@skopemag news for March 26, 2019 @ 5 pm est

Matthew Garrod nails the perfect pop-rock track in ‘This Town’ EP out April 26th

Matthew has managed to make an excellent and very polished indie, pop-rock EP called ‘Canyons’ and we can now share with you the lead track called ‘This Town’.

When we sat down to go over the songs, I have to say it was very hard to actually pick out which track to use to push the EP – they are just all so very strong! (a good problem to have).

Sloth Fist premiere “NESterday” music video; Release 4 song EP

In December Blank TV premiered the first video from Sloth Fist’s 4 song EP ‘Live Slow, Die Whenever’, for a song entitled “New Perspective”. Today we bring you a brand new music video for the track “NESterday” directed by Aaron Maxey. The video pays homage to the carefree days of middle school and video games. Check it out HERE.

Eagles vs. Michael Jackson: Questions Linger Over Best-Selling Album of All Time

Eight months before HBO’s Leaving Neverland documentary raised new questions about Michael Jackson’s legacy, executives at the late pop star’s record label and estate were pondering another unexpected — and unrelated — development involving his business.

Shutups // new single (indie punk)

Heartfelt Track from Anthony Lazaro

With heartfelt lyrics and a boundless style, Anthony Lazaro experiments with his music, never settling for one simple structure. Dancing between ukulele pop songs, synth and drum machines, Latin grooves and pop ballads, Lazaro’s unique approach to his music offers something for listeners who love to dabble and embrace life’s variety.

Music Submission: Stormi Maya

Stormi began her music career only a couple of months ago, when she spoke with Megadon (Donald Cole ) and they discussed her potential in the industry. She began writing and creating her sound and her first EP “Body of Work” released January 21st 2019. She is a big fan of 80s and 90s HipHop and that shows through in her own music. Megadon is also working as the producer for the EP. “Body of Work” is Stormi’s first display to the world of her lyrics and rapping, her favorite song on the Ep is “AphroPuff”, which she expresses how people discredit her blackness for being biracial

Joanna Alina – ‘Love Again’ Single

Joanna Alina, an independent country pop singer songwriter, is excited to release her fourth single Love Again. This tender and and essentially positive single the guiding light to renewed joy.

New music: TARANTINA releases new single ‘One Eye’ today through Quite Crafty

JAWS share new single “Please Be Kind”

Following the announcement of their long-awaited third album, “The Ceiling”, Birmingham dream-pop group JAWS have shared a new single from the record entitled “Please Be Kind”.

Wolfchild // new single

Rising art-punkers Deliluh share ‘Freeloader Feast’ + announce new record ‘Oath of Intent’

Emerging experimental art-rock group Deliluh have announced a brand-new mini LP for release on May 3rd via Tin Angel (UK/EU) and Telephone Explosion (CA/US) – ‘Oath of Intent’ comes hot off the heels of a year spent tracking fresh ideas to tape in local veteran’s hall Owls Club. ‘Oath of Intent’ is a summer sibling, one of two albums birthed in the community space, and documents the group in its most cut-throat realisation to date.

Electronic alt-pop trio PLYA share striking ‘Dynamite’ video

Alternative electronic-pop trio PLYA have shared the striking video for their new single ‘Dynamite’, which is the first track taken from their upcoming four-track EP Still in Love.

Singer-Songwriter Will Church Returns with Self-titled EP

With over 300,000 views on YouTube and a gift for songwriting like major names such as Ed Sheeran and Bon Iver, singer-songwriter Will Church returns with his 4 track self-titled EP March 26th.

Watch Charlotte Cornfield’s new “Silver Civic” video

Charlotte on the origins of “Silver Civic”: This is something I think we have all experienced at some point, that association of an inanimate object with somebody, or something – that wave of emotion it brings. And cars, they’re just everywhere. I recorded what I thought was going to be a demo version of this song with my friend Matthew Bailey right when I wrote it. And then I tried recording it a bunch more times with different arrangements but in the end that first recording had the emotion, the rawness.

Luvia explores themes of isolation and alienation on ‘Hunted’

Brighton’s Luvia is back with new single ‘Hunted’. Marrying the raw attitude of Mazzy Star with the melancholic pop sensibilities of Billie Eilish and Lana Del Rey, the newcomer has already been turning heads with appearances at The Great Escape, 2000trees & Liverpool Sound City.

Steven Lambke unveils “White Horses”…announces new Canadian tour dates

Ahead of the release of his new album, Dark Blue, Steven Lambke unveils a live video of “White Horses.” Shot against the backdrop of enduring snow in a warehouse of endless windows, and featuring accompanists Daniel Romano (guitar) and Roddy Carlyle (bass), the performance echoes the intimacy of the track as delivered on the forthcoming record. Delicate twang and gracious restraint fuse with an illustrative narrative for the offering. Six white horses comin’ down.

April 11 – St. Catherines, ON @ Niagara Arts Centre *
April 12 – Toronto, ON @ The Burdock *
April 14 – Guelph, ON @ Kazoo Fest (matinee)
April 14 – Hamilton, ON @ Into The Abyss *
April 27 – Montreal, QC @ Rocket Science Room
May 10 – Halifax, NS @ Radstorm
May 26 – Mount Stewart, PE @ The Trailside
June 07 – Sackville, NB @ Thunder & Lightning

New music video from The Flavians / Skope Magazine

The Flavians “Silver Car”, the folk indie band were formed in Berlin by two Swedish friends who met a Brit and a Czech at the famous Mauer Park Karaoke and formed a band in 2018.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Announce ‘Servants Of The Sun’

Chris Robinson Brotherhood have announced their latest studio album ‘Servants Of The Sun’ will be released June 14 on Silver Arrow Records. The CRB’s sixth full-length recording since forming in 2011 finds the band setting aside the studio explorations of more recent work, instead coming full circle to deliver their most direct, bare bones, rock and roll offering since debut companion albums ‘Big Moon Ritual’ and ‘The Magic Door.’ Hear and share the first single “Comin’ Round The Mountain” out today on all streaming services.


A year after his passing on April 20, 2018, the Tim “Avicii” Bergling family are starting a foundation –the Tim Bergling Foundation – in his memory.

The foundation will be everlasting. It will initially focus on supporting people and organizations working in the field of mental illness and suicide prevention.

Other areas in which it will be active are climate change, development assistance, nature conservation and endangered species.

Avicii’s Family Launches Mental Illness and Suicide-Prevention Foundation in His Memory

Brudini drops Reflections ahead of his debut album

A grooving bass slithers through the mysterious undergrowth of ‘Reflections’ as Brudini’s poised vocals and inimitable lyricism weave a wandering tale. There’s a filmic quality in the song’s slow-panning rhythmic soundscape as Brudini channels feelings of alienation and romanticism into his impressive production nous. Climaxing with a spectral epiphany, ‘Reflections’ is at the centre of Brudini’s upcoming concept album From Darkness, Light. Orchestral and vibrant, yet tinged with a heart-stopping melancholy, ‘Reflections’ is the sound of an artist railing against the unfulfilled promises of modernity. The ensuing demise of ideals is captured by the lonely armoire of its album cover by Hungarian artist Gáspár Riskó: the beautiful machine to the affirmation of humanity stands naked, obsolete and abandoned.

Brudini: Reflections – Single review *Premiere*

Paige Stark (of Tashaki Miyaki) Premieres “Depression Song” video via Gorilla vs Bear

Paige Stark is a songwriter, multi-intstrumentalist, & producer from Los Angeles, California. She has released records with her band Tashaki Miyaki & contributed production to fellow Angelenos L.A. Witch & Cherry Glazzerr as well as her own band, Tashaki Miyaki. This is her debut solo effort. It was recorded by Grammy winning engineer Cassidy Turbin (Beck) with contributions by Jon Brion.

Brooklyn Pop-Punk Band THICK Signs to Epitaph

Today, Brooklyn pop-punk band THICK (Nikki Sisti guitar/vocals, Kate Black bass/vocals, Shari Page drums/vocals) announce that they have signed to Epitaph Records and have dropped 3 new songs available to listen to now at Spotify