@skopemag news for april 30, 2019 @ 11 am est

V33 Ft Hoodrich – Another Day (Official Music Video)

KLP announces ‘Heater’ National Tour, recently releasing special cut ‘Until I Find You’

Sydney’s dance music queen KLP has today announced her return to touring for 2019 with the ‘Heater’ National Tour alongside the announcement her new single of the same name will be released later this month. Joining the line up of both Big Pineapple Festival and Curve Ball – KLP is returning to the stage with a bang, her dance floor party jams in tow.

Indie/ Twee Pop Punk Collective Kitty Kat Fan Club

San Jose, CA “indie/twee pop punk” band Kitty Kat Fan Club will release their debut full-length ‘Dreamy Little You’ on May 31 via Asian Man Records.

The collective consists of Brianda Goyos León (Just Friends), Mike Huguenor (Hard Girls, Classics of Love and Jeff Rosenstock’s band), Mike Park (Asian Man Records, Skankin’ Pickle, Ogikubo Station etc.), Jon McMaster (Stickup Kid) and others.

Hip Hop/Soul Trio Variations of Light Release an Eerie and Experimental Second Single ‘Overlook Hotel’

Now the trio has released their second single titled ‘Overlook Hotel’, which serves as the opposite bookend to Petty Love as an eerie and experimental track that pays tribute to the film The Shining. The song is about departed family members and channelling their spirits to help with life and creativity.

Open calls for music video festival Soundie 2019

The final countdown begins for Soundie 2019. Barcelona’s international video clip festival has opened call for entries for its 4th edition, which will take place in the city this Autumn.


Last Thursday saw the return of the 20-year-old R&B up-and-comer with the release of his new single ‘Fall Free’. Yet another slice of infectious R&B, ‘Fall Free’ is a perfect example of the natural talent and impressive song writing that has seen Jvck win over fans and critics alike around the world. Produced by the Grammy Award winning Di Genius (Drake – ‘Controlla’, Sean Paul, FuseODG, Damian Marley), Jvck describes ‘Fall Free’ as “a taste of the islands which is where my Grandparents grew up, The song is me giving precautions to a potential lover before they fall…”

Bollywood Actor To Hollywood Director, Arsh Singh Releases Epic Emotional Video

Combining his extensive experience in visual media with his natural talent for music, Arsh Singh is a star in the making. For his very first single he has chosen to release his own take on One Republic’s “If I Lose Myself”, adding his own, crystal-clear vocals and heartfelt-emotion to the track. Also directing its hard-hitting, emotionally-charged video, If I Lose Myself is the perfect introduction to Arsh’s world, one in which story-telling and human emotion rule and one which is bound to touch audiences worldwide.

CRAWLING MANIFEST Launch Their Assault With ‘Lords Of War’

The major musical influences for Lords Of War, the latest EP from US metal group Crawling Manifest, are the new wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash, Melodic Death, Power Metal, and just a dash of Prog. After the release of their EP, Forevermore, the band gained a significant amount of creative freedom, which allowed the band to get back to the beginning of what got them into playing music in the first place. This is EP is imbued with that sound …the sound of pure Heavy Metal.

K.Flay announces new album, UK tour & shares ‘This Baby Don’t Cry’

The two-time Grammy Award-nominated, hip-hop inspired alt-pop artist K.Flay has announced the release date for her highly-anticipated third studio album, Solutions, out on July 12th via Night Street/Interscope Records. The album is available to pre-order here.

Bertie Anderson – ‘Toxic’ Single

Bertie Anderson, R&B Singer-Songwriter, has been making headway since a push to take his career to the next level in 2016. Originally from Cairns on the Far North East Coast of Queensland and now based in Perth, Western Australia, his production and vocal style forms a unique sound manifesting from his musical influences (from New Age Alternative R&B to R&B from the 90’s) and this transgresses to smooth, high-energy live performances.

NEWS: Gary Nicholson and alter-ego Whitey Johnson share June 7 release date

Gary Nicholson’s mile-long list of achievements as a songwriter, producer and performer includes writing credits on hundreds of country, blues, Americana and pop songs recorded by some of the world’s most badass, no-last-name-needed legends, from B.B., Bonnie, Buddy and Delbert to Ringo, Waylon and Willie. But unless they’ve seen him in action, most people couldn’t pick the two-time Grammy winner out of a lineup. Performing under two different names — his own, and that of “obscure bluesman” Whitey Johnson— while releasing hardly any albums credited to either, has only fanned the air of mystery that seems to surround his career.

Premiere: Legendary Songwriter Gary Nicholson Shares ‘Immigrant Nation’ and Alter Ego Whitey Johnson’s ‘More Days Like This’

Wy Release New Album ‘Softie’ – Listen Now

Critically acclaimed Swedish duo Wy have today released their stunning second album ‘Softie’; out via Hybris/Beatnik and available across all digital streaming services – listen in full via the link below.

True Crime Podcast Disgraceland Releases New Episode on XXXTentacion

Today, the rock and roll true crime podcast Disgraceland released season 3 episode 6 on XXXTentacion, one of Generation Z’s most talented hip hop stars whose rapid ascent to fame was marked by intense violence, loneliness and drama. So far in season 3, host Jake Brennan has dissected Kurt Cobain & Courtney Love, Snoop Dogg, and The Grateful Dead. Recently, the show peaked at #4 on the overall Apple Podcasts Top Podcasts chart ahead of The New York Times’ The Daily and Serial following the launch of season 3.

SHOR releases bold video for dreamy new single ‘Gold’

London-based artist SHOR has shared the video for his new single, ‘Gold’, out now through LAB Records.

MARS RED SKY: new album “The Task Eternal” coming September 27th on Listenable Records

French heavy psychedelic rockers MARS RED SKY announce the release of their fourth full-length “The Task Eternal” on September 27th via Listenable Records, and share an exclusive teaser today.

Three years after the “Apex III (Praise For The Burning Soul)” odyssey, French heavy psych torchbearers MARS RED SKY are ready to add a new cornerstone to the pharaonic sonic monument they’ve been building for over a decade. Written in a medieval castle in 2018, “The Task Eternal” is set for a September 27th release via Listenable Records. The band will debut the first single off the new album on May 29th, with more info being unveiled very soon!

SiriusXM’s Coffee House Presents Matt Costa, JD & The Straight Shot and Matt Hartke Live on Tour

Orange County native Matt Costa is always happiest on the road. Coming off a strong year of touring around his critically acclaimed album of California story songs Santa Rosa Fangs, Costa is set to release new music throughout 2019, starting with a new single in May. Costa has a knack for writing timeless, sweetly tragic songs reflective of his big heart with an edge of folk rock.

SiriusXM Coffee House Presents Matt Costa, JD & The Straight Shot and Matt Hartke on Tour!

Country Music Artist, Songwriter and Acclaimed Author, Erica Stone, Releases New Music Project, Antidote

“Wow what a journey it’s been getting to this point. So much life has been lived between where I used to be in this industry and where I am today. I feel like this record explores the tension between life, love, failures, and the ultimate comeback… all journeys we each have traveled at one point or another,” expressed Erica Stone. “My hope is that the listener will find solace in knowing no matter where they sit in life, I’ve been there too… and none of us walk through it alone.”

Fruit Bats cut through the haze of a “Gold Past Life” on new song

The falsetto of Eric D. Johnson shines invitingly throughout the folk-rock of Fruit Bats’ Merge debut Gold Past Life, due worldwide on June 21. It’s a song about rejecting notions of idealized nostalgia—in Johnson’s own words, “love and fate and the meaningless random brutal nature of the universe. Y’know, small stuff and big stuff!”

Florida Georgia Line to Perform Exclusively for SiriusXM at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville

SiriusXM today announced that multi-platinum, chart-topping duo Florida Georgia Line will perform a special invitation-only event for SiriusXM listeners at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, marking the GRAMMY nominees’ first concert at the legendary venue. The private show will air live on Wednesday, May 29 at 8:00 pm CT on SiriusXM’s The Highway, channel 56, and on the SiriusXM app.

Bob Dylan – The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings

Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Bob Dylan – The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings on June 7, 2019.

A comprehensive anthology of music from the mythic first leg of Bob Dylan’s groundbreaking Rolling Thunder Revue, this 14CD box set includes all five of Dylan’s full sets from that tour that were professionally recorded. The collection also provides the listener with an intimate insider’s seat for recently unearthed rehearsals at New York’s S.I.R. studios and the Seacrest Motel in Falmouth, MA plus a bonus disc showcasing one-of-a-kind performances from the tour.

The collection features 148 tracks in all, with more than 100 of those never previously released. Included in the box set is a 52-page booklet featuring rare and never-before-seen Rolling Thunder Revue photos and a revelatory essay by novelist/musician Wesley Stace. Concurrent with the release of the 14CD box set will be a reissue of The Bootleg Series Volume 5 on vinyl, back in print for the first time since 2002 as a 3LP set with a 64-page booklet.

ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival Unveils 2019 Artist Lineup

On September 5, 6, and 7, 2019, a diverse and exciting curation of the world’s most remarkable guitarists will gather for the eighth installment of ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival, presented by Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Situated in a vibrant micro-urban setting, the internationally recognized, biennial event features “a prodigious array of the world’s most distinctive and influential guitarists” from around the globe (Premier Guitar). 2019 ELLNORA artists hail from Madagascar, Niger, Korea, Gambia, France, Bosnia, China, Brazil, Germany, and throughout the United States, representing a broad spectrum of musical genres, instrumental traditions, and playing styles.


Atlantic Records group Broken Hands have shared the official video for “Friends House,” which is streaming now on the band’s official YouTube channel. Frontman Dale Norton commented on the video, stating “Friends House is all about a false sense of security and the director Sam Kinsella took that theme and put it inside this mad derelict house on a cliff edge…”