Weekend edition – @skopemag news for June 8, 2019 @ 7:30 am est

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Stevan Shares New Visual For Hit Track “Timee” | Single Out Now Via Honeymoon (300 Ent/+1 Records)

Australian singer, Stevan, has returned with a brand new visual for his hit single, “Timee.” The single came out in April and has already amassed over 400K streams across platforms. It landed on the cover of their Indie Arrivals playlist and got featured on All New Indie, Alternative R&B, Front Left and more. Apple Music showed love as well, featuring “Timee” on their Best Of The Week and The A List: Alternative playlists.

SNØGG: Debut album ‘Chhinnamasta’ of Slovenian experimental black metal duo out today and streaming via Decibel Magazine

Slovenian black metal duo SNØGG embodies a perpetual experimental journey through the otherworldly creative thoughts. After a few Eastern European tours and EP releases, the duo has finally unleashed the debut album, Chhinnamasta, today on CD format.

Full Album Stream: Snøgg – “Chhinnamasta”

East London Trio #Pound Release Edgy New Single ‘Saw Her’ Filmed in the Heart of Brick Lane

Pound are an exciting upcoming trio based in Spitalfields are getting ready to release new single “Saw Her” on Friday 12th July 2019. With support from DJ Target and DJ Melody Kane across BBC Radio 1 Xtra for their last single “I Can’t Wait”, they are set to continue releasing top tracks for the rest of the year.

“Saw Her” flawlessly blends Afrobeat and Dancehall elements with a refreshing mix of Wavy Electro and was produced by SupaWave, who is part of the trio. With vocals from SMXK£ and Darkboi on hand, #Pound achieve a current sound that can get everyone dancing. Starting out as rappers in Grime collectives like Kidz In The Hood and Mucky Wolf Pack, they started their career collaborating with respected MC’s like Crazy Titch and God’s Gift. At 15 years old SMXK£ was even part of one of “Bow For The Wolves” a massive hit for Mucky Wolf Pack, which saw nationwide success in the heydays of Channel U.

Yuna confirms Tyler, the Creator collab new LP ‘Rouge’— Album out July 12 on Verve Forecast

“Blank Marquee was inspired by late 80’s, early 90’s pop music that I grew up listening to in my dad’s old car…we wanted to write something kinda sassy, but also a song about standing up for yourself,” Yuna says of her inspiration behind the track, co-written by Chloe Angelides.


AVICII: TIM, an album of new music from acclaimed producer/musician/songwriter and performer Tim Bergling, is out today. AVICII created groundbreaking performances that became the gold standard for timeless electronic music and defined the sound and structure of the global EDM movement. When announcing his retirement from touring, he wrote: “I will however never let go of music. I will continue to speak to my fans through it.” And most assuredly, that is what he is doing on TIM.


Detroit punk/hardcore/experimental collective The Armed have announced they’ve signed with Los Angeles label / management company Sargent House, home to artists like Chelsea Wolfe, Russian Circles, Brutus, EARTH, Emma Ruth Rundle, Mutoid Man among others. The signing comes off the success of their break through ONLY LOVE LP that received album of the year nods in it’s respective genre and beyond from the likes of Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Noisey, The Atlantic, Stereogum and many more.


After breaking the news of its existence personally on social media earlier this week, GRAMMY® Award-winning Atlanta hip-hop superstar and multiplatinum trailblazer Future serves up his brand new EP, Save Me, tomorrow June 7.

WIND ROSE Release “Diggy Diggy Hole” Single & Official Video!

After their successful album Stonehymn, appearances at major festivals as Bloodstock Open Air and successful tours with bands like Finntroll, Wintersun, Ensiferum and Eluveitie, WIND ROSE are now ready to continue their journey through mountains, ice and snow!

Razzie – ‘Trapped In Ice’

Razzie is a rap artist based in Miami, FL. His music is all about bridging the gaps between the punch of modern hip-hop and the grit of the golden age sound, going for catchy, yet direct and edgy approach. This talented performer has been rapping ever since the age of 14, and he’s been honing his skills ever since. Originally part of the Hot Topik crew, he later decided to work on his solo career. Razzie is about to release a brand new single.

Pandora to Honor Four Ground Breaking Artists – Lil Wayne, Monica, Mary J. Blige, Nipsey Hussle – during Black Music Month

For Black Music Month, Pandora is honoring three African American artists who all breathe the rarified air of the Billion Spins Club – Lil Wayne, Monica, Mary J. Bligeand one who we lost way to soon, Nipsey Hussle. Each artist has hand-curated a brand new Black Music Month Playlist. The curators at Pandora pulled together a very special Nipsey Hussle playlist to honor the artist who was tragically murdered earlier this year.


David Saslow has been named to the newly created position of Executive Vice President, International Artist Relations and A&R for Atlantic Records. The announcement was made today by Atlantic Chairman & COO Julie Greenwald and Chairman & CEO Craig Kallman. Saslow, who joined Atlantic in 2007, is based at the label’s New York headquarters.

In his new post, Saslow will oversee Atlantic’s international repertoire in the U.S., focusing on the development of creative, custom-tailored strategies to nurture the domestic careers of both superstars and emerging talent. He will work closely with the Atlantic and Warner Music A&R teams around the world, in tandem with the label’s U.S. departments, to build world-class, coordinated efforts in support of the company’s international artists and projects. Atlantic’s current roster includes globally based artists such as Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Stormzy, Charli XCX, Marina, Clean Bandit, Robin Schulz, Anitta and others.

Skope News : Katie Rose

“Beginnings” liberates the crippling weight of anxiety and depression. The single pays homage to a friend who took their own life, and draws back a bulky emotional curtain to shed new light and reveal glimmers of prosperity. Cascading waves of melodic piano and choir-backed vocals shine through concaves of the mind that were once lonely and trapped in the dark. “Beginnings” is out for release June 28.

Liily Announce New Tour Dates

Today, rising rockers LIILY announce new headline summer tour dates and a Lollapalooza aftershow with Mondo Cozmo in advance of supporting Bad Suns on tour this fall. Fresh off their first ever UK and EU tour dates around Brighton UK’s The Great Escape, LIILY will perform later this week at Los Angeles’ FigFest with Cherry Glazerr, and are set for shows with Weezer in Hamburg, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and Lollapalooza this summer.

Larkins release shimmering new single ‘Sugar Sweet’

Fast-rising Manchester band Larkins have released their new single ‘Sugar Sweet’ via Good Soldier Records. The single premiered as Zane Lowe’s ‘World First’ on Beats 1.

Hear Chris Staples’ new single, “River In Reverse,” off his upcoming new album, Holy Moly

The song comes off his upcoming new album, Holy Moly, that’s out June 28th on Barsuk Records. It premiered recently on Gold Flake Paint saying that on “the surface, ‘River In Reverse’ flows against this tide, offering three-minutes of crushing reflection, but there’s certainly hope here too; hope to be found in the moving-on, in the ability to let the past settle, clearing a path for what lies ahead.”

UV Rays Share “Existential Dread” Video, Debut EP Out Now, EP2 Coming This Summer

Brooklyn-based band UV Rays share the video for “Existential Dread,” a track off their previously released EP, Try and Begin. The Deli exclusively premiered the video earlier this week, praising, “The track is from the band’s recently released debut EP Try and Begin and features beautifully intertwined electric guitars parts that play to the rhythm of a poised drum beat, and accent borderline jazzy pop choruses. The video is filled with extreme wide shots that show the band members playing their instruments, seemingly miniature to the huge backgrounds. The video’s simplicity is eye-catching and suits the track’s avant-pop vibe.” Their debut EP, Try and Begin, is out now. UV Rays is currently gearing up for the release of EP2, out this summer, and will be announcing local shows supporting the record soon.

[Video] The Good People – “A Summer Night At The Symphony”

31 years ago, Marley Marl dropped “The Symphony” and Hip-Hop has evolved at an alarming rate since then… it’s pretty evident the landscape of the culture is now dominated by the sub-genre, and the declining minority attempting to uphold tradition are now being sectioned under the mental health act for the lyrically insane since the artform is widely seen as a waste of time/effort.

Sheryl Crow Releases “Prove You Wrong” Featuring Stevie Nicks And Maren Morris

Crow wrote the fierce anthem of empowerment and joins forces with two strong female artists – double Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Nicks and GRAMMY favorite Morris. “Prove You Wrong” has the sound of her trademark rock classics, yet speaks to the current moment in time for women.

Listen to Mirrorball’s new single “Natural World” via LA Record; an ode to the oddities of aging, part of Dangerbird’s Microdose single series

Mirrorball is the newly-formed project of singer/songwriter Alexandra Johnstone and guitarist Scott Watson. Johnstone and Watson are both fixtures of the Los Angeles underground music scene. The roots of Johnstone’s songwriting inspiration date back to first hearing Leonard Cohen’s Songs from a Room, prompting her to “put poems to music.” She went on to front the band Monster, later known as White Dove, as a vehicle for her more minimalist, folk-woven leanings, garnering comparisons to the music of Low and Cat Power. Watson’s musical history dates back to playing in various groups in Silver Lake’s early 2000s indie rock heyday.