@skopemag news for February 22, 2019 @ 10 am est


Today sees 19-year-old vocalist, musician and rapper Col3trane share ‘The Fruits’, a brand new release featuring LA production duo DJDS and London’s own Raye, serving as the latest offering from the teenage prodigy since the release of his critically-acclaimed sophomore mixtape B.O.O.T. Taken from his impending new six-track project due in late Spring, ‘The Fruits’ is his first collaboration with the cult LA production duo DJDS known for their work with the likes of Khalid, Vic Mensa and Kanye West.

Vaneese – ‘Goddess’ Single

Vaneese is a British singer-songwriter who has called Gold Coast, Australia home for over a decade. The songstress grew up in a household mixed with a love of show tunes and hip hop, and just like her name, Vaneese’s indie pop brings an element of uniqueness. Vaneese’s first single Goddess is due for release in February, and sets the tone for her career as an indie pop artist with this captivatingly sultry debut.

Ocean Alley release sun-bleached new single ‘Stained Glass’

Fresh off the back of topping triple j’s Hottest 100 last month, Sydney’s Ocean Alley have released the sun-bleached new single ‘Stained Glass’. The track is the first taste of new music since last year’s momentous second album Chiaroscuro, which saw them sell out shows worldwide, spawned an ARIA-accredited Gold single and set up a massive 2019.

Danko Jones unveils ‘Dance Dance Dance’ music video, new album due April 26

Chamdin, an award-winning Swedish filmmaker who has previously helmed videos for the likes of Ghost and The Hellacopters, shot “Dance Dance Dance” last month in Stockholm and created something truly unique by combining two vastly different art forms – DANKO JONES’ signature style of fist-pumping rock with an incredible single-take dancehall-inspired clip.

New Release from MARTIN GARRIX “NO SLEEP ft. BONN” On Sony Music Australia

Multi-platinum, billion plus streaming electronic DJ/Producer/Songwriter Martin Garrix is back with another single in the form of ‘No Sleep’, a beautiful track that sees him back in partnership with the amazing Swedish singer/songwriter Bonn. Bonn & Martin last year released ‘High On Life’ which just recently went to #1 on US Dance radio charts and is accredited Gold in Australia with over. ‘High On Life’ has accumalted over 140 Million streams on Spotify and Apple Music with the official video from the debut play at Tomorrow Land 2018 racking in a further 104 Million views!

Sting & Shaggy Launch New Video for “Just One Lifetime”

Taken from their GRAMMY-Award winning album, 44/876, Sting & Shaggy have today launched a new video for their single, “Just One Lifetime,” helmed by acclaimed director Joseph Khan (credits include U2, Taylor Swift, Eminem, Katy Perry).

Jonathan Seale (Mason Jar Music, Flearoy, producer) to release solo debut

In support of the album, Seale will perform his debut concert as Son of Cloud on March 23rd, 2019, at The Brooklyn Friends Meeting House, playing with a full band that includes his sister, Jenni Seale, Russell Durham and Julia Easterlin, as well as a group of musicians from Mason Jar Music’s house band. The show will be an immersive multimedia event, featuring an interactive light sculpture designed by Seale and artist Adam November. The audience will be invited to participate in the music via a mobile app, created by Seale and PJ Herring. Special guest Madison Cunningham will also appear at what is sure to be an unforgettable evening.

The Wild Reeds Share “Giving Up On You” Video

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Release “Change My Way” Video

Denson tells Paste Magazine, “‘Change My Way’ is a discussion about borders, boundaries, love and law.” Herrington adds, “Both the song and the video is a body of work seeking answers to some fundamental questions: Where would America be without the benefit of colordiversity of different races, faces, beliefs and creeds? What happened to ‘Love Thy Neighbor’? What happened to ‘Give me your tired, huddled masses yearning to be free’? Remember we were them not too long ago.”

KITA MENARI release joyous synth-pop tune ‘Feel It All’

Kita Menari, the project of Dutch artist Micha de Jonge, follows up first single of 2019 Pretty Sure with the equally infectious Feel It All – a propulsive synth-pop tune moved relentlessly forward by four to the floor beat and delay-tapping guitars. Crafting a sound as vibrant as Passion Pit with the electronic hooks of MGMT and sonic energy of Parisian dance pop icons Phoenix, he has already started the year as one of its most exciting breakthrough artists.


Produced by Tehran with DJ Haydn and Patrick Alvarsson, “Down” is the first new offering since her debut EP Life Is Cheap, Death Is Free, which i-D Magazine praised as a “powerful statement on race and immigration.” “Down” is Tehran’s first release from her upcoming debut album, set to release before summer 2019.



Today, rapper/singer/songwriter/producer, Doja Cat releases her new single and accompanying video for “Tia Tamera” ft. Rico Nasty. She also announces that a deluxe version of her debut album Amala will be available everywhere next month via RCA Records.

“Headlights” by Gotchi

Gotcha describes the record, “The song is meant to connect with the listener and show that compassion, brotherhood and loyalty are important. Knowing and accepting that there are things you cannot change, It is telling a story of struggle and perseverance, we cannot see the light unless the dark is present.

Justin Townes Earle Returns With “The Saint of Lost Causes” May 24th

Justin Townes Earle is set to return with The Saint of Lost Causes on May 24th, 2019. The 12-song set was co-produced by Earle and his longtime engineer Adam Bednarik and was recorded at Sound Emporium in Nashville, TN. Founded by Cowboy Jack Clement in 1969, Sound Emporium has hosted country luminaries such as Johnny Cash and Kenny Rogers as well as R.E.M., and countless other historic artists. The Saint of Lost Causes is Earle’s follow up to his critically acclaimed 2017 album Kids In The Street, and spans everything from traditional country, blues and folk to western swing, roots-rock and boogie-woogie.

Justin Townes Earle Announces New Album ‘The Saint of Lost Causes’


“No Sleep” marks Garrix’s second time collaborating with Bonn, following the massive success of their track “High On Life” which reached #1 on the Dance radio charts in the US and has enjoyed over 250 million streams and video views worldwide. The pair first premiered “High On Life” during Garrix’s closing set at Tomorrowland in 2018.

Noble Jack’s Anthemic ‘Rely On Love’ is First Euphoric Release from Upcoming Album

With an album launch gig at Brighton’s celebrated Concorde 2 already careering towards a sell-out, Noble Jacks are every bit the antidote to Brexit gloom the nation has been gasping for. Already hailed as local heroes in Sussex, thanks in no small part to their famously incendiary live shows, the band have laid out the path to their second album release on 29th March. Leading with the single Rely on Love, Noble Jacks have assembled ten tracks of resolutely upbeat, anthemic tracks which incorporate all that’s magnificent about British rock, with a side salad of riffing lead fiddle for good measure.

ICYMI: Watch & share Taco Mouth’s “White House” video

The Mrs. Band Releases New Music Video, “Hurricane”

Austin-based, all female alt-rock band The Mrs, today released their new music video for the song, “Hurricane,” on the newly released album “Five Minutes.” The music video can be viewed here: Hurricane.

UK Artist Allman Brown Announces New Album out 5/10; Lead Single Out Now

UK singer/songwriter Allman Brown announced today the release of his anticipated sophomore album Darling, It’ll Be Alright. Set to release on May 10th, Darling, It’ll Be Alright features an exciting evolution for the London-based artist who expands upon his sonic palette while continuing to maintain his raw sensibility and aching melodic mastery. Allman unveiled the first taste of the upcoming album with the lead single “Shapes In The Sun” which Glide Magazine called “a poignant song that showcases Brown’s ability to craft sweeping, powerful pop music.”

SONG PREMIERE: Allman Brown Shares Cathartic Powerful Pop Song “Shapes In The Sun”

Circa Waves Share New Track “Times Won’t Change Me”

New single “Times Won’t Change Me” is a piano-led gospel inspired anthem, Circa Waves as you’ve never heard them before. Taking these universal sounds and locking them together into piano-singalongs, swelling orchestras, fuzzy rock and arena-baiting marvels, the track sets the tone for the record’s buccaneering spirit, using drums as a leading instrument rather than a thumping follower.


BELLROPE: Revolver Magazine Streams You Must Relax LP

Revolver Magazine is now streaming You Must Relax, the caustic debut LP from Germany’s BELLROPE, the act having emerged from the remnants of infamous sludge outfit Black Shape Of Nexus. The album sees release this Friday through Exile On Mainstream Records, as the label celebrates its 20th Anniversary.

Thoreau Teams Up With Elusive Duo Darci For Exhilarating New Single “Sick Too”

Producer, artist & songwriter Thoreau has tapped the elusive genre-defying duo Darci for an exhilarating collaboration titled “Sick Too,” available everywhere today.

PREMIERE: Thoreau And Darci Deliver Somber New Single “Sick Too”

Dead Girls Academy Announce Tour with John 5

Wrapping up their first European headlining tour last week, Los Angeles rockers DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY announce their first US tour of 2019, supporting guitar giant JOHN5, with special guest Jared James Nichols. Following the US/Canadian trek, the band is slated for several summer destination festivals beginning May 4 at Welcome To Rockville in Jacksonville, FL, with more to be announced soon.

The Leisure Society share heist video for ‘God Has Taken A Vacation’ featuring John Simm

Radkey Premieres New Song “P.A.W.” With Kerrang!

“‘P.A.W.’ is a song mostly about ‘Redlining’ and how shitty it feels to be considered less than others. It’s about the times when you’re reminded of that fact. The feeling that you’re always being watched,” states Isaiah Radke on the inspiration behind the track.

Norwegian electronic artist Gundelach announces ‘My Frail Body’ EP

Kai Gundelach spent his formative years as an underage DJ and guitar prodigy in Oslo’s nightlife, before entering the Scandinavian music scene with a hit debut single “Alone In The Night”. Drawing critical acclaim for his follow up singles “Spiders” and “Fjernsynet” on his self-titled EP, led to heavy radio rotation both nationally and abroad, playing tastemaker festivals Roskilde and Øya, and several Norwegian Grammy nomination nods. Gundelach quickly became the prince of melancholia in Norway with his pervasive falsetto and noir analog productions.

Gundelach debuts new single “Bolder”

6 Dogs debuts “Guccy Armor” video

“‘Guccy Armor’ sounds like something a JRPG-obsessed rapper in Adventure Time would drop,” says The FADER.

AJ McLean Premieres New Single, “Boy And A Man”

AJ McLean has teamed up with People Country today to premiere his gorgeous and moving new single, “Boy And A Man”. Hard at work in Nashville on his first solo LP aptly title “Long Road” (set to hit this spring!), AJ has spent the past year immersing himself in the sound he loves with the likes of acclaimed songwriters Clint Lagerberg (Keith Urban/Blake Shelton/Rascal Flatts) and Brett Tyler (Maren Morris/Chris Young/Joe Nichols). “Boy And A Man” is available to stream and purchase everywhere tomorrow, Friday February 22nd, in the meantime you can listen to it at People Country.