@skopemag news for may 9, 2019 @ 7 am est

Phil & Tilley – ‘New Day’ Single

With a deep commitment to experience and song craft, alternative folk duo Phil & Tilley have cultivated an EP of warm relatability and boundless exploration. Time won’t wait is their fourth and most adventurous studio record yet.

New Eric Bellinger – “Apple Berry Nana” Video

US Metal Group MUDD FLUX joins Sliptrick Records

In 2018, Mudd Flux stirred the souls of Mid-America with their debut EP release, MDFX, featuring four tracks including the singles All I Am (Am I) and Beyond Our Horizon. Each track is encompassed by the thunderous, articulate roar of the instruments opening an atmospheric space for soaring, heart-stopping vocals. Written and produced by the group itself, the EP personifies their experiences and talent as a whole, as well as defining an unprecedented tone to forge ahead of the mainstream.


OLYMPIA – Announces New Album: ‘FLAMINGO’ – 5 July 2019 // Listen to New Single: ‘Hounds’

‘Flamingo’ is a glorious collection of 11 tracks, resonating with complex pop unspooling, vast lyrical scope and the confident animation of a world lit with familiar dreams and desires. A striking follow up to the debut ‘Self Talk’, an album that was nominated for an ARIA award, J Award for Best Video, shortlisted in the Australian Music Prize and selected as triple j feature album.

Swedish indie rock trio Deportees unveil skateboarding themed video for new track ‘Time Is The Tiger’

‘Time Is The Tiger’ was produced by Måns Lundberg (Shout Out Louds, Ariel Pink), while other tracks on Re-dreaming were produced by Pontus Winnberg (from Miike Snow) and Johannes Berglund (The Radio Dept, Ane Brun, Fever Ray).

Christopher Willits announces ‘Sunset’ LP

Christopher Willits presents his latest piece, Sunset, with simple instructions: “Begin the music 15 minutes before the sun sets.” The new album is out June 14th on Ghostly International, with the omnipresent new track “Coast” streaming now on all streaming platforms.

LED ZEPPELIN FILM – #ledzeppelinfilm

Now in post-production, the as yet untitled Led Zeppelin documentary, directed by Bernard MacMahon, celebrates the world’s best-selling rock band on their fiftieth anniversary. The documentary traces the journeys of the four members through the music scene of the 1960s, their meeting in the summer of 1968 for a rehearsal that will change the future of rock, and culminates in 1970 when their second album knocks The Beatles off the top of the charts and they become the number one band in the world.

With brand new interviews of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones, as well as rare archival interviews with the late John Bonham, this documentary will be the first of its kind; the Led Zeppelin story told through the words of the men that lived it, with no outside voices or conjecture. Featuring never before seen archive film and photographs, state of the art audio transfers of the band’s music, as well as the music that shaped their sound, this documentary will be the definitive telling of the birth of the world’s biggest selling rock band. It is the first and only time the band have participated in a documentary in fifty years.

Supple Jazz-Leaning Pop Hypnotises on Ceilings – Eleni Drake

“A love song I didn’t ever see myself writing. This took a total of about 15 minutes to write from start to finish. I guess I was feeling overwhelmed by the amount of time I had spent with this one particular person, and they were also the first person I let into my life since my previous relationship. This person made me feel free, helped me experience certain things for the first time, and although for a short time, I felt happy too. I wanted to see them all the time, because of the exaltation they gave me.”

Field Medic Releases Video for “used 2 be a romantic”

Today, Field Medic, the moniker of Los Angeles-based folk artist Kevin Patrick, released the official video for “used 2 be a romantic” from his critically-acclaimed album fade into the dawn out now on Run For Cover Records.

Lyric Video Released for Dynamic New Single, “If I Was A House,” by New York Country Artist, Ken Wilber

“I knew that this song was special when I heard the Demo. When we cut this song at Ocean Way Studios, Nashville the song really took on a life of its own. When Michael Spriggs kicked off his acoustic guitar intro for the first time I was mesmerized. “If I was a House” is an anthem celebrating America, our family and our simple roots,” relates Ken Wilber. “This song really resonates with me as it celebrates rural America and all of the hardworking people who live there. This song is for the farmers and the truck drivers, school teachers, military, law enforcement and emergency personnel. This song is truly about everything that is happening behind the scenes to keep America running. The production on this song is really spot on, from the guitars, keyboards, drums and finally the wonderful harmony vocals, everyone did their part to make something special.”

Pile announce EU/UK tour dates for September 2019

Today, in support of their highly acclaimed 7th album, ‘Green and Gray’, Pile have announced new run EU/UK headline tour dates to take place in September 2019. ​The tour kicks off Hasselt, Belgium and sees the band perform in Leeds, Glasgow, Bristol and London with a headline show at the Moth Club. The full list of dates so far is as follows:

11/09 : Hasselt BE – MOD
12/09 : Rotterdam NL – V11
15/09 : London UK – Moth Club
16/09 : Leeds UK – The Lending Room
17/09 : Glasgow UK – Nice N Sleazy
18/09 : Bristol UK – Crofters Rights
19/09 : Amsterdam NL – Indiestad @ Paradiso
22/09 : Copenhagen DK – Loppen
23/09 : Berlin DE – Urban Spree
24/09 : Dresden DE – Scheune
25/09 : Prague CZ – CafeVlese
+ more TBC

Quodega return with the super-charged, electronica of ‘I Design Your Eyes’

The brainchild of award-winning composer Tom Raybould, whose work has previously been released by Rough Trade and Warp Records, ‘Only Forward’ will be available from the 31st of May as a limited vinyl run of 100 records, as well as digital release across all online platforms.

Plague Vendor share new single ‘Let Me Get High\Low’

Plague Vendor have revealed their new single “Let Me Get High\Low,” the latest from their upcoming album By Night. The psychelia-tinged track is an infinity mirror of echo, effects, illusion and delusion and follows the release of “All of the Above,” a brooding track that sees an internal monologue disintegrating over a sci-fi punk drumbeat, and raw, vital lead single “New Comedown.” Listen to “Let Me Get High\Low” HERE.

Delena is the Sound of Rousing, Fierce UK Pop on New Single

Ukrainian-born, London singer-songwriter Delena is fast making a name for herself as one of the UK’s most exciting names in pop. In the past year, her fierce brand pop music accompanied by stunning, aesthetic music videos has seen her tracks rack up over 2.5 million streams, and her audience grow exponentially worldwide.

Luke Combs’ new single “Beer Never Broke My Heart” out today

The song’s official music video will also debut today at 12:15pm ET. Combs will be chatting with fans ahead of the video launch on YouTube Music starting at 12:00pm ET. In celebration of the new music, Combs will perform the track on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” tomorrow, May 9.

Saddle Creek’s Newest Signing Ada Lea Announces Debut LP ‘what we say in private’

Saddle Creek’s newest signing Ada Lea today announced her debut album what we say in private will be released on July 19, 2019. The Montreal-based artist has also shared the video for lead single “the party,” which Gorilla vs. Bear debuted this morning, describing the song as “a stark and intimate introduction to Ada Lea’s vivid, often mercurial sound.”


Headed by singer/guitarist Freddy J IV, Left Lane Cruiser is a bona fide blues rock band from the American Midwest. Far from pretending to be rambling hobos for the sake of a manufactured image, Left Lane Cruiser has been genuinely living the blues for over a decade, bringing its freestyle jams to crowds all over the world.

SONG PREMIERE: Left Lane Cruiser Keep On Runnin’ With Thick Blues-Rock Sound on “The Waltz”


Eli Greenhoe details debut LP + shares “Snowbound” via Impose

The track premiered via Impose Magazine where Greenhoe shared five things that inspired his new album, This Time When It Rained.

Marlo ft. City Girls & Offset song out

Quality Control’s next up rap star Marlo just dropped “Soakin Wet” featuring City Girls and Offset coming from Quality Control. Much more to come from him this year… NSFW

REO Speedwagon on AXS TV’s “The Big Episode” with Dan Rather on 5/14 at 8pm ET/5pm PT

REO Speedwagon rockers Kevin Cronin, Bruce Hall, Neal Doughty, Dave Amato, and Bryan Hitt sit down with Dan Rather to discuss their legendary career in music on an all-new episode of The Big Interview—airing Tuesday, May 14 at 8pE/5pP.

In this exclusive preview, frontman Kevin Cronin reflects on the moment he knew the band had made it big. After they finished recording their landmark 1980 opus Hi Infidelity—which landed at #1 on the Billboard charts, and went on to become the best-selling rock release of 1981 and certified 10x platinum—REO Speedwagon immediately hit the road as their signature hit “Keep On Loving You” was starting to take over the airwaves. On one of their first stops, at an arena in Baton Rouge, it became clear that the band was destined for superstardom.


Lo-Pan Debuts New Song “Ascension Day”

Respected hard rock band Lo-Pan will release its new LP, ‘Subtle’, on May 17 via Aqualamb Records. The Ohio group, known for its dichotomic sound which merges sturm und drang heaviness with relentlessly catchy, AOR laden melody, recorded the new album at both NYC’s Reservoir and The Union studios with Grammy Award winning producer James Brown (Foo Fighters, Ghost, NIN). Lo-Pan’s fourth record, ‘Subtle’ was mastered by famed engineer Ted Jensen (Alice in Chains, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Mastodon) and is the highly anticipated follow-up to the unit’s 2017 release, ‘In Tensions’, a record hailed as “rock more akin for a day at the beach than a nightmarish, post-apocalyptic dungeon lair” (Last Rites).

Lo-Pan unveil “Ascension Day” from new album Subtle: Stream

Bonnaroo announces Planet Roo plans for sustainability and global consciousness

Long regarded as America’s most environmentally friendly camping festival, the 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is once again affirming its commitment to change and education with the announcement of this year’s Planet Roo partners and programming. The epicenter of Bonnaroo’s efforts towards sustainability and global consciousness, Planet Roo will feature a diverse schedule of activities, creating even more opportunities for patrons to make meaningful community connections and become more socially and environmentally responsible in the everyday.