Weekend Edition – @skopemag news for march 9, 2019 @ 7 am est

Alycia Lang unveils new indie folk-pop single “Projector” via The Line of Best Fit

The track premiere via The Line of Best Fit where Lang detailed, “‘Projector’ is about being able to make the distinction between what is your baggage and what isn’t, and how that can come into focus when you remove someone from a pedestal and see their humanity more clearly. Sometimes we assign ourselves these archetypal roles, when really we’re just shirking our accountability with others: pretender, defender, professor, etc. It was fun exploring what each of those looks like and what the consequence can be: ‘you’re a professor, teaching me about the way / Making a mess of the things you feel for what you say.’

Electric Radio Kings Releases “Back to Black” Video Today

Electric Radio Kings will release its powerful cover of the Amy Winehouse hit “Back to Black” on Grand Vision Records on March 15. The band’s take on Winehouse’s musical dive into heartbreak, depression, and addiction is reverent, with soulful vocals and emotionally-charged instrumentation. The video for “Back to Black” was released today.


Northern Kentucky singer-songwriter Jeremy Pinnell will be hitting the road hard this spring, jump-starting the tour with a handful of SXSW showcase performances in Austin next week. He’ll not only be performing tracks on this tour from his previous two acclaimed studio LPs – Ties of Blood and Affection from 2017 and his 2015 debut OH/KY, but he’ll also be road-testing brand new compositions slated for his next studio album.

Austain Unveils the Powerful New Single ‘Anthem’ and Launch Tour

After a whirlwind 2018, breakout songstress Austen today releases the powerful, hook-laden single ‘Anthem’, alongside a run of launch dates.

Flitting between dark, moody production and bright synth moments, ‘Anthem’ mirrors the turbulence of an on-again, off-again relationship. Driven by Austen’s effortlessly smooth, yet commanding vocals, it’s a chant for those stuck in a messed up relationship cycle.


Regarding the signing, the French black metallers state the following: “The time has come to reveal the secrets that lay hidden behind the veil. We will enter the studio in July to record our next album. It will be the third part of our triptych, and we are very proud to collaborate with Season of Mist for this new chapter. The force of will is unstoppable!”


SLIPKNOT have announced their live return, unveiling details of their massive Knotfest Roadshow headline tour set to traverse across North America this summer. Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth will join as special guests on all dates. Produced by Live Nation, the 29-city outing will kick off July 26th in Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheater and continue through September 8th where it will conclude with a performance at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX.


Claire Ridgely – “Til The Morning” out now!

“‘Til the Morning” was produced by Montreal duo Pops & Poolboy. It was recorded in the middle of summer at my home studio after going sober for a month. There was an ease to recording this one – not only was my voice in good shape, but I had a clear approach to the song. We kept the very first take. I remember my friend Simone came over after the session and we just sat on my balcony in the sunshine, listening to Poolboy mix the tune through an open window.

@hunnid_ccg – No Lights – “No Lights” Video Release

“I just released a heartfelt tribute about the pain and death in my city. Ima need your help in spreading the message. Check out the sincere visual and drop a 💡so we can bring more light to the tragedy taking place in my city!”

Clint Black and Trace Adkins’ “The Hits. Hats. History. Tour” Kicks Off May 2 in Charlotte

Two country music icons will make a triumphant return to the stage together as part of The Hits. Hats. History. Tour. Pre-sale tickets go on sale March 5, with all remaining tickets going on sale March 8 at 10 a.m. (local time). The Hits. Hats. History. Tour kicks off May 2 in Charlotte, North Carolina and travels to nine different cities through August 9, with additional dates announced in the coming weeks. This summer tour will get that much hotter via the addition of a series of special guest artists such as Terri Clark, John Berry and Craig Campbell.

“It’s been a few years since Clint and I shared the stage,” explains Trace Adkins, a three-time GRAMMY nominated BBR recording artist. “Since then, we have both been fortunate to have added a few more hits, and hats, to our collection. Looking forward to this!”

Clint Black and Trace Adkins’ “The Hits. Hats. History. Tour” Kicks Off May 2nd in Charlotte


Atlantic recording group A R I Z O N A have unveiled details for their upcoming North American headline tour- The Find Someone Tour – kicking off May 14th in Charlotte, NC. The nationwide trek stops at legendary venues including Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom (May 17th), The Fillmore in San Francisco (June 2nd) , and Brooklyn’s Brooklyn Steel (June 19th). Fan pre-sales begin Tuesday, March 5th at 10am (local) and Spotify pre-sale begins Wednesday, March 6th at 10am (local); all remaining tickets will be released to the general public on Friday, March 8th at 10am (local).

Husky Loops release video for new single ‘Let Go For Nothing’

Soundwalk Collective With Patti Smith Share New Track “The New Revelations Of Being”

The sound of walking in a Mexican canyon transforms into the distinct beat of the heart, distant chants, sticks, stones, and the whistle of blowing wind: The Peyote Dance, a new album by Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith, out May 31st via Bella Union, is a soundtrack of elements that invites us to explore a sacred space. The album takes as its starting point Antonin Artaud’s book “The Peyote Dance”, a work inspired by his revelatory experiences with the Rarámuri in 1936, and is being announced today, March 4th, to mark the anniversary of Artaud’s death.

Exclusive: Listen to a New Song by Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith


The street life landed him behind bars on three occasions, “My little brother is in jail. Like, everybody who I used to be with is in jail.” No matter the tribulation, it doubled as a sonic inspiration. In 2016, his beef with a former friend sparked his first major release, “Mayweather Freestyle”. “I knew I was destined then. Something good was going to play out from all the tragedy that I’ve been through.”

Moniker releases new EP “Private Prophet” via Good Eye Records

The EP is preceded by singles “Tidal Wave” and “Kicking and Screaming” with The Vinyl District praising, “Lead singer-songwriter Jordan Scott’s effortlessly melodic and compact rock nuggets are imbued with the kind of hot and heavy lyricism that endeared millions of listeners to Lou Reed’s musings, while the drums, bass and keys double down with fierce, unpretentious grooves.”

TVD Premiere: Moniker, “Private Prophet” EP

Trixie Whitley shares new video; Little Shalimar-produced album out March 29

“Trixie Whitley is the real deal,” says Little Shalimar. “A true artist, more concerned with mining deep emotional truths than fashions or conceits. Making LACUNA with her was deeply gratifying and I consider it one of the artistic highlights of my life. I’m very excited to share it with the world.”

MUST WATCH: Mark Loughman Drops Video for “The Best I Can Give is All You Get”

The second single off of Emerson Loughman Palmer’s [ELP] Be Empirical LP, “The Best I Can Give is All You Get”, sees the all-star trio turning onto L.A. Freeway and opening the throttle, with raucous guitars, searing lead vocals and an infectious back beat. The band, whose debut ep was released last December, is comprised of Emerson Swinford [Rod Stewart] on lead guitar, David Palmer [ABC] on drums and Mancunian Mark Loughman [Queens of the Stone Age] on guitar, bass and vocals.

Dim Mak Miami 2019 Lineup Announced: Steve Aoki, Don Diablo, Slushii And More!

On Wednesday, March 27th, Dim Mak returns to Miami Music Week for a late-night affair at Mana Wynwood. Headlined by Steve Aoki, the festivities include a newly announced lineup featuring performances by Slushii, 4B, Henry Fong, Tisoki, Max Styler, Bok Nero, Kendoll and special guest Don Diablo. The 18+ event kicks off at 8PM and ends Thursday morning at 3AM. Tickets on sale now (Early Bird SOLD OUT)!

So Cal groove metal band BLACKLIST 9 reveal new ‘Legally Sane’

Southern California groove metal band Blacklist 9 have released a new single and music video for the song ‘Legally Sane’. It was directed by Zane at Zane Productions. This is the third single taken from their upcoming debut full-length album Mentally Ill, Legally Sane which will see a global release on March 22, 2019 via Eclipse Records. The band features Lonnie Silva (Impelliteri, Black Sheep) on drums and his son Kyle Silva on lead guitar. Watch the video right now at this location.

“This song is about how anguish and power can consume our minds” states guitarist Kyle Silva. “Sometimes this inner battle is calmed with medication but other times, these cries for help are ignored by society. Those who listen to the voices often become obsessed with carrying out their impulsive requests and violent deeds are carried out upon the innocent. As a result, many of these individuals are often found to be mentally ill, but legally sane in a court of law.”


Grandchildren have shared the video for their single “Gravity” on Glide. They recently released their new self-titled LP and shared it in whole on PopMatters. Prior to that, they shared the video for their new single “Zuni” on mxdwn. The 405 originally premiered the track. Their new self-titled album is out today. This spring the band will be playing SXSW and are currently embarking on a run of U.S. Shows. Tour dates are below.

VIDEO PREMIERE: Philly Underground Vets Grandchildren Deliver Big, Bold & Bright Cinematic Pop Via “Gravity”


Much-loved Australian singer-songwriter Shelley Segal has today announced a very special track and accompanying video Our Resistance, in honour of International Women’s Day. This exceptional song was written by Shelley after she attended a conference run by the UK charity One Law For All, which included many presentations from brave advocates for equal rights.

Alexander Strandell – Happy

The debut single Bonfire Heart topped Spotify Viral 50, became one of this year’s songs at the editors at Apple Music and gave the artist nominations such as “Swedish Breakthrough of the Year” and “The Artist of the Future” in England’s largest radio show.

New Release from LOUIS TOMLINSON “TWO OF US” On Sony Music Australia

Excited to announce Louis Tomlinson is back with brand new single, ‘2 Of Us’, due for release on March 8th.

Hear Louis Tomlinson’s Tribute to His Late Mother, ‘Two Of Us’

Authority Zero Frontman Jason Devore’s New Solo Record ‘The Road To Clarity: Conviction Vol. 3’

‘Conviction Volume III: The Road To Clarity” explores the ups and downs of life on the road. It’s about seeking purpose, happiness and above all…Clarity.

Robin Thicke Releases New Single “Thats What Love Can Do”

Diamond selling, 5x Grammy-nominated recording artist, actor and entertainer, Robin Thicke, releases his 1st single of 2019 “That’s What Love Can Do,” a light, slow-tempo melodic ode to the power of love with natural acoustics and whispery vocal arrangements that Robin Thicke fans have grown to know and love. Produced by Robin and Pro Jay, “That’s What Love Can Do” follow’s the December 2018 single release of “Testify” – Robin’s first musical release since 2016. Both new singles act for Robin Thicke’s forthcoming album via Thicke Music/Empire. You can stream & download “That’s What Love Can Do” by clicking HERE

Jai Waetford’s “Honestly ft. Carmouflage Rose

Australian recording artist and social media sensation Jai Waetford releases today his new single “Honestly” featuring Carmouflage Rose. The track is available now on all digital service providers worldwide via RED MUSIC/Sony Music Australia. Co-written alongside Rose, “Honestly” is a contemporary hybrid of R&B and pop produced by James Angus who also produced Jai’s 2018 official single “Friends” that has clocked 2.5 million streams and debuted on 16 international New Music Friday playlists on Spotify.

WARGIRL (Feat. Matt Wignall, Cold War Kids, ex-Havalina) Drop Future-Retro Single/Music Video- “Mess Around”

Long Beach, CA multi-cultural groove/world/indie rock collective WARGIRL have dropped their latest single and music video “Mess Around.”

The track appears on the band’s self-titled debut full-length which will be released on April 19 via Clouds Hill.

Oyster Kids Share “Losing My Mind” Track/Video | Single Out Now On All DSPs

L.A. based band Oyster Kids have shared their new single/video “Losing My Mind”. When talking about the track the band had this statement, “Losing My Mind” is a song about doubting yourself. Sometimes I get lost in my thoughts and start to overthink everything. It turns into focusing on my flaws, and it becomes harder to see outside of that. This song is about the feeling of hopelessness and how its difficult to get out of that mindset.

Austen Reveals the Powerful New Single ‘Anthem’

Today Austen released her brooding new single ‘Anthem’ – the follow up to ‘Too High To Cry’ – and announced a run of launch dates.

VIDEO PREMIERE: Weird Omen – “The Goat”

Two LPs and four singles in, Weird Omen still evade direct comparisons to … anyone. Descriptions abound: “Primitive garage, a deluge of trash brass, reverb, and fuzz”, “a crypto-hypnotic garage trance, blending ’60s tones and psychedelic neo-garage”, and “France’s strangest garage-psych-rock trio – comprised of guitar, sax, and drums. Lost somewhere between The Cramps and The Jesus and Mary Chain”. In that way, Weird Omen are quite a unique prospect in the burgeoning French garage scene. Theirs is an internal succubus put on for all to see.

Micropixie Releases New Video In Honor of International Women’s Day, “Como Mínimo”

The UK native, formerly Paris and now San Francisco-based indie/electronic songwriter Micropixie has released a new video for her song “Como Mínimo”, in honor of International Women’s Day. The song is the latest single from her album Dark Sight Of The Moon, which will be released on April 9th.


Indie pop band Kezar has released their rhythmic second single “Let’s Talk About You.” Packed with soul and bounce, this track is about seeing something that you want and deciding, consciously or not, that you’ll risk everything to get it. It embodies being bold in the pursuit of your desires and the courage that comes so naturally when you get infatuated beyond any reason or doubt.


Buzzing Broward County artist BamSavage releases his debut EP Yesterday’s Tomorrow today. The 11-track project features his debut single “Feelings Aside.”

Norwegian superstar, Sigrid drops highly anticipated debut album, “Sucker Punch”

In the last two years we have witnessed an incredible new talent in Sigrid. From the tiny town of Ålesund in Norway, Sigrid’s defiant pop was catapulted into the public consciousness with the zeitgeist defining ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ in 2017 with a colossal mind, attitude and voice. Today Sigrid releases her debut album Sucker Punch to critical acclaim, already praised across the board from the likes of NYLON, Paper, Rolling Stone, Fader, Elle, Billboard, NPR and more. The album includes the energetic ‘Strangers,’ as well as ‘Dynamite,” title single ‘Sucker Punch,’ and recent track ‘Don’t Feel Like Crying.’

DAVE Releases Debut Album ‘PSYCHODRAMA’

Directed by Dave and long-term collaborator Nathan James Tettey, the video was filmed throughout Streatham and South London and serves as both a loving tribute to the neighbourhood he was raised in as well as an unflinching snapshot of adolescence in London. Charged with both upbeat nostalgia and stark social-realism, the track and video skilfully set the scene for his powerful debut. The track follows the recent release ‘Black’, a profound meditation on black identity and excellence which won widespread acclaim from critics and audiences alike for its important lyrics and gorgeous visuals.

THE ABSENSE Welcome You To Their Ritual On ‘Khronocracy’

The Absense are a music project completely free and pagan. They love rural, dirty sounds and the mix of clean vocals with distortion symbolizes a door opening on the glorious past of romantic European movements. The lyrics mainly talk about ancient gods, but there also are personal and intimate facts. The band was initially just founder Luca Siri and his brother, Michele, but now it has expanded and contains two new members, the singer Gianna Pinotti and the drummer Luca Pagliari.

Swedish indie-rock duo Slide release new single ‘If You Say’

Rising Swedish indie-rock duo Slide release their new single ‘If You Say’ on March 8th through If Music Could Talk /AWAL. Taken from their debut EP ‘Into Happiness’ which will be released simultaneously.

Nadia Rose Shares New Single ‘Airplane Mode’ – Listen Now

The inimitable Nadia Rose has today released her first single since 2018’s low-slung smash ‘On Top’, and the first taster of much more new music to follow over the course of the year. Following a premiere on The FADER, who said “over a slick and airy beat, Rose delivers her trademark playful bars”, ‘Airplane Mode’ is out now on Relentless, with production from Banx & Ranx and additional production from Marlon Roudette.

Nick Waterhouse releases new self-titled album on Innovative Leisure

Nick Waterhouse, a fine purveyor of classic rhythm and blues, jazz and soul, has a new self-titled album out today via Innovative Leisure. The album has received praise from the likes of Mojo (4 stars – “perfectly executed”), Uncut (4 stars – “the California native is on rattling good form on this latest collection”), Shindig! (4 stars – “his best record yet”), and many more.


“We’ve Got To Try” – a track from The Chemical Brothers forthcoming album, No Geography – was released today by Astralwerks as the accompanying video was unveiled in a YouTube Premiere. The song has been tapped by Formula 1® as the sound of the F1 2019 season.

AGT Stars We Three Share New Video“Lifeline”

Pop/rock sibling-trio and America’s Got Talent semi-finalists, We Three, have released a new video for their song “Lifeline”. The heartfelt, uplifting track is truly brought to life through the collaboration of We Three and director Derich Hartfell.

[news] ENIME – F*ck You (Official Music video)

Canada’s ENIME (meaning Within Me) are set to release their sophomore album, “Bleeding Out”, on March 29th. Lyrically centered around what we see, hear and feel around us, “Bleeding Out” feeds off the world’s troubles, with a lot of its content being personally based around the writer.

Klingande announces debut double album and releases brand new single, ‘By The River’ feat. Jamie N Commons

Acclaimed French DJ & producer Klingande announces his eagerly awaited debut double album, The Album. Set for release on 27th September via Ultra Music, The Album includes brand new single, ‘By The River’ featuring UK blues musician Jamie N Commons.

New music: Award winning Swedish trio Deportees release debut international single ‘Bright Eyes’

While almost unknown outside of Sweden, the trio from Umeå, a remote city in the far north, have long been both a critical and commercial success back home. Their most recent album, 2015’s The Big Sleep was awarded the Swedish Grammy for Best Rock Album, an award the band had also picked up for their previous long-player Islands & Shores.

Black Futures share video for call-to-arms anthem ‘Me.TV’

In a time of fractured society, divisive politics, self-absorbed introspection and narcissistic social media obsessions, YOUR COUNTRY AND YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU!

Jamendo and Voxnest a promising partnership

We proudly announce a partnership with Voxnest that brings together great tools and services for musicians and podcasters

The deal will enable musicians on Jamendo to more easily offer their compositions via Voxnest’s Spreaker platform, while Spreaker users can easily license music from Jamendo, which elevates the production value of their content. For Voxnest and Jamendo, the partnership presents valuable cross-marketing opportunities, including product placement that will drive user acquisition. Both platforms are offering attractive incentives in support of this agreement.

The Spreaker platform currently has more than 60,000 active podcasters, while Jamendo has over 40,000 active artists and more than 600,000 tracks with close to 230,000 tracks submitted for licensing.

allusinlove Release New Single ‘All My Love’

Following their triumphant rebirth under a new name and with a new message, cult Leeds band allusinlove release their brand new single ‘All My Love’, a roaring classic rock anthem and a firm live favourite from the band’s rioutous live shows. Following a February full UK tour, the band will play their London headline debut at Camden Assembly on April 12th before heading out on the road for a further 5 UK dates in May.

CoCo and the Butterfields release new single ‘Puppets’

CoCo and the Butterfields have shared their new single, ‘Puppets’, the second track to be taken from their upcoming EP Monsters, out this spring.

Featuring graceful harmonies and anthemic choral elements amid stirring instrumentation and infectious lyricism, the track is an uplifting and inspiring slice of folk-pop perfection.

Little Steven announces first album of new material in 20 years; shares first song

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul have announced the release of their eagerly awaited new album. SUMMER OF SORCERY, the legendary rock ‘n’ rollers first album of new material, arrives May 3 via Wicked Cool/UMe. SUMMER OF SORCERY is available for pre-order now. The album will be released on CD, digitally and on vinyl as double LP on 180-gram black vinyl. A limited edition version will be available as a double LP on 180-gram psychedelic swirl vinyl exclusively via uDiscover. All digital pre-orders will be joined by an instant grat download of the LP’s jet-fueled first track release, “Superfly Terraplane,” which premiered today via Rolling Stone.

Steven Van Zandt Dials Back the Politics on Nostalgic New Concept Album

The Waterboys Announce New Album ‘Where The Action Is’

Continuing the blazing trail set by 2015’s acclaimed Modern Blues and 2017’s top ten-reaching double album Out Of All This Blue, on May 24th The Waterboys will release their new album Where The Action Is, via Cooking Vinyl.

Cubbi Gets Personal On Sophomore Single “GTFO”

Following his debut single “Rippling,” Cubbi is returning with the release of another irresistible single, “GTFO,” available on all streaming platforms today.

Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, Cubbi is emerging as a master of combining dynamic melodies with fresh indie-electronic beats. However, once you dig further into Cubbi’s music, you soon discover a raw and intimate look into life that many may find refuge in. Through his lyricism he dives into personal and conflicting topics such as queerness, sexuality, addiction, and mental illness. His tunes offer many more layers than just catchy beats.