@skopemag news for February 26, 2019 @ noon est

RAFFAELLA PICCIRILLO: the Country Music duet NEL VENTO official video IS OUT!

After the launch of the new music project by Raffaella Piccirillo with the Virtual Puzzle acoustic CD, the new single Nel Vento is out. Passion, torment, obsession … these are the emotions that are protagonists. Nel Vento (In the Wind) understood as continuous perception “in the air” of the presence of the loved one. A journey on multiple time lines between memories, fears, desire and sensations. A song born in an acoustic way but now proposed in a more up-to-date and charming version, available in digital download and on all streaming platforms, together with the videoclip published on the YouTube channel of the Cremonese singer-songwriter. Song already previously defined as the most country song of the entire music album with the participation of Alessandro Amato in the male voice, with the particularity of lyrics sung both in English and in Italian honoring and reconfirming a production made in Italy-Overseas with the GoPla SoundLab Studios (USA and Mexico). Another attempt already discreetly successful (as stated in previous reviews) to bring in Italy folk music typically US in a mix at times sexy and veiled erotic, sometimes indie and slightly daring. Continue the journey of Raffaella and as the videoclip tells … music on the road!

Out Today – Marsicans ‘Your Eyes’ – new single

A banging song about trying to live up to other people’s expectations as you become an adult, ‘Your Eyes’ is the first Marsicans release of 2019 and comes ahead their April UK headline tour, with the BBC’s Abbie McCarthy and her Good Karma Club (see dates below). It’s followed by a hot pink picture disc, limited edition, with exclusive b-side ‘Tallest Stories’ featuring a rare lead vocal by bassist Rob Brander.

Wy Announce New Album & Share Title Track

Swedish duo Wy have today announced the follow up to last year’s critically acclaimed, underground debut album ‘Okay’; with their forthcoming LP ‘Softie’ – a highly personal, eleven track account from the pair (real names Ebba and Michel), due for release on 30th April via Hybris and Beatnik. With the release of their debut, Wy garnered the highest praise with comparisons to Slowdive, Cigarettes After Sex and Mazzy Star, and the new record is set to further cement their position as one of the most exciting bands around right now.

New Atlas addresses domestic abuse in ‘Lay Low’ video

Liverpool by way of Ireland producer and singer New Atlas has released a hard-hitting video for his new single ‘Lay Low’. The video captures the issue of domestic abuse from the perspective of a male victim, experienced first hand by New Atlas.

Hey Skope Mag – HEZEN is back with ‘Bring Your Alibi’ inspired by #MeToo and Harvey Weinstein

HEZEN has just dropped a buzzy number called ‘Bring Your Alibi’ which has been written from the inspiration of the #MeToo movement and a face-off between The Dragon Tattoo lady and Harvey Weinstein in court. Crazy angle but a fun one for the readers.

Black Eyed Peas Share New Video “GET READY”

Black Eyed Peas have just dropped a new video for the track “GET READY” off their latest studio album, MASTERS OF THE SUN VOL. 1. The video takes a simplistic approach with each member spitting their verses positioned in front of a brick wall, juxtaposed by augmented reality visuals representing their individual personalities, all glued together by shots of each joyfully bouncing and posing throughout.

American Association of Suicidology Releases Social Media and Suicide Content Tipsheet for Parents and Other Adults

In response to recent events surrounding social media and suicide content, the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), in partnership with pediatricians and subject matter experts, has released an easy-to-use tipsheet for parents, health and behavioral health providers, and caregivers. It is the goal of AAS and our member experts to provide parents and providers the help they need to make the world safer for youth at risk for suicide.

Royal Teeth ft. Tunde Olaniran new single/vid “Show You What I Can Do”

Now, following a succession of select radio shows and festivals across the US, Royal Teeth return with their latest single “Show You What I Can Do”, featuring the sensational NPR darling Tunde Olaniran, a Flint-native who brings his signature flavor to the song.

Introducing Jon Timm

Red Yarn (aka Andy Furgeson) is a Texas-born, Oregon-based family performer who weaves folksongs and puppetry into high-energy shows for all ages. With his engaging performances, lush folk-rock recordings, and playful music videos, this red-bearded bard reinvigorates American folklore for younger generations.

She Drew The Gun release new single ‘Paradise’ today / confirmed for 6Music festival in Liverpool

‘Paradise’ is the new single from She Drew The Gun, available digitally now and impacting at radio on 26th April. ‘Paradise’ is the third single to be taken from the acclaimed Wirral band’s sophomore album ‘Revolution Of Mind’ following the BBC 6Music A-Listed tracks ‘Resister’ and ‘Something For The Pain’.

AFTERMATH Release New Album, ‘There is Something Wrong’

Chicago based Progressive Thrash Metal Band AFTERMATH has released a full stream of their highly anticipated new album, There is Something Wrong. Originally premiered on Metal Insider, There is Something Wrong is out NOW for digital download via Zoid Entertainment, INGrooves, and TLG, with pre-order of the physical CD available now for shipping in March (and will be available in-stores and online), as well as European CD / Vinyl also in March on Sleaszy Rider Records.

Husband & Wife Band Turbo Widget Joined By New Collaborator Tony B. For Single “Everything Between”

Listening to St. Louis, MO, indie-rock band Turbo Widget is an eye-opening experience. Obviously drawing influences from some of the best of the ’60s and ’70s, but without sounding dated, the sincerity and passion of the husband and wife Ben and Kim Hanvy have fans and media calling their music style, appropriately, “Atomic Soul Rock”. Continuing their “Song a Month” string of new releases, their latest “Everything Between”, recently dropped, with a twist. “Everything Between” sees musician Tony B. added to the mix and he’s the perfect extra-something for a love song reminiscent of Ben’s youth spent in Louisiana. The song showcases how the “melting pot” of New Orleans music had a huge impact on the man he was to become.

Kaos MC Prepares New Single Featuring The Legendary Tito Jackson (Of Jackson 5), Alex Boyé and Bull Dog

Born in the Favelas of Brazil – the suburban, tightly packed areas which the poorest members of society live in often slum-like conditions, Jailson N. Rodrigues aka Kaos MC had to make a choice to follow his passion for music or live the street life. He chose music. His forthcoming single, What’s Wrong, sees him teaming up with the legendary Tito Jackson; international recording artist and YouTube sensation Alex Boyé, and Brazilian rapper, Bull Dogg, to bring the hottest sounds coming out of his home country into the wider world.


Pelican, the instrumental quartet whose singular vision of heavy music eschews classification, are set to release their first new music in six years via a two song 7″ on Southern Lord Records coming as an indie exclusive on Record Store Day (April 13, 2019 #RSD2019).

GRM Daily Premiere Stunning New Video From Alex Dutty

The Lasso “Heaven” | Original Ambient Instrumental feat. Jordan Hamilton on Cello

As The Lasso prepares for his solo album “The Sound Of Lasso” to drop March 15th, we are excited to share another track from the gorgeous instrumental record he created. The new song Heaven has no actual words, but the weightless voice of Sam Cooper chimes in like gorgeous ghostly choir while Lasso plays synths, bass, and drums, in addition to his crew adding cello, vibraphone, and percussion. The track glides like distant memories and evocative landscapes swirling past in the mind’s eye. The Lasso turns intangible emotions into a lush wordless symphony. This is that genre breaking electronic, ambient, hiphop instrumental to warm before the end of winter.

TERRORBYTE Release Official Music Video for “Worldstar”

Cinematic Metal/Industrial band TERRORBYTE has released the official music video for their single, “Worldstar,” off of their upcoming full length album, CRIMEWAVE.

Tedashii “God Flex” Announcement

Rapper Tedashii releases “God Flex”, a new single available now for purchase and streaming across all DSPs via Reach Records. Explaining the meaning behind the song, Tedashii says, “It’s about a time in my life when it felt like I wanted to give up. But the sun came out and it made everything new. God flexed in my moment and he can flex in your moment.”

Chicago House Legend, Matt Warren, Releases Stunning Video for ‘How Do I Love Thee’