@skopemag news for may 3, 2019 @ 11 am est

New single today for you from Scott Lavene

Speaking on the single, Lavene says “It’s a pop bop, a strut. I wanted to write a song that was less literal than others I write. I wrote it one morning during the recording of the album, in the kitchen of the producer who was letting me stay at his house. It’s about feeling good, a new chapter, eternal optimism, escape.”

John Southworth releases brooding wyrd-folk single ‘No Inner Mission’

Out now on Tin Angel Records (Nicholas Krgovich, Crack Cloud, Trembling Bells), the songs of Miracle in the Night read like a stoic’s recital of an untraceable lieder. Carefully, each is a gradual, unfurling cadence.

Blinkie teams up with Grace Tither to deliverincoming summer anthem ‘Little Love’

A house banger that’s primed for dancefloors and perfect for the summer season, ‘Little Love’ steadily builds up with London-based singer-songwriter Grace Tither utilising her smooth and soulful vocal before dropping into a thumping piano house chord arrangement and slick club-ready bassline.

Jens Carelius announces “Opsi”

“During Opsi’s 22 years in Siberia, he had several visits to Germany, and the diary reveals details of a hidden love story that I’ve chosen to explore in this song. When you really miss someone, you forget about any trouble, pride, and drama that being with them stirs up. You just want that person and that love to be there, even though you know the ordeal it could bring.” – Jens Carelius

DJ Licious returns with summer filled single ‘Naked’

Belgium-based based DJ and producer DJ Licious has delivered the release of his summer primed single, ‘Naked’ and is out now via Polydor.

Thandii return with pulsating psych-pop single ‘Company’

For Margate duo, Thandii, it’s all about the ‘Company’ you keep. In their latest single, Jess and Graham explore the nuances of a failing relationship, with relentless synth riffs that pulse under the signature seductive vocals. The lyric is resigned and hopeless, muttering rhetorical questions like “Don’t you know what I need?” amidst the monotony of daily life in a toxic yet comforting (or comfortable) relationship.

Norwegian soul singer Beharie releases exquisite debut single

‘Losing My Mind’ is an exquisite fusion of both modern and traditional influences across soul and electronica. The result is a beautiful melodic sound, interspersed with unique atmospheric touches that stretch the boundaries of pop music.

Sarasara returns with eerie new track; ‘BLOOD BROTHERS’

Boundary-pushing artist and producer Sarasara returns with captivating second album Orgone, out on 5th July via One Little Indian Records. Her brooding new single, the first taken from the album, ‘Blood Brothers’, swells with a foreboding intensity, co-produced with Liam Howe of label-mates Sneaker Pimps (who has worked on albums by Nülifer Yanya, FKA Twigs, Tom Vek, Lana Del Rey etc).


Previously released tracks include “Hold You Tight,” which Gorilla vs. Bear calls “a haunting late-night vintage house anthem” and “Bubble Up” which Billboard says “bumps like a factory rave in the deep jungle.”

LA BOTTEGA DEL TEMPO A VAPORE present “Anema Janca” Video

Calgary punks Miesha and the Spanks embrace their inner child on new video

Delivering ferocious, riff-fuelled rock akin to The Runaways and Honeyblood, Calgary-based guitar & drum duo Miesha Louie and drummer Sean Hamilton are heading over to the UK for performances at The Great Escape and Focus Wales. Alongside this they’re releasing a new video for their track ‘Motorin’ taken from latest album Girls Girls Girls.

Ida Mae Release New Track “Boom Boom Boom” Featuring Dweezil Zappa, On Tour With Greta Van Fleet This Month

Husband and wife duo Ida Mae (Chris Turpin and Stephanie Jean), have released a new track “Boom Boom Boom”, which features a guest performance from guitar legend Dweezil Zappa. The band writes, “This is a Rock N Roll track inspired by some of the backsliding characters we’ve met in our time in the music industry. This was recorded live, straight to tape with Ethan Johns on drums and we were very lucky to have Dweezil Zappa join Chris for a guitar battle on the track after he kindly invited Ida Mae to sit in with him at The Royal Festival Hall in London.” The group will release their debut album Chasing Lights for June 7th via Thirty Tigers.