Weekend edition – @skopemag news for may 18, 2019 @ 1 pm est


On the heels of the release of their massive collaboration, “I Don’t Care,” Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber deliver the companion video, directed by Ed’s long-time collaborator, Emil Nava. “I Don’t Care” marks Ed’s first new single in over two years, since his record-breaking third studio album ÷ and has since become his biggest-ever single launch, topping nearly every chart around the globe.

Ängie releases new single ‘Orgy Of Enemies’ ft. Zheani

Swedish sensation Ängie has released her brand new single ‘Orgy Of Enemies’, which features the Australian rapper Zheani.

‘Orgy Of Enemies’ is a chilling dark trap roller, which finds Ängie at her most personal yet, addressing the mental health issues, which plagued her as a child. The twisted echoing accompanying vocals and rap flow from Zheani drive home the effects of the troubled times even further.

$uicideboy$ drop new single “Aliens Are Ghosts”

Barker, is no stranger to the hip-hop world. Having collaborated with rappers Run The Jewels, Ghostmane, and Vic Mensa last year, his joint project with $uicideboy$ is set to solidify his place as an innovator across multiple genres. The EP arrives this Friday and will be supported by the duo’s 22-date North American Grey Day Tour. The Summer tour has been selling out and boasts an eclectic lineup providing support featuring hardcore punk bands Trash Talk and Turnstile as well as frequent collaborators and friends Denzel Curry, Shoreline Mafia, Night Lovell, Germ, and Pouya on select dates. Check out the new track below and be sure to catch them live this Summer (full dates below).

Samurai Champs preview their debut album with title-track Cabernet Sauvignon

Samurai Champs have been taking the live world by storm, featuring at SXSW, The Great Escape, Reeperbahn Festival and Tallinn Music Week the last year, US/UK dates about to be announced soon. So much was their success, the duo now host their own music festival called Trifecta, and the quote for the single is dedicated to the hip-hop community in Canada.

VLASIS DIAMANTAKOS – single “Shadow Valley”

Vlasis Diamantakos was born and raised in Sparta – Greece under the magnificent mountain of Taygetos..

UK duo IDER Announce Debut Album + Release Single “Wu Baby”

North London based duo IDER have today announced their hotly-anticipated debut album Emotional Education – set for release on July 19 via Glassnote. The culmination of six years of intense creative collaboration between Megan Markwick and Lily Somerville, the record draws on themes of anxiety, identity, mental health, and the human condition throughout. The record’s euphoric, anthemic lead single ‘Wu Baby’ arrives alongside today’s news – a track first written with the elastic beats and drama of Kanye West’s Ye and Beyoncé’s Lemonade ringing in the duo’s ears.

Crobot Debut New Video For “Keep Me Down”

Crobot describes their music as “Dirty. Groove. Rock.” and has been compared to hard rock bands like Wolfmother, Queens of the Stone Age, Rage Against the Machine and Soundgarden. Frontman Brandon Yeagley has been praised for his power packed vocals and dynamic stage presence, guiding the band’s ‘undeniably magnetizing live shows.”


The Jamaican dancehall hitmaker Charly Black is back with a brand new single that’s coming in hot like the summer season. Titled “Happy Zone,” the single is an atmospheric, feel-good chiller that guaranteed to get listeners into an island state of mind no matter where in the world they’re listening from. The release comes on the heels of a mammoth accomplishment for the Caribbean rhythm star, who just received at RIAA US Gold Certification for the sale of over 500,000 copies of the international hit “Gyal You A Party Animal.” If you can’t get enough of Charly Black’s infectious beats and irresistible melodies, you’re in luck — the master has also announced new upcoming material in the works, including collaborations with Sean Paul and Shaggy coming this summer, plus a full artist album slated for the fall.

Hinder Announce ‘Lucky 7’ Tour – New Single ‘Halo’ Out Now

Multi-platinum rockers Hinder have announced a three month N. American trek kicking off May 30th in Marion, Illinois. The first portion of the run has openers Saving Abel, American Sin and Adarna and the second leg has Royal Bliss kicking the evening off.


This is a statement from Mastodon: “In early September 2018 we lost one of our closest friends and our biggest fan, our manager Nick John. He was essentially the band’s Dad. From our highest highs to our lowest lows he was always there. Every single move we made went through him first as our trust in him was marrow deep. His favorite band besides us and Gojira, was Led Zeppelin. We were asked to perform “Stairway to Heaven” at his funeral. Afterwards, finding out that someone had recorded it, we figured we should record a studio version and release it on RSD as a tribute to Nick with all the proceeds to be donated to pancreatic cancer research. We would not be the band we are today without the help of Nick John. We miss him dearly and think of him always. We love you buddy!”


“The album’s title is a message about reaching out to someone,” says Jarvis, “picking up the phone and making a call; it’s about knowing it’s ok to not be ok. The title track is a personal favorite of mine. We can’t wait to release the album and we hope it resonates with our fans as much as it does with us.”

Berlin-based post-punks release new video ‘Forever O.K.’ ahead of Shonen Knife support

They’re a Berlin-based power trio who combine unabashedly melodic pop hooks and elements of post-punk and noise rock. Having just played a sold out European tour with Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü) including shows in Germany, Austria and the UK, the band will return to the UK supporting Japan’s Shonen Knife at The Underworld in London on July 18th.


Columbia Records recording artist Jozzy releases new song “Sucka Free” featuring Grammy Award winning icon Lil Wayne. Long known for her prolific writing career, Jozzy, who wrote Billy Ray Cyrus’s verse on Lil Nas X’s chart topping smash “Old Town Road” and Jacquees’s “You”, has also worked with and written for Pharrell, Chris Martin, 21 Savage, French Montana, Mary J. Blige, Ella Mai, Little Mix and Usher amongst many others. Taking a break from writing hits for others, Jozzy shares “Sucka Free”, her first effort as an artist from her forthcoming major label debut album.

Jamestown Revival’s “Who Hung The Moon” premieres at Earmilk

Co-produced by Jamestown Revival and Jamie Mefford (Nathaniel Rateliff, Gregory Alan Isakov), the album was recorded at Ward Lodge Studios overlooking the San Isabel National Forest in Buena Vista, Colorado and includes 10 new songs co-written by Clay and Chance as well as a rendition of The Mama & The Papas’ 1965 classic, “California Dreamin’.” In addition to Clay (vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica, banjo, steel guitar, bass), Chance (vocals, acoustic guitar) and Mefford (juno, acoustic guitar, banjo, background vocals), San Isabel also features Nick Bearden (bass guitar), Ed Benrock (drums, percussion, background vocals), Psyche Dunkhase (cello), John Gringsby (bass), Dan Reckard (wurlitzer, organ, piano, accordion) and Rachel Sliker (violin, viola).


On their new release and signing to Roc Nation/Island Records, Ceraadi states, “If you’re loyal to me, I’ll be loyal to you. “Loyal” is about being able to trust someone. Trusting that what we say is what we mean. It’s something we “NEED” in a relationship. It’s a 50/50 thing. In previous relationships, we both have found out that the person was dating multiple people. It hurt a lot. Why couldn’t they have been loyal or even honest enough to break up with us beforehand? It’s something everyone goes through. Like stop playing games! Do you want to be with us or what?! Haha!”

Megan Thee Stallion releases new project, “Fever”  

Off the heels of a stand-out Rolling Loud Miami festival performance, Houston based rapper and “First Lady of 300 Entertainment” as coined by COMPLEX, Megan Thee Stallion has released her project Fever via 1501 Certified / 300 Entertainment. The highly anticipated project features Memphis hip-hop icon Juicy J and fast-rising rapper Da Baby. Fever introduces Megan’s college partying persona “Hot Girl Meg” and showcases her musical versatility and growth highlighted by signature rapid-fire delivery and raunchy wordplay that incites a finely tuned mix of sweet, sensual, and savage imagery. Prior to today’s release, the single “Realer” premiered yesterday as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1, the song serves as the opener to the 14-track project and is an anthem that emphasizes Megan’s status while demanding respect as she puts her competition and critics on blast.

The Raconteurs release new single “Help Me Stranger”

HELP US STRANGER sees the mighty Raconteurs reassembled, stronger and even more vital than ever before as they continue to push rock ‘n’ roll forward into its future, bonding prodigious riffs, blues power, sinewy psychedelia, Detroit funk, and Nashville soul via Benson and White’s uncompromising songcraft and the band’s steadfast musical muscle. With HELP US STRANGER, The Raconteurs have returned right when they are needed most, unified and invigorated with boundless ambition, infinite energy and a collectivist spirit operating at the peak of its considerable powers, once again creating a sound and fury only possible when all four of its members come together.

VASSY Drops “Concrete Heart” Video

Multi-platinum award-winning recording artist VASSY today releases the official music video for her latest hit “Concrete Heart.” Described by Dancing Astronaut as a “certifiable club hit,” the Jacob Caron (Wiz Khalifa, Lil Uzi Vert)-directed video, shot in location in New York City, premiered yesterday on EDM.com.

Calboy Teams Up With Moneybagg Yo on the Paranoid and Melodic “Unjudge Me”