@skopemag news for april 4, 2019 @ 9 am est

Flikka Shares New Track “Radar” || Out Now On Blue Flowers

Flikka is the latest signing to the always-reliable Blue Flowers, whose past releases include singles and EPs from Westerman, Nilüfer Yanya, Puma Blue, and more. Flikka was named as a ‘Breaking Act’ by The Sunday Times Culture around ‘Someone To Lose’ – with the broadsheet proclaiming her a “tantalising prospect”.

Mel Senese

Born and raised in Chicago, Mel Senese offers a fresh take on soulful rock, infusing her own personal flair with flashes of pop and alternative sound. Producing and writing songs since the age of 17, her passion for music has only grown throughout the years. An artist of the Windy City, Mel has had the honor of not just performing throughout the midwest (including Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin) through more than 100 shows, but competing around the city as well, earning her the title of “Big Break Rosemont Champion” in 2017. Over the last five years, she has fronted for bands, as well as put on solo performances and has entertained crowds at venues including: Wrigley Field, House of Blues Chicago, Bub City, Old Crow Wrigleyville, Joe’s Live, The Forge Joliet, Tonic Room and more. Now focusing on her solo career, Mel is preparing to release her debut single, PREY, in 2019. Mel’s lyrical storytelling is both empowering and inspired, with her stage presence keeping you on the edge of your seat.

Tara Velarde // new single (Portland folk pop)

ROB SHINER Releases Debut Music Video “Just Paranoid”, Featuring BLACKLITE DISTRICT

Newly signed AK19 Entertainment artist ROB SHINER has just released his debut music video “Just Paranoid”, featuring BLACKLITE DISTRICT. The follow up to his debut release “Feels Good”, which accumulated more than 250,000 combined streams, “Just Paranoid” drops on all platforms this Friday, April 5.

Hailey Whitters Announces Tour Dates Supporting Maren Morris, Profiled by Rolling Stone

This week, rising star Hailey Whitters announced that she will support Maren Morris this fall during her world tour. The announcement comes on the heels of the release of two new singles, “Ten Year Town” and “The Days,” that will appear on her forthcoming album The Dream to be released later this year.

How Hailey Whitters Became Nashville’s Newest Unsigned Star

Maybird share final single ahead of debut LP [30th Century]

If you’ve missed the last couple singles from Maybird, we’re imploring you to check out their latest! “To You” premiered yesterday at Atwood Magazine, who praised it’s ridiculously catchy melody and thoughtful lyrics.

CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE: Dark Operative To Reissue Debut LP April 5th

Dark Operative presents a new reissue of the First Album debut from Denver emo outfit, CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE. The album will re-emerge on vinyl this Friday, and in conjunction with the reissue, video footage of a 2010 acoustic show of the band has surfaced. Alternative Press is hosting the premiere of the performance of “Turn.”

Christie Front Drive debut never-seen acoustic set—watch

Woongi Premieres “Terry’s Cottage” Video Via New Noise

Woongi has offered another preview of the upcoming full length, Rip’s Cuts (Sooper Records, 2019), with a video for the second single, “Terry’s Cottage.”

Video Premiere: Woongi – “Terry’s Cottage”

Elva shares new single “Ghost Writer” from forthcoming debut LP via FLOOD

Elva is the new project of Allo Darlin’s Elizabeth Morris and Ola Innset, of the Norwegian bands Making Marks and Sunturns.

Albert Hammond Jr. Releases Music Video for ‘Fast Times’

Albert Hammond Jr. releases a new video for the hit single ‘Fast Times’ ahead of a packed summer music festival season. The gritty, fast-paced visuals feature live footage of Albert Hammond Jr. on stage performing at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles during his last tour stop following the release of ‘Francis Trouble’ – his fifth solo studio album. Embodying the song title, the video also captures Albert Hammond Jr. traveling around Los Angeles in cars and motorcycles, featuring blurred street lights and visuals rapidly moving in his rearview representing the lyrical content of the song.


Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz and co-founder Barbara Rappaport gear up for their Underwater Sunshine Festival, taking place this weekend, April 5-6 at New York City’s Bowery Electric. The festival will continue its inaugural season with a return to New York City in just a few days, continuing the momentum of the October 12-13, 2018 festival. Additionally, the festival announced today that Jesse Malin will kick off the entire festival with a VIP set on Friday night.

Denver Rap Artist ITSOKTOCRY Drops New Anthem For Antisocials

Regarding the track, ITSOKTOCRY says, “I freestyled the whole song in a few minutes, but I’m basically just trying to get a message across. Mental health, including anxiety and depression and bipolar disorder, have been kind of popularized by music and pop culture, and kids think it’s cool to have those things and they pretend to have those afflictions. When in reality those afflicted, including myself, are tormented every day. That’s why I say things like “I don’t know why the hell you want to be like me, my life fu*** miserable I don’t know why you like me” in the song. It’s just me speaking my mind on the matter. I was in my feelings when I made it.”

NO LABEL NECESSARY smoulder on new single and video

Out of the depths of Sydney’s thriving underground hip-hop scene, enticing duo No Label Necessary have returned, brandishing a new type of sauce for 2019. After making a stamping impact in 2018 with ‘Problems’, amassing a social media following exceeding 40k and supporting the likes of Tech N9ne and R.A The Rugged Man during their short history together, No Label Necessary wasted no time in making their presence known. Teaming up with Melbourne’s Kudzai (‘4 Deep In The Suburbs’) on new single ‘Like You’, No Label Necessary turn up the heat and provide a jam that is bound to have bodies moving when their club tour hits the east coast this winter.

Fisherman’s Village Festival 2019

Entering it’s sixth year, Fisherman’s Village has invited a slew of national talent and finds special ways to include most of the local artists and involve its local businesses, keeping it a community festival. In that spirit, early bird tickets cost only $69 for three days with over 50 bands because the team believes that music should be accessible to everyone.

GREAT FALLS: Seattle Post-Hardcore/Noise Rock Trio Kicks Off West Coast Tour

Washing post-hardcore/noise rock trio GREAT FALLS will kick off their West Coast spring tour today in Seattle at Belltown Yacht Club. The trek will wind its way through a dozen venues and includes performances with a host of eclectic acts along the way including Heiress, This White Light, Kowloon Walled City, Iceburn, and so many others. In May, the band will share the stage with Sourvein and -(16)-. See confirmed dates below and if you missed it, check out the ten bands GREAT FALLS want to see on their latest live journey at Decibel Magazine HERE.

10 Bands That Great Falls Want to See On Their West Coast Tour

Cassia Share “Replica” Single

Drawing influence from contemporary world music acts like Khruangbin as well as lo-fi hip-hop, ‘Replica’ embodies the key elements Cassia’s ever-growing fanbase have come to love them for; vibrance, optimism and melodic euphony. The track emanates a sense of positivity that runs through everything they do, as they strive to spread a message of unity in times of civil unrest and division.


A new kind of Rockstar, Tyla Yaweh defies everything, even genre. He seamlessly merges R&B, hip-hop, and pop without apology. As a result, he quietly became a phenomenon. Beyond racking up over 25 million cumulative streams, the Orlando-born and Los Angeles-based disruptor has performed alongside everyone from Post Malone to Saint JHN and collaborated with the likes of Ski Mask The Slump God, Juice WRLD, and more.

Julia Why? Reveal the Subtly Devastating New Single ‘Starman’

A little more subdued than their recent riot grrl releases, new single ‘Starman’ is the second taste of Sydney trio Julia Why’s forthcoming sophomore album ‘Hysteria’, due out later in the year.