@skopemag news for may 16, 2019 @ 2:30 pm est

Dublin five-piece Silverbacks share new single ‘Pink Tide’ | “a sardonic post-punk burst” – Stereogum

Silverbacks return with their new single ‘Pink Tide’, released on Thursday 16th May. Continuing their fruitful studio partnership with Girl Band’s Daniel Fox, with ‘Pink Tide’ they lay waste to easy pigeonholing and strike out on their own, furrowing a path laced with deadpan humour and some sick twin lead guitar lines. The band are performing in London tonight, May 16th, at the Bermondsey Social Club with support from GURU and Super Paradise.

A.M.C Releases ‘Courier’

The announcement that A.M.C’s album was on the way has propelled him from being one of the quickest-firing DJs throughout the drum & bass world, to a producer who’s building just as much of a formidable body of work to unleash behind the decks. Following the success of its first unveiling, which saw singles ‘Mind the Gap’ and ‘Look Out’ chart on the Beatport drum & bass top ten and provide the perfect backdrop for his second takeover at Fabric, he adds another explosive cut to the ‘Energy’ collection.

Mini Kingz member Cartae reveals new single ‘You Care’ from forthcoming EP

With North London collective Mini Kingz fast becoming a hot topic of conversation in the UK scene, the First Lady of the crew Cartae now shares her infectious new single, ‘You Care’. Taken from her forthcoming debut EP ‘Minutes’, the sensual R&B track comes fit with psychedelic music video directed by Jay Green.

First making her name as part of Mini Kingz alongside BenjiFlow, Ragz Originale and Oscar #Worldpeace, ‘You Care’ sees Cartae step out from the shadows of her label mates to carve her own path in the music world. Produced by Ragz Orginale, the track’s downtempo beat allows space for her commanding vocals to take centre stage, with lyrics alluding to love and heartbreak.

The Black Keys Debut Music Video For New Song “Go”

Director Bryan Schlam says about the making of the video, “For “Go” I felt like we needed to address the elephant in the room. Where have the guys been for 5 years? I thought- Let’s send them to the next level of therapy. A retreat. A commune. A place that’s supposed to symbolize peace and unity…and they’ll hate every second of it. It was a challenging video, not only in the task of having Dan and Patrick act in almost every shot – but also in keeping a narrative that feels cinematic and funny at the same time. We tried to balance the two, relying on situational humor and the effortlessly cool vibe of the song.”

Grace Gillespie release psych-pop single ‘I’m Your Man’

London based artist and producer Grace Gillespie is releasing her new single ‘I’m Your Man’, announcing her debut EP ‘Pretending’.

Tyler Childers premieres video & new track “House Fire,”

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Tyler Childers’ highly anticipated new album, Country Squire, is out August 2 via Hickman Holler Records/RCA Records. In celebration of the new album, Childers is premiering the video for the lead track “House Fire.”



Regarding the collaboration, Simon Neil explains “On meeting Jamie, we realized early on that we’d both had to deal with grief at a relatively young age and so it was interesting to talk about how we’d both dealt with it and the effect it had on us – and this is the main crux of the film, delving into the lonely world of grief and loss and coming out the other side.”

new HXLT music / video

This video is based off a true story of one time my brother and I were out driving around and looking for locations to shoot a video and taking still pictures. Some people saw us around, thought we were suspicious and called the cops. When the cops came they had guns drawn and were ready to shoot because someone mistaked our tripod for a Shotgun! Luckily they acted professional and didn’t just kill us.

This is a symbol of how as black people it’s even hard for us to do normal things without being looked at as suspicious on top of doing something foreign like scouting for a video. The fact that it’s almost dangerous to do something out of the norm of what people are used to is what’s scary. – HXLT

Wes Mason Teams With Kofi Black On New Single “I Want Your Love”

Wes Mason released his pop-infused R&B single, “I Want Your Love,” ahead of his album, The Animal Inside. Teaming with Wyclef Jean protege, Kofi Black, Mason challenged himself in creating his own diversified music citing influences such as The Beatles, Travis Scott and Kid Cudi. “I Want Your Love” is now available to stream or download on all digital platforms worldwide.

New Song ‘(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again’ Unveiled – Taken From Forthcoming Album ‘Rocketman: Music From The Motion Picture’

‘(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again’, a brand-new song written especially for ROCKETMAN by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, and performed by Elton and Taron Egerton, premiered this morning on BBC Radio 2. The song is taken from the eagerly anticipated album ‘Rocketman: Music From The Motion Picture’ (Released on May 24 on Interscope Records), which sees celebrated producer and composer Giles Martin re-interpreting and re-imagining Elton’s iconic hits, tailoring the music specifically to support the narrative of the upcoming major motion picture, with a truly show stopping vocal performance from ROCKETMAN lead actor Taron Egerton. ‘(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again’ is co-produced by Giles Martin and Greg Kurstin.

NEBULA debut frantic new single off ‘Holy Shit’ via Echoes&Dust

California stoner rock trio NEBULA returns this June 7th with their first studio album in ten years, and unveil another blazing excerpt today via Echoes & Dust website!

Twenty-two years after their first release and ten years after their last studio album, Nebula are back. And you’re thinking “Holy shit!” right now, you pretty much nailed it. ‘Holy Shit’ is NEBULA’s first LP since 2009’s ‘Heavy Psych’, and it quickly puts to rest the question that’s loomed since guitarist and vocalist Eddie Glass, bassist Tom Davies and drummer Michael Amster announced the band’s reformation in 2017. Nebula are still Nebula.

Track Premiere: Nebula – Man’s Best Friend

Nola’s Biglemoi Announce Debut EP

“Biglemoi’s ‘Joyride’ [is] an anthemic rocker that molds the big sound of early Arcade Fire with the musical versatility of Broken Social Scene. Biglemoi might very well sound quite unlike anything from New Orleans, a city versed in jazz traditions, as their rock-leaning sound makes them the Delta’s most unpredictable musical offering.” – Glide Magazine

Yuna debuts “Blank Marquee” video feat. G-Eazy, ‘Rouge’ LP out July 12 via Verve Forecast

Malaysian pop artist turned international star Yuna is debuting the new video for the single “Blank Marquee” featuring G-Eazy from her forthcoming album Rouge (out July 12 via Verve Forecast).

Hear Joanna Sternberg’s “For You”

Joanna Sternberg’s debut album, Then I Try Some More, is out July 12th on Team Love Records. Ahead of the release, hear “For You” that premiered recently on Gold Flake Paint calling it “the kind of incongruous leap into someone’s else’s world that will linger for long after the fact.”

ATL Artist Domani Announces 5/24 Time Will Tell Project, Calls Checkmate in “Game We Play” Video

Animated by curiosity and buoyed by a deep musicality, ATL artist Domani was born to rap. Embarking on a soulful journey of self-discovery, Domani announces Time Will Tell, his immersive upcoming project. A reflection on the unknowability of the future and the importance of letting fate run its course, Time Will Tell finds the 18-year-old rapper creating a unique sonic world, complete with lush live instrumentation, poetry, and bits of scripted dialogue. The follow-up to 2017’s The Constellation and 2018’s Amygdala, Time Will Tell is an eclectic and philosophical coming-out party for Domani, his voice equally potent while delivering drawly rhymes or lilting melodies. Featuring production from Eric G, Smitti Boi & The Olympicks, and more, Time Will Tell releases on May 24th via EMPIRE

MOTSA drops striking new single ‘Revolution’

Austrian IDM artist MOTSA has unveiled breathtaking new single ‘Revolution’.

The third release from debut album ‘Perspectives’, the track’s driving synth-line and evocative pads lend it a striking sense of urgency. Juxtaposing digital sounds with more melodic, organic elements, ‘Revolution’ cultivates an ultra-modern feel that acts as a critique of how the digital and real world interact.

Two Door Cinema Club Release Video for “Satellite”

The splendidly kitsch spaceage video, directed by Eion Glaister (Catfish And The Bottlemen, Beirut), finds the three piece beamed to out of space, with frontman Alex Trimble playing the beleaguered captain of the galaxy’s grooviest battleship. It’s a gloriously tongue-in-cheek adventure, which references everything from Star Wars to Battlestar Galactica and is the perfect accompaniment to ‘Satellite’s retro Kraut-pop influences and themes of futuristic dread.