@skopemag news for may 15, 2019 @ 11:30 am est

Larkins announce extensive UK headline tour – October/November 2019

Larkins have announced an extensive 16-date UK headline tour running through October and November 2019. Tickets go on sale at 9am Friday May 17th via larkinsband.com

The announcement comes ahead of Larkins largest London headline show to date, where they will play Dingwalls on June 19th. Tickets are available now via TicketWeb.

Merival (Teen Daze, Born Ruffians) | Shares Single & Announces Debut LP

Toronto-based singer-songwriter, Merival – moniker for Anna Horvath – is today sharing the video for her bewitching new single, ‘No Brakes’ – watch here. In-line with sharing new music, Merival is announcing details of her debut album, ‘Lesson’, which is due for release in the UK on August 2, 2019. Following on from her debut EP, ‘Lovers’ and a smattering of recent singles, ‘No Brakes’ – the video of which was shot by director, Max Parr at his apartment in Toronto – sits as Horvath’s first formal step forward in the UK of 2019.

UK Rising Pop Artist Cat Burns Releases Coming-Of-Age ‘Naive’ EP – Out Today

18-year-old Cat Burns is more confident than ever on her new EP ‘Naive’. Taking inspiration from her past relatable dating experiences, Burns’ lyrical wittiness and distinctive sound and style translates into a bold collection that’s enhanced by Cat’s incredible, soulful vocal. The self-written EP includes debut pop single ‘Sober’, laid-back ‘Just Us’, no-nonsense anthem ‘Cheater’ and the bracingly honest latest release ‘Fuckboy’. ‘Naive’ EP also features new track ‘Pretty Boys’ – a vivacious, summer-vibe bop about lusting over attractive boys she meets but sadly finding out they are with someone else. Each track is also cleverly represented by each boy in the EP artwork.

MRS. GREENBIRD – Neo-folk/pop/country – New Album – Dark Waters – out now

Pop Newcomer Simone Returns with ‘Game Boy’ Breaking the Stereotypes of Female Musicians

Pushing back against the stereotypes of female artists in the music industry, pop star in the making Simone returns with ‘Game Boy’ April 26th, discussing how women in music work the behind the scenes jobs and are not just a pretty face.


The song arrives hot on the heels of his latest full-length, What A Time To Be Alive, which bowed at #1 in the UK and James Corden enthusiastically christened as “brilliant.” A standout from the project, “Just You & I” is currently raising up the airplay charts in the U.S., while also heating up at Hot AC radio and impacting Top 40 radio two weeks ago. The track also continues to stay in the Top 5 on the UK Airplay Chart.

Jamie Freeman shares video feat. Angaleena Presley (Pistol Annies) for ‘Down Range’

Indie-folk band Wylder premiere “Ghosts” video via PopMatters

Indie-folk quartet Wylder has premiered the stunning new music video for their latest single, “Ghosts,” via PopMatters. The Washington DC-based quartet’s latest track – the second from their upcoming album, Golden Age Thinking – finds them exploring the darker side of indie-folk highlighted by dramatic strings and anthemic choruses that create incredible depth and atmosphere.

Karen Jonas (Americana) to release new album in July

After more than five years of nonstop touring for Jonas and her music partner, guitarist Tim Bray, the songs have taken on a life of their own, and the pair wanted to tip their hats to what the tunes have become in a live setting. “The songs grow, morphing by millimeters at each of hundreds of shows, so they always feel new,” Jonas says. “We decided to make these new recordings of songs you’ve heard on our previous records, as they are today, after so much growing.”

Song Premiere: Karen Jonas Sings a Honky-Tonk Cautionary Tale On ‘Ophelia’

HALSHUG: Copenhagen-Based Heavy Punk Trio To Release Third Album

Copenhagen, Denmark-based trio HALSHUG will release their third studio full-length, Drøm, through Southern Lord Recordings. Now confirmed for release on July 19th, the album’s cover art, track listing, preorders, and more have been issued, and a video for the lead single, “Fantasi,” has been premiered through Cvlt Nation.

Sick song Alert! Watch HALSHUG’s new visual for “Fanasti”

Broadside Debut First New Songs in 2 Years

“’King of Nothing’ is a song about wanting to be the best,” states BROADSIDE vocalist Ollie Baxxter. “We chose this life as touring musicians but it can be painfully lonely. We all want to be heard and play to massive crowds while making enough money that our parents won’t worry about our futures. I’m so proud of our accomplishments as a band but some nights, after the show ends and those crowds leave the venue, when you’re in the back seat of a dark van, you feel like you’re not doing enough and those dreams you have become nightmares of what you’ll never achieve. You can be on top of the world and have nothing.”

Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2019 ~ July 24–August 11 ~ Three Weeks of Free Music, Dance & Spoken Word

Today, Lincoln Center announced its 49th annual Out of Doors festival season, offering free music, dance, family events, and spoken word performances in Damrosch Park and across the Lincoln Center campus from July 24 – August 11. This year’s festival showcases the unique talents of NYC-based dancers, performers, and musicians alongside renowned international artists for a multifaceted experience of the arts.

“The Out of Doors season tributes some of the groundbreaking artistry that has shaped artistic communities in New York City and beyond,” said Jill Sternheimer, Director of Public Programming at Lincoln Center. “Everyone is welcome to enjoy incredible rising talents, classic works of film, music, dance, and more for magical nights under the stars in Damrosch Park.”

Mackenta – Don’t make me wait ’til “Dawn”

“I’ve noticed a common theme throughout my past relationships. Both parties weren’t really ready for something serious yet boundaries weren’t established, therefore causing a lack of respect. “Dawn” is about falling for someone that you know won’t work in the long run, but letting it happen anyways.”

Foals Debut Music Video For New Single ‘In Degrees’

Today, Foals share the music video for their new single, “In Degrees,” directed by Aaron Brown (Arctic Monkeys, King Krule), off their most recent album, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1. With frenetic, clattering percussion and propulsive bass underpinning the band’s urgent energy, “In Degrees” is both a song about faltering interpersonal relationships and an increasingly warming planet.

Tree the father of SOULTRAP continues his return with The Wild End

After a 5 yearlong hiatus, Chicago’s father of SoulTrap returns with a trip down memory lane and homage paid to his more than humble beginnings.

Alice In Chains share video for ‘Rainier Fog’

“In a world where things are becoming increasingly serious, with ‘Rainier Fog’ we have continued our long tradition of making asses out of ourselves in videos,” says drummer Sean Kinney. “So for all of you that were raised bottle-fed, this one is for you. Mission accomplished.”