@skopemag news for may 3, 2019 @ 9:30 am est

Psych-rocker Rudy Stone unveils new split single “Act Like Nothing Is Wrong / Death of a Friend”

The track premiered via Impose where Rudy Stone (real name Andy Plovnick) detailed: “These songs were written and recorded at different times and places in my life, but I feel like they’re of a piece with each other.

Drake Co-Signed Duo ZaeHD & CEO Strut Their Stuff in the Video For the Speaker-Obliterating “SMASH”

Dance rap heroes ZaeHD & CEO craft bass-boosted party anthems meant to make you lose your mind. Flashing the wild dance moves that made them viral stars, ZaeHD & CEO share “SMASH,” their latest video. Filmed in Atlanta, the new video finds Zae & CEO mobbing with the whole HighDefGang, wielding Fortnite-branded NERF guns and syncing their expressive moves with the clattering bass. The video alternates between chaotic group shots and green-screened close-ups of Zae and CEO, as the effects take us underwater, to outer space, and back, with the two rappers looking like they’re about to jump out of your screen into your living room. You’ll have as much fun watching the video as it looks like they had making it.. With a preview clip that inspired an appreciative Instagram comment from Drake, “SMASH” is one of the highlights from HighDefGang Vol. 1, the first mixtape by ZaeHD & CEO.

New Project From Ani Difranco’s co-pilot & acclaimed eclectic LA artist Andy Stochansky

Ask Andy Stochansky where he gets his inspiration, and he’ll tell you that he has no idea and isn’t sure he wants to know. And, maybe it’s best he leaves it that way. Because, for one thing, he seems to strike gold with whatever he does. Plus, it must be hard to know where you get your inspiration when you’re as awesomely eclectic, wonderfully weird, and supremely talented as Andy Stochansky is.


Tanya Tagaq is one of Canada’s most celebrated and original artists. As comfortable on world stages in couture as she is steering a quad over the land in her home of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Tagaq’s complexity, originality, strength, gentleness and humour is not easily captured in word or video. With studio albums, collaborations across classical, indie rock and metal worlds, a Giller Prize long listed debut novel and countless other multi-disciplinary projects in the works, Tagaq’s art is a universe unto itself. Tagaq the person is no less a multitude of experiences, emotions and observations: with a keen mind, an open heart, and a laser-sharp ability to cut through to the quick, Tagaq shows us a way forward.

BIG|BRAVE Kerrang Magazine Premieres “Holding Pattern” Video

Kerrang! Magazine has debuted the new “Holding Pattern” video by BIG|BRAVE. The song appears on their forthcoming album A Gaze Among Them, out May 10th via Southern Lord. The band also embarks on their latest tour on May 16th.

FIXATION: Philadelphia Hardcore Act Debuts “You Feel Nothing” At No Echo

As WAR Records prepares to release the Into The Pain flexi from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania hardcore outfit FIXATION, No Echo is hosting the exclusive premiere of the EP’s “You Feel Nothing.”

Soaware Release New Single with Premiere on Metal Nexus

“We Shall Be One” is about struggling with feeling separated and lonely while being aware one is not truly alone in the world. The emotional ethos of the lyrics are truly captured in brooding vocals which loom over an ethereal combination of guitars, bass, drums, and synths. The haunting tones of “We Shall Be One” leave the listener to ponder their own relationship with the world.

Kleptokrat – Kleptocito single

A kleptocracy is defined as a government comprised of leaders who exploit their people and natural resources; Kleptokrat embodies a benign representation of this dynamic. The band’s crime is a post-modern misdemeanor: Kleptokrat borrows from different genres, eras, and musical traditions to create a wholly unique sound.

CORDUROY SPACESHIP blasts off w/ debut psych pop EP

Unravelling a sound which screams Summer, Corduroy Spaceship’s debut EP cannonballs into a psychedelic pool of reverberated melodies, striking guitar riffs and vast, ethereal soundscapes. Across five sweeping tracks, Corduroy Spaceship & The Custard explores themes of love, life and death through the unique peephole of modern psych pop.

MOS GENERATOR ‘NIGHT OF THE LORDS’ Advance Stream at Echoes and Dust

MOS GENERATOR debuts an advance full-album stream of their new live album ‘Night Of The Lords’, at ECHOES AND DUST. Check out the premiere here:

Mos Generator – Night of the Lords (Review + Exclusive Premiere)

Elin Rigby – Sun

Jag skrev “Sun” tillsammans med kära Åke Andersson en sommar där det kändes precis som jag sjunger, att en person man haft nära inte kommer tillbaka och ger mig den värme jag behöver. Låten är inte alls menad att vara sorglig, utan mer nostalgisk. Även fast saker och ting ändras kan man alltid tänka tillbaka på hur saker var och få en viss känsla. I slutändan är allt som har hänt vägen till dit man är idag, och för mig har det i alla fall varit att allt bara blivit bättre.

Inês Releases Sensual Lead Single ‘Hands’ From Debut EP ‘The Vessel’

Fresh from touring as a backing vocalist with Matt Corby and Thundamentals, ‘Hands’ marks a highly-anticipated release for Inês, which includes haunting melodies, sweet vocals and sensual pop grooves.


This week, Lucy kicked off her sold-out headline UK tour, which follows the recent announcement that she will be playing Glastonbury for a second time. Lucy is the only X Factor contestant ever to be asked to play Glastonbury– and now she will be returning for a second time on The Avalon Stage. Lucy played The Acoustic Stage to a completely full tent in 2017 and describes the performance as a ‘life changing show’.

ETERNAL BREATH Release Official Video From Forthcoming Album

Belgium heavy metal group Eternal Breath have released an official video for the track Need For Speed, taken from their forthcoming album World Of Chaos, due for release worldwide via Sliptrick Records later in the year. The album will contain 11 original tracks bringing a new mix of epic heavy metal and modern fast thrash metal.

Delta Mainline Release New Album “Bel Avenir”

Mixed by Paul Savage (Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand, Teenage Fanclub), the ambitious four-year project – recorded across Chamber, Chem19 and Castlesound Studios (with additional sessions at the historic Govan Town Hall and a cottage in the Scottish Highlands) – far outweighs anything the band has attempted before. With the intricate sounds of string quartets, choirs and brass weaved throughout, the breathtaking result is set to supersede the success of their celebrated debut.

ETERNAL BREATH Release Official Video From Forthcoming Album

Belgium heavy metal group Eternal Breath have released an official video for the track Need For Speed, taken from their forthcoming album World Of Chaos, due for release worldwide via Sliptrick Records later in the year. The album will contain 11 original tracks bringing a new mix of epic heavy metal and modern fast thrash metal.

Wizard Rose – ‘Forbidden Thing’ Single

It takes youthful exuberance and unbridled passion to brashly re-animate the headier advances of Rock music and the young guns of Wizard Rose have tapped into the great melting pot of Rock’s deep history to procure an album of great vitality.


Today, Molly Hammar, the Swedish chart-topping RnB sensation hailing from Stockholm, releases ‘WORDS’, (rel 03.05.19), the second single from her forthcoming EP and follow up track to hit single ‘No Place Like Me’ featuring Big Narstie.


‘One, Two’ is another is fantastic slice of soulful, minimalist RnB. Produced and written solely by ((( O ))) herself, the track draws on influences from western acts whilst at the same time adding her own unique talent, experiences and surroundings into the final workings of the track. On the lyrics, ((( O ))) says that ‘One, Two’ is “I made One, Two when my friends were going through a dark time, and it’s been a guiding light for me since.”

HARRIET CURRY – Shares hard hitting new track ‘Girls’ – out 31st May via Someone Great/PIAS

Harriet Curry, is only one single into her career and it already feels like she’s done playing. The chorus of ‘Girls’, alone, is enough to stop anyone in their tracks: “Girls like me, we don’t get opportunities, So in our heads, instead of being young and free, Dictated by others who we’re gonna be, And in the end, thrown away like lost property.”

Oscar Jerome shares video for ‘Misty Head / Sunny Street’

The ‘Misty Head / Sunny Street’ video was made in collaboration with director Sam Rigal and Oscar’s brother Alfie Laurence, aka Moth, who is a drag and performance artist whose surreal androgynous work using himself as a canvas aims to dissect and subvert notions of gender, beauty and the alien Other. Talking about the video, Oscar explains: “The main reason for starring Moth was out of appreciation for his artistry and a desire to help people see what a creative, multifaceted art-form drag can be. I hope we can challenge perceptions of artistic self-expression and gender expression and hopefully open some people’s eyes, as my brother has done for me.”

Las Rosas lament lost love and melting ice caps on new track

Las Rosas formed in Brooklyn, New York. Consisting of guitarist Jose Boyer (Matador Records), bassist Jose Aybar, and drummer Christopher Lauderdale, their lo-fi psych pop affectations garnered the attention of legendary indie label Burger Records. Now with Greenway, they’ve transcended their garage roots with a more polished, complex sound that holds onto its abrasive edge.

Madonna Releases Her Empowering and Anthemic Ballad “I Rise”

Madonna today released the empowering and anthemic ballad “I Rise,” the second track of five songs to be previewed before her highly-anticipated new studio album Madame X debuts globally on June 14. Following the release of the critically-acclaimed “Medellín,” additional songs to be shared with fans include the infectious pop gem “Crave” featuring Swae Lee and produced by Mike Dean on May 10, the Jamaican dancehall vibes of “Future” featuring Quavo on May 17, as well as the sonically innovative “Dark Ballet” on June 7. To listen to “I Rise,” visit HERE.

Wh0 link up with Chicago legend Byron Stingily for summer track ‘Happy People’

Delivering what looks set to be the feelgood house track of the summer, fast-rising UK duo Wh0 have collaborated with iconic Chicago vocalist Byron Stingily on new single ‘Happy People’.