@skopemag news for march 27, 2019 @ 12:45 pm est

ALEXANDRA STRÉLISKI – Announces UK live dates + Shares ‘Le Nouveau Départ’ live session

Today, Alexandra Stréliski—beloved by the Quebec public since the release of INSCAPE—maintains her stride by announcing new concert dates in Europe. Aside from the Coeur de Pirate dates she’s supporting in France and Switzerland, Stréliski just announced concerts in London and Bristol before heading down to The Great Escape. She will also stop in Utrecht and will take part in the Iceland Airwaves Festival afterwards. She’ll also present her full stage concert imagined by Cirque Le Roux in Paris at Café de la Danse on November 13th.

Irresistibly constructed airy synth banger from Magnetic Skies’ EP out Friday

Synth-rock band Magnetic Skies’ debut EP, “Dreams And Memories”, is released on 22 March 2019 via ReprinT Records.

Magnetic Skies formed in early 2018 when singer-songwriter Simon Kent and vocalist/programmer Jo Womar were commissioned to collaborate for a one-off arts/charity live show. During rehearsals the pair discovered that they had a common love for electronic music and mapped out dates to experiment with writing songs for a potential band project. Simon’s latest solo album had received airplay on national radio, and live shows included touring with established artists like Echo & The Bunnymen, Emma Stevens and The Christians – but things went so well that he decided to take a hiatus to concentrate on the new project.

HAZE MAGE: The Obelisk Streams “Storm Blade” By Baltimore Fantasy/Doom Act

“Storm Blade” is the new single from Baltimore, Maryland fantasy/stoner doom metal outfit HAZE MAGE, and the band’s impending debut full-length, Chronicles. As the album cruises towards its release through Grimoire Records in April, The Obelisk unveils the new track to the public.

Haze Mage Premiere “Storm Blade” from Debut Album Chronicles out April 19

TRUDY AND THE ROMANCE reveal new single ‘Doghouse’ with semi-cartoon video

Steven John Simon Releases Visual Lyric Video for New Single “Eyes Closed”

Veteran Marine and Louisiana singer and songwriter, Steven John Simon, has released a visual and moving lyric video for his second single, “Eyes Closed.” The video is available on his Facebook page and can be watched on his artist YouTube page here.

Ben Kweller adds west coast tour dates

After a run of successful headlining shows, as well as dates supporting Houndmouth earlier this year, indie icon Ben Kweller has announced a solo tour through the West Coast beginning with a festival appearance on April 13 in Dallas, TX, making his way through Phoenix, AZ, San Francisco, CA, Portland, OR, Denver, CO and more. Garage darlings The Technicolors will open in Arizona while LA’s MainMan and NoiseCo comrades, Modern Love Child, will be opening all following dates.


London-to-LA-based vocalist, musician, songwriter and producer Col3trane has announced a new collection of songs coming this Spring from his upcoming Heroine EP, to be released via TaP / Geffen. His recently released single “The Fruits”, a collaboration with DJDS & RAYE, was an intriguing introduction of sonically what’s to come for the 19-year-old Egyptian-American R&B prodigy who has already been commended as one to watch by The FADER, Noisey, High Snobiety, HypeBeast, GQ, Stereogum, Complex, Pigeons & Planes, Ones To Watch and more.

SKY FERREIRA Releases New Song “Downhill Lullaby”

Today the critically-acclaimed and multi-dimensional artist Sky Ferreira releases her new song “Downhill Lullaby.” The track is produced by Sky Ferreira and Dean Hurley with co-production by Jorge Elbrecht. “Downhill Lullaby” is the first taste of her upcoming album, Masochism, out later this year, and was recorded in and arranged in Los Angeles and Copenhagen.

03 Greedo Prepares for Summer with Mustard & Shoreline Mafia in “Trap House”

A supernatural force equally gifted in bars and melody, L.A.’s 03 Greedo synthesizes the sounds of his city’s flourishing rap scene into a thrilling whole. Expertly conveying the everlasting summer vibes of Southern California with Mustard on the beat, Greedo shares “Trap House,” his latest single. Floating above warm electric keys and G-Funk synths, along with Mustard’s signature handclaps and chanted “hey” vocals, Greedo stretches syllables to deliver an earworm of an auto-tuned hook. Though his extraterrestrial croon and entrancing ad-libs define the track, Greedo allows his guest stars to nab the spotlight. OhGeesy and Rob Vicious of Shoreline Mafia each deliver action-packed verses–Rob Vicious boasts of his romantic and financial prowess, and OhGeesy runs through a full rundown of his products for sale: “Free my n***** Greedo out the muthafuckin prison/We still rappin dope, cookin’ coke in the kitchen,” concludes OhGeesy. Premiered by Billboard, “Trap House” is the latest single from Greedo’s Still Summer In The Projects, a project executive produced by Mustard, following “Wasted,” the Rolling Stone-premiered, YG-featuring strip club anthem.


Today, Atlantic Records in partnership with STXfilms officially announces “UGLYDOLLS ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK,” a brand-new album with original music by an all-star cast of massive global superstars to accompany the highly-anticipated animated musical comedy UglyDolls. The record label who brought you “The Greatest Showman – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack,” “Hamilton – Original Broadway Cast Recording,” and more, is delivering another collection of incredible new and original songs heralded by the first single “Broken & Beautiful,” performed by GRAMMY Award-winning global superstar Kelly Clarkson, who stars in UglyDolls as the film’s lead character Moxy.

Yungeen Ace Waves Goodbye to Street Life in “So Long”

Battling his demons and chronicling his struggles to survive in his violent hometown, Jacksonville’s Yungeen Ace specializes in soulful Southern stories. Waving goodbye to the harsher aspects of the street life, Yungeen Ace shares “So Long,” his latest single. His first new single of 2019, “So Long” finds Ace battling his demons atop the piano-led instrumental, his voice cracking as he struggles to refuse the temptations of a life of crime. Premiered by HYPEBEAST, “So Long” follows several successful videos from Ace’s late-2018 mixtape Life I’m Livin, including “Spinnin,” which racked up over 1 million streams in less than a week, the ferocious clip for “Murder Rate Rising” (1.9 million views), and the mournful “2X Screamin'” (7.4 million views).

Matt Perriment meditates on the transformation of a past love on new track ‘Distance’      

After successful debut EP ‘Everlast’, two sold-out headline shows in London and 4 international headline and support tours, Matt Perriment returns with brand new ‘Memos’ EP, out 22nd March 2019 via V2 Records. With support from BBC Introducing, Spotify editorial, and placement in various singer-songwriter charts, Perriment lives up to expectations with this new piece of work.

Dirty Mae premiere new single “Big Red,” prep for Big Red Fest

New York-based trio Dirty Mae premiered their new single “Big Red” ahead of their upcoming benefit concert Big Red Fest via B-Sides & Badlands. The new single – the first since the band’s debut self-titled EP – is a feminist retelling of Little Red Riding Hood that finds its protagonist all grown up in a world where the divine energy of the feminine is celebrated. “The feminine energy of this song sparked a desire to bring women together to let our voices be heard and to make a difference,” explains Dirty Mae frontwoman, Cassie Fireman. “Big Red Fest is an expression of that desire – female artists are sharing their creative gifts.”

Premiere: Dirty Mae flip the fairytale script with ‘Big Red’

Turkuaz Shares Official Video For “Superstatic”


The wait is finally over as singer/songwriter Ashley Tisdale revealed today that she will release her highly-anticipated third studio album Symptoms on May 3, 2019 via Big Noise Music Group. Symptoms – co-written entirely by Tisdale – will be available for pre-order on April 12 and marks Tisdale’s first full-length record in a decade.

“Dose Your Dreams” with Fucked Up’s new music video

Throughout Fucked Up’s double-album epic Dose Your Dreams, the politics and aesthetics of hardcore are married to an “open format” approach to genre: elements of doo-wop, krautrock, groove, digital hardcore, and so much more. Perhaps no better song exemplifies this marriage than the album’s title track, which has been given the music video treatment courtesy of the band’s Mike Haliechuk and is debuting today.

Diplo debuts new house tracks “Hold You Tight” and “Bubble Up”

The new songs follow his recently released Europa EP which finds the dynamic producer assembling Europe’s finest risting artists including Octavian, Niska, IAMDDB and more.