#tgif Edition – @skopemag news for may 10, 2019 @ 11 am est


Pussy Riot’s member Nika Nikulshina is arrested in Moscow – for no reason – and this is the second time in one month she’s been detained. This time it’s even worse: being detained already for 7 hours, she’s going to spend the night at the police department. Tomorrow starts a period of days-off in Russia, so from May 9-12 it would be possible that Nika will spend these days in detention as well.

Police officers, 10 of them, arrested Nika at the home of her friends. They also arrested four of Nika’s friends who were in the house. The officers explained that Nika was needed for questioning because “a group of young people have damaged a piece of government property” – which is yet another absurd claim by the police without any official accusations filed.

Lift The Medium Release Video for “Don’t Need to Fall”


DEADBIRD: Decibel Magazine Debuts “Alexandria”

Arkansas psychedelic metal outfit DEADBIRD, with its members also in Rwake, Iron Tongue, Pallbearer, and more, issue a new video for “Alexandria,” through a premiere hosted by Decibel Magazine. The track is found on the long-running Arkansas psychedelic doom/sludge metal act’s third album, III: The Forest Within The Tree – their first LP in a decade – which saw release last year through 20 Buck Spin.

Video Premiere: Deadbird – “Alexandria”


The 2019 ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola, the world’s largest cultural, entertainment and empowerment experience and the largest celebration of global Black culture, will keep the party going into the evening—announcing its official ESSENCE After Dark lineup. Festival goers will be able to enjoy a culmination of late-night jam sessions, live podcasts and underground performances from Hip-Hop and Bounce to Reggae and Afrobeats – from July 4th-7th following the nightly concerts.

Painted into Things – ‘Something Beautiful Won’t Come Out’

“Something Beautiful Won’t Come” is a song about how we’re seduced into not being ourselves for the demands of the tribe. When we remove the layers and listen, we get back to our essence.

Quelle Chris – WYRM (New VIdeo)

“So many of my memories are collections of collages from home videos, photo books and boxes of developed pictures. The lucky few who have escaped the fate of moments lost in disposable cameras. VHS and mini cam tapes. Orphans of history without a home. This particular memory was captured on a Canon 814XL camera and shot with Kodak Super8. Through the lens of Grégoire Verbeke on a lovely afternoon in Brussels. A moment trapped in time. Ageless. Even as we fade. Will you remember?” -Quelle Chris

Psychedelic Metal Trio DRUIDS Release Eerie Music Video for “Shivast”

Vocalist/guitarist Luke Rauch adds, “‘Shivast’ is about a journey through the afterlife. In this story and in the video, a young woman is processing emotions and experiences she is missing due to her untimely death. She encounters guides and oracles on her path to enlightenment.”

Video Premiere: Druids – ‘Shivast’

Ya Minko – ‘Tired’

The piece takes the listener through various forms of exhaustion ranging from physical, mental, & emotional to societal exhaustion.

ZAUM: The Obelisk Streams Entire Divination Full-Length

Divination is the spectacular new full-length from psychedelic doom alchemists ZAUM set for US release this Friday May 10th via Listenable Records. In advance of its release, The Obelisk is streaming the record in its consuming entirety.

Review & Full Album Stream: Zaum, Divination


Multi-platinum, Grammy Nominated artist Logic (aka Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, aka Bobby Hall) – among the top streaming artists in the world with billions of streams to date – burst onto the music scene through a series of mixtapes that led to a significant, rabid underground fan base.

Catchy Track from Katie Rush

The album was written by Rush and her producer/collaborator, the late Sam Mehran (Test Icicles, Outer Limits Recordings, Matrix Metals). The release is also in collaboration with Zak Mering (Raw Thrills, Mak Zering, Greatest Hits). Katie previously hit Gorilla vs Bear’s top 100 tracks of 2014 for the song “Dangerous Luv.”

Generationals New Track/New LP, Out 7/19 Via Polyvinyl

From their inception Generationals have existed at the convergence of classic style and contemporary technique. Students of an analog school actualized in a digital medium, Grant Widmer and Ted Joyner have always felt most comfortable reveling in this juxtaposition. Grounded in a catalog of infectious pop hooks that feel both familiar and radically new all at once, Generationals mastered their distinct voice as a means to widen the path before them.

PASTEL GHOST releases new album ‘Ethereality’

While critics may struggle to define PASTEL GHOST’s music with tidy descriptors like witch-rave or blog-house, it’s evident that PASTEL GHOST is creating sounds that take
flight beyond any genre boundaries. On her debut album ABYSS, the Austin-based artist laces elements of dream-pop, post-punk, and electronica to create sounds that can only be described as otherworldly. Ethereal vocals glide over chilly synth hooks and thumping drum beats, creating tracks so infectious, they can lure even the most brooding shoegazers onto the dance floor. By tying her love of hazy, anime visuals to her sound, her songs have an instant cinematic feel to them — each track evokes dreamy imagery that is a significant component to PASTEL GHOST.

Mike Adams At His Honest Weight shares new lyric video for 70s A.M. Gold-inspired “Wonderful To Love”

Regarding the song Mike Adams stated “My friend Sarah is a counselor and I’ve heard her suggest an exercise where you imagine holding your childhood self to the same critical standards that you force upon yourself today. It’s a hilarious contrast, and it can really let you off the hook emotionally, sometimes. I’m being pretty hard on myself with this song, but I hope that pairing it with these old home movies that my parents recently rediscovered will take the edge off a little bit. For me, it’s a nice reminder that I’m a collection of habits, and not a manufactured home.”

Goodside Introduce Themselves with Infectious Debut Single ‘I’ve Been Feeling Something Lately’

Sydney dream pop quartet Goodside introduce themselves with their infectious debut single ‘I’ve Been Feeling Something Lately’ from their debut EP out later in the year.

LOOKALIKES surge with joy in electric indie debut ‘WILD THINGS’ ✨

Emerging from Melbourne’s vast musical melting pot, duo Lookalikes prove they are far from ordinary with their unique debut single ‘Wild Things’.

Surging with joy and oozing charm, the electric indie bop swoops in with an onslaught of groovy bass tones, folk-spiked guitar riffs, and gliding harmonies. The first glimpse into their upcoming EP, it’s refreshing to see their inception have such clarity and vision.

HOPE D shares new single ‘SWIM’

Brisbane singer-songwriter Hope D returns with new single ‘Swim’, the first cut of forthcoming debut EP, premiered via the AU review this week.

Lady Lark // “Permission” LP

“I’m not typically the kind of person that’s going to be seen as one who’s talking about being sexy. It’s a little bit unexpected,” she laughs. “But being Lady Lark, I’ve surprised a lot of people with my confidence.”

New Release from DENNIS LLOYD “NEVER GO BACK” On Sony Music Australia

‘Never Go Back’ currently has over 49M Worldwide streams, with over 1.9M local streams

Music Submission: Priscilla The Outlaw

Priscilla The Outlaw moved to Nashville in 2015 to chase her dreams of music. She packed up her guitar to head across the country and started honing her craft alongside hit songwriters. She is releasing her single “Go My Own Way” to help in her efforts and selling her mixtape of her first three years of Nashville recordings. She is as determined as ever to record her first album and to make sure she finds it through her singing and hard work.

Priscilla The Outlaw – “Go My Own Way”

Nomad Carlos X Farma Beats – Take These Gems (Video)

CONFESSIONS OF A TRAITOR March Into Ukraine On Their ‘Aggressive Music For Positive People Tour’

British hardcore group Confessions Of A Traitor find themselves in the Ukraine this month headlining the ‘Agressive Music For Positive People Tour’. They will be accompanied for the concerts by Swedish metal group Sarea and expect to hear new tracks performed from Confessions Of A Traitor’s forthcoming (as yet untitled) album due out later in the year as well as the last mega EP Illuminate.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
21.05 | Kryviy, UKR | Madisan
22.05 | Zaporyzhzhya, UKR | Jet
23.05 | Kremenchug, UKR | Rocker Club
24.05 | Kharkiv, UKR | LF Club
25.05 | Kyiv, UKR | Metal Madness Festival

Laura Stevenson to tour EU + UK this June 2019

Out now, on Don Giovanni Records, The Big Freeze is the long-awaited fifth album by New York-based songwriter Laura Stevenson. In support of the new album, Stevenson will be touring Europe and the UK this June.

Live Dates:

June 19th – Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
June 20th – Camden Assembly, London, United Kingdom
June 21st – Patterns, Brighton, United Kingdom
June 22nd – The Cavern, Exeter, United Kingdom
June 23rd – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, United Kingdom
June 25th – Broadcast, Glasgow, United Kingdom
June 26th – Night People, Manchester, United Kingdom
June 27th – The Exchange, Bristol, United Kingdom
June 28th – Le Farmer, Lyon, France
June 29th – Mare Culturale Urbano, Milan, Italy
July 3rd – Whelan’s, Dublin, Ireland

WATCH – Howard Kaye x Sam Carter (Architects) Shares ‘Too Young’ Official Video

You can watch the official video – which premiered with Notion Magazine – here:

Codice Ego sign with Epictronic and release new album “Meraki”

Codice Ego is a Torino based Ambient / Dub duo with a sound that blends Landscapes, DarkWave, and Dub. Their music has been likened to Massive Attack, Mick Karn, Talk Talk, David Sylvian, Porcupine Tree, Pink Floyd, Depeche Mode, Smoke City and many others – with their songs having electronic rhythms & a rich Synth’n Bass – based sound.

Listen > Helm shares ‘Body Rushes’ from LP Chemical Flowers out on May 17 via PAN

Luke Younger returns to PAN with an eight-track album of his most direct work to date. Today, Younger shares ‘Body Rushes’, a track that contains some of the first sounds the producer created in the beginning of the albums inception. Younger explains: “Both the title and the piece itself are inspired by confounding moments when man-made chemical formulas react with the body, resulting in euphoric rushes.”