Weekend Edition – @skopemag news for April 13, 2019 @ 7 am est

Archie Faulks releases beautiful new single ‘Wonderful’

The new single ‘Wonderful’ is a beautifully melancholic love song, displaying Archie’s alluring vocals and guitar alongside a stunning string section.

Ellie Goulding Releases Her New Single ‘Sixteen’ Out Now

The new single, co-written by Ellie Goulding, Raye and FRED (George Ezra, Clean Bandit), is a slice of nostalgia for her fans as where Goulding reminisces about her youth as a rebellious teenager. The new earworm, produced by Ian Kirkpatrick (Britney Spears, Julia Michaels), FRED and Mike Wise, sees Ellie’s distinctive vocals climb over a catchy, propulsive beat.


Widely acclaimed UK rapper BEXEY returns with his latest single ‘HOT STEPPA’ – a high octane track showcasing his Hip-Hop leaning tones.

Coilguns unveiled new music video “Wind Machines For Company”

About 15 months after the release of ‘Millennials’, Swiss hardcore/noise maestros Coilguns just unveiled a brand new official music video for the song “Wind Machines For Company” available right now on YouTube while the band is currently embarking for an European tour with the sludge-rockers of Wrong (USA).

Fearless LGBT activist Pragya fiercely raps against social injustice


The band have also made available the video for latest single ‘Sunchaser,’ inspired by the films of Stanley Kubrick. Speaking about the video, the band say: “The artwork that coincides with our music holds just as much importance in our minds. For this video we wanted to incorporate that feeling and aesthetic. To make the video an extension of the artwork. Wild and colourful, dark and sporadic. The girl in the balaclava is the personification of our sunchaser. Guarded and faceless, never giving too much of themselves away, instead seething behind a mask at what the world has become and avoiding the ultimatum that, regardless of the doom and gloom, the world that they despise ain’t so bad after all.”

New Music This Week – Norah Jones, BTS, Bruce Hornsby, and More

New Releases for the Week of April 12, 2019 – Here are our editors’ picks for this week’s most noteworthy new releases. Check out a specific album or visit our New Releases page for more information.


LSD – the debut album from collaborative project of Sia, Diplo, and Labrinth – is available via RECORDS LLC. / Columbia today. The group will appear together for the first time ever when they perform “No New Friends” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 24. Watch for the track’s official music video to be released in the coming weeks.

Canadian Chamber-Pop Artist Paper Beat Scissors Releases “Don’t Mind” Single

“Catchy, tender, and upbeat, the impassioned “Don’t Mind” soars with warm folk-pop and a tongue-in-cheek smile at hypocrisy and privilege.” – Atwood Magazine

Harleighblu & Bluestaeb release new single ‘Cake’

Today, the neo soul, hip hop sensation, Harleighblu and Bluestaeb (Noah Slee, JuJu Rogers, Ivan Ave), one of Germany’s finest rising producers coming through Berlin’s urban music scene, release music video for ‘Cake’ (Rel 12.04.19 ), directed by filmmaker Christoph Eder.


Swedish alt-pop duo Vola Tila arrive with a bang. They come straight out of the gate armed with an infectious yet emotional account of “a loss of oneself”. The track, ‘New Behaviour’ arrives today via [PIAS] Access, lifted from Vola Tila’s forthcoming debut EP. Recorded in collaboration with Sonic Boom (MGMT, Panda Bear, Spacemen 3) and Stockholm producer Charlie Storm, the track documents a “personal apocalypse”.


Los Angeles, GRAMMY-winning artist Anderson .Paak has released his new LP Ventura via Aftermath Entertainment, exclusively distributed by 12 Tone Music, LLC. Executive produced by Dr. Dre the album features Smokey Robinson, André 3000, Jazmine Sullivan, Brandy, Nate Dogg and Lalah Hathaway.

Jessie James Decker drops new single “Roots and Wings”

Jessie will continue the celebrations tonight by kicking off her highly-anticipated, self-titled, Jessie James Decker 2019 Tour in Denver, CO. This is her first time Jessie has toured in over two years. The 19 city trek will continue throughout the United States, finishing out on June 1st in Houston, TX.

Matrix & Futurebound Release ‘Mystery Machine’ on Viper / Metro Recordings

From their decorated histories as part of the drum and bass echelon, right through to their commercial success amongst some of pop’s greatest figures, Matrix & Futurebound pride themselves in their versatility. Their style of cross-over, expertly written drum & bass has enabled their longevity as one of the genre’s biggest exports. Matrix & Futurebound’s music can be heard both on daytime radio and rolling through underground club speaker stacks which is why they’re an imperative force; this ascent is about to accelerate through their forthcoming ‘Mystery Machine’ album, scheduled for release on 12th April.

Pop Songstress NOVI & TV Star Tyler Blackburn Release Heartfelt Single

“The song is about the complexities of love,” explains Blackburn. You can give so much to someone, to a relationship, but sometimes it’s just not enough.” NOVI adds, “The song was actually written almost a decade ago during some of my first sessions with co- writer Lee Miles. It was always a very special song and saw several different iterations before finally resurfacing during my current recording sessions. We remembered how powerful the simple message was, and had the idea of including Tyler because we have such great chemistry on tracks, and it just had a new life to it, we are so happy that it will finally be heard by the world.”


SYML Announces Tour; Shares Sinister New Video For “The Bird”     

In support of his self-titled debut album (May 3rd), Seattle-based artist and producer SYML (AKA Brian Fennell) has announced a headlining run of East Coast dates beginning June 10th in Washington, DC at Union Stage, a West Coast stretch that begins August 12thin Los Angeles at The Troubadour and a performance at Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco on August 10th. Fresh off a sold-out North American tour with Dean Lewis and a slew of shows at SXSW, SYML will also play three headlining west coast dates next week, including sold-out shows in Portland and Seattle, before heading off to Europe for festivals.

Saxsyndrum Release ‘Second Nature LP,’ Out Today on So Sorry Records

Filled with sprawling dance tunes, intricate ambience, deep grooves and destructive modulation, Second Nature juxtaposes each member’s disparate creative processes to forge a rejuvenating journey through their imprinted emotions of friendship, love, life and loss. Their first album since settling into their new form with vocalist AP Bergeron, Second Nature’s nine lush tunes (mixed by Taylor Smith of Braids) present Saxsyndrum’s most mature sound yet.

Kat Saul & Prince Fox Release “Bite 2.0” Today

Nashville’s alt/pop sensation Kat Saul & LA’s “pop that knocks” aficionado Prince Fox release new single “Bite 2.0” today, April 12 on all platforms.