@skopemag news for February 11, 2019 @ 10 am est


Idyll Green (ex-Hacienda / The Fast Five) share new single + video from debut EP due out Feb 22

San Antonio-based alt R&B band of brothers, Idyll Green, share the second single from their forthcoming, debut EP, When Love Ends, Be The Water, due out on February 22. The track, “Jukebox Gentleman,” comes along with a animated video, that puts the story of the song into an 8-bit video-game.

You may recognize Rene, Jaime and Abe from their past bands: Hacienda and The Fast Five, where they were covered by Rolling Stone, NPR, MTV, Consequence of Sound, and Paste Magazine, among many other amazing music news sources. You might have also caught them on late light TV, where they were on “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” They also played shows and festivals in The US, Canada, Europe and Australia.

BLACKPINK Announces 2019 World Tour in North America

Goldenvoice and Powerhouse proudly bring one of the hottest K-pop groups in the world, BLACKPINK, to North America for the first time as a part of the BLACKPINK 2019 WORLD TOUR with KIA [IN YOUR AREA] presented by YG Entertainment.

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MystifieR Release New Song, “The Six Towers of Belial’s Path”

The Brazilian black metal underground stalwarts of MYSTIFIER have shared their new song, “The Six Towers of Belial’s Path.” The track is the second single from their upcoming full-length, ‘Protogoni Mavri Magiki Dynasteia,’ which will be released on March 8 via Season of Mist.

Bedstudy Share “s_M00n” Video On The Fader

Bedstudy has released the video for their new track entitled “s_M00n” on The Fader. Prior to this, the group released the single “I-V” on mxdwn, as well as the Tess Lafia-directed music video for their single “12” on The 405. All three tracks are from their forthcoming digital EP dot wave, out this Friday on Grand Jury Music

ROYSE – Pop Sensation Releases New Empowering MV

We would love to arrange an interview with you and breakout pop sensation ROYSE, to discuss her newly released music video for her hit single “Madness,” released on AGM Records. With a sound reminiscent of Katy Perry’s and Lily Allen’s clever melodies, mixed with Adele’s powerful vocals that are inspired by her own journey overcoming unimaginable hurdles including sexual assault and attempted suicide. Please use the following link to watch her new empowering and emotional music video.

TOGETHER PANGEA Share “Bet You Wish I Would Call” From Upcoming ‘Dispassionate’ EP       

Los Angeles’ Together Pangea share “Bet You Wish I Would Call,” the first new song from their upcoming EP Dispassionate, out May 31st. It premiered via FLOOD, who called it “a chilled-out throwback track ideal for beach hangs and backyard get-togethers.

Gibrish from Sweden and Wendy McNeill from Canada sings Gillian Welch

The Swedish band Gibrish join forces with the Canadian artist Wendy McNeill for a spectacular fine new version of the American singer-songwriter Gillian Welch’s classic song One More Dollar. In the band’s hometown the local newspaper has already hailed the track as #1 on their weekly chart Everything’s Top 10. And this weekend the American music blog Skopemag.com calls it “a carefully-constructed, certifiable gem of a cover”.

Evocative guitar fingerstylist Mark Vickness

Mark’s latest album, Places, scored a prominent feature in Acoustic Guitar Magazines November issue, being lauded as one of the best contemporary guitar records in recent history.

George Strait’s “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar” Premieres Today on iHeart Radio

King of Country Music George Strait releases brand new single “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar” with an iHeart world premiere today at 2 p.m. CT. “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar,” written by George Strait, Bubba Strait and longtime collaborator Dean Dillon, is also available on all digital and streaming partners with its official radio add date being Feb. 19.


WAYLAND is a four piece, blue-collar American band from Wayland, Michigan who began selling out venues all across the midwest in 2010 before relentlessly traveling the United States over 300 days per year for the past five years. Committed to their roots and their songwriting, you cannot pigeonhole their sound into a genre, as every verse is penned from their heart telling tales of their stage to stage gypsy lifestyle. Comprised of Mitch Arnold on vocals, Phillip Vilenski on lead guitar, Dallas Hall on bass, and Nigel Dupree on drums, WAYLAND is a modern take on their vintage influences.

Josh Beech shares ‘Left Behind’ – 12.2.19

Musically the song continues with Josh’s unique take on alt-rock, the acoustic guitar is right at the front of the mix and as the song progresses so does the instrumentation. It is also the first time we are introduced to Josh’s falsetto, which was an important part of the original acoustic demo and integral to Left Behind.

Jan Blomqvist announces European ‘Disconnected’ album tour

Widely renowned artist Jan Blomqvist will bring his fusion of genre-crossing sounds to all corners of the globe this year. Starting with a European tour for his recent album ‘Disconnected’, Jan will be playing several shows with his band, as well as, solo DJ sets across the continent.