Weekend edition – @skopemag news for June 9, 2019 @ 6:30 am est

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The Skelton Collective – ‘All I Wanna Be ‘ Single & Video

“All I Wanna Be” is the new single from Perth based quartet The Skelton Collective. Honest, self-reflective lyrics layered on an infectious optimistic groove bring you an up-vibe alt-pop sensation. This track is a funk-filled invitation to embrace life and appreciate what you have.

A ROAD TO DAMASCUS release brand new pop-core single ‘The Last Straw’

The Danish rock scene is very familiar with A ROAD TO DAMASCUS – a band that’s been around since 2010. Yet things have changed, most evidently on the first single ‘The Last Straw’ from their upcoming EP ‘No Man Is An Island’ – their first release in five years.


Just three months ago, no one had heard of CHARLOTTE. After years of writing she decided to drop her debut track ‘I Tell Lies’ with little expectation – an ordinary girl from Hull with dreams of crafting a career as a songwriter and artist. A few weeks later she released the second track ‘Nervous’ from her debut EP which she discovered was sitting at Number 7 in Spotify’s NMF – and within 6 weeks had received over 1 million plays on Spotify alone. Then came her first sold out London headline show at The Waiting Room, support from BBC Introducing, upcoming support dates with Wrabel, Au/Ra, Lewis Capaldi and even recognition from Ed Sheeran on Instagram for one of her covers.

Slum Sociable Return With New Single ‘Life Is Free’

Australia’s much loved Slum Sociable today reveal a brilliant new single ‘Life Is Free’ and announce their forthcoming EP L.I.F., due for release on 2nd August via Liberation Records (Julia Jacklin, Mansionair, D.D.Dumbo).

Jauz and Axel Boy team up on Bass-heavy new single, ‘I Dare You’ | Out Now via Bite This!

Quickly following Jauz’s recent remix of viral sensation ‘Baby Shark’, Bite This! label owner teams up with UK bass producer Axel Boy for new single ‘I Dare You’. Out today via Bite This!, the pair joins forces to produce a festival ready banger just in time for the summer festival circuit.

ALL THE COLOURS release fuzzy grungey ‘Tear It Down’

The band have had millions of plays across multiple platforms, supported Eagles Of Death Metal on tour and the single was produced by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear. You may also know their Bassist, keys and vocalist Joshua Moriarty from his 10 years in Miami Horror and / or his famous ‘The Bottom Of It’ podcast…

19-year-old Los Retros shares new single “Never Have Enough” | Debut EP “Retrospect” out June 21st

Today, Oxnard-based artist Los Retros, born Mauri Tapia, shares a new single. “Never Have Enough” follows the previously-released “Friends” as the latest offering from his debut EP Retrospect due 21st June via Stones Throw Records. The blissful new track showcases Mauri’s skillset across instruments and his vocal range as he sings about his love interest.

Mason Collective link up with Renko on club ready ‘Dry Mout’ EP

Manchester-based trio Mason Collective continue with their prolific start to 2019 by linking up with fellow MVSON DJ Renko on new EP ‘Dry Mout’, out 7th June via Deeperfect Records.

Alok and Quintino team up for lively collaboration ‘Party Never Ends’

Two of dance music’s most revered producers have officially joined forces, as Alok and Quintino shake things up with new single ‘Party Never Ends’, out Friday 7th June via Spinnin’ Records.

WESLEE unveil infectious new single ‘London Love’

Inter-continental singer-producer duo WESLEE have marked their first release of 2019, dropping new single ‘London Love’.

Rising stars CANDID to unleash thrilling new single ‘Concrete Jungle’

Backed by the likes of BBC Introducing and Fred Perry, Candid are fittingly honest when they come to describing their sound – music to dance to. On their forthcoming single, ‘Concrete Jungle’, they live up to the promise. Taking up the indie-on-the-dancefloor dynamics of their peers (think the pulsating post-punk pizzazz of Franz Ferdinand, the spiky shrugging of The Strokes, the bleary-eyed bluster of Catfish and the Bottlemen), Candid’s new single is a foot-to-the-floor rocker built around fuzz-drenched thrills, infectious rhythms and a soaring chorus.

Mabel Releases New Single “Mad Love”

This follows the unstoppable success of recent single “Don’t Call Me Up”, which spent 8 weeks in the top 10 (as well as going top 10 globally on Spotify and landing Mabel her first hit around Europe and the US). Off the back of performances on The Graham Norton Show and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Mabel has also been confirmed as the UK’s first ever Youtube Artist On The Rise which was just launched at Piccadilly Circus with a preview of “Mad Love.” An extensive run of live dates now follows into the end of the year, including Mabel’s UK & European tour with Khalid.

Nivid Gives Greenpeace’s Most Polluted City A Voice

From Gurugram, India, named by Greenpeace and IQAir AirVisual in 2019 as the most polluted city on the planet, comes Nivid, the ferocious industrial rock soundtrack to an environment bristling with Hellish energy. From a backdrop of a city built almost entirely by private companies, polarising the distinction between rich and poor like few places on Earth, Nivid are a musical embodiment of anger felt by those who are bearing the brunt of this turmoil. Nivid’s The World Around Me (Infinite Support) | Sanskaari is a song with a universal message which transcends its Hindustani language to hit home to rock, alternative and metal fans wherever they are.

PBSM drop dark, 80’s inspired psych ‘Rainbow Girl’ EP

The video for ‘Rainbow Girl’ has already been featured online because of a collab with Korean longboarder and Instagram superstar C Jiny who took the track for a spin downtown Seoul in one of her videos which has racked up a huge amount of views on her Instagram.

Wet Dreams share ‘Boogie’ video | “…seems to lurch out of the speakers and grab you by the throat” – CLASH

Norway’s rawest power-punks Wet Dreams have revealed a brand new video today for single ‘Boogie’, showing fans another glimpse into their psychedelic-garage world. The track is taken from their debut self-titled album which was released in the Spring on new DIY-label Black Pop Records.

Global Superstar Meghan Trainor Headlines LA Pride Festival 2019

GRAMMY® Award-winning global superstar Meghan Trainor delivered an unforgettable headlining performance tonight to a sold-out crowd at LA Pride Festival 2019 in West Hollywood, CA. Her set was packed with hits spanning her full catalogue including “All About That Bass”, “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”, “No Excuses”, “No” and her recent anthem “Badass Woman”. Meghan dazzled on stage throughout the night wearing a rainbow dress custom-made by iconic fashion designer Christian Cowan.

2019 LA Pride Festival in West Hollywood

SILENCE IN THE SNOW: New album out July 26 – New single/video out now

Silence In The Snow’s dark rock and post-punk influences seep into a melancholy dream, echoing with color and vibrancy while leaving the listener adrift in a trance.

In addition to the newest album, a re-release of the groups debut record ‘Break In The Skin’ will also be available on both LP & CD Digipak. Both albums will be released in tandem on July 26th.


Today New York based singer, songwriter and producer Amber Mark releases her brand new single ‘What If’ via PMR/Interscope Records. The sultry, downtempo track features soaring R&B vocals from Amber and was produced by Jeff “Gitty ” Gitelman (Anderson. Paak, Mac Miller, Chic). ‘What If’ is accompanied by a sensual, kaleidoscopic video directed by previous collaborator Renée Rodenkirchen.

MOTSA releases immersive debut album Perspectives

Influenced by the social and political climate of the modern world, the 11-track LP is inspired by the artist’s acute awareness of society’s dependence on technology, critiquing the social media bubble responsible for the civic polarisation seen globally. Taking the listener on an immersive, emotional journey, Perspectives is filled with dark yet hopeful compositions, each representing their own personal story. The album title refers to a problem we all face: having differing perspectives on the same situation, which in turn leads to conflict.

Progressive rockers Odd Palace are back with new energetic single ‘The Unknown’

Copenhagen based prog-rockers ODD PALACE release the first single ‘The Unknown’ from their upcoming sophomore full-length, due to be released later this year. The new single combines brutal breakdowns with delicate verses and celebrates the courage it takes to break out of one’s comfort zone.


“Shockwave” erupts into life with an indelible riff which channels The Who and T. Rex, before Gallagher bursts in on the unrelenting hook with his signature venomous punch. “You sold me right down the river, you had to hold me back,” he sings, “you could’ve looked for the sunshine, but you had to paint the whole thing black.” You’ll be singing the chorus for the rest of the year: “It’s coming round like a shockwave!”


GONE WEST is 2X Grammy winning singer songwriter Colbie Caillat, Grammy nominated songwriter Jason Reeves, 4x Hawaiian Music Award winner Justin Kawika Young and Grammy, ACM and CMT nominee Nelly Joy. GONE WEST produced and wrote the track with Jamie Kenney. It’s a huge week for the foursome who also play CMA Fest for the first time, appearing at Chevy Riverfront Stage on Sunday, June 9.

Sareem Poems is back with new single “Kick’n It”

Even though his government name is Solo, the man known as Sareem Poems is back, this time with super producer Newselph, who plays the Anvil to his Hitman.