@skopemag news for may 14, 2019 @ 9:15 am est

YESTERDAY: Soundtrack available June 21st

In Yesterday, Himesh Patel is Jack Malik, a struggling singer-songwriter whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the support and devotion of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James). Jack wakes up after a freak accident to discover that The Beatles have never existed … and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed.

Pool Season, EDC Week & Memorial Day Weekend in Las Vegas

Pool season is in full swing at Wet Republic with EDC Week and Memorial Day Weekend featuring Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, Zedd, Tiesto, Martin Garrix and more.

In advance of EDC Week May 17-19, Hakkasan Las Vegas will be unveiling it’s new, multi-million dollar, custom light-grid installation. You can read more about what is going to be the largest permanent kinetic light installation in the United States on Billboard.

Scary Hours’ acoustic punk satire || LP OUT NOW

NJ outfit Scary Hours, who coined their name from an old WuTang song, imbue their jangly tunes with a biting satirical edge. It’s acoustic pop punk, filtered lens the confrontational ethos of hardcore.

Just peep the hilariously bleak opening couplet of their new single to get an idea what you’re in for: “The Real Disease”

Lux – ‘I Need Love’ Single

I Need Love is the debut song from the highly anticipated Australian R&B artist Lux, exploring the emotions around a relationship break-up. The track ventures into the struggles of trust within a relationship, the delicate balance between allowing yourself to be vulnerable and open to real love versus risking being hurt and the pain of what could have been.

Norwegian punks The Needs release debut single

Formed by Kvelertak’s guitarist Maciek Ofstad and two-time Norwegian Grammy winner Bendik Brænne, the power pop collective takes influence from Teenage Fanclub and The Replacements.

Inspired by days spent on beaches, spending time with loyal dogs and by the adrenaline withdrawal that professional musicians experience between tours, The Needs have crafted the perfect summer soundtrack.

New music: Yoke Lore releases new single ‘Safe and Sound’ today through Yellhouse Records

Speaking about ‘Safe and Sound’ Galvin explains, “I think there are different times throughout history where relationships have meant different things. In the Stone Age, they meant survival. In the Victorian era, they meant politics. And I think part of what they mean in our era is refuge. A bright spot of intimacy in an otherwise intricate web of depersonalization and the mass casual insincerity among daily interactions. Olly Olly Oxen Free.”

NEW SINGLE! Swedish Ian Curtis tribute echoes around the world!

To commemorate the memory of the late Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, who on the 18th of May in 1980 ended his life in his Macclesfield home, the Swedish artist Tedeborg and singer Ida Long presents the tribute single Ian Curtis Reached Heaven Long Before Me. The English music blog God Is In The TV calls the musical ode “highly atmospheric” and highlights Ida Long’s “evocative stylisation”. The track is currently on rotation on digital music services worldwide, plus on radio rotation in Australia a.o.

New Model Army announce new album ‘From Here’

In October 1980 three musicians took to the stage in their hometown of Bradford to play a gig under the name New Model Army. Led by frontman and songwriter Justin Sullivan, this was the start of a remarkable journey which, almost 40 years on, has seen New Model Army develop a fervent worldwide fanbase and reach multiple milestones of both creative and commercial success.

Dinosaur Pile-Up announce live in-store UK tour

Dinosaur Pile-Up have announced a live in-store UK tour to celebrate the release of their highly anticipated forthcoming fourth album Celebrity Mansions, out on June 7th via Parlophone Records.

June – Fri 7th – Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall (w) Crash Records
Sat 8th – Bristol, Rough Trade Records (w) Rough Trade
Mon 10th – London, Boston Music Rooms (w) TMStores
Tue 11th – Kingston, The Fighting Cocks (w) Banquet Records
Wed 12th – Brighton, Hope & Ruin (w) TMStores
Sun 16th – Download Festival, Donington

Hey Skope Mag – Akiva drop their new protest video Broken Ship – Brexit FFO Kasabian!

The band is known for their very high-quality animated videos and this new one is just as impressive. Like a lot of people at the moment, Akiva is very frustrated with the way governments in the world are dealing with daily life (especially Brixit) and their new cut ‘Broken Ship’ is a big shout out to this.

The Bloody Beetroots and Ephwurd link up for riotous new single ‘Wildchild’

The riotous track combines The Bloody Beetroots’ classic electro style with bass house elements that lend it a more contemporary feel. As uncompromising as ever, ‘Wildchild’ is a full-frontal assault on the senses from two artists who favour maximum power and tempo.

The Bloody Beetroots & Ephwurd Link Up For “Wildchild”

STAKE – Catatonic Dreams

Discussing debut STAKE single ‘Catatonic Dreams’ vocalist Brent Vanneste explained: “This track is the ideal step up towards STAKE’s debut album. It summarises our rough, yet warm schizophrenia perfectly. We feel this is the first time we’ve been able to capture the eclectic and intense live vibe of the band. From STAKE you can expect more morbid tracks, with a romantic drive.”

Check out the video for ‘Catatonic Dreams’ below!

Pat Boone to Honor our Military and Veterans on Memorial Day

Pat Boone, singer, actor, producer, motivational speaker and recognized for his family values, will be attending the Memorial Day Celebration being hosted at Pierce Brothers “Valhalla” Memorial Park, 10621 Victory Boulevard in North Hollywood.

According to Mr. James Etter, the event Organizer, Pat Boone is making a personal appearance at this event to honor our Veterans. The popular singer has sold more than 45 Million Albums to date. Boone is the #10 all time top recording artists, according to Billboard.