Weekend Edition – @skopemag news for april 20, 2019 @ 8 am est


Injury Reserve is art scene shit stirrers and with the release of each new video we’re witnessing it in real time; just one of the many reasons influential A&R Kyambo “Hip Hop” Joshua signed them to their new label home. The new single and video for “Koruna & Lime” directed by IR member Parker Corey, who directs all the groups videos, might be their most impressive visuals to date. Taken in one shot, the M.C. Escher-esque cinematography explores impressive camera use and angles solidifying Corey’s excellence as a director on top of being an already admired producer. The song itself features additional scratching from A-Trak that Corey interestingly explores through the camera lens.

Majid Jordan RnB inspired tones Samurai Champs with new single POSEIDON      

Having already impressed numerous outlets with their first release of 2019 ‘Bae’ back in January, Canadian duo Samurai Champs continue the soulful RnB sound of their forthcoming debut album with their latest cut ‘Poseidon.’

BE GOOD share RnB inflected wonky-pop single ‘God of Nowhere’

Self-described as ‘awkward pop music for midnight walks and dancing in the nude’, Oxford quartet BE GOOD’s sound is silky smooth, whilst maintaining just enough rough edges to stay warmly endearing. The band formed after vocalist Ash Cooke and drummer Charlie Clarke met at a ceramics club, and then bonded over nights listening to rap music in a South East London flat. Relocating to Cooke’s hometown Oxford they enlisted James Cunning (synths) and Patrick Burley (bass), to start a band in response to small-town suburban boredom. Naming themselves after 96-year-old chemistry professor John B. Goodenough, they started releasing tracks in earnest – early singles came out via boutique labels Kitsuné and Communion.


Sebadoh Release Video For New Song “raging river”

Indie-rock pioneers Sebadoh will release their first new studio album in more than six years Act Surprised on May 24th via Dangerbird Records. Today, the band shared the video for their new song “raging river,” which shines a light on the prevalence of conspiracy theories and everyday problems caused by anxiety-inducing technology.

THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT: “Embers” Now Streaming + Pale Season Nears Release Via Debemur Morti

“In late 2017 Fredrik approached me asking if I knew any great vocalists,” Backlund recalls. “I’m no George Michael, but Tobias has a very similar vocal range to mine and I figured my voice could be a good fit for the band. He mentioned some new songs were in the works, and ‘Embers’ – or ‘The Cat,’ which was the working title – was the first one he sent me to grace with my beautiful baritone.

MNDR shares new single “Mars” via Young Art Records

Grammy award winning artist, producer, and songwriter, MNDR (aka Amanda Warner) and Young Art Records have shared their latest single “Mars” from the upcoming Young Art Sound II Spring project coming May 3rd via Grammy-nominated producer TOKiMONSTA and her imprint Young Art Records. The melodic song is the fourth release from the project and describes how we are searching for some humanity, but humanity keeps breaking up with itself. However, there is hope in the lyrics that we will overcome and hopefully find again what connects us all.

“Mi Isla Cuba” Johnny Dread ft. Ras King Leo Moya

Juan Carlos Guardiola aka Johnny Dread, basketball player turned reggae ambassador, has delighted his fans for over 30 years and now he has returned with his latest single, “Mi Isla Cuba,” a passionate ode to his beloved island of Cuba. Recorded in studios located in “La Vieja Havana” and in “el campo” just outside of Havana, the track was produced by Leo Pro and features Ras King Leo Moya who adds his authentic island reggae vibes. “The track gives you a sense of what use to be vs. what is now present day Cuba,” says Dread. Ready for the world, this track consist of lyrics from days gone by and sentiments still relevant today. “Mi Isla Cuba” has an infectious rhythm sure to get you dancing and singing to the chorus! Grab yourself some Cucurucho de Mani and enjoy “Mi Isla Cuba,” available on all platforms April 19, 2019!

LOOKING GLASS PROJECT – release Official Lyric Video for “My Life Is Going On”

Alternative Rock Band Looking Glass Project share it now the video of the single My Life is Going on, cover from the original main theme of tv series la Casa de Papel / Money Hest.

The Waterboys Release Video for New Single “Where The Action Is”; Album Out 5/24 via Cooking Vinyl

Following the release of last month’s single “Right Side Of Heartbreak (Wrong Side Of Love),” The Waterboys released today the video for “Where The Action Is,” the title track and new single from their forthcoming album out May 24th via Cooking Vinyl.


Show4Me Music Interaction Network is officially introduced to the music community. The network is designed for unsigned artists, signed to labels artists and their fans, as well as record labels, and other music industry professionals.Show4Me is based on a ground-breaking $1 annual subscription model that opens space for artists to make up to 300 times higher income compared to music streaming. The model was added on top of other music monetization tools that has been improved and united in a single music-related ecosystem to give artists a decent reward and genuine appreciation for their art. Every artist now can benefit from using each of these advanced features to sell their music, not to mention the opportunity to build successful music careers by applying a powerful combination of all toolkits. In addition, Show4Me equips musicians with an action plan to educate them on how to professionally manage their careers. Record labels, on the other hand, can use Show4Me as an alternative way to promote the whole pool of artists affiliated to their respective professional networks.


Following the recent release of standout track Superdiscoteca, and his sold-out London date with Busy P, the inimitable Myd is back with his brand new EP of the same title, released today via Ed Banger Records.

Indie artist Kris Kelly’s new single “Birthplace” + Video

“Free flowing and swept forward with a bed of strings and acoustic arpeggiations, both the song and video bring you to a place of big skies and bright wanderings. Kelly’s sweet and soothing vocals offer rhythmic meditations dripping with longing. Sigh.” – Parade Magazine

Julian Daniel – I Could Be Your “Sidekick”

“Produced by Brandon Pero and Andrew Polychronopoulos, I tested the limits of what I would normally record. This song played a huge part in discovering who I really am as an artist.”

Eats Everything & Green Velvet unveil ‘Complex’

Following their sold-out date at Manchester’s iconic Albert Hall for an Edible x Kaluki special, Bristol’s Eats Everything has unveiled his collaboration with Chicago DJ/producer Green Velvet on their latest production, ‘Complex’ – released via Relief Records on 19th April.