@skopemag news for March 12, 2019 @ noon est

Post-punk experimenters Pry unveil debut LP [ffo: Protomartyr, The Fall]

Pry is the post-punk project of Reno’s Watson Myer, an avid member of the cities burgeoning DIY scene. The areas Holland Project has fast become a staple of underground tour routes, and Meyers credits his involvement with the community there as inspiring him to launch this band. Supported by a cast of revolving musicians in the scene there, Pry finds Meyer exorcising his personal demons and working through past traumas.

Premiere: Pry – ‘Feel That Weight’


Dark indie pop sensation – CXLOE – has released the official video to accompany her latest single “I Can’t Have Nice Things” alongside announcing her headline tour of the East Coast of Australia which commences May 16th in Sydney.

Ice T x Charlie Funk x Afrika Islam “Bounce That Ass”

THE JENSENS ‘Mt. Mura’ for Skope Magazine

Just shooting through this new tune ‘Mt. Mura’ from Brisbane’s ever groovy and experimental rockers The Jensens. Coming off the back of their praised single ‘Coma’, their uptempo sequel is packed with beautiful riffs and highly addictive melodies – a taste of what’s to come for their debut album.

LEXXA reveal ‘slow fade out’ video at Milk & Honey Festival

With gutsy, heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics, the pair broach the nauseating undercurrents of millennial dating over expansive synth arrangements that pay homage to the 80s.

Italian Hard Rock Group SINEZAMIA Join Sliptrick records

Sinezamia were originally formed in 2004 in Mantova, Italy. Personal life-experiences and existentialism are the major aspects for Sinezamia’s lyrics which are written in Italian. The groups initial musical style was rooted in the dark wave, new wave and Italian rock music of the ’80s.

Absence Betrayal – release new official video for Devotion

Absence Betrayal it’s when emotions, experiences and morality entwining together, creating a live extreme music unit. Every song from this band is a separate and sad history with its philosofical implication and sense. The band was created as a studio project of one man (vocalist Andrey Baranov) but actual themes and music quickly found the response, so there camea desire to play this music live.

Bourbon & Beyond Returns For Third Year

The World’s Largest Bourbon Festival, Bourbon & Beyond, will make its anticipated return to Louisville, KY Friday, September 20, Saturday, September 21, and Sunday, September 22, expanding to three days full of incredible music, unique culinary events, and unmatched experiences from the region’s best distilleries at the new Highland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Center. In addition to an unforgettable lineup of bourbon and chefs, music performers include a unique mix of rock, roots, bluegrass and folk acts headlined by Foo Fighters, Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters (returning after originally being scheduled to appear in 2018) and the Zac Brown Band. Additional acts include John Fogerty, Daryl Hall & John Oates, ZZ Top (celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2019), Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Trey Anastasio Band, Leon Bridges, The Flaming Lips, Alison Krauss, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeroes, +LIVE+, Grace Potter, Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, among many others. In total, more than 45 artists will play on three stages, including the side-by-side Oak and Barrel main stages and a bluegrass stage that will be curated by the genre’s leading authority, The Bluegrass Situation.


Pia Mia – Multi-Platinum Singer on Breakout Film Role & New Single

Successful multi-platinum recording artist, songwriter and actress Pia Mia (“Do It Again”) will soon make her big screen acting debut and perform the original song “Bitter Love” in Aviron Pictures’ (COLD WAR) highly anticipated new romantic drama AFTER alongside Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, Josephine Langford, Selma Blair and Peter Gallagher (set for a wide-release in theaters worldwide on Friday, April 12th).

Based on the best-selling YA novel of the same name by Anna Todd which boasts over 1 BILLION reads, AFTER centers on ‘Tessa Young’ (Josephine Langford), a dedicated student, dutiful daughter and loyal girlfriend who embarks on a journey of self-discovery and sexual awakening upon entering college where she meets ‘Hardin Scott’ (Hero Fiennes Tiffin), a mysterious and brooding rebel who makes her question all she thought she knew about herself-and what she wants out of life. Pia will play the pivotal role of ‘Tristan,’ ‘Tessa’s’ new friend at school who is level-headed and the moral compass of their friend group. Pia’s newest single, the incredible power ballad “Bitter Love” will also be featured on the film’s soundtrack as an independent artist.

Canada’s Funk Godfathers, Crack of Dawn, Go Back to the Future with New Single, Ol’ Skool


Clean Cut Kid have debuted their new single ‘I Don’t Like You But I Love,’ with the first play coming exclusively on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show. The track is taken from their upcoming sophomore album PAINWAVE and follows on from last year’s comeback single ‘Emily’ and follow up ‘Deafening,’ both of which also appear on PAINWAVE.

24Heavy Shares Video for “Blood Diamonds” feat Lil Keed and Mali Meexh

Mez Shares New Video for “MF+G”

Mez has just unveiled his video for “MF+G” from the two-track project titled Data Plan .002. The North Carolina native was discovered by Dr. Dre, and shipped his car with all his belongings to LA in pursuit of making his music dreams a reality. Just two short days of living in LA, Mez received the call that would ultimately change his trajectory, and began penning 15 of the 16 songs on the Compton album, thus beginning his rise to rap notoriety. This past February, Mez was enlisted by lyrical heavyweight J. Cole to conceptualize his latest visual offering for the track “Middle Child”, to which he was given just half a day to write a treatment. His creativity and ability to flip the perspective of Middle America and its view of black culture afforded him his directorial debut. Mez is now focusing on his own music and finishing the long awaited album.

The LaFontaines announce new album & single

Fresh from supporting Mike Shinoda at The Roundhouse this weekend, The LaFontaines have announced the release of their new album, Junior, which will be out on June 14th via So Recordings. The band have also released the brand new single ‘All In’, accompanied by a new video, which is the first taste of what’s to come.

Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky announce collaborative album ‘Droneflower’ for Sacred Bones

Droneflower is in bloom. The new collaboration between Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky (Mutoid Man, Cave In), is a sprawling and expansive exercise in contrasts. It is the sound of the war between the brutal and the ethereal, the dark and the light, the past and the present, and the real and imagined.

sultry, enigmatic pop from MAGS ON EARTH // ‘Old Ford Road’

Recorded with producer Jose Manuel Cubides in London, Mags explains the inspiration behind the single “My whole EP is very self-judgemental as it deals with pressure of youth, and pressure of the concept that you are the designer of your own life. To think we can all be anything is a beautiful thought, but it has a very dark side too. It places so much emphasis on self-fulfillment and comes hand in hand with feeling like a failure if you can’t live up to your own expectations”

duendita releases new video “Magdalena”