@skopemag news for june 24, 2019 @ 6:15 pm est

Korean Longboarder C-Jiny gets behind new PBSM scandi-indie anthem

Today the third EP from Copenhagen-based alt rock duo PBSM is out. The title track Rainbow Girl came out as a single previously and 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. Now the remaining 3 tracks of the EP are released and added to the mix revealing a dark, 80s inspired psych that deals with identities and social roles – the perfect soundtrack for an incognito night out!

Retro Mercy – Same One feat. Joey Vantes (Music Video)

This one’s for those who have grown and advanced throughout their journey in life, but never sold out to who they truly are! In this music video, Retro Mercy takes his mask off for the first time, sending the message “I’m the same one”. The creative intro starts with Retro walking up with his mask on to meet himself without the mask on… very creative! The track is produced by Retro Mercy and features upcoming independent artist Joey Vantes. The music video is directed by Henry Solis.

Sunset Sons | new single ‘Say Hi’

New track ‘Say Hi’ arrives just ahead of a run of intimate underplay dates from the France-based band – including London’s Camden Assembly on June 26 – which sold out immediately after going on sale. The 4 dates (which will be followed by festival appearances at Truck & Boardmasters) are Sunset Sons’ first UK dates since Nothing But Thieves took them on tour for a run of huge shows (alongside Demob Happy) in late 2018.

Joywave tease third album with new single ‘Like A Kennedy’

Alternative indie band Joywave, have released the extraordinary new single ‘Like A Kennedy’, which is available now via Cultco Music/Hollywood Records for streaming and download.


Round Hill Music is proud to announce their latest publishing deal, the acquisition of the catalog of singer/songwriter Jason Wade of Lifehouse. Best known for such hits as “Hanging By A Moment,” and “You And Me” with his band Lifehouse, Wade has been an established hit writer and touring artist since 2000 with millions of records and singles sold, over 7 top 20 singles and an array of BMI awards for airplay achievement. Of the acquisition, Round Hill President Neil Gillis commented, “I have had the pleasure of knowing Jason for some time now. I can tell you that he is an absolute triple threat. He is an amazing writer, artist and most importantly, an amazing human being. Round Hill Music is thrilled to have Jason and his iconic catalog in the family.”

Mike Riley – My New Song: “Drug Dealer”

“”Drug Dealer” was born from a feeling of hopelessness in a small, shitty one-store-town where the only thriving business is the local drug trade. It’s about feeling stuck, full of envy and betrayal as you watch the only people you care about move on.”

Dutch Power Rock Unit NEMESEA Premiere First Single From Upcoming Album!

August 23rd will see Dutch alternative rock outfit Nemesea return with their forthcoming studio album “White Flag” on Napalm Records. Combining the finest rock licks with modern metal riffs and electronica to stir up a dark and strangely addictive brew – Nemesea have fine-tuned the musical combination to perfection on their fifth album White Flag. The guitars and Sanne Mieloos outstanding vocals continue to be the driving force behind the band, which has several surefire hits up its sleeve and it’s impossible to not be enthralled by the all-encompassing balance between driving rock and soothing ballads. This record offers intense and soulful alternative rock complete with a subtle breath of goth and loudly demands the attention the band undoubtedly deserves. “White Flag” is a gem that reveals its many-splendored colors more and more each time you press play!

Tammy – ‘No Good 4 Me’ (Music Video)

Her Debut Single ‘No Good 4 Me’ with visuals directed by London based creatives ‘Alpha Bravo Studios’.

I.L.Y.A. Introduces His New EP “HYBRID” Out July 19th

Russian electronic pop artist I.L.Y.A. (I Leave You Amazed) is pleased to announce his new EP Hybrid, to be released July 19th. Inspired by his transition from Moscow to New York City, I.L.Y.A creates a 6-track EP that experiments with the sounds of both European and American underground and pop music.

Kate Nash Releases New Video, New Song & Documentary

Award-winning musician, artist, activist and actress, Kate Nash has debuted the official music video for her song “Body Heat.” Created by Kate Nash, Aidan Zamiri and Thomas Silverman — also featuring her dog Stella — the intentionally low-budget-feel video was shot in a cabin in the lush Idyllwild forests over-night. “We found a vintage/twin peaks inspired home and arrived at dark and shot through the night.” Kate reveals. “It was the quickest most fun video shoot I’ve ever done. The idea was a sexy cliché pop music video with a comedic twist. The love interest is an invisible man, as I wanted to represent those moments of self-love, when I’m in the bedroom in the video I’m with my naked invisible man and essentially I’m alone. You can still have those sweet, sexy relief from loving yourself through stressful moments.”

Boy Scouts Announce New Album ‘Free Company’, Watch Balloon-Filled Video For “Get Well Soon”

“Taylor Vick writes songs that bloom from spare, diaristic bedroom-folk ruminations into looped, harmony-rich gems propelled by gorgeous, layered harmonies.” – NPR Music


For those who may not be familiar with Blaise, not only has he built his name as regular Ministry of Sound DJ for many years, he’s also the producer behind club anthems ‘Joy’, which is released via Get Twisted and the Tough Love collaboration ‘Dangerous House’. After landing onto the radar of Ivor Novello nominated and BMI Award winning writer, A&R and publisher Jin Jin, she snapped him up for management and he is signed to her label.

Madonna’s Madame X Debuts At #1 On The Billboard 200 Chart

Madonna’s critically-acclaimed 14th studio album Madame X debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The #1 chart debut marks another milestone in her legendary career, becoming her ninth #1 studio album.

Game Of Thrones® Live Concert Experience Announces Special Concert At Sante Fe Opera To Benefit Stagecoach Foundation

The critically acclaimed Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience has announced a special concert at the famed Santa Fe Opera in Santa Fe, NM on Monday, September 30th. The event will benefit the Stagecoach Foundation, a nonprofit supported by Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin to help create career pathways for New Mexicans in the film and television industry. Both Martin himself and Emmy® Award-winning Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi will host the event and hold a VIP meet & greet experience with fans prior to the show. The evening will feature Djawadi leading an orchestra and choir through fan-favorite musical arrangements from the entirety of the iconic series

Revolver premiere Jaz Coleman/Deflore EP “Party In The Chaos” today

Jaz Coleman states: “Over the last 30 years I’ve been asked one question over and over again: what new band do you like? And the answer generally has been zero, there are not many new bands that I like, except while I was on tour, we played Rome with Killing Joke and the opening act was just stunning. They were so powerful, such epic sounds, so cinematic. The logic seems I have to work with them. So to cut a long story short, Deflore came to Prague and we’ve just done a fantastic EP together, such beautiful music, and I hope everybody gets a listen to this incredible Italian band Deflore!”

KY RODGERS’ ‘Find Yourself’ Out Now

Georgia based artist Ky Rodgers delivers his debut album titled “Find Yourself” today via InVogue Records. The album blends elements of Rock, Country, Rap and Pop to create a truly unique sound. Lyrically the album is very raw and emotional.

Mystical services startup Sanctuary raises new $2m seed round, launches new app features

Mystical services start-up Sanctuary, whose first-in-kind astrology app just launched and was recently featured as the Apple App Store’s App of the Day, has closed a new $2 million seed round. This round sees previously participating investors Advancit Capital, Greycroft Partners and KEC Ventures return plus investments from new funds __able Partners, Uncommon Denominator and Five Four Ventures. The round will support the brand’s continued development of their rapidly growing astrology product and exploration of further services and verticals.


Today, Grammy-nominated, pop rock icon Avril Lavigne announces her first tour in 5 years. The 15-date North American “Head Above Water” tour will kick off on September 14 in Seattle, WA and will hit cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Boston before concluding in Philadelphia, PA on October 11. The tour is in support of her critically acclaimed sixth studio album, Head Above Water, which debuted in the Top 10 following its release on February 15, 2019 via BMG – listen here.


Modernage Shares Video for “Sideways”

Miami OG Brit-rock outfit Modernage has released a haunting music video for their new single “Sideways”. The songs inception began just before the band’s two-year hiatus, being temporarily shelved when guitarist Xavier Alexander moved to Hong Kong. Ironically it was this shift that spurned the song’s completion, Xavier being inspired to finish and release the track after a powerful ayahuasca experience.

Victoria Victoria share soulful, anthemic new synth-pop single “Sanctuary”

Elliott wrote “Sanctuary” at a time that she felt victim to her own self-hatred and anxiety; she decided, day by day, to change the language she was using to redirect the aggression from her own shortcomings to the hatred itself. In this song, she’s personifying self-hatred, and basically laying ground rules for what kind of thoughts and behavior would be welcome in her own life. The accompanying video was written and directed by Beth Fletcher, and its accompanying choreography taps into a sense of pride that emerged like a monarch butterfly from slumber.


Los Angeles-based artist/producer Gryffin has shared the poignant and powerful video for “Hurt People,” his recent single with singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc. Written with Bastille frontman Dan Smith, “Hurt People” will appear on Gryffin’s forthcoming debut album Gravity.


GRAMMY nominated, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes and GRAMMY nominated Cuban born multi-platinum singer/songwriter Camila Cabello released their joint single, “Señorita,” Friday via Island Records. The song achieved instantaneous success worldwide rocketing to #1 on Spotify’s Global chart as the biggest single-day debut of a male/female duet ever. The video garnered 50 million YouTube streams in the first 48 hours of release while trending #1 around the globe. Other notable chart #1s include Spotify US Chart, iTunes, Apple Music Pop and Apple Music’s Top Videos.

Blackberry Smoke Confirms “Till The Wheels Fall Off” Fall Headline Tour

Blackberry Smoke will embark on their extensive “Till The Wheels Fall Off” headline tour this fall with stops at Asheville’s Orange Peel Outdoor Concert Series, Madison’s The Sylvee, St. Paul’s Palace Theatre, Birmingham’s Avondale Brewing Company and Savannah’s Johnny Mercer Theater among several others. Tickets for the newly confirmed dates go on-sale this Friday, June 28 at 10:00am local time.

Blackberry Smoke Ready ‘Southern Ground Sessions’ Acoustic EP

Nashville’s Good Service Announce Debut LP and Share First Single, “MaPaw”

Noah Fardon (Good Service) was born in Nashville in 1994 and raised in an old stone house west of town. When not in school – a very traditional, all-male, former military academy where football will always reign supreme – he sought creative and conversational freedom and inspiration each day on the front porch of a nearby coffee shop that was a main haunt for prophetically deep thinkers, brilliantly singular personalities, and artists of all mediums and ages.

Billboard Premieres EP from Paul Abrahamian’s

“The four-song project delves deeper into the “pop-noir” sound established on their 2018 self-titled debut, offering emotive songwriting backed by heavy bass and electronic influences. Branding their music as a “cinematic” experience, Van Alden’s album art, social media feeds and music videos all follow a black-and-white theme.” – Billboard

Brat Curse shares second single, “Who Do You Call?,” from forthcoming LP for Anyway Records

The city that brought you New Bomb Turks, Gaunt, Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, Lydia Loveless, Lo-Pan, twentyonepilots, etc. has new favorite sons. Brat Curse debuts their second full-length, and first for Anyway with the self-titled Brat Curse. In the interest of preparing your ears for the pop-damaged adrenaline shot the LP delivers, Brat Curse teamed with Rebel Noise today to share their second single from the LP, “Who Do You Call?”

Pi’erre Bourne’s ‘The Life of Pi’erre 4’ Out Now

One of the most innovative forces in the rap game today, Pi’erre Bourne takes his artistry to whole new heights on his long-awaited new project The Life of Pi’erre 4, out now on SossHouse/ Interscope Records. With every song written, produced, engineered, and arranged all on his own, the album again shows the uncompromising originality he’s revealed in producing Billboard Hot 100 hits like Playboi Carti’s double-platinum smash “Magnolia,” and Travis Scott’s “Watch” ft. Lil Uzi Vert and Kanye West. Praised by Complex for “redefining trap music,” the 25-year-old artist/producer now brings his creative integrity to a lo-fi yet high-energy sound that’s emotionally powerful and entirely unpredictable.

Zeke Finn releases ultimate summer indie-pop jam ‘What You Need’

Now living in Los Angeles, Zeke found himself collaborating with ‘Electric Love’ singer BØRNS and Jack Kennedy, that’s when new single ‘What You Need’ was born. With charismatic vocals and an addictive indie-pop beat, the magical track is set worm its way into your heart this summer, making you want to dance all night long.