@skopemag news for March 1, 2019 @ 10:30 am est

Betta Lemme reveals new single ‘Kick The Door’

Ultra Music’s rising global sensation, Betta Lemme is back with her new single “Kick The Door.” Meant to be the ‘fight song’ off her forthcoming collection, Betta is quite literally kicking the door down and proving she isn’t going anywhere until her voice and message is heard.

WARD XVI drop NEW video for HOLD ME

Theatrical avant-garde rock sextet WARD XVI have dropped their brand new lyric video for the official single release of Hold Me. The track itself initially appeared on their sophomore album ‘The Art Of Manipulation’ but after a strong fan response to live performances, they have decided to release it as an official single hitting the digital realms on March 1st. Infusing beautiful melodies, smooth guitar riffs, haunting vocals and soaring solos!

Ellie Goulding Releases her new song and video for ‘Flux’

Goulding once again teams up with producers Jim Elliot & Joe Kearns for her latest release. ‘Flux’ sees Ellie go back to her roots with a simple accompaniment of piano and strings that allows her powerful vocals to soar effortlessly above as the production intensifies. The song is accompanied by a stunning black and white video, directed by award winning director Rianne White – known for her work with Young Fathers – that echoes the elegance of the song itself.

Husky Loops release new single ‘Let Go For Nothing’

Husky Loops release their brand new single “Let Go For Nothing” on March 1st through The Orchard / 30th Century Records. “Let Go For Nothing” showcases the production and songwriting skills of head husky Danio Forni. The sound continues on from their last EP ’Spool’, experimenting with elements of modern hip hop and R’n’B to create something refreshingly new but unmistakably Husky Loops.

SCOTT RILEY Releases ‘Hard Luck’ Single

Scott Riley is a storyteller who knows intimately the trials and hard fought success of working the land. The West Australian songwriter draws on his connection to the land and for the past 17 years of performing and writing has cultivated his craft. It is now in 2019, that Scott has decided to share his first official single, Hard Luck.

Loyle Carner Shares New Single Feat Jorja Smith – Listen To ‘Loose Ends’

‘Loose Ends’ is a brooding, sparsely produced track about all the people who Loyle has looked to for support but been let down by over the years, and also him wishing the people he loves around him now had been there when he was younger. Through all of this though he’s never bitter; and it is this human perspective that turns his anger and love into the perfect blend of strength and vulnerability. Accompanying Loyle on ‘Loose Ends’ is recent BRIT award winner Jorja Smith, who makes a rare and exquisite appearance on the rapper’s track with a vocal line so delicate and dreamy it has the sense of floating away every time you approach it.

Todd Snider Releases “Talking Reality Television Blues” + Wild Animated Video

Todd Snider shares his new single “Talking Reality Television Blues” accompanied with a truly brilliant animated music video from his upcoming record Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3. The video for “Talking Reality Television Blues” takes one on an animated journey of the song told by a cartoon Todd Snider. The song with more than a nod to the spirits of Woody and Arlo Guthrie and Bob Dylan traces a wild path between the “day some fool made the decision to turn on the television” to the man in the White House today.


The much anticipated new single is an indie pop earworm which follows on from their successful debut ‘Our First EP’, which has received over 1.5 million streams since its release last year. ‘Blink’ is the first single to be released from their forthcoming new EP (to be announced soon) and sees Moby Rich pair their bittersweet and infectiously catchy vocals with the track’s unyielding beat and powerful bass.

TESLA Premieres “California Summer Song” Via Billboard

One of the world’s most celebrated and enduring rock bands with a diehard, loyal fanbase, TESLA has enjoyed international chart, radio, and tour success for nearly 35 years, with global album sales topping 15

Johnny Orlando Releases New Music Video for Single, “Sleep,”

Singer-songwriter Johnny Orlando shows no sign of slowing down. Set to share his debut EP, Teenage Fever, out March 15, followed by a headlining North American tour this spring, the recent JUNO-Award nominee for Breakthrough Artist of the Year also drops his new music video for recently released single, “Sleep” today.

HARIZ Releases New Single “Morning” Today

“To me, “Morning” is my realization of being in love,” HARIZ said about his inspiration for the song. “Seeing someone when they first wake up, you see them in their purest, rawest form. No makeup, hair everywhere, before they’ve altered anything, and you find your person the most beautiful in that state. When you find that one person who wants to share that vulnerability, and loves you effortlessly, it’s a priceless feeling. That’s what “Morning” is about.

Sigrid releases new song, “Sight of You” | debut album, “Sucker Punch” out March 8    

“…her ability to transform her truths into perfect pop with integrity and powerful skill, Sigrid might just be unstoppable.” -PAPER

Nicole Moudaber Announces 15 Date North America Spring 2019 Tour

Making her highly anticipated return to North America this spring, DJ and producer Nicole Moudaber will touch down for 15 dates throughout March, April and May 2019 for what is to be one of her biggest tours yet on this side of the pond. Making appearances at high profile festivals including Coachella, the newly revived Winter Music Conference, Ultra Music Festival Resistance Miami and SXM Festival in St. Martin, coupled with a slew of club dates stretching from San Francisco to Toronto, 2019 is already working out to be an incredibly exciting year for the much-loved artist.

VLTIMAS Release New Song, “Monolilith,” via Austin Chronicle

Austin Chronicle has partnered up with VLTIMAS to premiere the band’s newest single, “Monolilith.” In conjunction with the premiere, Austin Chronicle conducted an in-depth interview with frontman David Vincent (ex-MORBID ANGEL).


Produced by Grammy-Award winning producers and songwriters,The Stereotypes (Bruno Mars “24K Magic,” Cardi B/Bruno Mars “Please Me”), “Tomboy” allows Destiny to give listeners an immediate introduction into her world through her storytelling and soulful vocals.

1st MUSIC VIDEO of SKAND, Intimist Rock duo

Kakkmaddafakka use 70s cinematography and Parisian romance on shimmering ‘Runaway Girl’ visual      

SUSTO’s “Homeboy” video premieres today via Billboard

The Charleston-based band’s Rounder Records debut, Ever Since I Lost My Mind, just came out last Friday. The album was produced by Grammy-award winning producer Ian Fitchuk (Album of the Year for Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour).


As the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll goodbye to longtime manager, trusted advisor, confidant, and close friend Nick John, GRAMMY® Award-winning Atlanta hard rock juggernaut Mastodon reveal the details for Stairway To Nick John.

For this very special release, the quartet cut a cover of “Stairway To Heaven” by Led Zeppelin—who their late manager professed a lifetime of fandom for as his favorite band. For the first time, Mastodon will uncover their take on this classic as a permanent Record Store Day exclusive vinyl, featuring the Studio Version on Side A and a Live Version on Side B.


Multi-platinum award winning global superstar Khalid has announced that his highly anticipated sophomore album Free Spirit will be released on April 5th 2019 via Right Hand Music Group / RCA Records.

Khalid Announces Sophomore Album ‘Free Spirit,’ Short Film

A R I Z O N A RETURN WITH “FIND SOMEONE” (and the cutest video you’ve ever seen)


THE FLAMING LIPS will exclusively release their 15th studio album, King’s Mouth (Warner Bros. Records), as a 12-inch colored vinyl on this year’s Record Store Day—Saturday, April 13th. Limited to 4,000 copies, the special solid gold vinyl serves as the only version of the title in the marketplace until July. Get it in participating record stores across the country! This also notably marks the first new music from the band since 2017’s Oczy Mlody.

Partner share new single “Tell You Off”

Partner are sharing the second song from their forthcoming new record entitled Saturday the 14th. “Tell You Off,” originally debuted on their Tiny Desk session, “We wrote this song in Josée’s bedroom last year in Windsor Ontario and it’s the first time we’ve had to bleep a lyric in a song.” – Partner

G-Eazy & Blueface share new track “West Coast”

G-Eazy shares his first new song of 2019 “West Coast” with Blueface today via BPG/RVG/RCA Records. The JULiA LEWiS produced track is lined with Cali pride uniting the bay area rapper with LA-based Blueface, one of the hottest up and coming rappers out right now.


From the wilds of Chattanooga spring Bohannons, one of that town’s finest rock bands of the past 20 years, a crackling, snarling beast of an outfit that lands somewhere between Ronnie Wood, Neil Young and a homemade flamethrower. Marty Bohannon’s piercing vocals ride on waves of brother Matt Bohannon’s ringing and whining guitars, driven by the whirling rush of drummer Mike Gaut and bassist Billy C. Robinson’s rhythms. – Stephen Trageser, Nashville Scene

SONG PREMIERE: Bohannons Remember the Good Times With Hard-Charging “Sleep Rock”

“Storm Clouds” – Charlotte Cornfield

“This song was the catalyst for everything else. It was the first thing I recorded in Banff, a few days after arriving. I had been carrying around the “storm clouds, elation, desire, mania, darkness” refrain for a long time – it’s a personal meditation. But I have this habit of not finishing songs until I have to, so it took being in the studio to pull it all together. I couldn’t figure out how to end it and then Brendan Canning suggested bringing back the refrain and that just felt right.” – Charlotte Cornfield

LISTEN – Introducing Brighton Based Singer-Songwriter Howard Kaye

‘Origin’ is a track that Howard holds a deep connection to as it’s an incredibly raw and touching tribute, and the first song he had written since his father passed away. Beginning with a brooding violin melody that fades behind sweet R&B vocals, ‘Origin’ combines different elements that are the result of Kaye’s diverse musical background. The song cuts to a deeper level that can only be reached through truly vulnerable songwriting, with the verse touching on his thoughts at the time, whilst the chorus takes on a more positive, hopeful slant.

“Who Are We To Love?” asks HunBjørn in peculiarly dreamy new video

HunBjørn is a new act on the Danish indie and electro pop scene. Her musical universe is both raw and vulnerable. Catchy melodies, dreamy waves of synths, vocals and distorted guitars in a tight setting of bass and beats.


Toledo, OH singer-songwriter Mat Kerekes has released a music video for “Ruby”, the lead single off his forthcoming solo album, expected later this year. The music video, which sees Kerekes perform the song alongside his newly assembled live band, is out now HERE.

Jesse Denaro – Fire EP

Says Jesse Denaro: “You come to a point where you realize that no one really gives a shit about your music.” He laughs.

Tom Speight releases ‘Heartshaker’ 1.3.19

On the track, Tom quotes:- ‘Heartshaker’ was written after travelling back from New York City.. I was in a relationship at the time and it felt like everything was moving very fast for me and I was struggling to take it all in! I got back from the trip & finally had a chance to write about how I was feeling and had time to process the feeling of being afraid of being left behind in a relationship.

Miala “FNF” New Single!