#tgif edition – @skopemag news for may 24, 2019 @ 1:45 pm est

Gisli – “The Skeleton Crew” – New Album

Gisli last full-length album came out on EMI Records around 15 years ago. ‘How About That’ was released to an almost unanimous critical acclaim and Gisli spent the following years touring with his Norwegian band. Gisli went to Los Angeles to write and record his second album but took a break from his solo career and never released the finished album. But it’s not like he hasn’t been active in music since that time, recording, producing and writing for other people like Duffy, Mick Jones (The Clash), Anja Garbarek, and Cathy Dennis to name only a few, as well as releasing the odd solo song here and there, plus a collection of songs last year with Norwegian artist William Hut on Norwegian label Appollon Records.

Kara Connolly for Skope Mag

“Let Me Go” is a coming of age anthem with a powerful message surrounding being true to yourself and forging your own path despite what others may want or think. Kara addresses codependency, pulls away from the paralyzing and gripping expectations of others (as well as her own fearful thoughts), and steps into the autonomy of being herself and confidently making her own decisions despite what anyone else, even those closest to her, may say or think.

Kara Connolly Fights To Find Her Independence With Powerful New Track ‘Let Me Go’ — Listen


Determined to be an artist since the age of 5 she grew up focused on developing her voice and song writing. Her determination has paid off and now after some time in the studio, she’s ready to show the new upcoming songs.

Her new song Ridiculous describes the feeling you get when you’re so smitten by someone, that your mind and body is constantly craving this person. The melodies are as playful as the lyrics which describes a silly, almost tickling feeling and therefor the name of the song is “Ridiculous” The genre is pop with influences of reggaetón dance beats. The song has got really catchy melodies and a falsetto to die for in the chorus.

Crocodylus Return with the Energetic ‘Ghosts’

Coming off the back of a tri-headline tour with A. Swayze and the Ghosts and VOIID, the band have amassed a cult following on the live circuit supporting the likes of Ocean Alley, Dune Rats, Hockey Dad and Psychedelic Porn Crumpets alongside show-stopping sets at NYE on the Hill and Bad Friday.

Pollstar Live75 – 5.27.19

Pollstar’s LIVE75 chart ranks the average tickets sold by Active Tours for reported shows taken place over the last 30 days. Active Tours with at least 3 reported shows are eligible to chart. An Active Tour is one where there are upcoming shows in the next 30 days in Pollstar’s Route Book database. Average Capacity Sold is based on sellable capacity (venue manifest minus complimentary and production kills) as reported to Pollstar. HOT SHOT is the highest charting new Active Tour. NOISE MAKER is the Active Tour with biggest positive chart gain from previous week. BREAKTHROUGH is the Active Tour showing a ticket sales breakthrough by packing the house. To report box office or upcoming shows, please visit pollstar.com and access the “Data” menu. NEW designates tours appearing on the chart for the first time in last 30 days.

Yirrmal and Jordie Lane team up for new single ‘For Everyone’

It’s the perfect song and an epic story to celebrate Reconciliation Week. ‘For Everyone’ has reconciliation at its heart and is a powerful collaboration between acclaimed Indigenous songwriter and guitarist Yirrmal Marika and one of Australia’s finest singer-songwriters Jordie Lane.

New Music This Week – Flying Lotus, Mavis Staples, Morrissey, and More

New Releases for the Week of May 24, 2019 – Here are our editors’ picks for this week’s most noteworthy new releases. Check out a specific album or visit our New Releases page for more information.

Sting Releases New Album “My Songs” Today

Today, Sting has released ‘My Songs’, a new album comprised of the 17-time Grammy Award winner’s most celebrated hits from his unparalleled career, each reshaped and reimagined for 2019.

Speaking on his approach to the new album, Sting says: “‘My Songs’ is my life in songs. Some of them reconstructed, some of them refitted, some of them reframed, but all of them with a contemporary focus.”


‘Rocketman: Music From The Motion Picture’ Album Out on Interscope Records

This year’s most eagerly anticipated soundtrack is released today: Elton John’s epic musical fantasy ‘Rocketman: Music From The Motion Picture’. Released in celebration of Rocket Pictures, MARV Films and Paramount Pictures’ release, in U.S .theaters May 31, it 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 lead actor Taron Egerton.

Uffie’s Return To Music Continues With New Single “No Take Me Backs”

After returning earlier this year from a nearly decade long hiatus with her 7-track EP Tokyo Love Hotel, Uffie is proving that she is ‘ufficially’ back with another brand new single “No Take Me Backs,” out on all streaming platforms today.

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

The Coronas – Find the Water – new single released today

‘Find the Water’ marks the beginning of a new campaign for The Coronas, the follow-up to their 2017 No.1 album ‘Trust the Wire’. The new campaign will culminate with the multi-platinum, arena-conquering four piece releasing their sixth studio album in March 2020. Produced by Rob Kirwan (Hozier, PJ Harvey, Local Natives, Editors, The Horrors) ‘Find the Water’ sees the band move into new musical territory, as lead singer Danny O’Reilly explains:

“Musically ‘Find the Water’ is unlike anything we’ve done before – melodically; the vocal delivery; even the arrangement is unusual for us, but yet it was one of those songs where we were all on the same page right from the start and it came together very quickly, which is always a good sign. And out of the 4 songs we recorded with Rob in LA, ‘Find the Water’ felt like the right jumping off point for what the album is going to be.”

New Release from ELEON – Flight Lounge!

Discovered deep within the deep and dimly lit cavernous studios of Distant Landing in Waco, TX, Heart Dance Records unearthed an entire library of never before released recordings by the electronic artist known as ELEON. These original and classic recordings are now being released by Heart Dance while new epic and eclectic music is in the first phases of creation.

Bess Atwell releases enchanting EP ‘Big Blue’

Singer Songwriter, Bess Atwell will release her enchanting 5 track EP ‘Big Blue’, along with lead single ‘Harvested’ on May 24th via Mother’s Milk Records. ‘Big Blue’ was produced by Giles Barrett (Johnny Flynn, Marika Hackman, Goat Girl) and follows acclaimed debut album “Hold Your Mind” released in 2016.

Soften – one of switzerland’ s finest indie artist – drops new song “Neon Demon“

New Album Release – ORKID “I don’t give a damn”

ORKID, aka Matilda Melin from Sweden’s far North, continues to soar and amaze with the series of singles that have been released so far – from her breathtaking “Wasted” to her latest “Lay Low,” her singles have been featured on Spotify’s “New Music Friday” in 20+ countries including the USA, UK, Sweden + more, while earning praise and support from the likes of CloudKid, Beats 1, The Line of Best Fit, Complex, Oblivious Pop, Going Solo, Variance, Clashand many more.