Weekend Edition – @skopemag news for march 9, 2019 @ 11 am est

Promcore duo Girl Crush Release new single about International Women’s Day ‘Blame Girls’

In the artist’s own words:

“We wrote the song at the same time as the Brett Kavanagh hearings. I kept looking at the comments on different videos and news stories, anything from Natalie Ratajawskiis Instagram to general news, and found the most ridiculous comments going as far as blaming girls for their pure existence. David had started this amazing beat and I started writing. The song is a celebration to women and an ironic punch to people who think less of us.”

Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn announce new EP with first single ‘Black Water’

Shedding light on Brighton’s buzzing music scene, rap/production duo Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn return with their new single ‘Black Water’, the lead track of their eagerly anticipated EP release, ‘The Lakes’.

New Video: Ann Princess ‘Middle Of The Night’

Worakls unveils solo debut album ‘Orchestra’

Multi-faceted musician and co-founder of the Hungry Music label, Worakls, has unveiled his stunning production ‘Orchestra’, an ambitious project filled with 10 brand-new productions, including recent single ‘Cloches.’

Julia Zahra – Do You (single)

Do You is Julia Zahra’s latest single. An empowering song about no longer trusting the other, but following your own gut feeling. With a soulful emotionally loaded vocal melody and the acoustic guitar that glues the electronic sounds together, Do You will find everyone’s inner warrior.

Debut Single “Little Sister” by Taylor Waters

20-year-old Vancouver based Canadian singer/songwriter Taylor Waters delivers her Soft-indie / Pop like vocals over pop inspired production by super producer/engineer Charley Cooks. After working with Uni-Fi Records WI USA on her debut single, Taylor is ready to present “Little Sister”; a song written to encourage her younger sibling to be herself as she grows older and is confronted with the difficulties and pressures of being a teenager going into High School.

AUDIO: Taylor Waters – “Little Sister”

Swedish/Gambian singer Luana Kiara releases debut single ‘Trigger’

Sweden by way of Gambia singer Luana Kiara has released her debut single ‘Trigger’. The release comes as Luana has been revealed as the face of the New Balance International Women’s Day campaign in Scandinavia.

New Release – ORKID “Lay Low”

ORKID delivers a candid vocal over something like synchronized culinary clangor in “Lay Low”. Pots and pans, hand claps and the clinking of metal pipes contribute to a sense of frenzy that punctuates the rhythm as if ORKID has help from the kitchen staff. She refuses to submit to constraints and is prepared to drink, steal and outpace police to exercise her freedom. That recklessness reflects, as ORKID describes, “getting to a point where I simply don’t give a — and where I want to misbehave. I want to do whatever I feel like. I want to wake up in Vegas.”

HALFNOISE Drops New Single “Who Could You Be” | Headline Run This Month + Festival Dates

There are very few moments in life where it feels like lightning strikes you and you cannot do anything besides react. ‘Who Could You Be’ was a lighting moment. Daniel our keyboard player and I went up to my studio in my house and I told him I had a riff, 4 hours later we had the song finished, music, lyrics and all. It all stems from initial reaction. ZAP” – Zac

Rosie Tucker’s new album, Never Not Never Not Never Not is out today on New Professor Music

Rosie Tucker’s songs are worlds unto themselves. They start in conversation with an immediate environment: small, detailed, characters and landscapes drawn vividly, with life and wit. Only as they progress do they reveal bigger themes.


The track, laced with a hypnotic beat behind Daya’s trademark vocals, was written by Daya, Oscar Görres, J Kash and Michael Pollack and produced by Görres.


LIILY Release Debut EP ‘I Can Fool Anybody In This Town’

Rising alt rock band Liily, a crew of teenagers hailing from the San Fernando Valley, share their brand new EP, I Can Fool Anybody InThis Town, today via Southern California-based indie label Flush Records. The EP title is a direct quote from poet Charles Bukowski. “‘I Can Fool Anybody In This Town’ is the by-product of our urge to get music out into the world, we have been playing these songs for over a year now and it’s a huge weight off to be able release them,” the band shares.


Today, Gesaffelstein has released his sophomore album Hyperion via Columbia Records. The album includes notable collaborations with HAIM (“So Bad”) and The Hacker & Electric Youth (“Forever”) as well as previously released tracks “Blast Off” featuring Pharrell Williams and “Lost in the Fire” featuring The Weeknd. Listen to Hyperion HERE.

Amanda Palmer’s new album out now; shares new video

Amanda Palmer’s new album, There Will Be No Intermission, is out today via 8 Ft. Records/Cooking Vinyl. Her first solo album in more than six years, There Will Be No Intermission is Palmer’s third solo LP, and it’s the multi-faceted artist’s most powerful and personal collection to date, with songs that tackle the big questions: life, death, grief and how we make sense with it all. While the themes may be dark, the album’s overall sonic and lyrical mood is one of triumph in the face of life’s most ineffably shitty circumstances. Recorded over a single month in Los Angeles by John Congleton (who previously engineered and produced 2012’s acclaimed Theatre Is Evil), There Will Be No Intermission was entirely crowd-funded, this time by over 14,000 patrons using Palmer’s community hub on Patreon. There Will Be No Intermission could be heard last week in its entirety via NPR’s First Listen, and is now available in stores and on all DSPs.

Grim Streaker Share “Today New York” Video On Brooklyn Vegan

Today, Brooklyn punk band Grim Streaker share their new single “Today New York,” the second single off their forthcoming release. Brooklyn Vegan premiered the single + video and announced the band’s debut album, No Vision, sharing the album artwork, track-listing and more. The band will be performing at Coney Island Baby tonight at 10:45pm as part of The New Colossus Festival, before heading to SXSW. Grim Streaker is an official SXSW artist, and is set to play 10 showcases, including the Official BrookynVegan Showcase at 8pm on Saturday, March 16th.. No Vision is due out May 17th via Local Fun Boy.


Get ready because everybody’s favorite global bass collective has partnered up with fellow Colombians Trapical Minds, a Latin urban project that’s been bringing the heat with their fierce flow. As any fan of either of these two talented outfits might suspect, the new hip-shaking collaboration “La Profesional” goes hard with infectious rhythms and sultry lyrics that will make you want to turn up and let loose. The song comes at a key moment for El Freaky, who recently shook things up at EDC Mexico with live performances of hit tracks off their forthcoming album, Diabloh. This steamy new single with Trapical Minds comes paired with an animated music video that follows cartoon versions of the artists deep into an alien rainforest, where they discover a powerful goddess that’s as sensual as she is sinister. Press play now and let the beat carry you out of this world.


Hobby Club release debut EP ‘Video Days’ on Heist or Hit

Having released two singles, ‘For Maurice’, their ode to local weirdo Maurice G. Flitcroft and dreamers everywhere and ‘Bedroom’, the jolly lament of heartbreak, jangle-pop duo Hobby Club release their debut EP ‘Video Days’ on Manchester tastemaker label Heist or Hit (Her’s, Pizzagirl).

Ida Mae Announce Debut Album “Chasing Lights” for June 7th, Share New Video “Reaching”

Husband and wife duo Ida Mae (Chris Turpin and Stephanie Jean), have announced the upcoming release of their debut album Chasing Lights for June 7th via Thirty Tigers. Today they have also released a new video for their single “Reaching”, directed by Tim Hyland. The video is currently streaming via Billboard who describes it as “an impressionistic pastiche featuring the two of them driving a friend’s snazzy sports car… around the English countryside.” “This was all filmed on the wilds of the Norfolk countryside,” the group writes about the video. “The song captures moments of our travels in the Deep South of the US… and the sense of adventure and abandon that we’ve had to embrace in our lives to begin Ida Mae.”

Fafa Galoure release vibrant new single “I Am The Sun”

The unconventional love song is a burst of energy from the chameleonic 5-piece and is the first track to be taken from the band’s upcoming ‘Live Spring Sessions’ EP.

New release: Josh Leys – Army Of Love (single)

Josh Leys is a talented musician, a singer, beat boxer, song writer and music producer with an infectious looping “one man band” style live show. From 10 years of hard work and dedication Josh has successfully become one of the most booked artists in New Zealand and abroad.

SOUNDGARDEN 35: Alternative Hard-Rock Pioneers Set To Celebrate Their 35th

Recognized as one of the most influential bands in rock music the world over, the generation-changing, multiplatinum-selling, Grammy®-winning Soundgarden will be celebrating their 35th anniversary in 2019 in grand style.


Over a Southern California-centric soundscape produced by Tim Anderson [Billie Eilish, Banks] and IQ [Jaden Smith, Goldlink], “Breezy” slides from kinetic verses towards a captivating and catchy refrain. With a slick and soulful spirit, the track epitomizes the dynamic and diverse artistry of Tucker. Right now, Tucker is hard at work on his debut EP, coming later this spring. Representative of his multifaceted approach to hip-hop, it delivers the full spectrum of his clever personal style.

Kendrick Scott Oracle to Release New Album ‘A Wall Becomes A Bridge’ on April 5

Kendrick Scott Oracle returns April 5 with the release of A Wall Becomes A Bridge (Blue Note), an inspiring new 12-song cycle about overcoming obstacles both personal and collective. The album was produced by Derrick Hodge, and find’s Scott augmenting his long-running quintet with the addition of turntablist Jahi Sundance who joins guitarist Mike Moreno, pianist Taylor Eigsti, reedist John Ellis, and bassist Joe Sanders to expand Oracle’s palette.

Liily share EP title track “I Can Fool Anybody In This Town” at CLASH

Liily, a crew of teenagers hailing from the San Fernando Valley, have premiered the title track from their debut EP I Can Fool Anybody In This Town at CLASH. Featured as Track of The Day, they said it is, “A taut, finely poised piece of guitar music, Liily have a dynamic that is all their own, matching angular songwriting to sheer relentless desire.”

Joe Bonamassa Announces Summer 2019 Tour

Backed by a stellar band of legendary musicians including Late Night with David Letterman’s Anton Fig (drums), Nashville recording legend Michael Rhodes (bass), Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and member of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Reese Wynans (piano/organ), Paulie Cerra (sax), Lee Thornburg (trumpet), and featuring soulful background singers to bring a whole new life to the show which will feature brand new songs alongside career-spanning favorites.

Tour Dates


“slow motion” follows the December release of single “get behind this”, flor’s first new music since Fueled By Ramen released the deluxe edition of their debut full length come out. you’re hiding in February, 2018. The album spawned fan favorite tracks including “hold on” and “back again” and saw the band support Paramore, Hayley Kiyoko, and Walk The Moon on tour.

AGT Stars WE THREE Share New Video “Lifeline”

BBC Introducing Favourites: Amethysts Tackle Toxic Masculinity in New Video for ‘How It Is’

Supported by mental health charity, CALM, East Anglian duo Amethysts approach toxic masculinity and male depression in their video for ‘How It Is’.

Fairground Saints Release New EP, Magic

Fairground Saints – the buzzing California-bred and Nashville-based trio comprised of Elijah Edwards, Meg McAllister, and Mason Van Valin – have today released their exciting, brand new EP, Magic, via Sony Music Nashville/The Orchard. Produced by Marshall Altman (Natasha Bedingfield, Walker Hayes, Frankie Ballard, Amy Grant, Eric Paslay) and mixed by Ryan Hewitt (The Lumineers, Brandi Carlile, Dixie Chicks), the EP showcases the bands’ breezy, California-country sound and their signature breathtaking three-part harmonies.


PAPER Magazine premiered the track exclusively here, calling it “An anthem of independent women.”

Following an extensive writing period in Los Angeles, Charlotte OC co-wrote “Boyfriend” with close collaborator Tim Anderson ((Banks, Halsey, Billie Eilish, Christina Aguilera), shes says: “Boyfriend is about the dating game and the process you go through when you’re trying to find the one. And then you realise, actually I don’t even want a boyfriend so why am I even doing this.”

DEAD GIRLS CORP Releases ‘Bloody Noses and Hand Grenades’

Darnell Williams Shares “Turbo,” A Bass-Heavy Banger

Skillfully pairing tight rhymes with a keen visual aesthetic, Darnell Williams serves up an evil slice of bass-heavy trap with “Turbo,” his latest track. Dominated by booming, subterranean bass, “Turbo” is a banger built for overdriven club speakers. Skating above skittering hi-hats, Darnell and Reese LAFLARE boast about their formidable bankrolls and their prowess with the opposite sex: “100, 200, fuck it throw a thou/Everybody gettin’ paid, broke n****s gettin’ out/When I walk up to the stage, bitch’s booty crack a smile/If you didn’t know the name, bet that ass know me now.” Released along with a slick lyric video, “Turbo” follows the bombastic and sardonic “Fuck Hollywood,” Darnell’s latest self-directed music video, which Complex premiered in late January.

Young Dolph Chooses A1Chops Trill as Winner for the #ThatsMajorChallenge

Earlier this year, King of Memphis Young Dolph took to Instagram to announce #ThatsMajorChallenge, offering the choice of either a custom camo-wrapped Dodge SRT Hellcat or $30,000 cash to any fan who could make the best video for his hit single “Major,” featuring Key Glock. After over 9,600 submissions on Instagram, Dolph has chosen a winner: drummer A1Chops Trill, who added some flashy, acrobatic snare fills and joyful energy to the song. In a new vlog, shared on Dolph’s YouTube channel, A1 meets his idol to choose between the Hellcat and $30,000 cash (he chooses the cash), and the two have a conversation about the deeper meaning behind the challenge. The new video establishes Dolph’s Role Model bonafides–A1Chops mentions that he wants to provide for his family like Dolph does–and provides a heartwarming ending to the challenge.

Today Reece released his single “Savage”

“Savage” highlights the more devious and immoral side of “love”. Very much about knowing a person not being the best for oneself, but still throwing caution to the wind. The track uses the trap & post-maloneish vibe to underpin these ambiguous feelings.

Paupière are back with : Howard Carter

If the sound of “Howard Carter” seems familiar to longtime Paupière fans, it is because the song has been part of Paupière’s live repertoire for some time now. Over the course of its performances, the group has made a new version of it that perfectly combines the mysticism of its lyrics with the dancing rhythm of its synthesizers. It is therefore this version that Paupière has chosen to immortalize in the studio and offer as the first single from an EP that will be released in the fall.

Rich Aucoin announces new album; shares “The Mind” single

Speaking about the instrumental track “The Mind”, Aucoin explains, “This track is about the mind and therefore has no lyrics. Musically, this song has two drum sets on it. The main kit is played by Jeremy Malvin (aka Chrome Sparks) and the second is carried over from the Release session by Broken Social Scene’s Justin Peroff. Ben Talmi played the very rare Therevox slide theremin on the track down at his Virtue & Vice studio in Brooklyn. While Jenn Grant was recorded by Daniel Ledwell at his Echo Lake studio in Nova Scotia. The vocal melody seamlessly switches from male to female vocals with Jenn and my voices being the samples.”

“Parisalexa Lets Her Guard Down With ‘Water Me'” (NPR Music)

Rising, Seattle-based R&B/pop artist, Parisalexa, today shares new track, “Water Me,” along with a video to accompany it. The track, premiered yesterday via NPR Music, is about self-compassion and learning to set your pride aside to accept help from friends, family, or your community.

Broken Back blends world music on stripped back acoustic performance for “Young Love”

Last year, Broken Back garnered 46 Million Streams, 7 Million Fans, 2 Million Hours, and 65 Countries on Spotify alone. This came, only after releasing the song and music video for his new single “Young Love” in January (his first project since 2017!). His follow up single “Breathe Slow” demonstrated his hybridized sound, smoky vocals, and dynamic personality.

Introducing Twinnie, New EP “Better When I’m Drunk” Out Now On BMG Worldwide

Within 48 hours, the title track hit the #1 spot on the UK Country Charts, beating out Kelsea Ballerini’s “Miss Me More” at #2 and Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” at #3. The EP has since received praise from the likes of MTV UK, who lauded the EP as “a whole moment and we’re obsessed with it.”


Money For Rope’s forthcoming third album, Picture Us, entirely self-produced, mixed and mastered by the five piece Melbourne band is set for release on Friday March 8 via Cheersquad Records & Tapes .


Atlanta MC and newly-signed G59 Records artist Germ has dropped his debut album and first project with the label (helmed by his co-conspirators $uicideboy$) titled Germ Has A Deathwish. The 11-track LP will prove to be his breakout; a versatile and progressive body of work showcasing the elevation of his rap career, from his early upbringing and Haitian roots to his days cutting his teeth as a skater on the streets of ATL. Joining him on the project are frequent collaborators and friends including $uicideboy$, Lil Gnar, Shakewell, Ohgeesey and Pouya with production from Yago, Travis Barker, Beer Can Dan, Versace Dre, Ricky Anthony and Bud Dywer.

Atlanta Rapper Germ Release Debut Album ‘Germ Has A Deathwish’

Chrysta Bell To Release New Album – Feels Like Love On April 5th

The forthcoming release of Chrysta Bell’s fourth studio album Feels Like Love (April 5th) presents her in a new dimension of her trademark ethereal and sensual dream pop. It’s the newest evolution from her previous records with director David Lynch and producer John Parish (PJ Harvey). The new album finds Chrysta Bell delving in darker territory, with influences of new wave, post punk and disco. As always, her powerful, distinctive contralto deliveries are seamless.