@skopemag news for april 4, 2019 @ 11:30 am est

BILK Release Video For “CM2” Announce Live Dates

“The CM2 vid was filmed only using an iPhone and with no budget to it. The video is just us playing the song and having it out and also us just going around Chelmsford living our every day boring lives in the suburbs as working class young adults”-On The Video

Future Haunts share new single ‘Weather Vane’

Melting and re-moulding the foundations of modern rock, Future Haunts deliver dexterity and textures in droves with their new single ‘Weather Vane.’

ALANA WILKINSON tugs at heartstrings with new single ‘PARTNER IN CRIME’

Alana Wilkinson is the epitome of a modern folk singer, and her touching new single ‘Partner In Crime’ wholly attests to that. Having made a mark with her giddy love bubble ‘Closer’, Alana’s sophomore release, premiered last night on Double J’s Stir It Up, now tugs at heartstrings in a different way, with a true tale of love and loss.

Brand New Single “Marijuana Feat. Damian Marley” by Jah Cure.

The commercial release date will be April 19th accompanied by a new music video dropping soon.

The Darkness announce ‘Easter Is Cancelled’

In the Year of Our Lord, 2019, while turmoil and chaos beset the world, a mighty force is about to be unleashed. As the spartan time of Lent unfolds, and society looks set to implode, it’s time to put away your chocolate eggs, say goodbye to the festive bunny and prepare for the sonic apocalypse… for Darkness spreads across the land!


Following the announcement of their sophomore album ‘Life After’ and a sold-out February UK tour, Palace today reveal the official video for latest single ‘Martyr’, directed by Claes Nordwall (Parquet Courts, Blaenavon, Steve Gunn). Centred around the band’s incendiary live performance, the video explores the lyrical themes of ‘Martyr’ through striking symbolism and effects.

SCOTT LAVENE unveils video for deadbeat manifesto ‘Broke’

It’s by Scott Lavene who’s a bit like a cockney John Cooper Clarke. A Maverick punk poet with a penchant for writing about candid gritty situations as here in ‘Broke’.

Afterlife Reveals Full Ibiza 2019 Line Up

Tale Of Us have revealed their carefully-curated line up for the upcoming 2019 season at Hï Ibiza featuring returning favourites Âme, Ben Klock, Maceo Plex, Nina Kraviz, and Stephan Bodzin alongside other world-renowned DJs Dixon, Solomun and Sven Väth.

Alf Hale releases new album ‘The Rainy Season’

Having spent almost a decade in the wilderness, Singer / Songwriter Alf Hale had a spectacular return to the music scene with his EP ‘Misanthrope’ which chronicled his remarkable journey from the depths of alcoholism to his eventual redemption.

SiriusXM and Pandora Launch Pandora NOW

SiriusXM and Pandora today announced Pandora NOW, the first original and exclusive music experience created for both SiriusXM subscribers and Pandora listeners. Pandora NOW harnesses the combined strength of Pandora’s extensive listener data and SiriusXM’s curatorial expertise to create unique access to the most popular and fast-trending music right now.

South Korea-based TENGGER signs to Beyond Beyond is Beyond!

Spiritual 2 is out June 7th and Stereogum recently premiered the beautiful video for the album’s lead single, “High.”

Hip Hop Forefathers The Last Poets Release New Song “Young Love”

Today, The Last Poets released their new song “Young Love” from their upcoming album Transcending Toxic Times (out May 10th via Ropeadope). So far the album has been praised by Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and Complex, who premiered “Young Love.”

Hear the Last Poets’ Sobering New Rallying Cry ‘For the Millions’

Buckcherry Announces Leg Two of Warpaint Tour

Continuing the support of the release of Warpaint and their first single “Bent”, Buckcherry announces today the dates for leg two of their North American tour. The tour starts on May 18th in Waco, TX and runs through August 15th in Kansas City. On top of touring all major markets in the U.S., the band will visit ten Eastern Canadian cities on this run. Joyous Wolf, who supported Buckcherry on leg one, will continue to support the band on most of the leg two dates in support of their debut release on Roadrunner Records. Buckcherry will also open for Aerosmith in Shakopee, MN and be direct support for Nickelback for two shows in Ravinia, IL.

Mat Kerekes – new solo album ‘Ruby’ out April 19th

American singer Mat Kerekes has announced that his new solo album, Ruby will be released on April 19th, following the release of the latest single from the album, ‘Diamonds’ in February.

Mike Adams At His Honest Weight Announces New LP, ‘There Is No Feeling Better’

It’s the kind of record you can make only after really knowing how to make records: ambitious, but never labored, sweeping but always intimate; all the qualities that make the Mike Adams songbook such a joyful collection to engage with–the witticism of 2011’s Oscillate Wisely, the playful experimentalism of 2014’s Best of Boiler Room Classics, the gigantic melodies of 2016’s Casino Drone–are on display yet again, but this time the feelings are heightened, deeper, funnier, sweeter, and somehow even more resonant.

Pile share new single ‘The Soft Hands of Stephen Miller’

Last month Pile announced their 7th album Green and Gray with the release of it’s first single, “Bruxist Grin.” The album, which is the follow up to the band’s critical breakthrough, 2017’s A Hairshirt of Purpose, is due out on Exploding In Sound on May 3rd, and has generated some early excitement, with praise for the first single arriving from outlets like Stereogum, who called the track “a song that will stay with you,” and NPR, who said that the band’s latest release “builds on the strength of its predecessor” and displays an elevated “sense of cohesion throughout.”

Carl Anderson Releases New Song “Ten Different Reasons” From Forthcoming EP You Can Call Me Carl

Today, the Nashville-based singer/songwriter Carl Anderson released “Ten Different Reasons” from his new EP You Can Call Me Carl out May 31 via Tone Tree Music. American Songwriter praised the “joyful mid-tempo rocker” and the EP’s “knockout band of players, including Phil Cook and The War On Drugs’s Charlie Hall.”

Carl Anderson Previews New EP With Feel-Good Track “10 Different Reasons”


new Jamila Woods video

“Jamila’s song EARTHA pays homage to Eartha Kitt’s defiant spirit, and her refusal to compromise in a world that is always trying to constrict women and femmes. In the production, we wanted to reference iconic images of Eartha Kitt and embody her energy to create a celebration of unapologetic femininity and sisterhood, as well as play on and challenge the ways that women have been historically portrayed in cinema by going for an old-school film vibe. As Eartha taught us, being feminine isn’t just one thing– it’s an incredible range. That energy permeates the video.”