@skopemag news for july 16, 2019 @ 3:15 pm est

Guide Dog share brand new single ‘Body Shame (And the Ministry Of Loneliness)’ #Alternative

Alt-Grunge three amigos ‘Guide Dog’ have shared another brand new track entitled ‘Body Shame (And The Ministry Of Loneliness), the 3rd single taken from forthcoming LP ‘Generation Y’. The LP will be released through frontman Peter Roberts (People In Planes/Cold Specks) own Hi-Vis Label.

Jasmine Singh – Stream “Out My Mind” via SOUNDCLOUD // SPOTIFY

“My brand new single – “Out My Mind”– is for blasting in the car and singing while you drive. It’s a song about being mentally tortured by a lover; the persistent confusion that clouds your head when you’re constantly being taken advantage of.”

A Billi Free // Tensei Trippy Live video

“This video was put together during improvised sessions in LA, Chicago, and MA using phone footage and a basic editor. For folks who like trippy things, this is definitely worthy of a click.”

Polymer ‘Believers’

Sydney’s Polymer are about to release their new single ‘Believers’. Taken from the band’s forthcoming debut EP Zealots Box and ensuing NSW shows, ‘Believers’ is a striking example of the band’s versatility and ability to couple the harder hitting, Queens of the Stone Age-esque sound.

ADAM COLA releases Chanel No.5 // Released June 28th 2019

Power comes from unlocking your subconscious. Embrace your true self – be proud of each and every facet of who you are. It’s simple. Stop looking in the mirror in order to see what it truly means to be human. Love you for you. It’s a message singer/songwriter/dancer Adam Cola has championed since his formative years growing up in a conservative part of Montreal, Canada, “Be comfortable living without labels. By living my truth, I let who I am speak for itself. I want to brighten lives and empower people with my music. I want to inspire people to be fearless, feel sexy, and dare to be different. I want to be a beacon of light for people who struggle with the need to fit into a certain category in order to feel accepted.”

Novelist, Amy Lamé, Dave Maclean and more back new CirKT talent initiative

It’s called CirKT and gives super talented new artists from South West London the chance to get their music heard by music industry professionals (such as those above), opportunities to take part in a number of shows from August to November this year and the chance to secure bursaries of £500.

Lola Marsh new song ‘Echoes’ out now

“A charm offensive powerful enough to knock down some pretty sturdy defences.”- NPR

The Switch release sophisti-pop track ‘What If’

Following the outfit’s previous bodies of work “We’re Fooling No-One” and the Norwegian Grammy-awarded “The Switch Album”, they return with fifth full-length “Birds of Paradise”. Lead-vocalist Thomas Sagbråten and co-author of the bulk of the album says “We tried to make a musical universe with slightly different laws of nature than real life. A bit less gravitation. The air is thicker. It’s hyper realistic, but also unreal.

Accelerando Acquires Music Education OÜ and its MatchMySound Music Education Tech

Accelerando LLC announces that it has acquired the assets of the Estonia-based Music Education OÜ, a music education technology company that created the assessment and feedback technology called MatchMySoundTM (MMS). MMS has been licensed to many leading music print publishers, schools and online education companies including Hal Leonard, School of Rock, MusicFirst, Piano Adventures, Furtados School of Music, and Achieve Music.

NERVUS announce brand new album ‘Tough Crowd’ and share first single ‘Flies’

“…Nervus are striding out as one of Britain’s most important punk bands.” – DIY

Bill Ryder-Jones Shares ‘Yawny Yawn’ Version of “And Then There’s You” | ‘Yawny Yawn’ Out July 29th

Fresh from performing at Glastonbury, Bill Ryder-Jones is pleased to share the second track from his upcoming piano record Yawny Yawn, “And Then There’s You”.

Yawny Yawn (a title inspired by The Beach Boys’ Smiley Smile) acts as an accompaniment to 2018’s Yawn, and finds Bill stripping back his songs to piano and vocals only, opening an even more intimate window onto his world. It arrives July 26th.

Rosie Tucker shares stunning video for Habit

Quote from director Julia Lebow: “The ‘Habit’ music video for me is meant to represent the times you wish to be understood better and to understand others better, but you just can’t find the words,” director Julia Lebow says. “Rosie as an artist is fascinated with fruit I think, which oddly feels apt to me maybe just because of their sweet and tender nature. Creatively we were just very much on the same page in terms of what the message of this song would look like visually, and that’s exactly what you got with this video.”

Magnetic Skies deal with the nature of reality in new synth earworm ‘Refugee’

Hot on the heels of supporting Heaven 17, synth-rock band Magnetic Skies are set to release their second EP, “Hold On”, in July 2019 via the independent ReprinT Records label. Lead track “Hold On” just came out as a single with a second single “Refugee” to be released on 19 July 2019.

Laraw – Watch My “Pretty Necklace” Video

“After losing my job, I decided to help out the family business. Never letting an opportunity go to waste, the visuals for my brand new track – “Pretty Necklace” – double as a makeshift commercial for my dad’s garage.”

Composer/producer Ed Carlsen confronts anxiety, finds the light on ‘Morning Hour’ LP out 9/27 on Moderna Records

Ed Carlsen is a composer and producer from Sardinia, Italy. Professionally trained as a guitarist, Ed ultimately began to translate these skills onto piano, using his own compositions as the foundation in which to discover the instrument. His approach to the piano was unconventional, while retaining the versatility developed through studying the guitar.

The Menzingers Announce New Album ‘Hello Exile’ + Share “Anna” Video

The band has released the video for the first single off the forthcoming record, “Anna”. On the track, The Menzingers turn their incisive songwriting to matters of love and romance, exploring the glories and failures of human connection. A wistful piece of jangle-pop, “Anna” paints a portrait of lovesick longing, complete with dreamy recollections of wine-drunk kitchen dancing.


NOW That’s What I Call Music!, the world’s bestselling multiple-artist album series, showcases today’s biggest hits across chart-topping numbered volumes and themed releases. NOW’s latest numbered volume, NOW That’s What I Call Music! 71, will be released on CD and digitally on August 2nd. On the same date, NOW That’s What I Call Yacht Rock will be released on CD, LP and digitally.

Alt indie-pop band Super Low release upbeat & emotive self-titled album; northeastern tour

In a lush wave of sonic layers, Super Low’s self-titled album Super Low provides the perfect blend of mellow indie-pop and alternative rock tunes for summer listening. With a twist of sentimental yet melancholically honest lyrics, their music serves a dual purpose; serving upbeat, feel-good tunes, full of lyrical anchors to draw listeners deeper for introspective questions and reflection.

(Sandy) Alex G Shares New Track “Hope”

“(Sandy) Alex G is capable of basically anything at this point” – GQ

IDLES release video for album favourite “Never Fight A Man With A Perm”

IDLES today release the animated video to fan-favourite and album highlight “Never Fight A Man With A Perm”. The video was put together by the team behind Fluffer Records (Al Brown, Russell Taysom & Stella Belle Hex) who have said the following about the concept:

“The idea for the “Never Fight A Man With A Perm” video came directly from the lyrics of the song and how it tackles the subject of toxic masculinity. Using a British take on the classic arcade beat ’em up platform game seemed like a cool way to put this across visually.”

Spotify for Artists Gets You Closer to Fans

Spotify for Artists lets musicians take total control of their profile like never before. It gives you free, instant and direct access to the community and valuable data. You’ll be the first to hear of new feature roll-outs.

Keep in mind that Spotify did get rid of its direct upload feature for independent artists — so if you haven’t picked out a distribution plan with Octiive yet, we recommend you check ’em out here.

Spotify for Artists Brings You Closer To Your Fans

El B Releases “Creo”

El B, Bian Oscar Rodriguez, de los Aldeanos lanza su nuevo sencillo, un tema realizado en colaboración con Lápiz Conciente, rapero de República Dominicana con una importante trayectoria que lo ha llevado a ser nombrado el papa de rap dominicano.

Este es el track donde ambos artistas hablan desde su perspectiva, lo que para cada cual ha sido su experiencia como rapero; evidencian ademas su vision a la hora de realizar esta música.