@skopemag news for June 3, 2019 @ 9:15 am est

Dalton Domino announces new album, Songs From The Exile

New single, “All I Need,” features Kalsey Kulyk and is available now:

Daniel Wohl’s État out today on New Amsterdam and Nonesuch Records

New Amsterdam and Nonesuch Records release composer-performer Daniel Wohl’s album État today, May 31, 2019. The album features electro-acoustic pieces written by Wohl, and includes guest performances by Poliça’s Channy Leaneagh with co-production by Son Lux’s Ryan Lott and mmph. État, recorded with members of yMusic and the Calder Quartet, is the third release in a new partnership between the two record labels, established with the goal of enabling contemporary American composers to realize creative ambitions that might not otherwise be achievable.

Chicago’s Little Church release their third EP ‘It’s Not You’ today via Diversion Records!

Little Church, the pop/soul/noise band from Chicago, took its name as a quote from a book that ultimately transformed into a metaphor for the band that occupies that name. Through their music, Little Church has connected spiritually and created a small congregation together. Bassist Christian Whiting explains that “[They’re] fairly tight-knit and thinks through the band were able to attain some spiritual fulfillment and we’re really just one microscopic and localized part of the connection that the whole world has with music.”

Little Church // Madelline // All My Madness // Sage Suede // GHASSAN

Clover The Girl Signs with InVogue Records

Clover The Girl is an alt-pop act from Dallas, TX. Clover The Girl is also known as Brianna Conrado, a singer-songwriter from a small town in Texas who began writing songs and piecing together angry girl poetry/bible verse mash-ups at age 13. Brianna dropped out of Texas A&M University (Biomedical Science) at age 17 then started pursuing a career in music as Clover The Girl in 2016 after working in the metal/alt-rock world. She’s since toured the country, accumulated over 1.5 million streams on Spotify, and petted many dogs.

Brockhampton-approved NZ hip-hop duo Church & AP unleash new single ‘Dandelion’

At only the age of 18 & 19 – Church & AP, comprised of Elijah Manu (Church), and Albert Purcell (AP), are New Zealand’s hottest property right now.


BMG Recorded Music is excited to announce the new partnership with indie label, Tiller Inc., and the signing of Swedish pop singer-songwriter, Ellen Krauss! With her self-taught talent and captivating way of delivering norm-challenging messages, the outspoken 18-year-old pop promise is a fresh example of the young DIY generation. Ellen’s new single, “On The Bus,” a teenage love song about unrequited love, is out today and is available to stream and download HERE.

LEISURE Shares “Too Much Of A Good Thing” From New Album ‘TWISTER’ (Out July 26)       

New Zealand band LEISURE have unveiled new single “Too Much Of A Good Thing,” out now via Nettwerk.

The latest single from highly-anticipated second album TWISTER 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.

“Paper” NEW HIP HOP SINGLE by Dana Coppa ft. Skyzoo; Stricklin; VVG

“Paper” A throwback hiphop vibe about stacking paper!! Very Dilla, Tribe-inspired. Featuring Skyzoo, Vincent Van Great and Stricklin. “Arguably the most significant hiphop artist ever from Milwaukee”-URB Magazine


Rising alt-pop star Au/Ra has released the Hippie Sabotage remix of her latest song “Assassin” – listen HERE.

Demons & Wizards Launch ‘The Gunslinger (Lyric Video)’

Today, DEMONS & WIZARDS, will play their first show in nineteen years as a warm-up for their massive 2019 festival and touring schedule. Taking place at German city Saarbruecken, this will be the first chance to witness the group fronted by Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) and Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth) with the recently live-line up featuring Jake Dreyer (Iced Earth, Witherfall) on guitar, Blind Guardian members Marcus Siepen and Frederik Ehmke on bass and drums as well as keyboardist Joost van den Broek.

GLASSING: Revolver Premieres “Way Out” Video

“GLASSING’s latest video for ‘Way Out’ shows off what may be the band’s best side: the live stage. Interspersed between fascinating Rorschach-like mirrored visuals, we see the band ripping away against a simple backdrop – swaying in headbanging unison, jaws clenched and veins bulging as they belt out the track ‘Way Out.'” — Revolver Magazine

New song “Death Of My Ego” by The Dirty Diamond out Today! Inspired by Ayahuasca Trip

Of “Death Of My Ego,” vocalist Sam Babayan shared, “This song came from and experience of me going out into the desert, drinking ayahuasca with a very interesting group of people, diving deep and having a major ego death…the dissolving of self. I came back home after that epic weekend and this song poured out of me in five minutes sitting on my kitchen floor the following evening. During the recording session for this track, we were joined by Durga McBroom (of Pink Floyd fame) who did the background vocals on this song.”

Welsh Avenue, showcases “Commanding songwriting and clear, unfussed over production” on NEW single

“A delightful introduction to DiLillo’s sound, with a cascading piano line serving as the main instrumental force over a simple and effective beat.” (OVRLD)

Exclusive Track Premiere: Welsh Avenue “New Ways”

V Blackburn releases new single “Kim Kardashian”

Comprised of five vibrant tracks, Public Figure is (surprisingly) the artistic culmination of a severe case of writer’s block. Challenged by some friends to use celebrities as a writing prompt, V found that the constraints actually inspired creativity. What is more surprising is that by using the lens of these public figures, she was actually able to find a space for introspection and self-discovery. To further this sense of expression, Blackburn hand-designed the artwork for each single, creating collages decorated with images that depict her personal connection to each song.

Premiere: V. Blackburn celebrates being a fierce woman just like ‘Kim Kardashian’

Nathan Quick Releases Enthralling New Single “Southern Miles”

As a song of remembrance to a friend and bandmate of Quick’s, “Southern Miles” is an emotional, yet enthralling journey through the stages of grief. Of the song, Glide Magazine wrote, “Channeling acts like Neil Young, Jason Isbell, Steve Earle, and Ryan Bingham, Quick gets sentimental as he lends an alt-country sound to a lyrical tale of life on the road and all of the hardships that often come with in.”

POP ETC Debut New Song “All The Wrong Places”

Today, POP ETC debut their new song “All the Wrong Places.” The band’s first song in over eight months finds POP ETC, comprised of Chris Chu, Jon Chu and Julian Harmon, taking a grittier approach with a song about searching for answers, love, & fulfillment in all the wrong places. Listen to “All the Wrong Places” here and pre-save all forthcoming releases on Spotify here.

KFC Inches Closer to Plant-Based Chicken

Vegetarians are calling on KFC to add plant-based “chicken-like” options in the U.S. after the restaurant chain announced this week they are working on bringing vegetarian options to their United Kingdom restaurants in the near future. The Care2 petition, asking for similar options in the United States has gathered over 16,000 signatures.

NYT LIV: Heavy Blog Is Heavy Premieres “Aske & Blod” Video

Copenhagen, Denmark-based melodic hardcore outfit NYT LIV presents a new video for their anthem “Aske Og Blod,” which is found on their Ensomhedens Kolde Kald debut LP, released at the beginning of May through Indisciplinarian. In the wake of the album’s release, the band now delivers the new video through a premiere at Heavy Blog Is Heavy.


Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova on their new piece “Get Out Of My Uterus”: “GET OUT OF MY UTERUS OR I’LL CUT YOUR BALLS OFF. Pro-life? Ban the guns. When we’re on the street and a 60-yo creepy dude tells a 20yo woman what to do with her body, we call it a harassment or a rape. When we’re at the senate, it’s called politics.

Reggae-pop artist Betti Mac shares debut EP ‘Beth McFarlane’

Reggae-pop fusion artist Betti Mac shares her debut EP Beth McFarlane today. Born in Jamaica and currently residing in NYC, Betti Mac blends her own fusion mix of reggae, pop, dance and R&B influences into a sound of her own. Delivering a blend of originals and notable covers, the seven-track release showcases Betti Mac’s diverse range, from emotive slow-burners, to energizing, upbeat tracks.

The first track “Billionaires”, released earlier this month as the lead single, comes as an upbeat dance, pop-remix styled track. Pushing a powerful message to live your life, regardless of what others think, it embodies much of Betti Mac’s vision, to always aim higher and carry on. The EP is self-titled after her real name Beth McFarlane, and comes as a release full of emotive tracks and personal reflection.