@skopemag news for February 21, 2019 @ 11 am est

Nova – new track, “Heavy Hitters,” is for the inbetweeners, the misfits and miss legits

“growing up, I went through some shit. people constantly put me down – told me I wasn’t good enough, made fun of how I looked and how I sang. it took a lot for me to feel confident enough to start releasing my own music and showing people my artwork. “Heavy Hitters” is about finally letting go about all that negativity and celebrating who you are as a person. no matter what your background is, how you dress, how you look – it’s okay to be exactly who you are. flaunt it!” – Nova

AMERICAN JETSET Release Official Music Video for “Go It Alone”!

Baltimore, MD based Rock Band AMERICAN JETSET has released the official music video for their single, “Go it Alone,” off of their Live Love Die on Main EP.

The New Sound of Electro Folk – Emily Jean Flack

Canadian singer and songwriter, Emily Jean Flack’s passion for traditional Irish music has led to her most accomplished work yet with her latest single, Another Year Gone By. The track showcases her gorgeously pure vocals and the Celtic music she has grown up with, whilst injecting fresh electronic textures – a genre-spanning mix which defies expectation and delivers on every level.

THE UNDERGROUND YOUTH share ‘Last Exit To Nowhere’, announce huge world tour

On March 29th, Berlin via Manchester outfit The Underground Youth will be releasing their ninth album, Montage Images of Lust & Fear, on Fuzz Club Records and it’s undoubtedly their most sincere work in an extensive, decade-long discography with which they’ve picked up a cult following across the globe – made evident in their millions of YouTube streams and relentless international touring. Following the album announcement just over a month ago, The Underground Youth are now sharing the second single from the album ‘Last Exit To Nowhere’ – you can stream it here. Talking about the track, vocalist/guitarist Craig Dyer explains: “In an album divided between images of lust and fear, ‘Last Exit To Nowhere’ deals with the latter. Like the civil unrest and violence on the streets, as reported by the news, it’s raw, fast and aggressive.”

Danish Pop Sensation KING Drops Kaleidoscopic New Neo-soul Single

“a fresh, playful slice of laid back neo-soul full of character… This is what KING does and it won’t be long before a lot more people sit up and take notice.” Popmatters

ANOTHER DAY DAWNS Release Official Music Video for “Psycho”

Lehighton, PA Hard Alternative Rock Band ANOTHER DAY DAWNS has released the official music video for “Psycho,” off of their upcoming EP, A Different Life.

Hawksley Workman has shared the new video for ‘Stoner’s Never Dream’

The accolades amassed include JUNO nods and wins and widespread critical acclaim. As a producer, his fingerprints grace releases by JUNO and Polaris Prize nominees and winners like Tegan and Sara, Sarah Slean, Serena Ryder, Hey Rosetta!, and Great Big Sea. Hawksley Workman is many things to many people in many places, but primarily, he’s a student of the human psyche; an artist in the purest sense of the word, constantly finding fresh and interesting ways to frame and share the world – the people we are and the things we encounter. It’s a virtually bottomless well of ideas for a man with virtually endless imagination and creative outlets.


Today, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib are announcing their forthcoming new album Bandana will be released as a partnership between Keep Cool/RCA Records & Madlib Invazion/ESGN. The duo are celebrating the announcement by sharing new song “Flat Tummy Tea,” which marks the reemergence of hip-hop’s unlikely duo and is the first offering from their new collaborative album. A limited-edition 12” of the single is also available at Rappcats.com.

Major Murphy’s Lafayette EP Streaming at Noisey Today / Out On Winspear February 22nd

Major Murphy are releasing their new EP on Winspear Friday, February 22nd, and Noisey has the entire thing streaming now. As a the follow up to their debut LP, No. 1, this set of bedroom recordings archive a time when Jacob Bullard was discovering his voice as a songwriter and the band was finding their footing within that space. The EP was introduced late last year with “Come By Sunday”, a breezy retro-tinged, sentimental love song followed in January by an acoustic version of “Mary” that strips back the 70’s inspired hazy production to the skeleton of this entrancing single.

Monsta X Make History AGAIN: Set To Perform iHeartRadio Music Festival

Korean pop sensations, Monsta X, make history yet again, as the first K-pop group to perform at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival. Their Daytime Stage performance will take place on Saturday, September 21st, on the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. Monsta X are currently promoting their album Take.2 ‘We Are Here’, and music video for lead single, “Alligator,” which dropped this past Monday the 18th. The video is currently sitting at over 6 million views since release, and the album debuted at #1 on the Worldwide iTunes Album Chart.

Paria crafts dreamy bedroom-pop with stratospheric soul on ‘Disappear’

Hindered from full musical expression in Iran, following her move to Oslo, Paria excels towards upcoming ‘Popsicle’ EP with soulful bedroom-pop masterpiece ‘Disappear’. Her music has been praised by Clash as ‘a stellar success’ and her new single is no exception.

Chinese Melodic Metal Band LIBERATION Reveals Powerful Music Video for “Hope”

LIBERATION says, “‘Hope’ is an emotional track with peaks and valleys. The song describes the struggle of a person going through desperation and depression, but then rising up to hope and enlightenment.”

Live Premiere: "Hope" Liberation

Live Premiere: "Hope" Liberation BandStream 'Hope' here: https://tenggerxcavalryrecordings.bandcamp.com/track/hope

Posted by Alternative Press on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

JESS WEIMER // Glam-rocker drops video for “Glass Tower” // Exclusive Premiere at SUBSTREAM

Los-Angeles based singer/songwriter Jess Weimer releases a new video for her single, “Glass Tower”, which premiered in November. The video premiered exclusively at Substream Magazine.

PREMIERE: Jess Weimer shares her light in “Glass Tower” video

Jazz guitarist Reza Khan finds “Home” while traveling abroad

Severely dehydrated from the oppressive heat during his travels from Mali to Uganda, Reza Khan was hospitalized after collapsing in a United Nations office. To avoid the lengthy hospitalization prescribed by doctors, he convinced them that he would recover faster if he was ensconced in a hotel room instead. During that five-day stay, he broke out his portable guitar and wrote the title track for his fifth album, “Next Train Home,” which drops April 5.


Boogie and Eminem link up for the Rainy Days music video. Boogie’s debut Everythings For Sale is out now on Shady Records – listen here.


New Release from ROBINSON “KARMA” On Sony Music Australia

Hotly-tipped New Zealand pop act Robinson reveals her brand-new single ‘Karma’, out now via Ministry of Sound Recordings. The track is an empowering response to being mistreated in a relationship and the consequences that come with breaking someone’s heart.

GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH: Decibel Magazine Streams Masters Of Space And Time

As Masters Of Space And Time, the bruising fourth full-length release by Ontario’s stoner metal kings GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH, sees release through the band’s new label home of German label Kozmik Artifactz, the album is streaming in its entirely through an exclusive stream at Decibel Magazine.

Full Album Stream: Gypsy Chief Goliath – ‘Masters of Space and Time’


IV Jay has released the video for her latest track “On God.” The video, directed by Ronald Reid, premiered earlier today via YouTube – check it out here. Today’s release comes just one week after IV Jay released her cover of Pink Sweat$’s “Honesty” along with video. Recently featured in Teen Vogue’s “16 Young Musicians You Need To Be Listening To In 2019” list, “On God” marks IV Jay’s first release of the new year.

Introducing Sarah Marguier

Sarah Marguier is a French visual artist and designer for performing arts, currently based in Portland, Oregon by way of Chicago and Berlin.

ONE MORE WEEKEND Release New Official Video For ‘De-Icing My Car’

UK singer/songwriter Stealth reveals music video for new single, ‘Black Heart’ featuring The Dap Kings (Photo)

Fresh from releasing his brand new single ‘Black Heart’ featuring The Dap Kings last week, rising UK artist Stealth has now delivered the music video for his latest track.