weekend edition – @skopemag news for june 22, 2019 @ 3 pm est

WhoHurtYou – New Project from All Time Low’s Jack Barakat and Kevin Fisher AKA Sweet Talker

Jack and Kevin both found themselves in therapy after particularly bad breakups, and began to work on music together with no goal beyond self-expression. These sessions ended up becoming their own form of therapy for the pair, who quickly wrapped their forthcoming Stages EP, with each song exploring a different stage of “Breakup Grief”.


anima noun
an·​i·​ma | \ ˈa-nə-mə \

Definition of anima: an individual’s true inner self that in the analytic psychology of C. G. Jung reflects archetypal ideals of conduct

also: an inner feminine part of the male personality — compare ANIMUS, PERSONA

NECRONOMICON Unveil Details for New Album, ‘Unus,’ Release Album Trailer

NECRONOMICON vocalist/guitarist Rob the Witch comments on the album, “When all is said and done, one most return to the start and begin a new life. UNUS is the first major Arcana that starts a new cycle in the evolution of any living things. Welcome to our new incarnation.”

Chris Brown Releases “Heat” ft. Gunna

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EDITORS Share Video For “Frankenstein” || Out Now On Play It Again Sam

Editors have today shared a slickly-choreographed, supernatural video for their new single “Frankenstein”, out now via Play It Again Sam. The kinetically crackling track, described by frontman Tom Smith as “a song of joy and escapism – a cartoon song for the freaks, the different and for the night”, comes ahead of a summer filled with festival performances across Europe, and sees the band continue their dazzlingly prolific, recent creative streak. Watch it HERE.

Tanners releases her 80’s ballad ‘Fumes’

Tanners shares her newest offering, a slow jam injected with her trademark 80’s spin, ‘Fumes’.

Abe Hollow’s surrealist indie pop

Abe Hollow is the songwriting project of Oakland-based composer/producer Adam Hirsch. His songs are a sublimation of his skills as multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer, his experimental tendencies toward collaboration and improvisation, and his continual obsession with family history and the mythologies of the Jewish diaspora.


“I am so excited about the release of Phone Down. This track means a lot to me, it was the song that got me my record deal and to have Baby on it is amazing. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it!” – Stefflon Don


Imagine an African artist with the tenderly subversive touch of Bon Iver, the haunting falsetto of Skip James, the razor-like mind of Akala, and the inventiveness of Moses Sumney. You’ve just imagined Blick Bassy. In the slipstream of his acclaimed album Akö, Blick Bassy delivers 1958, a defiant tribute to the heroes who fought and died for the independence of his native Cameroun. Its focus is specific, but its themes—the bondage of neocolonialism, the need for heroes, the relevance of history and the search for true identity—are universal.

Race Banyon impresses on celestial new single ‘Take Me’

Today, Race Banyon releases new single ‘Take Me’ – lifted from an as-yet-untitled new EP. New single ‘Take Me’ utilises driving dance-oriented electronic percussion, elegantly complimented by soft synth pads, sparse vocal samples and throbbing bass hits – leading to a cathartic crescendo of thudding electronics towards its finale.

LAVINIA To Release Sallowed Full-Length Through Pax Aeternum

Bleak, dark and embodying the distress of growing up in New Hampshire, Sallowed is the guttural response of wanting to escape where one grew up but still loving it at the same time. Failed relationships, injuries, and loss entwine to form a more direct display of emotional heaviness. Performed by LAVINIA’s Nate Shumaker, Jon McMahan, Brendan Ford, and Mike DiTullio, Sallowed encapsulates a long coming description of depression and a will to live at the same time. The album was engineered by John Helmig and Eric Mitchell, and mixed and mastered by Erin Leigh Burke-Moran.

Track Premiere: Lavinia – ‘All Arms Out’

Andrew Combs To Release “Ideal Man” September 20th – FLOOD Magazine Premieres “Stars of Longing” Video Today

Andrew Combs is set to release Ideal Man on September 20th via New West Records. The 11-song set was produced by Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby, Benjamin Booker) and follows Combs’ critically acclaimed 5 Covers & A Song EP which featured his interpretations of songs by The Strokes, Radiohead, Blake Mills, Lucinda Williams, and Loudon Wainwright III. While Combs may be best known as a singer/songwriter in the classic 1970s Laurel Canyon sense of the term, he proves the true versatility of his work here, often setting his acoustic aside in favor of atmospheric synthesizers and distorted electric guitars. Captured live in Cohen’s Brooklyn studio, Ideal Man also features Combs’ longtime collaborators, Drummer Dom Billet and guitarist/keyboardist/bassist Jerry Bernhardt.

New Signing HAYDEN CALNIN Announced Nettwerk Debut EP (Out 9/13)

“[Calnin is] adventurous and alluring… at once heartbreaking and redemptive, alternatively slight and momentously powerful” – Consequence Of Sound

Islandman releases new ‘Dimitro’ single!

Believing in; music is the ‘vibration of time’, islandman is searching for new exotic sound spaces with each performance, designing a joyful experience for the audience. Started as Istanbul based producer ‘Tolga Böyük’s solo project, islandman now performs as a trio of multi-instrumentalists.

THE ARTISANALS Video Premiere for “VIOLET LIGHT” Drops on Consequence of Sound

The Artisanals are “built to preach the gospel of rock & roll” – Rolling Stone

The Artisanals share Origins of new song “Violet Light”: Stream


Rival Sons have shared the official music video for “Sugar On The Bone” from their acclaimed album FERAL ROOTS. The video was shot by Patrik Skoglow during Rival Sons’ recent European headline tour and documents their sold-out performances in Oslo, Norway, Stockholm, Sweden, and Copenhagen, Denmark. The “Sugar On The Bone” video is streaming today via GRAMMY.com who also spoke with Rival Sons’ vocalist Jay Buchanan about FERAL ROOTS and the band’s breakout year.


Record-shattering artist Lil Nas X has released his highly-anticipated new song “Panini” as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1 on Apple Music today. After months of fan excitement surrounding new music, Nas will also release his debut 7 EP via Columbia Records tomorrow, June 21. The EP features 6 brand new songs alongside his global 8x Platinum No. 1 hit “Old Town Road” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.

Lil Nas X Unveils New Song ‘Panini’ — And Gordon Ramsay Might Be Involved In The Remix

Stitched Up Heart Premiere New Song “Darkness” with Loudwire

“The song Darkness is dedicated to a few of our closest fans of the band,” states Stitched Up Heart frontwoman Alecia “Mixi” Demner. “It’s about going through dark times over and over again and not being afraid anymore. Knowing that you have made it through before and will make it out alive again.”

Photo credit: Jeremy Saffer

Kris Kelly explores the emotional tug-of-war between socio-cultural binaries on ‘Cracked Porcelain’ 

NYU indie-folk alumnus Kris Kelly is back with the second single from his upcoming album ‘Birthplace’. Originally from Austin, TX, Kelly has made a series of impassioned moves that have thrown his sense of belonging into question, as quickly as they’ve consolidated it once again. A life of pivots has made for sincere and affecting writing on this upcoming body of work. New track ‘Cracked Porcelain’ explores the emotional tug-of-war between socio-cultural binaries of sexual identity through the lens of an LGBTQ+ union.

Danny Starr – Label: The Animal Farm – Single: Plastic Magic

Danny Starr is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from London. His two EPs have been featured on BBC Radio 1 Introducing, Amazing Radio and major blogs and radio worldwide, where Danny’s exceptional lyric writing and heartfelt vocal delivery have found scores of high profile fans.


Grandma landed in Atlanta at age nine, where his personal and musical evolution began. A multi-instrumentalist with raw musical talent in his DNA, Grandma writes, sings, programs, arranges, produces and mixes all of his records. He also collaborates with and produces for like-minded artists, most recently teaming up with Yung Jake.

RØYLS Drop Debut Music Video For “Savages”

“Savages” was an immediate hit, quickly racking up over 450K+ cumulative streams and support from fans across the globe. The band were named as a “band you need to know” in Alternative Press’ #370 print issue and has already received glowing praise from Radio Disney, idobi Radio, The New Nine, and CelebMix, among others.

Rich Aucoin shares new video for “The Change”

“A bold talent, his grasp of sonics is interlinked with a desire to express something, to challenge both himself and those around him.” – Clash Magazine


“JOHN.k is just getting started” – L’OFFICIEL | “You want a hook? JOHN.k will give you a hook” – NYLON | “A slice of bouyon electro-pop” – BILLBOARD

Fadi Awad Track: Ride on Time Remix

In 2019 so far, Fadi’s release “Reach The Sky” was charted on Billboard and on The Top 200 European Indie Charts and on top digital stores. He also won 2 Trophies in The LA Music Video Awards, in his first participation with his video clips in a visual contest! His original version “Reach The Sky” is a Nominee in The Hollywood Music In Media Awards 2019 (results in November)…