@skopemag news for February 17, 2019 @ 4 pm est

Queen Key Officially Releases “Ratchett” Single Today

“ [Queen Key’s] trademark sense of uproarious humor is refreshing, and it courses through her music.” -PAPER MAGAZINE

Russell Louder unveils ‘Cost Of Living’ live session

‘Cost of Living’ is a ruminating confrontation in which Russell Louder personifies circumstances of the past. The minimal, yet clean and nuanced production lends itself well to a voice so haunting and hopeful. It’s this voice that stays at the forefront of the song – carrying the listener through a poignantly crafted lyrical landscape. “Cost of Living” is compelling and catchy in unexpected ways.

SUZI QUATRO Releases New Single and Video Today!

The “Queen of Rock N’ Roll” SUZI QUATRO releases her first new single and video for the song “No Soul/No Control” today! The song is taken from her forthcoming studio album “No Control”. The video was filmed at the Peppermint Pavillion and the Peppermint Park Studios in Hannover, Germany and directed by Frank Suffert for –
– tivolientertainment.com

Robert Ellis’ “Texas Piano Man” Out Now – Billboard Premieres “When You’re Away” Video

Robert Ellis’ new album Texas Piano Man is available now. The 11-song set was co-produced by Ellis and Niles City Sound (Leon Bridges) in Fort Worth, TX and is largely comprised of songs written by Ellis, an accomplished guitarist, on grand piano. A wild and spirited album, the grandiose Texas Piano Man presentation – vocals that soar, pumping piano vamps that call to mind Leon Russell and Elton John — finds an intriguing bedfellow with lyrical and thematic content that are disarming for their sincerity. A larger projection of Ellis’ wilder inclinations, the tone of the record can swing like moods during the course of a day. Putting down his guitar and sitting at a piano awakened something, and Ellis likens the musical experience to being behind the wheel of “a rock solid muscle car.” It’s a heavy thing, with beautiful lines.

Pocket of Lollipops deliver new single ‘Face Value’ from upcoming LP

A Pocket Of Lollipops releases the first single ‘Face Value’ from their upcoming 6th album Be My Non Friend Friend. The album, set to be released early April, comes as a celebration of the band’s 10th anniversary of their first ever performance (at Lisa Rockford’s AntiValentines Day Party in 2009). ‘Face Value’ is a high energy, sonic collage of influence, reminiscent of Violent Femmes or The B-52’s, the track perfectly merging avant- garde quirkiness with infectious beats.


Today, New York-based, indie folk, singer songwriter Greg Jacquin shares his new album Clocks Slow Down, out now on all DSPs. Earbuddy exclusively streamed the record in advance, stating “Recorded at Woody’s House in Croton, New York, the album is a sometimes somber meditation on pain, suffering, and self-discovery. Add a little politics and humor, and you have yourself an album.” Jacquin has announced East Coast tour dates in support of the album, and will be celebrating the release tonight with a performance at NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1 at 6pm. See below for all his upcoming dates. Clocks Slow Down is out now on all streaming platforms.

Hear It Now: Greg Jacquin – Clocks Slow Down

KARINA // Alt-pop Duo Drops Single “My Skin” // Boy George Band Member

Karina, a Brooklyn-based and Miami-bred alternative-pop duo (comprised of vocalist Karina Fernandez and producer Jorge Guarch), releases their new track “My Skin” today. This marks their first release since their five-song EP The Space Between.

FATES WARNING Signs Worldwide Deal With Metal Blade Records

Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome FATES WARNING to its worldwide roster. FATES WARNING began in the early 1980s playing a traditional style of heavy metal. However, they quickly began to adopt a more technically proficient style and are considered by many to be the first true prog metal band. While the band has subsequently moved in more melodic and ambient directions, they have remained a vibrant and well-respected cornerstone for the progressive camp within the heavy metal strata.


Miami-based hip hop duo Social Club Misfits (SCM) are gearing up for an amazing 2019! First up, the guys are excited to release their new single “Everytime,” which is available today off their forthcoming EP, MOOD, out this spring. Produced by Young Sidechain, “Everytime” provides a smooth mix of colorful beats, passion, and lyrical content. In true Misfit fashion the accompanying video show Fern and Marty tapping into their vibrant personalities to bring the single alive.

Mansionair Releases “We Could Leave” – Debut Album Out March 1st

‘We Could Leave’ offers another glimpse into the shimmering world of Shadowboxer’s 16 tracks. It follows on from current single ‘Shadows’, and previous singles ‘Astronaut (Something About Your Love)’, ‘Violet City’ and ‘Technicolour’. Collectively, the band’s global streaming numbers top an impressive 130 million.


Little Mix have released the official video for their song “Think About Us” featuring Ty Dolla $ign. Check out the Bradley & Pablo directed video here.

JON FRATELLI Releases Bright Night Flowers TODAY via Cooking VInyl

Jon Fratelli – Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and front man from The Fratellis releases Bright Night Flowers today via Cooking Vinyl.

Nicky Romero and David Guetta Unveil New Festival Friendly Single “Ring the Alarm”


The track features the rising alt-pop/electro R&B duo RKCB, known for their production and songwriting skills in their own right, having worked with Tinashe, Julia Michaels, Kacy Hill & more. The airy, ethereal cut is a departure from Farber’s previous hip-hop leaning output, showcasing his diverse production skills. “Together” has an infectious sound that’s sure to appeal to fans of both Dan Farber and RKCB on its way up the charts!

Jo-Ash Announces ‘Humble Heart Of Mine’

Fans of heartfelt pop will soon get their hands and ears on the lead single from Jo-Ash’s debut EP, Humble Heart of Mine. Fans should expect the lead single to drop on March 1, 2019, followed by the second single in May. Then come July Humble Heart of Mine will make its long-awaited debut. This solo artist took on many hats but did have some help along the way in the studio thanks to producer Billy Foster. Together they made Humble Heart of Mine pop, in more ways than one.

Jo-Ash Announces ‘Humble Heart of Mine’