@skopemag news for april 25, 2019 @ 11 am est


LIFE share new video for ‘Moral Fibre’

Following the release of their new single ‘Moral Fibre’, which was recently b-listed on BBC 6 Music and earned plaudits from the likes of, BBC Radio 1, Radio X, NME Radio, DIY, Dork, Gigwise and more, Hull outfit LIFE have now shared a new video to accompany the single.

Cautious Clay debuts “REASONS” video, unretires from pole vaulting

Cautious explains, “The video is set up kind of like a dream sequence that portrays a surreal picture of my day-to-day life as well as certain interests and things I’ve done like pole vaulting or swimming; with the centrifuge being my desk that I’ve made music at for the last eight years.”

Two Door Cinema Club Releases “Satellite” + Announces Album False Alarm Out 6/14

Two Door Cinema Club have today announced details of their fourth studio album False Alarm, out June 14th via Glassnote. Also unveiled today via Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1 is new single ‘Satellite”, an infectious Krautpop-influenced slice of future pop that accepts as a species we’re “in it together” – be it Brexit, climate change or any other man-made modern day terror. Details of the release were unveiled in a typically irreverent live stream which saw the trio launching the new album cover into space, whilst simultaneously commentating on the event and answering questions from fans.

LIFE Debut Video For “Moral Fibre” On PASTE || Out Now On Afghan Moon / PIAS

Speaking on the video, frontman Mez Green says: “Entering the surreal world of Hull artist Anna Bean we chose to reflect on when we lived and dined as the ants that took the sugar mountain from an empire built on Teletubbie colours and 70s shit-disco. Once again reuniting with our friend behind the lens Josh Moore we present to you a piss-take of a piss-take that’s a little bit tongue and hella-lot of cheek and a ton of pissant. Shot in Hull and shot for fun let Moral Fibre get in in your bones. Respect your community.”

VR SEX (mem. Drab Majesty) shares new single ‘Sacred Limousine’, new LP out 5/10 on Dais Records

Today, ahead of VR SEX’s anticipated debut LP Human Traffic Jam, the band are sharing the music video for the brooding single ‘Sacred Limousine’, the video was shot and directed by band member Andrew Clinco (also of Drab Majesty).

YaSi Premieres “Issues” via Too Much Love

First generation Iranian-American songwriter and vocalist YaSi is gearing up to release a new EP of dark rhythmic pop, starting with her first single “Issues” – out this week. YaSi recently sold out her headlining Denver show, performed at the Denver Nuggets half-time show, and opened for the likes of Teyana Taylor, Masego, JMSN, Dani Leigh, Cousin Stizz to name a few. Keep an eye out for more new music from YaSi in the coming months!

YaSI releases hot new Single

Olivia Wik – Listen/Watch – “When I Was Drunk”

Emily Parr directed the music video for “When I Was Drunk.” She’s an amazing artist, photographer, and designer who has such an eye for ethereal aesthetic. I knew she was the one to capture my song’s sense of dreamy drunkenness. Watch the video on YouTube!


DJ Snake has shared his new single “Enzo,” a powerhouse hip-hop anthem featuring Offset, 21 Savage, Gucci Mane, and Sheck Wes. Released via Geffen Records, “Enzo” premiered today as Zane Lowe’s latest World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1.

PLGRMS / NEW Music + Video

Speaking on new single ‘Daylight’, singer Jacob Pearson explained: “‘Daylight’ is a feeling, a choice to be made, a person; it’s whatever you need it to be so that you can bring yourself out from the dark.” That contrast between darkness, and light – is a notion which is elegantly portrayed both in this track, and within their previous releases.

New Broken Baby single/video

The video is directed by long-time collaborator and Emmy award-winning director Tony Diaz, the three-and-a-half-minute featurette lays bare the frightening dystopia of our current cultural dysmorphia and prod the open wounds of our ransacked politics.

Soul/Funk Band Rhymes Band Ft. Summer Dennis Premiere NEW Video on Soulbounce

“Storm” is an anthem for those who have combated abusive relationships in the past and surmounted these tremendous difficulties. The volatile and raw emotions conveyed through the lyrics and vocalisation of the song are only enhanced by the visual components of the “Storm” music video.

SoulBounce Exclusive: Rhymes Band & Summer Dennis Weather The ‘Storm’

New Music: Kill The Motherboard “The Water” (feat. Eric Biddines)

Today, Kill The Motherboard drops a new single, “The Water” (feat. Eric Biddines). Premiered by HipHopDX yesterday, the new track teases the coming release of The Legend of Picasso Jones–the group’s debut LP–on May 21. Kill The Motherboard formed when Grammy Award-winning producer Jack Splash (Kendrick Lamar, Solange, CeeLo) tapped Milwaukee singer/songwriter Jon Brown, who had set aside his music career and become a firefighter in order to provide for his family, and Florida rapper Eric Biddines to co-star on a project with the mission of keeping music alive and human.

Swamp Dogg Confirms New LP Ft. John Prine, Justin Vernon, & More, Shares “Star Dust” Video Via Rolling Stone

Created and directed by Emmy Award winning filmmaker Matt Dilmore, Swamp Dogg’s new video for “Star Dust,” shot on hi8 tape stock, was inspired by the pioneering African-American filmmaker Bill Gunn’s seminal film Personal Problems, which has recently enjoyed a resurgence thanks to a re-release via Kino Lorber. The video for “Star Dust” — the soaring closer of his critically acclaimed album Love, Loss, and Auto-Tune (his first to chart at Billboard since his iconic debut, Total Destruction To Your Mind, in 1970) — is available to watch on YouTube HERE.


R&B soul singer Leela James is gearing up to hit the road this summer as she embarks on the 19-city “Are You Ready? Tour,” which starts June 21 in Covington, KY and culminates on July 18 in Glenside, PA, at the Keswick Theatre. The tour will make stops in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Memphis, Nashville, Durham and a host of other cities. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 26 at 10 am local time. For more information on the tour and to find a city near you log onto www.facebook.com/LeelaJames.

THIS GIFT IS A CURSE Release New Song, “Blood is My Harvest”

THIS GIFT IS A CURSE have just released “Blood is My Harvest,” the second single from their upcoming album, ‘A Throne of Ash.’ The song can be heard at THIS LOCATION.

MADISON Unveils Triumphant New Single ‘Sky High’ – Out Today

The reigning queen of New York indie pop, Madison, is back with her triumphant new single “Sky High”, an alluring, uplifting number complete with a cinematic chorus and her signature etherial vocals. Premiering exclusively via EARMILK, the single is out on all digital platforms today worldwide via her very own label, G Records.

Gazel releases mesmeric new single ‘You’re Not Funny’

British/Turkish songwriter and producer Gazel has released her new single, ‘You’re Not Funny’, the latest track to be taken from her upcoming debut album Gazel’s Book Of Souls, out October 4th.

JohnLikeJohn – Burn The World

JohnlikeJohn delivers a smooth saturating blend of the DIY naïve punk ethic of Daniel Johnson, with the cultured folk stylings of Joanna Newsom and the skewed yet incisive poetry of Ivor Cutler and John Copper Clarke. With endless creativity and retaining a particularly contemporary sound through his music, JohnLikeJohn offers great hope for the British folk music scene.

2019 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Lineup Announced

The 2019 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Lineup is now live! We think it will be one of our best years ever. Check out some of the bands playing Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion this September 20-22, 2019!

Sabbath Assembly: New LP, ‘A Letter of Red’, Streaming in Full via Kerrang

Sabbath Assembly is a dark rock band based in Texas and NYC. The group features vocalist Jamie Myers (ex-Hammers of Misfortune, Wolves in the Throne Room), guitarist Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia), guitarist Ron Verod (Kayo Dot), bassist Johnny DeBlase, and drummer / founding member David Nuss. Sabbath Assembly will release its new album, ‘A Letter of Red’, on April 26 via Svart Records. The group’s seventh studio album, ‘A Letter of Red’ was recorded at Figure 8 Studio in Brooklyn with Producer Randall Dunn (Black Mountain, SunnO))), Earth).


“I don’t think it occurred to me at the time but ‘909’ feels like the close on a really strange era of my life,” Ng says. “I think with a lot of the changes and fast-paced movements over the last few years, there can be a build-up of emotional energy. Not that ‘909’ was an explosion or an eruption of that — but through it I think I found a way out. A doorway. It feels fitting that it is the release to kick off whatever comes next. Some people say, ‘Start at the beginning,’ but I feel I work best starting at the end, in a weird way.”


FKA twigs Returns With New Single “Cellophane”

Talking about the process, FKA twigs says, “throughout my life I’ve practiced my way to being the best I could be, it didn’t work this time. I had to tear down every process I’d ever relied on. go deeper. rebuild. start again”

LILY KERSHAW Shares New Video Directed By Noël Wells + Fall Tour

Eve Maret shares sensory-driven ‘No More Running (Deluxe Edition)’

Eve Maret is a Nashville-based experimental artist and composer who employs a wide array of electronic media and techniques in her various disciplines, exploring the possibilities of personal and communal healing through creative acts. Last year she released a limited run of No More Running on cassette via Nashville label Banana Tapes, and this Friday April 26th she’ll be releasing No More Running (Deluxe Edition), an expanded edition of her debut album complete with three brand new tracks, new videos, and alternate artwork.


The re-release of “GENESIS” is led by the smash single, “The Lyfe”. The single is already creating national buzz with airplay in Atlanta, New Orleans, Mobile, New York, Connecticut, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. “The Lyfe” was written by T Barz, Lou Humphrey and Jasmon Joyner. “It’s a vibe song inspired by an almost summer day, 70 degrees to be exact, top down while riding on an old-school ride driving through the neighborhood thinking about those goals that you want to accomplish,” adds Barz.

PEPPER Drops New Single “Warning” Ft. Stick Figure Today!

Today Pepper drops a tasty dubby new single “Warning” Ft. Stick Figure with tastemaker imprint LAW Records. The new song is due to premiere today with SIRIUS XM’s The Joint and is available everywhere you stream music.

Teddy unveils music video for new single ‘Spine’ | Self-Titled Debut album out tomorrow

Rising artist Teddy has revealed the official music video for his single, ‘Spine’, ahead of the release of his self-titled debut album, out this Friday via AUTNMY Records.

WHISPERING SONS drop apocalyptic new video for ‘Hollow’

The end-of-days feeling of the track is illustrated in the remarkable video. No demonic four horseman, no bloodthirsty robots or aliens to exterminate humanity, but a serene and peaceful kind of doom… We see youngsters assemble at the tree of life in a desolate desert-like setting. Their trancelike gaze aimed high at the sky that’s about to fall… Death from above… Parting ways together… determined, undaunted, unconcerned… “I’ve been afraid too long, I’ve been afraid too long…”