@skopemag news for may 6, 2019 @ 11 am est


Prysma is a progressive rock band from Thessaloniki. The band was formed in 2014 and after some changes in the lineup and style of their music, they stabilized their sound. Inspired by the progrock scene of the 70s and the most modern evolution of the genre, they try to distil the different musical influences and instincts of each member towards building a more general character, which is also the characteristic style of their music.

Lil Keed announces ‘Long Live Mexico’, shares “Proud Of Me” with Young Thug

Keed is one of Atlanta’s newest rising stars and made waves last year with his breakout single “Nameless” which has earned over 45.6 million streams to date, off his debut album Keed Talk To ‘Em. His second full release Long Live Mexico is set for release this summer, watch for more music coming soon.

Junya Boy “Keepin’ It G” Nipsey Hussle Tribute!

East Denistone makes emphatic return with powerful new single, ‘River’

Marked by dramatic guitar and piano, ‘River’ finds itself twisting through rich lyricism and full-bodied instrumentation. In a similar vein to The National and Fleet Foxes, the evocative nature at the heart of ‘River’ comes direct from East Denistone’s vocal strength.

Ponytails – Watch the official “Just Yours” video on YouTube!

“On this new song, we wanted to bring back the excitement and energy of ’60s pop music. Although the themes of those times may feel a bit cheesy nowadays, I always felt they have so much passion and emotion in them. I’d say we were going for something that was whimsical, somewhat mysterious and just pure fun like going to a great party. It’s a celebration!”

Songwriter & producer FLUIR announces new single HIGHER GROUND out May 17

Empowered songwriter and producer Fluir has today announced her stellar new single Higher Ground, a hook-laden, uplifting track that encourages listeners to break away from the dull routines that can sometimes take over our lives, out May 17. The upcoming electronic artist worked with the renowned producer Sam Littlemore (Pnau, Tonite Only) on the exciting new track.

Fraser Rathmell – ‘Hard Out Here’ Single

Fraser Rathmell is a producer and songwriter from Tasmania, Australia who produces R&B influenced tracks with hints of hip hop, electronic and rap. Hard Out Here is Fraser’s latest single.

Indie pop duo Ummagma release ‘Caravan’ single ahead of third long-play ‘Compass’

Ahead of this album, they present the ‘Caravan’ single, complete with new video, along with a special B-side ‘Ty i Ya’. The title track is an invigorating pop rock anthem inspired by the musicians’ own journeys and infused with Carpathian gammas and percussion.

Elle Valenci 1st single “Perfect Blue”

A song merging pop and electro sounds, supported by a voice tinted with nostalgia

Skope video submission: Prez P, “Butterflies”. Rick Ross cosigns Florida rapper

“It’s about trusting your feelings instead of fearing the outcome of potential heartbreak. Letting go and just falling in love because it’s a beautiful thing. We shot the video at Butterfly World in Cypress Creek, Florida with Unkle Luc behind the camera and hundreds of butterflies surrounding us.”

Lenny Kravitz Extends World Tour In North America Kicking Off On August 21!

Extending a monumental two-year world tour, Lenny Kravitz returns to the road in North America on August 21st. He announces a month-long run across the continent, beginning in Vienna, VA at Wolf Trap, trekking through major markets coast-to-coast, and concluding in Los Angeles, CA at The Shrine Auditorium on September 21. Along the way, he will take the stage at the legendary Radio City Music Hall in New York on August 27.


Los Angeles, CA alt-pop band flor have released “dancing around”, the second song off their forthcoming sophomore album, expected later this year on Fueled By Ramen.

Striking Matches Release New EP ‘Morning’

Hot on the heels of their performance at Nashville’s behemoth NFL Draft Experience, the songwriting duo of Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis, better known as Striking Matches, have just released their new EP Morning, the first in a series of three releases due out in 2019. Morning is the first release after a tumultuous year of setbacks for the duo, most notably their departure from Capitol Records. “2018 was a challenging year for us in many ways, but I think sometimes you have to have trials and hurdles to overcome in order to find your best self,” says Zimmermann. “It pushed us, hard, but it also allowed us to be artists and reconnect with ourselves and what we do, and what makes us, us.”

American Tortoise Rescue “Shellebrates” World Turtle Day® May 23, 2019

ATR created and launched www.WorldTurtleDay.org to increase respect for and knowledge of one of the world’s oldest creatures. Now observed around the globe, turtle and tortoise lovers are taking “shellfies” and holding shellebrations in the U.S., Canada, Pakistan, Borneo, India, Australia, the UK, Greece and many other countries. These gentle animals survived 200 million years, yet they are rapidly disappearing as a result of smuggling, the exotic food industry, habitat destruction, climate change and the cruel pet trade. Biologists and other experts predict the disappearance of turtles and tortoises in the wild within the next 50 years.

Sam Cohen shares new single; Ken Morby tour starts this week

Sam Cohen releases “Man On Fire” from his eagerly anticipated album The Future Is Still Ringing In My Ears (30th Century) due May 17. Co-produced by Cohen with producer-artist Danger Mouse, The Future’s Still Ringing In My Ears was heralded last month by the Stereogum premiere of “Something’s Got A Hold On Me,” as well as “I Can’t Lose” on Consequence of Sound.

photo credit: Kenneth Bachor