@skopemag news for april 29, 2019 @ 1 pm est


Fronted by Aussie legend Dom Mariani, who came to prominence on the music scene in the 1980s with legendary garage rock combo The Stems, and later went on to form revered power pop outfits DM3 and The Someloves, Datura4 is Mariani’s return to his blues and heads-down, full-tilt boogie roots.

Mountain Head New Single

“The sound conception of Mountain Head started with this song. It was one of those moments where it just hits you. It wasn’t until we brought the song to the studio that it really started to take shape; you could say that “We Stole Your Head” and the ideas it conjured truly did steal our heads. It cleared the foundation and set up our base camp before we ascend this mountain.”


Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus shocked the Stagecoach crowd last night during global superstar Diplo’s set with their first-ever live performance together of the global hit “Old Town Road”. Diplo also debuted his brand new official remix of the song following the surprise performance, which is available now.

Flipping the industry upside down, disrupting the charts, and raising the bar for genre-less culture, Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” has held steady at the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three consecutive weeks.

Gibson Announces NEW Original, Modern and Custom Shop Collections

For the past 125 years, Gibson has been synonymous with creating, shaping, and owning sound across generations of artists and multiple genres of music. At the start of the year, Gibson emerged as the legitimate leader again with their much-anticipated return to NAMM, the world’s largest music industry show. The ‘new’ Gibson showed up with compelling and relevant guitars, combined with a re-energized Brand and renewed commitment from all of the Gibson Artists. The big question was, “When is the launch of the new collection?”

Pop singer-songwriter Izzy Mahoubi releases ‘That Stage’

After releasing her debut single, “My Own Way”, Izzy has released a follow up single ‘That Stage” as she remains excited to see what her future holds. She recently signed with elite US based management company, Arrow Music Agency. Arrow is headed by Chris Sobonya (President), and represents a diverse roster of artists from around the globe.

Pollyanna Premieres Debut EP “The World Is…”

The duo, comprised of Jill Beckett and Dan McCool, have been in various projects together from a young age, using their past musical experiences to evolve into Pollyanna. “The World Is…” showcases all of their dimensions, exploring a wide range of emotions throughout all four tracks. It’s hard to choose a singular track to highlight on this EP; the band successfully blends together pieces of indie rock, alternative, and pop to create a unique collection that is sure to tug at the heart.

Dinosaur Pile-Up release new single ‘Back Foot’

Dinosaur Pile-Up have released their brand new single ‘Back Foot’. The song is the second to be taken from their forthcoming fourth album Celebrity Mansions, released on June 7th via Parlophone Records.

TOTO Announce North American Fall Tour Dates

It’s without question, that TOTO have currently been in the middle of a major resurgence around the world over the past several years. Their Greatest Hits package titled 40 Trips Around The Sun – Legacy Recordings (a division of Sony Music) debuted at the top of the charts in eight different countries upon its release in early 2018 and kicked off what’s been the longest tour for years for the band.

Royal Teeth release vulnerable new track “Rivalry”

This time last year, indie pop alternative band Royal Teeth were contemplating a comeback. Internally conflicted but sonically inspired, they built a fresh sounding, amplified catalogue of new tunes that externalized their emotions in a way that anyone who’s experienced a crossroad in their life, whether that be in internally or socially, can relate to.

Bedouin reveals lineup for Saga Ibiza Season III

Opening May 26 for a four-month weekly residency, Bedouin’s Saga series returns to Heart Ibiza after two hugely successful seasons. Following a string of international showcases in Tulum, Brooklyn and Miami, Saga is set for another strong summer with bold musical programming.

This season sees a whole host of debuts including the dreamy electronic duo Bob Moses, Red Axes, Blond:ish and Lost Desert, all bringing their unique sound to the Saga concept. There’s also no shortage of headline mainstays such as: Black Coffee, Guy Gerber, Jamie Jones, Lee Burridge, Damian Lazarus and Luciano. In amongst the lineup, Bedouin showcases their taste for finding exciting, underground talent that fits their musical ethos: Umami (Live), Timujin, Zigan Aldi, The Soul Brothers, Pablo Fierro, Stravroz, Collé and Santiago Garcia.


Dinosaur Pile-Up have released their brand new single ‘Back Foot’. The song is the second to be taken from their forthcoming fourth album Celebrity Mansions, released on June 7th via Parlophone Records / Roadrunner Records.

“TIK TIK TIK”…Yung Bans is About to Blow

The next evolutionary step in Atlanta trap music, Yung Bans crafts entrancing and hard-hitting melodic rap gems. Keeping time with the Rolex on his wrist, Yung Bans shares “TIK TIK TIK,” his latest single. Produced by Pooh Beatz (Kevin Gates) and Jetson Made (DaBaby), “TIK TIK TIK” is a headphone-ready slice of bubblegum trap, percolating with electric keyboards and frantic hi-hats. Mutating his voice to fit each line, from a delicate whisper, to a wavering croak, to an angelic falsetto, Bans flashes his star potential on the new track, chronicling his frustrations with law enforcement and fake fans who don’t want to see him evolve. Directed by Bavani Productions, the video for “TIK TIK TIK” is an effects-laden peek into Bans’ high-rolling lifestyle, complete with foreign cars, designer threads, and paintings of famous gangsters. “TIK TIK TIK” follows “Gutta Bitch,” Bans’ recent collaboration with YNW Melly, which has over 1 million views on both YouTube and SoundCloud since its release last week.


Roadrunner Records’ group Motionless In White have shared an official music video for the title track off their anticipated new album, DISGUISE. Directed by Jeremy Danger and Travis Shinn, the haunting video for “Disguise” is streaming now on Motionless In White’s YouTube Channel.

Apex Manor lets us into the studio for his “Where My Mind Goes” lyric video

The Doghouse at Ole Red Tishomingo to Open with Performances by Blake Shelton & Luke Bryan

Ryman Hospitality Properties (RHP) and Blake Shelton are giving fans a reason to have a little more fun in Tishomingo. The town will soon be home to The Doghouse at Ole Red Tishomingo, a music hall and events venue expansion to the Shelton-inspired bar and restaurant located in downtown Tishomingo.

The Doghouse at Ole Red Tishomingo’s weekly programming will include “Thursday Night Jams,” “Live in Concert” on Friday nights, the “Shindig,” weekly dance party on Saturday nights, and more to be announced throughout the year. The space will also be available for private events beginning in June.

SOAK Shares Digital Tour Of ‘Grim Town,’ Her Acclaimed New LP Out Now Via Rough Trade Records

SOAK — a/k/a Bridie Monds-Watson — released her anticipated new album Grim Town on Friday via Rough Trade Records to career high reviews and acclaim from Pitchfork, The Guardian (4/5 stars), BUST, NPR Music (NMF), Under the Radar (8/10 stars), The Line of Best Fit (8/10), AllMusic (4/5 stars), PopMatters, Exclaim!, and more. “Grim Town is a dystopia that I’ve created in my brain: me on the inside, processed into a pretend location,” says Monds-Watson. Today the artist hailing from Derry, Ireland released an interactive map of Grim Town featuring her own illustrations, photos, and memories that inspired the release, along with behind the scenes photos and a live performance video of “Valentine Schmalentine,” among other easter eggs. Fans are encouraged to contribute their own photos, art, or interpretations of their personal ‘Grim Town’ via Instagram using #GrimTown.

Tōth Shares New Single/Video “Picture of You”

Tōth’s “Picture Of You” is the final single and music video before the debut dream-pop masterpiece Practice Magic And Seek Professional Help When Necessary comes out May 10th. This “lovely orchestral song” (BrooklynVegan) caps off a string of absorbing singles that drew praise from NPR, Gorilla Vs Bear, Clash, The Line of Best Fit, and the BBC. The single also arrives on the heels of a Paste Studio live stream performance last week.

Japanese superstars MAN WITH A MISSION release amazing ‘FLY AGAIN 2019’ video

Japanese superstars MAN WITH A MISSION have announced the release of their brand new single ‘FLY AGAIN 2019’. The band have released an amazing video for the song, filmed at their recent 50,000 capacity headline show at the Hanshin Koshien Stadium, capturing the huge scale of the Japanese rock phenomenon and their rapturous following.

Hootie & the Blowfish Add U.K. & Ireland “Group Therapy Tour” Dates

A month ahead of the highly-anticipated Group Therapy Tour launch, Hootie & the Blowfish announced seven dates throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland this October to follow their 47-date U.S. and Canada run of shows.

The announcement follows a wave of excitement surrounding news of the band’s first full tour in over a decade with forthcoming music under a new record deal with Universal Music Group Nashville. They will celebrate the soon-to-begin tour as part of National Concert Week with a performance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” this Wednesday, May 1.

Hootie & the Blowfish Add U.K. & Ireland “Group Therapy Tour” Dates


21 Savage Releases Music Video for “BALL W/O YOU”!