@skopemag news for may 22, 2019 @ noon est

Majid Jordan RnB inspired tones Samurai Champs with new single POSEIDON      

With numerous praise for their recent singles ‘Bae’ and ‘Poseidon’, Canadian hip-hop duo finalise the prep for their long-awaited debut album ‘Cabernet Sauvignon’ by unveiling the title-track and closer from the new record.

PELICAN Shares “Cold Hope”

PELICAN, the instrumental quartet whose singular vision of heavy music eschews classification, recently announced their first full-length in six years, and today they’ve released a new song from it, along with US and new EU tour dates.

Skope Magazine: Jess Clinton

“The Runway” touches on themes of nature and intense desire to travel, mixed with psychological tactics of running away from life’s distractions. As the heaviness of the world begins to fold in like blinders over the eyes, Clinton charges forth with raw rhythm and determination to find lightness in the dark haze enticing groove tempts the human urge to simply drop everything and run. Read more here.

Soft Streak Entitled ‘Reasonable Lie’

Soft Streak is the brainchild of Los Angeles based musicians, Tori Schachne and Colton Toy. Brought together during their time at college by their mutual love of the same music, the experimental electro-pop duo combined their classical and jazz backgrounds to create an intoxicating sound which has been resonating with listeners across the nation. Having previously performed separately in various projects, the two soon discovered their musical chemistry and have since established their unique blend of dreamy soundscapes and gritty guitars.

SLUKA Prove They’re “Ready To Connect” With New Single

SLUKA is a fearsome foursome consisting of Lis Viega (drums, vocals), Alexandra Holt (street can, theremin, vocals), Anna Eppink (bass, vocals), and singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Christopher Sluka. SLUKA is a female-heavy band and crew with their entire band and team being women, except for Sluka. He’s a man who’s been making music since the late ’80s. In fact, his debut, Emotional Battlefield, just turned 30-years-old.

Billboard Premieres Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors’ “Dragons feat. The Lone Bellow”

Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors will release their forthcoming album, Dragons, on August 16. Billboard is exclusively premiering the title track today (May 21).

Americana Singer-Songwriter Shealee Releases New Full-Length Album

Shealee “tells compelling stories, moving listeners with her melodies and shining a brilliant light with Head to the Stone”. – Henry Carrigan of No Depressions


Dance Gavin Dance frontman, Tilian (Pearson), has announced a new batch of summer headline tour dates for 2019. Tilian will be heading back out on the road in support of his latest album, The Skeptic (Sept. 2018 via Rise Records), which hit the #1 spot on Billboard’s Alternative New Artist chart and racked up 1.5 million total streams in just its first week alone.


Shake and Bake, the band’s new album, was cooked up in a van rolling heavy on the highway, headed by two baked and juiced musicians, veering across the lines, desperately steering towards rest and redemption at the nearest parking lot. It is a record about the juice that keeps the crowd dancing, the smoke that keeps the minds lifted. This is as real it gets.

CS Hellmann recently put out the track “Delroy (Where Did You Go)”

“This is my first record as a solo artist,” Hellmann says. “I’ve always been in bands since I was in my early teens and always found it natural to play and record with other people. I wanted to make a record that has the soulful and magical element of a group playing together while adding elements of synthesizers and drum machines to give it more modern textures.”

JON BRYANT New Album ‘Cult Classic’ Out Now       

In 2015, Jon Bryant joined a cult. His short-lived time in and subsequent separation from NVXIM would inspire the concept behind the carefully crafted album Cult Classic (out now via Nettwerk). After reclaiming independence, Bryant penned tunes everywhere from Nova Scotia and Vancouver to Seattle, Los Angeles and Australia.

He explains, “In the early days of writing the music for this album, I saw myself (and the world around me) through the lens of a cult. It was only until I was involved with one, did I actually realize that they’re interwoven through so much of culture. To be in a cult is to be human.”

Singer/Songwriter Coyote Eyes Breathes Life Back Into Patty Griffin’s “Top Of The World”

Brandon James – Chicago Soul Singer Releases New Single

Chicago’s very own ” Brandon James” is ready for success, and he wants you to know it. The r&b/soul singer is creating a strong buzz with the upcoming release of his single “So Emotional.” “So Emotional,” is scheduled for release on August 26th, 2019 and is the first single off the upcoming E.P scheduled for release this fall.

Chicago native Brandon James was born “Brandon James Foster”. He states that he “started doing music as an outlet for depression early in life. I wasn’t very popular in school and I was considered a latchkey kid due to my mother’s work schedule and my father’s battles with alcoholism.” On a teacher’s suggestion to find extracurricular activities, Brandon joined the choir. He finished the eighth grade with a determination to elevate his understanding of music and succeed with his own music.

Oceans Of The Moon Announce Debut Album, Share Video On Billboard

“Oceans of the Moon shares a jagged, minimalist and somewhat experimental sonic character with La Machine, occasionally plugging in melodies that help the eight-track album straddle the line between chaotic and tuneful.”
– Billboard

Megafauna release new single “Mishka” // RIYL Warpaint, FEELS

The track premiered yesterday on Clash Magazine, who noted, “The band are a universe unto themselves, with each release appearing like a solar flare across the psychedelic cosmos.”

Crocodylus Unleash the Energetic New Single ‘Ghosts’

Crocodylus return in a cloud of sweat and fury unleashing their new single ‘Ghosts’ before setting off around the country once again, this time in support of The Chats.

Grungy as hell, ‘Ghosts’ is everything fans have come to love about the well-toured trio – fuzzy guitars, hazy vocals, searing riffs, stomping rhythms and time changes. Premiered on triple j’s Home and Hosed ‘Ghosts’ lulls listeners into a ballad before quickly picking up speed into the raw and blistering chorus. One hundred percent energy, it sits neatly in their sweaty live show.

Finnish band SANTA CRUZ unveils new single ‘Tell Me Why’

The rising hard rock quartet SANTA CRUZ – whose 2017 M-Theory Audio debut “Bad Blood Rising” was praised by Rolling Stone as “debaucherous and flamboyant” – will release their fourth album, “Katharsis,” this fall.

Robert Jeffery – ‘Don’t Give Them Any Reaction’ Single

Robert Jeffery has experienced joys and challenges in his creative journey. His exposure to the shifting pressures of time the catalyst for his returning single, Don’t Give Them Any Reaction, resulting in a classic rock gem.

The Murder Capital announce debut album ‘When I Have Fears’

An exercise in both darkness and light, “When I Have Fears” only serves to highlight the early ambition in the band’s sound. From the post-rock build and breakdowns of the two-part “Slowdance”, to the tender, bruised confessional of “On Twisted Ground” and industrial pulse of closer “Love, Love, Love”, there’s a consistent intensity throughout that marks out The Murder Capital as a band arriving fully formed on their debut album.

NERVO drop immersive video for new single ‘Sober’

Australian duo NERVO have unveiled the official music video for heartfelt new single ‘Sober’, out on Wednesday 22nd May via Universal.

The visual sees the sisters portrayed in digital monochrome, singing the track while bold, eye-catching lyrics and graphics emerge throughout. As the track reaches its high point, the colourful graphics engulf the screen before merging into one – lending the video a psychedelic tinge.

Boston Is 2019’s Best City for Basketball Fans – WalletHub Study

With the NBA Finals kicking off on May 30 and the league allowing teams to sell ad space on uniforms as of 2017, estimated to generate $100 million to $150 million in yearly revenue, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst Cities for Basketball Fans as well as accompanying videos.