May Day Edition – @skopemag news for may 1, 2019 @ 1:30 pm est

Out Today | New Video | Billboard Premieres Zia Benjamin’s Mr. Neverman

Zia Benjamin is a dynamic talent amongst Jamaica’s contemporary renaissance of female aritsts. Today, she displays her multi-talented range as a singer, songwriter and filmmaker on the self-directed video for her single “Mr Neverman.” In the past year, Zia has been working towards her debut EP with a string of singles – “No Fame,” “Mr. Neverman” and “Rudie” – making her mark with her soulful jazz sound, which she dubs “Rum Shop Blues.”

New Release from RUEL “PAINKILLER” On Sony Music Australia


“‘Welcome to the End of Your Life’ sounds like a morbid title, but in actuality it’s meant to leave a positive impression on the listener,” explains Ross. “Go live your life before it’s too late. Take that chance, ask her to dance.”

The Great Escape single entitled ‘Where Do We Go From Here’

The trio’s previous viral smash hit “All You Got Is Gold” was one of the most popular tracks featured in the Netflix series “The Haunting Of Hill House”.

IGNESCENT Release Lyric Video for “Into the Night”

Chicago Rock Band IGNESCENT has released the lyric video for their newest single (out 3/29/2019), “Into the Night.”

“There is no picture so precious as unconditional love and nothing so freeing.” – Jennifer Benson (Vocals)

LILI KENDALL announces new single and video ‘love, herself’

New > Mood J > ‘Looking Further, Looking Forward’ EP > Out June 7th > Lobster Theremin > Listen

Mystery man, Mood J returns to Distant Hawaii with a delicious slice of new wax, ‘Looking Further, Looking Forward’.

COL3TRANE Shares New Track ‘ PROBLEMS IN US ‘, New EP ‘HEROINE’ Out on MAY 31st

Fresh from a fortnight’s worth of Coachella performances alongside SG Lewis and FKJ, 20-year-old vocalist, musician and rapper Col3trane today shares his new track ‘Problems In Us’.

Showcasing Cole at his most impressive, ‘Problems In Us’ is a deliciously succinct slice of future R&B produced by the London-based Sega Bodega, fusing a virtuosic vocal with hypnotic stringwork and a glitch-heavy beat. In perhaps his most personal and open moment to date, Cole sings of a love gone wrong across the intimate track.


Rising talent BAELY has released his debut single ‘Talking To The Walls’ via AWAL, accompanied by a gripping video.

German Vocalist and Bass Player Extraordinaire Rainer Landfermann Announces His First Solo Album

PAVOR and former BETHLEHEM member Landfermann to release “Mein Wort in Deiner Dunkelheit” on June 19

Thrilling, intense and hauntingly expressive to the extreme: Rainer Landfermann’s signature vocals, that iconically shaped BETHLEHEM’s cult classic “Dictius Te Necare” in 1996, return 23 years later on his new solo album “Mein Wort in Deiner Dunkelheit”, to be released on June 19, 2019.

slenderbodies RELEASE NEW SONG “dewdrops”

California-based duo slenderbodies share their new song “dewdrops” today via indie label Avant Garden and announce The Komorebi headlining tour (see full routing below) which kicks off on September 27 in San Francisco making stops in Chicago, New York, Atlanta to name a few and wrapping on October 23 in Los Angeles. They will also be performing at festivals this summer including Lollapalooza. “dewdrops,” the first release from their forthcoming debut album is groovy and melancholic embodying the signature sound that slenderbodies has stamped and made their own.

iB101 releases tongue-in-cheek debut single ‘Controversial’

Wonderfully eccentric, skewed lo-fi pop, ‘Controversial’ marks his first official release via the Different Recordings label (Anna Of The North, Rina Sawayama). A multi-instrumentalist, he has been creating music for six years, uploading demos to Soundcloud and building a cult social media following. He penned ‘Controversial’ at the age of 14 on his phone and spent two years on it’s production.

Steve Aoki and Alok unveil the official music video for their latest track “Do It Again”

Two-time Grammy nominated DJ and Producer Steve Aoki joins forces with Brazilian superstar Alok for their first official collaboration “Do It Again”. Directed by Reece Charchol, the animated music video follows the duo on a psychedelic journey through alternate realities, as they attempt to escape a shapeshifting evil force, masked as a bunny rabbit.


The track, taken from their album ‘LIFE’, was re-recorded with Gladys Knight in September 2018, and fulfilled a life-time ambition for Boy George. Last year, Gladys Knight joined Boy George & Culture Club on stage to perform the track during their sold-out show at The Greek Theatre, LA as part of the bands huge US tour. An exclusive shaped 10″ vinyl of the song was released as part of Record Store Day last month.

Skope Magazine – Mitch McAteer (Alt-Folk)

Mitch McAteer is a 21-year-old Irish singer songwriter set to release his debut single ‘I Hate That I Love You’. The gravitas of Mitch’s voice finds a worthy home alongside the alt-folk track’s sombre guitar and lazy, rolling drums. There are moments where his raw vocals recall artists such as Ray LaMontagne and Nathaniel Rateliff, his gruff timbre escalating to a confessional howl in the chorus. ‘I Hate That I Love You’ is the first taster to Mitch’s upcoming EP, recorded in the Irish countryside over just four days. Similar to when he wrote the tracks, it was important for Mitch to record them in isolation – with no signal, no wifi, no distraction.

Mitch McAteer – I Hate That I Love You Release: Single Date: 30 April 2019

FAMOUS release twitchy video for latest single ‘Jack’s House’

London tainted-pop six-piece Famous reveal the video to skittish, paranoid new single Jack’s House. Frontman Jack Merrett delivers an eerie, intense red-eyed performance across tired grey park spaces, as well as in front of gloomy skyscraper views. It aesthetically matches the wiry guitars, bass stabs and rushed drum beat; flurries of panicked synths complete the bed on which vocalist Jack Merrett delivers manic observations.

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul release new song; new album out Friday

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul have unveiled “Love Again,” the latest track from their eagerly awaited new album, Summer of Sorcery, arriving this Friday, May 3via Wicked Cool/UMe. The track is accompanied by a psychedelic new visualizer, streaming now via Little Steven’s official YouTube channel.

Introducing – Miami Beach Pop Festival

Initial details have been announced for the first ever Miami Beach Pop Festival, a three-day cultural experience celebrating music, food, and the vibrant Miami Beach environment. The inaugural event set for November 8-10 will be held on the sands of South Beach between 5th & 10th streets, adjacent to thebeachfront Lummus Park and the iconic Ocean Drive. The festival will feature a boldly diverse lineup of artists from around the globe,spanning genres of rock, pop, Latin, R&B, electronic, jazz, country, reggae, and more, withinternational stars and local musicians performing across three stages.