@skopemag news for april 3, 2019 @ 2 pm est

TOMMY ASHBY releases Music Video For ‘Cocoon’

Today Scottish singer-songwriter and doctor in ‘the perception of sound’ Tommy Ashby, releases music video for ‘Cocoon’ (REL 29.04.19) the first single from his forthcoming ‘Golden Arrow’ EP set for release April 2019 via Wow and Flutter Records.

Amsterdam psych-pop polymath SOMEONE releases ‘I Can’t Remember How To Talk To You’ via [PIAS]

Multi-disciplinary Amsterdam artist Someone, AKA Tessa Rose Jackson, releases her new single I Can’t Remember How To Talk To You via [PIAS] Recordings. A grooving twin-paced slice of infectious psych-pop, equally indebted to Tame Impala, Arthur Russell or early 90s French electronica pioneers Air, it is the final single taken ahead of her upcoming new EP Orbit, out 1st May.

DEAD CAN DANCE Unveils “The Invocation” Video

Taken from the critically-hailed album DIONYSUS, the video for “The Invocation” by DEAD CAN DANCE was directed by the Bulgarian company Wonderswamp, who state:

CoCo and the Butterfields share video for new single ‘Puppets’

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

Fruit Bats announce Gold Past Life, their debut full-length for Merge, due June 21

Today, we are thrilled to announce Gold Past Life, the Merge debut album from Eric D. Johnson’s Fruit Bats, out everywhere June 21. Listen to the record’s scene-setting opener “The Bottom of It” now, which Johnson describes as “a song about simple victories, told a little bit through the notion of finding strange and fortuitous totems (round stones, turkey feathers, dead deer) and keeping them as trophies.”

Omar Apollo Shares New Single “Friends”

Today, Omar Apollo is sharing a new single. “Friends” follows his previously-released tracks “Ashamed” and “Trouble” as the latest offering of new music from Omar in what is sure to be a breakout 2019 for the first-generation Mexican-American singer. The new track finds Omar showing another side of himself, slowing the tempo to a sweet standstill as he sings tenderly of the restlessness of being young and the disconnect between him and the one he loves.

HEILUNG Unveil New Album Details, Release First Single

The band comments: “‘Norupo’ is based on the poem known as ‘the Norwegian rune poem.’ The poem was preserved in a 17th-century copy of a now lost 13th-century manuscript. The Norwegian rune poem gives a complete description of all sixteen runes of the younger Futhark, also commonly known as the ‘Viking runes.’ These runes are also the foundation for the artwork of ‘Futha.'”

Kassi Ashton Unveils Emotional New Music Video for “Pretty Shiny Things”

Kassi Ashton, one of the most compelling rising stars in Nashville, has today unveiled a haunting new music video for her song “Pretty Shiny Things”. The stylish piece features Kassi beautifully made up, lying on a stage surrounded by glass trinkets and mirrors, with a melancholic color palette that matches the emotional lyrics of the song. The lyrics depict the pressures young women face to be perfect on the outside, despite what they are experiencing on the inside.

THE PILGRIM unveil enchanting new song off ‘Walking Into The Forest’

THE PILGRIM is the new folk project from Black Rainbows frontman and Heavy Psych Sounds Records founder Gabriele Fiori; debut album “Walking Into The Forest” will see the day April 26th and you can stream a shimmering new track now!

The Pilgrim Premiere “Dragonfly” from Walking into the Forest

Prog Metal + Ghost War Ships = Floating Worlds New Video!

Celebrating their 21st anniversary as a band, Floating Worlds is setting sail on its most ambitious journey yet which will culminate in the release of their concept album, Battleship Oceania. The epic tale of a legendary battleship and its crew, Battleship Oceania marries Greek myth with modern day morality, with the scale of the story is matched by the music, a truly widescreen tempest of guitars, pummelling drums, synths and gymnastically operatic vocals. Launched with the first single from the album, ‘Sailing in History’, Floating Worlds have released a concept album as mighty as the impenetrable ship itself.

Dylan LeBlanc’s “Renegade” #1 most added at AAA Radio

Of the song, Rolling Stone praises, “A minor-key rocker, ‘Renegade’ would’ve dominated the FM radio in 1982, back when Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers filled the airwaves with darkly-driven anthems like ‘A Woman In Love (It’s Not Me).’ Producer Dave Cobb captures LeBlanc and his road band, the Pollies, in their natural habitat: playing together live, guitars blaring, with LeBlanc’s voice piercing its way through the reverb.”

Rising singer ripmattblack premieres “Sore Loser” lyric video

Matt Black is a 23-year-old singer songwriter whose songs focus on heartbreak and the push and pull of relationships. He started writing songs while undergoing a court-mandated recovery program in Naples, Florida. With his new work, Black continues to open up his sensitive, multifarious self to a wider audience.


From the land that never melts comes a sound that radiates life, youth and promise. Riit, from majestic Panniqtuuq, Nunavut, Canada, is a new artist making space for herself in the electropop world with deep rhythmic throat singing layered over gemological synth cuts and sticky, staticky electronic textures. With field recordings with sounds of the north, from brassy ravens circling overhead to the silvery glint of knife sharpening, Riit’s music emerges from very distinct circumstances of place, language and experience.

New from Amy Jack: “If Not for Friends”

AMY JACK delivers this up-tempo anthem, “If Not For Friends,” with total commitment and conviction. The song was Inspired by a real event that nearly destroyed her family’s Oklahoma ranch. When a large fire broke out on the property, first responders, fire departments and friends from 12 surrounding counties converged on the ranch to extinguish the flames.

Hannah Grace announces new ‘With You’ piano version

Following its addition to the Radio 2 playlist, Hannah Grace has announced the release of a new piano version of ‘With You’ this Friday, ahead of the release of her new EP, The Bed You Made on May 10th.

Renowned Metal Vocalist LANCE KING Reveals Immersive New Video for New Single “Reaction Formation”

LANCE KING says of the song’s video and message: “It’s an animated visual upload, representing the idea that people often do the opposite of what they truly want because of their fear of others’ reactions, which is a learned coping mechanism that many don’t realize they have. It generally manifests from very judgmental elders growing up, programming a person’s desire for others constant approval. Wearing this mask. does not allow a person to be authentic, even to themselves. It puts them on a repetitious cycle that will sabotage their dreams and relationships and ultimately their joys in life, resulting many times in depression and a fatalistic perception of the world. The single most powerful thing you can do is unlearn the limiting beliefs you have accepted as truths in your youth. This frees you from the chains that bind, the chains of the subconscious mind.”

DEAFKIDS: Revolver Magazine Premieres “Espirais da Loucura” Video

A new video for “Espirais da Loucura” from Brazilian trio DEAFKIDS has been unveiled through an exclusive premiere at Revolver Magazine. The song is found on the band’s explosive third LP, Metaprogramação, which was released in recent weeks through Neurosis’ label, Neurot Recordings.

Gemma (NYC) shares cathartic new single, “Miss U”

About the song, Felicia Douglass shares: “Miss U is a euphoric breakdown. If I close my eyes this song takes place above the clouds. Sometimes when you’re trying to get over someone your brain catapults you into a dream state to cope and it’s not better or worse. There’s a standard protocol to be strong and not look back but in real life that can take a while. This is about that contemplative journey, hopping between conflicting states of mind.”

HERMITUDE Shares Official Video “Every Day (feat. Hoodlem)”       

Capturing the essence of latest single “Every Day (feat. Hoodlem)” with a simple and striking concept, director Nathan Presley (Mr Little Jeans, Trace) walks us through the fantasy of a love addict. The video opens on Courtney Campbell at a downtown train station as she gazes lovingly at a photograph. Obsessive devotion her focus, she plugs in her headphones, entering a world of her own.

ROYAL BLISS Release New Single “PAIN”; Announce All Animal Tour with Through Fire

American rock band Royal Bliss released a new single titled “Pain” that impacted radio April 2, 2019. In support of the single, Royal Bliss will hit the road supporting Through Fire on the All Animal Tour. The tour will make 18 stops around the U.S. kicking off on May 12th in Denver, CO at The Oriental Theater and wrapping up June 1st in Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade (Hell). Full tour routing below. In addition, the band will be performing on the KISS Kruise 2019 that will take place on October 30th-November 4th.

New Boston show: Elvis Costello & The Imposters

Elvis Costello & The Imposters will be at Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion on July 23rd. Costello and his longtime trio co-headline a coast-to-coast summer tour with Blondie. He and his band reached new live performance peaks during their tour late last year, playing “epic and euphoric” (Variety) shows that “[left] ‘em wanting more.”


“La Voz de la Salsa” Yiyo Sarante nos trae “Me Hubieras Dicho”, un excelente tema que fue originalmente interpretado y compuesto por el cantante Sinaloense, Joss Favela. “Me hubieras Dicho” es un tema de amor y desamor, en el cual el hombre entrego su corazón y ella solo jugó con sus sentimientos por su falta de sinceridad. En el tema el solo le dice que “Me Hubieras Dicho”, para no perder el tiempo en una relación falsa. El video musical ya cuenta con casi 600,000 visitas en YouTube.

VIDEO: DAYLA unveils intriguing visual for her seductive single ‘Closer’

The Times have also been loving the single describing it as ‘A gorgeous, swooning synth ballad’ whilst Earmilk said it is a ‘phenomenal debut’.

Sasha Siem, ‘Eve Eyed’

British-Norwegian singer-songwriter Sasha Siem returns with ‘Eve Eyed’, a track that invites women around the world to explore and examine the rigid gender boundaries that restrict and suppress them. The track encourages us to break outside of these damaging ideologies and forge a new world where femininity is heralded, respected, and revered.

NEOLITHIC Premieres “Entropy Of Totality” Through Metal Injection

Metal Injection is hosting the exclusive public debut of “Entropy Of Totality” by Baltimore, Maryland-based extreme metal outfit NEOLITHIC, uniting current members of Putrisect and former members of Swarm Of The Lotus, Pulling Teeth, Old Lines, Ruiner, and more. The track is pulled from the band’s impending eponymous EP, due out next week.


“Get You The Moon” was released in 2018 and continues to grow worldwide, accumulating over 45 Million worldwide streams to date. With a fervent following of new listeners each week, the track is connecting fans all over the world with Kina’s signature emotional, vibey sound. Signed to Columbia Records, Kina is currently working on new music to share with his fans across the globe.