video for the track.


“I am really proud of this album, it has my favorite tracks from over the years and I hope you get as much joy out of it as I have had working on it and choosing the songs,” Susan says about TEN. “I’m a lady who likes to surprise, which is why I want to keep the four new songs a secret for now and give you something to look forward to! We live in a time where there are very few surprises anymore. I promise you won’t be disappointed.”

Australian singer Kim Churchill releases new single ‘After The Sun’

Australian singer Kim Churchill has shared his new single, ‘After the Sun’, which is an uplifting blend of laid-back acoustic instrumentals and subtle electronica.

Xinobi and Gisela João’s ‘Fado Para Esta Noite’ – Out Now!

Mixing House and Fado was never a premise for Xinobi. After meeting Gisela João in a special show, in which the Fado singer interpreted 15 songs of diverse composers from Frank Sinatra to Amy Winehouse, Xinobi knew he had to work with someone with that voice and that personality. That feeling was reinforced later when he heard Gisela João’s debut album.