@skopemag news for April 10, 2019 @ 12:30 pm est


Last year Century Media Records welcomed the mysterious producer known as
GosT to their roster. GosT embodies the character of Baalberith on his propulsive synthwave solo project, channeling his fascination with the occult, John Carpenter and 80s slasher flicks.

As a teenager he played in metal bands, but eventually drifted toward electronic music which would later become the foundation of his powerful synthwave/retrowave sound. With its haunting atmosphere and aesthetics, influenced by the blackest corners of the metal world, his music quickly garnered GosT a loyal following within the rock and metal community worldwide. Apart from playing his own headlining tours in North America and Europe, he has performed with the likes of Black Dahlia Murder, Power Trip, Khemmis, Havok, Skeletal Remains, Carpenter Brut,and Pallbearer.

UK Duo Cowgirl Release “Different Ways”

Different Ways echoes a shimmering Yo la Tengo-esque chorus, Velvet Underground chords and a west coast Californian chill all washed up in 3 minutes. Perfect pop blazing.

Vic Park releases earnest second single ‘I Could Really Use Your Love’

Poulson has previously released two EPs and one LP under the moniker JP Klipspringer, with singles ‘I Blame Carl Weathers’, ‘Bury Me’, ‘Watch the River’ and ‘The Beast’ enjoying national airplay on triple j as well as strong support from community radio stations and online outlets across the country. Vic Park represents a fresh start (of sorts), with the new material building on the artist’s ability to craft catchy and arresting guitar pop.

Skope Magazine: ROYAL’s “Vessel” starring Tiera Skovbye and Jordan Connor of “Riverdale”

“Vessel” is the lead track from ROYAL’s winter album release, Heart of Shadows, and the single recently crossed over 100,000 streams on Spotify.

Rapper Fresh Violet Drops Thirsty Bubblegum Visuals For Her Single ‘Left Right’ Feat. Vida Sunshyne

Fontaines D.C. share ‘Boys In The Better Land’ ahead of debut album release

Over the last year, Fontaines D.C. have released five critically acclaimed singles, all of which garnered considerable support both from radio, with the band A-listed at BBC Radio 6 Music for their last single ‘Big’, and from a vast range of international press, with the band featuring in a number of end of year lists and receiving high praise from the likes of: NPR, Rolling Stone, Q, NME, The FADER, Time Out, DIY, The Line of Best Fit, Dork, Clash, Gigwise, So Young, Stereogum, Paste and more.

Luana Kiara releases compelling video for new single ‘Trigger’

JESSE KINCH ANNOUNCES DEBUT LONDON SHOW (FFO: Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Savoretti)

23 year old Jesse Kinch: singer, songwriter, guitarist, lyricist. Jesse has been playing the N.Y.C./Long Island club scene since the age of 8. He is a part of a new generation of young talent who want to bring rock n’ roll back to its glory days! Influenced heavily by the great rock bands and guitarists of the 60’s, 70’s and the Seattle scene of the 90’s, Jesse delivers high energy performances and writes songs that capture the times with his own unique original style. Influences include: Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Jim Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Kurt Cobain, Jack White, Roger McGuinn, Jonny Lang, Dylan, The Animals, Eddie Vedder, David Grohl, Donovan, Duffy, Stevie Nicks, Rage Against The Machine, Living Colour, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Stone Temple Pilots, Fever Tree, Ryan Star, Lukas Rossi, Pink Floyd….

Lady Geraldine Overcomes Hearing Loss to Become a Rock Star

With her latest single, Communication, featured across TV and Radio on BBC Scotland as well as STV, Lady Geraldine has lived a life which would make Hollywood scriptwriters weep. The story of Geraldine Elliott feels like a work of fiction, with every combination of heartache and achievement; it epitomises the strength of a woman who went from being profoundly deaf as a child, to discovering sound after an operation in her early twenties that ignited her love of music in a way no-one who has always been able to hear could possibly imagine.

“Umbrellas of Westlake” – Video Release

TRUCKER DIABLO release their video for rocking new single ‘Other Side Of The City’

Trucker Diablo closed 2018 playing Winter Storm Festival and earned the tag of “most fun and rockin’ band of the weekend!”. Quietly tinkering with the Big Truck over the winter period, and regaining control over previously label owned albums, the band dug some song ideas out of the archives, and from those sessions came the idea to celebrate 10 years of Trucker Diablo by re-releasing the first two albums in a special package, with bonus tracks and unreleased songs.

Snow Ghosts release chilling new single ‘Heavy Heart’

A chillingly beautiful and captivating track, ‘Heavy Heart’ sees pensive soundscapes and ethereal vocals build to a climactic, distorted crescendo, while hauntingly catchy vocal melodies convey its unsettling sentiment.

New Track – Michel Bellens “Hold On”

“Hold On” aims to inspire the listener to reach for their goals. He utilizes a bright and cheerful approach to achieve this while also tapping into the nostalgic aspect of our emotions.

Saint Dru – “Perfect” – IMPACTING APRIL 10, 2019

You know how you can get a pond to ripple, when you throw a pebble into it? Now imagine if that pebble is your voice, and the pond is the Heart of God. And no matter how much you may disturb it, the pond stays perfect, unmoved and unshaken. Even though the world may be throwing their voices at it. That is how Saint Dru’s new single “Perfect” featuring V. Rose, displays God. No matter how the world may try to shatter the surface of the ponds image, the depth is unmoved and wavered by its attempt. So, let’s dive in and see what image Saint Dru is painting for us.

Orlando Voorn drops brand-new ‘Positive Vibes’ EP on NICEPEOPLE

DJ and producer Orlando Voorn has delivered the release of his club-ready EP, ‘Positive Vibes’, set to drop on NICEPEOPLE. The 4-track production follows Orlando’s recent release ‘Do That Jazz’ on iconic imprint, Free For All (Be Yourself Music).


Amir calls his new single “self-explanatory. I just wanna be a rich nigga.”

Former Angelspit Vocalist Lorelei Dreaming Releases New Video “Parachute of Gold (Surrender Mix)”

April 10th 2019-Dark Dance/Dark pop artists Lorelei Dreaming release their new music video Parachute Of Gold (Surrender Mix). Originally released on Lorelei Dreaming’s debut EP Banshee, the band made an updated version of the song with a cinematic video. Band member AJ Gapsevic explains what he likes about the new version of the song and video..

New > Helm announces new album ‘Chemical Flowers’ + shares track ‘I Knew You Would Respond’

Luke Younger returns to PAN with an eight-track album of his most direct work to date. Composed alone at NO studio in the Essex countryside, to start an album with a piece called ‘Capital Crisis (New City Loop)’ seems an intentional misnomer. Long, sustained periods in the rural studio setting see Younger working with an array of fragmented, disassociated sound sources to build upon 2015’s Olympic Mess. It shares a similarly inclined vision of the urban environment, but here Chemical Flowers makes reference to paradoxical notions of authenticity and creative practice by way of questioning the structures around us. Collages are assembled and dismantled, temporal and spatial boundaries fluctuate and movement is an overarching theme.

Life At The Arcade – Fierce new single ‘Tabloids’

Originally penned in guitarist Adam Holmes’ basement in Liverpool in 2018, the finished version of the track was recorded at Liverpool’s prestigious Motor Museum, with final production added by James Mellor and mastering by Mike Cave earlier this year.

FERGUS releases ‘Zelda Mae’

London based, singer songwriter FERGUS, releases new single ‘Zelda Mae’ (rel 10/04/19), the first single from his second EP ‘Three Of Swords’ due for release May 2019 via Goldun Egg Records.

The Weeknd enters partnership with esports group OverActive Media

OverActive Media (“OAM”), the parent company of the Overwatch League’s Toronto Defiant and Splyce, announced today that The Weeknd, three-time Grammy Award winner, has joined its ownership group, becoming an investor in Canada’s leading esports organization. The new partnership will see The Weeknd become the first Toronto Defiant and Splyce global ambassador and an important part of OAM’s brand and content building efforts across Canada and around the world.


The concept for the video was developed by Lil Peep and iLoveMakonnen, when the two initially recorded the track. According to Sus Boy, “Peep wanted this video to bring people up into the clouds, into the fantastical world of his mind. Making it now, alongside Makonnen, is our way of visiting him again.” iLoveMakonnen echoed this sentiment by stating, “Peep and I wanted our music to help people escape from depression and their everyday world. We wanted people to feel magic and create good memories with our music. I think this video shows exactly that.”

The Head And The Heart share video for ‘Missed Connection’

The Head And The Heart have shared the video for ‘Missed Connection’, the first track taken from their upcoming album Living Mirage, out May 17th via Parlophone Records/Reprise Records.

Bianca De Leon’s Dangerous Endeavor Set for May 3 Release

South Texas native Bianca De Leon writes about what she knows — her life.

Growing up in the Texas-Mexico borderland, she hopped freight trains as a teenager, met the young Townes Van Zandt and lived through a decadent period in the early seventies full of car chases, drug deals and European tours.

Her new album, Dangerous Endeavor, is set for release on May 3.

Already an acclaimed artist in Europe, De Leon once drew praise from none other than the legendary Guy Clark, who proclaimed her “a voice from Texas that does it right.”