@skopemag news for July 9, 2019 @ 12:15 pm est

“Mesmerize” by NOA|AON; New Track

NOA|AON – is symbolic of a shift taking place in the world of contemporary electronic music. By approaching DJing and production with the methodology of a intention, he’s set out to “create the modern good” through an ongoing shows.

London alt-rock band Neuromantics welcome summer with their captivating third single ‘Clarity’ which was released on July 5th

‘Smooth existential rock piece that sends exhilarating breeze through your system’ AUPIUM

Pharmakon announces ‘Devour’ LP for Sacred Bones, shares first single + teaser video

Devour marks the fourth full-length record from New York City based artist Margaret Chardiet’s project Pharmakon, and the most intense output of her 12+ years creating industrial noise.

Lloyd Spiegel Fires Off New Song ‘Track Her Down’.

Aussie acoustic guitarist extraordinaire Lloyd Spiegel is pleased to unveil a brand spanking new song ‘Track Her Down’ – a deep and soulful blues number about the fleeting, yet precious nature of connections he makes with people on the road and the fragility of personal relationships for a travelling musician.

Voodoo In Blue – ‘Dysthymia’ Single

The song tells the story of a band member’s journey, the triumph over this illness, through the realisation that the ‘darkness’ is not your enemy. As Voodoo In Blue’s singer and songwriter Kyle McMenemy explains “Dysthymia is an artistic portrayal of how the ‘menace’ meets the ‘mender’ using a paradoxical music theme; with a somewhat dark and foreboding guitar and bass line juxtaposed with a bright beat and positive melody”. Kyle maintains that when you have integrated this juxtaposition, there is strength in knowing that the darkness is not your enemy. Dysthymia depicts a journey to embrace hardship and stop blaming the darkness.


On the clip Dermot said; “With this video what I wanted to show was a lot of different people in different situations, all reaching some level of comfort within their struggle. That despite whatever hardship they’re enduring, they feel some solace knowing that it will pass and that through love and support from the people closest to them, good times will find them again.”

Swiss alternative-rockers Charles In The Kitchen premiered new music video “You Never Talk’ // New EP ‘The Fifth Mechanism’ out on Division Records 

A few days only after releasing their brand new EP ‘The Fifth Mechanism’, Swiss alternative rockers Charles In The Kitchen just premeired an official music video illustrating the song “You Never Talk” available right now on YouTube.

Message To Bears New Video, Taken From 5th Studio Album, Previous support – LOBF, Clash, BBC 6 Musi

After living in London for the past 5 years where he released 2 albums, countless remixes, collaborated with and produced for other artists, Jerome returns to live in his hometown of Bristol, where he completes his new LP from within his home studio, located on the edge of local woodland. It would be these daily walks amongst small streams and ever-changing trees that would influence and help form this latest collection of songs. These small glimpses of meditations are a means of processing all the anxieties that would otherwise be neglected without an outlet for creativity. Constants is an attempt to hold onto something real and grounding amongst the seemingly fleeting and fragile experiences of life.


Clutch announce the release of “Precious And Grace”. The single is the second in a series of new studio recordings that comprise the newly launched Weathermaker Vault Series and the first new official music Clutch is making available since the release of their critically acclaimed album, Book Of Bad Decisions.

Future tracks will follow as part of the new series throughout the 2nd half of 2019. These songs are bound to become another classic milestone in the band’s stellar career.

“Precious And Grace” was mixed by 6X Grammy Award winner and Clutch collaborator, Vance Powell (Wolfmother, The Raconteurs,Arctic Monkeys).

Pharmakon announces ‘Devour’ LP for Sacred Bones, shares first single + teaser video

Like her previous albums, Devour comes with a strong concept that is exorcised throughout the five demolishing tracks on the album, using imagery and language of self-cannibalism as allegory for the self-destructive nature of humans. Each of the five songs echoes a stage of grief associated with this cyclical chamber of self-destruction and the chaos surrounding us that leads us to devour ourselves in an attempt to balance the agony.

Have you heard Archie Faulks’ beautiful new song ‘Willing To Learn’?

Have you had a chance to check out Archie Faulks’ new song ‘Willing To Learn’? It features stunning strings and stark keys alongside Archie’s alluring vocals. It’s about being led astray and living in the now. Alongside the release of ‘Willing To Learn’, Archie has announced an autumn headline tour.

Leeds’ Party Hardly launch rousing anthem ‘Rats in the Kitchen’

“Fuzzy guitar riffs and rip-roaring choruses, marking themselves out as a highly exciting new prospect to keep an eye on” – The Line of Best Fit

The KONGOS Brothers Return With New Single “Western Fog”

The KONGOS brothers have lived all around the world from Johannesburg, South Africa, to London, to Phoenix and now Los Angeles. Because of their years of travel, they have a profound ability to construct music that digs into the heart of human existence. Their music is the needle and their lyrics are the thread. Their new single, “Western Fog,” succeeds in continuing that legacy. With drums and bass that feel straight out of The Breakfast Club, and a guitar/vocal combo that emits refreshing, 90’s alternative air, “Western Fog” bridges two decades together in three and a half minutes. The single is now available worldwide on all digital platforms.

Griff Releases Debut Track And Video, “Mirror Talk”

Griff has released her incredible first track, “Mirror Talk,” which is available now on Warner Records. The track was unveiled on Annie Mac’s ‘New Name’ on BBC’s Radio 1 late last week. I-D Magazine says of the track, “her warm vocals and the track’s sparse production create something vulnerable, emotional, sincere and empowering. It is, quite frankly, all rather brilliant.”

Dry Cleaning announce “Sweet Princess” EP | Watch video to debut single “Magic Of Meghan” now

It continues a period of fervent activity from the band who despite having no music online, have already seen significant interest as early headline shows and a tour in support of NYC’s Bodega quickly marked out Dry Cleaning as possessing something entirely different to the rest of the pack – their wiry, excitable post-punk and new-wave paired as it is to surreal, detached vocal narratives in the form of a predominantly spoken word delivery.