Weekend edition – @skopemag news for June 2, 2019 @ 7 am est


The new single marks the introduction to Good Faith, the new era of Madeon, and is his first offering since his debut album Adventure and his massive collaborative project with Porter Robinson, “Shelter.” Speaking about the new music, Madeon (real name Hugo Leclercq) says, “‘All My Friends’ is a song I sang, wrote and produced. I wanted to make the kind of ambitious pop music I’ve always hoped I could make someday.”

Cris Law New Single – ‘Feel’

“An upbeat song about empowerment, standing up for yourself and finding your own path, it combines honest lyrics and glitchy beats with a touch of synth-pop swagger.” – CL

CARPATHIA “Sacrifice” Lyric Video

Boston based Alternative Progressive Metal CARPATHIA has released the lyric video for, “Sacrifice,” off of their upcoming EP, 1912, due out 6/10/2019.

Swedish Art-Pop Act Be The Bear Releases New Single “Mermaid”

Emerging Swedish pop sensation Be The Bear returns today with a vibrant and sparkling new single titled “Mermaid.” Christina Wehage, the powerhouse behind the Be The Bear project, is an artist, producer & the owner of Gothenburg-based record label Loud Attic Records. She’s a true triple threat who marches to the beat of her own musical drum, blending elements of indie-rock, electro-pop, and electronica to create a sound that is entirely her own.

PREMIERE: Be The Bear releases tender new track “Mermaid”

video: DREAD ZOE, “DONE”

Dread calls his new single “my coming out record. It’s a turn up vibe, street vibe. It just shows a side of my city that most people see on TV but don’t understand until you’re a part of it. I don’t wanna go in too much detail about this record but you’ll definitely understand it when you hear it.”

[EXCLUSIVE] HIDEOUS SUN DEMON Return with punchy garage rock anthem ‘Can’t Live Like That’

‘Can’t Live Like That’ is the latest single from garage punk outfit Hideous Sun Demon and is packed with punchy anthemic hooks that are bound to have you energised and chanting on the top of your lungs.

Jonas Brøg shares ‘Not Because Of You’, a letter to his family.

“My family has been hit the hardest when depression became part of our world. When I struggle mentally I don’t love, and I can’t be loved. On these day’s it’s best I’m in solitude, but thankfully I can write songs when i’m alone, and this one I wrote for my family, the ones I know I love the most. I feel the importance for them to know, It’s not because of you!”


Family alt-folk trio Wildwood Kin made quite the impression with their 2017 debut album ‘Turning Tides’. It set them on course for an enthralling ride which led to majestic performances at Glastonbury, Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park and the Teenage Cancer Trust’s ‘A Beautiful Night Out’ at the Royal Albert Hall – plus extensive support from Radio 2 and BBC Introducing. A growing fanbase fell under their spell in the process, pushing them past the 20 million streams landmark.

IRONTHORN Release New Official Video For ‘The Call Of Silence’

Italian rock/metal group Ironthorn have released their first official video taken from their forthcoming album Legends Of The Ancient Rock. The track is called The Call Of Silence and shows the band haven’t lost their touch with a hard edge sound that doesn’t forget to soar musically with catchy, memorable hooks and melodies.

Never give up! Mal Élevé with new single & video!

“Jamais Fatigué” is not only the new track of Mal Élevé, “Jamais Fatigué” – “never tired” – is a battle cry. With the second song from his EP “Megafon”, the German-French singer ignites a motivation bomb that completely sweeps away even the most stubborn hopelessness. Mal Élevé continues exactly where he left off as front singer of Irie Révoltés: “Jamais Fatigué” is brewed from the same explosive mixture of dancehall and ska with which Irie Révoltés put thousands of people into ecstasy for almost 20 years.

LEISURE drop new single ‘Too Much Of A Good Thing’ | Out Now via Nettwerk

The latest single from highly-anticipated second album TWISTER, ‘Too Much Of A Good Thing’ sees the acclaimed five-piece continue to hone their blissed-out pop-rock sound. Drawing on their passion for funk, hip-hop and R&B, the sun-soaked track arrives just in time for summer.

Three piece London collective Mad Teeth unveil new single ‘Underground Boogie’

Marrying deep electronica-focused tones with strong rhythmic elements, the track follows Mad Teeth’s recent debut single ‘Dirty Diamonds’.

VERONICA FUSARO – ‘Lie To Me’ : new single by Swiss singer songwriter out 31.05.19

Her first new single of 2019, Fusaro states that ‘Lie To Me’ is “inspired by a Friday night out, but talks about much more than just a weekend. It addresses the rapidity of the world we live in and our desperate cry to find real emotions.” The song sees this young musician skilfully balancing the depth and playfulness of her pure, powerful yet intimate music.

Liimo release new single ‘Pink In Heaven’ today through B-Unique Records

Talking about the new single, Liimo’s frontman Kieran explains, “‘Pink in Heaven’ was the first song that we wrote as Liimo and the one that started it all off really. It’s about being with someone who’s down for the struggle and with you through thick and thin, finding comfort in the little things and not giving a care for the things you lack in the material sense.”


JC Stewart crafts songs born from his own experiences of love and heartbreak that explode from intimate confessionals into bold anthems. He’s already achieving great things. His early tracks such as ‘Like I Did’ and ‘Medicine’ have fired him past the 10 million streams landmark, and he co-wrote ‘Hollywood’, a song that features on ‘Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent’, the #1 debut album from his friend Lewis Capaldi.


Skrillex and Boys Noize have returned as Dog Blood for their new EP, Turn Off The Lights, out now on OWSLA / Boysnoize Records. The EP marks their first full project since 2013’s Middle Finger Pt. 2 and brings the same high-energy experimentation that earned Dog Blood its cult following since their 2012 debut and acclaimed Coachella 2013 set. The duo has teased new music over the years but this April they confirmed a new EP as well as a string of shows including BUKU Music + Art Project, Sunset Music Festival, a headline set at Ultra Music Festival, and an upcoming performance at Electric Zoo on September 1st. The project was officially unveiled with the title track “Turn Off The Lights” which Complex called “the kind of banger that encompasses their shared love of, well, everything great in electronic music,” and also includes three new tracks plus collaborations with OWSLA regulars josh pan & X&G and Otira.

New > Athlete Whippet > “Corporate Guy” EP > out now > listen here

Peckham-based duo Athlete Whippet share their new EP ‘Corporate Guy’, released on 31st May 2019 on their squareglass imprint.


ohn Peel Faves The Pocket Gods’ new album 300X30 My Life As A Playlist consists of 298!!! songs all 30 seconds long!

Frontman Mark Christopher Lee conceived the album to help provoke a debate on the future of music – in terms of how streaming affects new artists and songwriters and how we all as consumers value and “pay” for music.

The 30 second song idea was originally mooted (somewhat jokingly) by US music professor Mike Errico. The Pocket Gods took note and thought if services such as Spotify pay such a tiny royalty to artists after a song has been streamed for 30 seconds and then no more….why not just write and release 30 second songs.

Danish rockers Tainted Lady release new single ‘Down To The River’

One of the most influential classic rock bands in Denmark TAINTED LADY are back with a brand new album. Known for taking inspiration from bands of different eras of rock, TAINTED LADY manage to refine their old-school style of playing and adding a personal voice to their tunes. The guys are now ready with their new single ‘Down To The River’.