@skopemag news for may 23, 2019 @ 2:15 pm est


Global restaurant group, TGI Fridays have today announced they’ll be getting behind Australian musicians, revealing they’ll be rolling out live original music with regular gigs and showcases in-house across their Australian restaurants (Chadstone, Eastland and Melbourne Central in Melbourne, Modbury in Adelaide, Westfield Carousel in Perth, North Rhyde and East Maitland in NSW) from June 21.

Live music will be booked by entertainment solutions service, Generation, heralded by Marcus Knight who is himself an illustrious DJ, music producer, songwriter and also the director of Generation. Having worked regularly with the likes of Sony Music and Mushroom Music, Knight is across all things Aussie music and cannot wait to have a hand in providing this brilliant live platform for Australian talent.

VACANT IMAGE New Official Video For ‘Granny Panties and Peanut Butter’

Aussie alternative rock Vacant Image have released the first official video taken from their upcoming album Sister Anxiety (release date TBA). The track has the improbable and magnificent title of Granny Panties and Peanut Butter.

French melodic metallers EZOX unveiled new music video “For Today”


Following the announcement of their sophomore album ‘Life After’ and a sold-out February UK tour, Palace today reveal the album’s fourth single ‘Running Wild’. The soaring track is accompanied by a stunning cinematic video directed by Daniel Alexander Harris (Fickle Friends, Nina Nesbitt) and starring Clea Martin who plays the protagonist Arden; trapped living with an oppressive guardian, the video sees her crossing the front door that had become more than just a physical barrier and stepping out into the world to make a life on her own terms.

Skope video submission: Ariano, “When You Need Me”

Southern California hip hop artist/producer Ariano presents the music video for “When You Need Me”, the new single from F–k You, I Love You, Pay Me, Ariano’s new album out now on his Popular Nobody imprint.

Meduza’s Global Hit Takes House Music to Daytime Radio

Charlie Straw Release: Broken Paradise (3rd May)

Charlie Straw is an artist whose musical ability is matched only by his storytelling ability, and undeniable work ethic.


With his May 25th, 2019 album release, “Think I’ll Carry It On,” Richard Lynch is doing just that…carrying on the traditions of “real” country music. Traditions that were passed down to him from his father, who was both a country musician and mentor. Richard has put his personal stamp on each and every song, having written or co-written them all. While there’s a deliberate feeling of nostalgia wrapped in the words sung by Lynch, he has a way of bringing the ghosts from the past into the living present, turning “classic” into “contemporary.” He’s not pretending to be something he’s not…he’s pure cowboy country, from the sweat on his brow, to the dirt on his boots.

ICYMI: Horse Jumper Of Love share new single ‘Airport’

Horse Jumper Of Love have announced their new LP ‘So Divine’ and have shared the video for their lead single “Poison” on The Fader. When talking about the track lead singer Dimitri Giannopoulos says, “One night in 2014 John and I were walking back to my apartment from somewhere and he told me he read this article about a person who fell through a ceiling at Logan airport. We went to my place and watched this experimental horror movie called “begotten.” it made me feel a certain way and I wanted to capture the image of something surreal so I took the story john told me and tried to make my own vague ominous version of it. We started playing the song live around then and it took us about five years to get the pacing and tone of this track right. We recorded it two separate times in the studio”

New Music And Video From 5 Seconds Of Summer “Easier” Out Now Via Interscope Records

Says lead vocalist Luke Hemmings of the song, “‘Easier’ is the most confident we have been in the first song to be released off one of our records. Visually and sonically it feels like we took what we uncovered about ourselves as a band on the last album and honed in on that sound and aura. I truly believe that ‘Easier’ is the beginning of the best era for 5SOS.”

Quodega reveals cinematic electronica from forthcoming album ‘Only Forward’

The first single taken from the album, ‘I Design Your Eyes’, reverts to Raybould’s previous body of work under the pseudonym Zwolf, incorporating influences from the early works of Boards of Canada, Autechre and Plaid and filtering them through the unique contours of his own musical imagination. The resultant cinematic scope and aesthetic draws upon these threads alongside Raybould’s extensive soundtrack work. Recent plaudits in this field include a Welsh BAFTA for indie film ‘The Machine’, with the OST also being released in 2019 by Swiss niche vinyl label We Release What The Fuck We Want To Records.

Joya Mooi reveals lush video for soulful new track ‘I Can Do Better’

Amsterdam-born artist Joya Mooi has unveiled soulful new single ‘I Can Do Better’, her second release of 2019, via Nine And A Half. The follow-up to her March single ‘Rice In Foil’, the track also comes with a music video shot and directed by award-winning filmmaker Tom Fassaert.


Continuing a prolific 2019 on stage and in the studio, Morgan Saint will support Dennis Lloyd on his upcoming North American tour this summer. It kicks off May 29 in New York, NY at Irving Plaza, plays major markets across the United States and Canada, and concludes three weeks later at Terminal West in Atlanta, GA on June 19.

LUNE’s apricot-tinged tones blaze and dazzle on electropop-bop ‘Don’t Speak’ visual

With an impressive past discography collaborating with two of dance-pop’s biggest names; Swedish House Mafia and Adrian Lux, and extensive press support from the likes of Complex, The Line of Best Fit, PopMatters, Ja Ja Ja and HighClouds, the Swedish singer releases new single ‘Don’t Speak’.

Stream Kishi Bashi’s New LP ‘Omoiyari’ via NPR Music’s First Listen

“I was shocked when I saw white supremacy really starting to show its teeth again in America,” Kishi Bashi says. “My parents are immigrants, they came to the United States from Japan post–World War II. As a minority I felt very insecure for the first time in my adult life in this country. I think that was the real trigger for this project.” Kishi Bashi recognized parallels between the current U.S. administration’s constant talk of walls and bans, and the xenophobic anxieties that led to the forced internment of Japanese-Americans in the months following the attack on Pearl Harbor. So he immersed himself in that period, visiting former prison sites and listening to the stories of survivors, while developing musical concepts along the way. The unique creative process behind Omoiyari will be documented in a film scheduled for release in early 2020.

Billboard Chart’s Second Ever Ghanian Artist, Wiyaala Releases New Album

Wiyaala, one of the world’s most charismatic artists, has released her second album, Sissala Goddess, a fascinating, often moving glimpse at Africa old and new through the Young Lioness of Africa’s eyes. Sung partly in her home village Funsi’s dialect of Sissala, one of the world’s most endangered languages, she is both celebrating the stoicism and love of those who have supported her as well as challenging traits which are sadly not confined to her local scene – bigotry, jealousy and greed. The album also features Wiyaala’s interpretation of the legendary band Osibisa’s “Woyaye (We are Going)”, a song she has performed live with the band’s founder and singer, Teddy Osei.

COASTCITY Debut Sinful Single “Nadie es Santo” (No One is a Saint)

COASTCITY releases a risqué ode to those who have found themselves at the crossroads of desire and infidelity. “Nadie Es Santo” tells the story of two people in committed relationships dancing with sin and flirting with the idea of letting desire decide their future. The bilingual singleisthe first of a three-part song series. The duo, who produced and co-wrote the record, will be releasing two more follow up singles that expand the song’s narrative both sonically and lyrically whilecontinuing to imprint their authentic Caribbean Soul sound in both the Latin and general market spaces.

Opening Act: Pedro Capó’s USA Tour 2019
5/24 Miami – The Fillmore
5/25 Orlando – House of Blues
5/26 Tampa – Valley of Tampa Scottish Rite
5/29 Philadelphia – Theatre of Living Arts
5/31 Washington DC – The Howard Theatre
6/8 Houston – House of Blues
6/9 San Antonio – The Aztec
6/7 Bilel, Switzerland – Vibez Festival
7/6 Philadelphia – Hispanic Fiesta
7/7 – Washington D.C. – Eaton Hotel

Outer Spaces Share New Song “Album For Ghosts,”

“I like the image of a gazing globe [aka a yard globe, garden globe, gazing ball, etc.] under a full moon at night, where you can see a reflection, but it’s not clear what it is,” says Satalino, when describing the symbolic theme of Gazing Globe. The album is comprised of songs written during a lonely period of her life, spent in introspective solitude. Satalino’s search to understand who she was outside of relationships with others left her feeling like she was trying to connect with her distorted reflection in a gazing globe lit by the moon; an image that mirrored her basic movements, but was devoid of the emotional weight she bore at the time.

Esther Rose shares new video + single :: New LP 8/23 on Father/Daughter

“I’m always changing,” Esther Rose sings at the top of her sophomore album, You Made It This Far. The line is at once a promise and a plea, a concise distillation of her commitment to evolution as well as her dogged determination to meet every challenge in her path with unconditional acceptance. Laid-back yet deliberate, her delivery here marries old-school country and rural folk with a plainspoken philosophy that’s thoroughly modern, and the end result is a record that’s as joyful as it is restless, one that weaves fiddle and lap steel around profound revelations, late night conversations, and all the moments in between.

Kygo Releases “Not Ok” Featuring Chelsea Cutler Today!

Powered by glassy and gliding guitar, a simmering beat, and lush keys, the production unfolds with soaring cinematic scope. Above this bold and bright backdrop, Cutler’s confessional lyrics immediately take hold on the resounding refrain, “I just called you to say, I’m not OK.” With uplifting vocals and music, it possesses the power to instantly connect.

Hear Dire Wolves’ new single, “Spacetime Rider,”

The song comes off their upcoming album, Grow Towards The Light, that’s out June 28th on Beyond Beyond is Beyond and premiered recently on Tiny Mix Tapes calling it “a powerful, mystical journey through time and space.”

Kyle Emerson Releases New Song “May You Find Peace”

As the first taste of Emerson’s new material, “May You Find Peace,” shows the singer-songwriter expanding his garage-pop sensibilities with lush full-band arrangements and plenty of toothsome melodic hooks. At turns dreamy and driving, Emerson’s sophomore release bridges classic and contemporary sounds to create a warm, inviting, and introspective atmosphere. “May You Find Peace” was co-produced with Emerson’s drummer Mark Anderson, who also took over engineering duties alongside James Barone (Beach House, Nathaniel Rateliff, Tennis).

New Single: Cory Kendrix – Lemonade

Cory Kendrix (of Southern hip-hop collective LNS Crew) releases “Lemonade”, his new summer single. The R&B-influenced trap heater, a collaboration with LA-based producer Blackwell, leads up as a prelude to Cory’s summer tour. Cory has performed at international music festivals such as SXSW and POP Montreal and will be touring North America this summer with dates​ at UMS Festival in Denver as well as the DIY Musician Conference in Austin.

LANY + Julia Michaels Release Music Video For “okay” – Watch Here

“okay” has been streamed over 15 million times since its’ release and garnered praise from numerous press outlets such as MTV, Billboard, PAPER Magazine, & UPROXX. L’Officiel USA proclaims the song “a guaranteed summer hit” and Rolling Stone describes, “the anthemic song features [Michaels & Klein] on vocals over a rumbling instrumental of xx-style electric guitars and underwater synths.”