May Day Edition – @skopemag news for may 1, 2019 @ 9 am est

FINN ANDREWS Shares Dark, Twisted and Humorous Video For “One By The Venom”; Watch Here       

C DUNCAN’s Surreal Bingo Night – “Talk Talk Talk” Video OUT TODAY!

“The video for ‘Talk Talk Talk’ continues in the same vein as ‘Impossible’. It’s off the wall and fun, which matches the nature of the song perfectly. The use of colour and lively imagery juxtaposed with the reality of the setting work well in creating a surreal world that is both tongue and cheek yet emotive”

KOLLAPS: BrooklynVegan Streams Mechanical Christ LP From Australian Post-Industrial Trio

Mechanical Christ, the demoralizing second LP by Australian post-industrial trio, KOLLAPS, is out this Friday through long-running UK-based Cold Spring Records. As the record’s street date looms, BrooklynVegan is giving the public an advance listen to the entire album with an exclusive stream.

Mrs Band Releases New Music Video, “Hurricane”

VISTA Announces Summer US Tour, “Electric Souls Tour”

Electronic alternative rock band VISTA have announced a summer US tour, the Electric Souls tour, kicking off in June 2019. Fresh off the release of their newest single “Eat (I Must)” and a spring tour (On The Hunt: Part II), VISTA wants to continue their momentum. The tour, which will consist of dates throughout the midwest, south, and southeast, is their most ambitious run to date.

6/16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
6/18 – Indianapolis, IN – Irving Theatre
6/21 – Minneapolis, MN – The Garage
6/22 – Sioux City, IA – Whiskey Dicks
6/24 – Kansas City, MO – The Aftershock
6/25 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Root
6/26 – Dallas, TX – Reno’s Chop Shop
6/27 – Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar
6/28 – Mobile, AL – The Blind Mule
6/29 – Tallahassee, FL – The Wilbury
6/30 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
7/2 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
7/6 – Atlanta, GA – Connect Live
7/7 – Greenville, SC – Radio Room
7/9 – Charlotte, NC – Skylark Social Club
7/10 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
7/12 – Nashville, TN – Rocketown
7/13 – Richmond, VA – Garden Grove Brewing


“Energy” is the first single for BURNS in 2019.

“This song is everything I’m about musically. I wanted to make something that sounded organic and authentic and that people can dance to. I’m very proud of it!” – BURNS

Hey Skope Mag – Matthew Garrod’s Canyons EP out Now

A distinct yet logical progression from Matthew Garrod’s folk-pop debut, ‘Bad Memory Blaze’, ‘Canyons’ is an altogether deeper and more dynamic proposition. As soon as the intro track ‘Lonely Ghost’ fades in, with all its glimmering ambience, an audio journey begins that oscillates between upbeat indie, slick synth pop and tracks consisting of little more than a simple upright piano and string accompaniment. One constant throughout ‘Canyons’, however, is Garrod’s mature, provocative and intricately cynical songwriting, characterising a singer who’s affirmatively found his groove.


In speaking about the song, Beoga says: “We wanted to cover this tune because it’s a banger and Miley’s voice is so great on it. The country vibe of the original isn’t so far away from the world we come from, so it felt like a good fit musically and the string line is savage too. Hopefully people like what we did with it.”

Acclaimed DJ and producer Sylvain Armand unveils vibrant single ‘All In’

Flamingods unveil new music video for “Paradise Drive”

International psych explorers Flamingods unveil a new video for “Paradise Drive” and unwrap another track from new album Levitation – out this Friday 3 May via Moshi Moshi Records.

Borza – Listen Now – “Be Amazing”

“Be Amazing,” my new single, is a reminder that wonder exists at all times.

Heather Maloney releases new album June 14 on Signature Sounds

Northampton, MA- Heralded for her “utterly gorgeous, visceral” music by the New York Times, Heather Maloney announces the release of Soil in the Sky, out June 14th on Signature Sounds. PopMatters recently described the album’s first single “All In Your Name” as a “tender loving care package” and further wrote, “[Maloney is an] introspective musician with a voice, heart and pen that can express a wide range of emotions — from American beauty and grace to pain, comfort and joy…potently poignant…”

Dean Lewis Announces North American Fall Tour

Multi-platinum selling artist Dean Lewis returns to the US and Canada this fall for his second North American tour. Having sold out shows on his first U.S trek earlier this year, and around the globe since the release of his celebrated debut album, A Place We Knew, the 21-city tour will kick off in Minneapolis, MN on August 6th. The tour will include festival performances in August, continuing on to headlining shows at marquee venues including the House of Blues in Boston, The Wiltern in Los Angeles, and the newly re-opened Webster Hall in New York. This marks a significant growth in Lewis’ fanbase, with venues 2-3 times larger than his debut tour earlier this year. Fans can also catch Lewis this summer at major festivals including Lollapalooza in Chicago and Outside Lands in San Francisco, CA.


Born and raised in Philadelphia, Valerie Broussard moved to London at the age of eighteen. It was this period living abroad when Valerie’s career as a songwriter began to take shape. Having since moved back stateside, Valerie brought home the hauntingly atmospheric pop that has been catching the attention of all those that have come across it. Valerie’s music has been featured on a number of hit TV shows, including ‘Lucifer’, ‘Pretty Little Liars’, Marvel’s ‘Inhumans’ and Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina as well as commercials for Cadillac, HBO, SYFY & Fox.

From Producer of Il Divo & Tom Jones: Introducing Italy’s New Pavarotti, Jonathan Cilia Faro

Jonathan Cilia Faro has overcome every obstacle life has thrown at him to follow his dream of becoming an opera star. From his troubled childhood which saw him finding solace in classical music thanks to a nun at his school, to his battle with cancer, to such unlikely spells as: A Minister, Soldier, Freemason, Busker and a Restaurateur…

KEELD Shares Deep House-leaning Sounds on New Noise Debut: “Freek”

Since launching his career in 2017, the Lyon-based artist has risen amongst the underground with passionate dancefloor-friendly works. His unique ear and production sensibilities caught the attention of Tchami, who released several original KEELD compositions on his Confession label, as well as official remixes for himself and Malaa. Since then, KEELD has gained the support of many DJs around the world, including DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, and Oliver Heldens. Bursting with energy following the February release of “Gillies,” KEELD brings his boundary-pushing sounds to New Noise via “Freek.”

Japanese, synth-groove artist Kainalu premieres new single “Kamikaze Mushroom Palace”

Today Japanese-Hawaiian artist Kainalu shares their newest psych rock, synth-groove single “Kamikaze Mushroom Palace” off their forthcoming album Lotus Gate due out in the Fall of 2019. The track juxtaposes bass-driven disco verses with spacious, lofi choruses to create the feeling of free-falling through a kaleidoscope before gently landing into a sea of oobleck. It perfectly prepares audiences for the release of a truly special, independent musical experience.


BRIT Award nominee Mahalia has unveiled her stunning new single and video ‘Grateful.’ Premiered by Refinery29, ‘Grateful’ demonstrates Mahalia’s smooth melodic power and true R&B vocal ability. The ‘Grateful’ single comes before her new album, set to be released this summer. Mahalia will headline shows and festivals from April through November, including select US dates in May, along with a fall US headline tour. She’s currently on tour with Ella Mai; tour dates and information below. The songstress will also be appearing with the legendary Lauryn Hill at Blenheim Palace and Love Supreme Festival.