@skopemag news for February 27, 2019 @ 12:30 pm est

Fred Abong (Throwing Muses, Belly) Announces ‘Pulsing’ EP, UK Tour with Kristin Hersh

Fred Abong has announced his new solo release – the ‘Pulsing’ EP. This six-track offering will release on March 8, the same day that his UK tour with Kristin Hersh kicks off. As a solo artist Abong will be supporting Hersh on this tour. But he will also be playing bass in Kristin Hersh’s live electric trio, together with Rob Ahlers, drummer in the Hersh-led power trio 50FOOTWAVE.

New Track from Selfish Things feat. William Ryan Key (RIYL Movements, Microwave)

Did you have a chance to check out the new track from Selfish Things featuring William Ryan Key (formerly of Yellowcard)?

Sleep In. ‘The Stars On Your Ceiling’ March 22 Release Date

Of the track, vocalist Tom Fowler says, “This song is about taking time, traveling, & seeing other things than your normal everyday surroundings. More specifically a trip I took with my best friend about 10 years ago that really opened my eyes to what else is out there.”

Kiwi artist and producer Missy shares new track ‘Storm’

Following the tailwind of her previous single, Hate Me (featured on Official NZ Music Chart’s Hot NZ Singles and Ones to Watch), Dunedin born producer and performing artist Missy (Abigail Knudson) presents a cutting new track in Storm.

Seekay – ‘Hurts’ Single

The most vibrant of creative personas have enabled us as fans to project ourselves onto their rebellious ingenuity in the face of norms, a disregard for validation and share in the deeper value of freedom of expression. The birth of Seekay and subsequent success of foundational single Hurts proves yet again that conventional identities aren’t necessary in order to widely engage our desire to feel understood, to feel free of suggestion.

Italian Slimer Records set to release JONNY KOSMO “Circus Of Dreams” single

Los Angeles artist Jonny Kosmo is no stranger to groove, most recently performing as the bassist for Los Angeles’ psych-pop synth outfit Mr.Elevator. Steeped in pop-strange composition and a rich history of musical theater, Kosmo creates songs full of color, movement, and imagination all while keeping ears dosed in a palette of shimmery soul.

The Lighthouse – Tel Aviv (single)

Songs that feel like Fridays, that’s The Lighthouse’s trademark. Their melodic cocktail of polyphonic vocals, guitars, keys and swinging drums make up for your daily dose of instant happiness! Their recipe has been proven successful with a long list of highlights. With over 100 shows that brought them as far as the infamous Sziget Festival in Budapest and to a lot of renowned local stages and festivals. In 2017 they got picked up by Belgium national broadcaster StuBru as one the country’s most promising acts and received airplay on a variety of radio stations in Belgium and The Netherlands. After the successful release of first single ‘Catch Fire’, The Lighthouse are slowly dropping some new tracks and are more excited than ever to put out their debut album (September 2019).

VIDEO: Scott Lavene takes to the streets of New York in ‘Methylated Blue’


Following the release of 2018 singles ‘What’s the Point’ and ‘Tarantino’, London’s Oh Brother today return with their new single ‘Under the Knife’, out now via AWAL. The track continues to showcase the band’s ability to craft brooding, grunge-infused rock music alongside a video that prolongs their run of paying tribute to the work of Quentin Tarantino in their art, with its visuals inspired by an infamous scene from 90s classic Reservoir Dogs.

Music News premiere ‘new favourite song’ Glossii’s Jank (FFO: Wolf Alice, Blondie, Garbage)

Glossii is a four piece rock/post punk band created around South London in early 2017 by Charlie Lock and Guitarist Lewis Smith, along with vocalist Sofia Zanghirella and latest joining member, drummer Reuben Rost.

Emily Burns Shares New Single & Video – Listen To ‘Too Cool’

British pop maverick Emily Burns is back with another irresistible single, and her first release for 2019 – the punchy and expertly crafted ‘Too Cool’, accompanied by a video which is premiering now over on Noisey. The track showcases everything that is special about Emily; the relatability in her lyricism, which continues to entrance listeners, and her innate talent for writing and performing music.

Belle & Sebastian meet Vulfpeck: Introducing the Pop Wizardry of Adrian Cohen

“Genius” may be one of the most over-used terms, with regards to musicians, but once in a blue moon, it’s appropriate – as is the case with Adrian Cohen. Able to play any requested song by ear on the piano, he creates pop songs so perfectly honed that you begin to wonder why mega-selling artists make such a fuss about it. With the all-American goofiness of They Might Be Giants and the fractured magic of Daniel Johnston, Adrian Cohen might secretly be one of music’s greatest gifts.