@skopemag news for july 18, 2019 @ 10 am est

New > Dinamarca shares “Jevi” ft. Ms Nina & La Favi > “Sol De Mi Vida” Vocalized EP out 26th July

In summer 2018, STAYCORE founder Dinamarca released the “Sol De Mi Vida” EP for London’s Rinse FM. “Sol De Mi Vida” translates to “light of my life” and it was a collection of 7 blissed out instrumentals, iterating on his signature fusion of Latin American Reggaeton and European trance.

Tetsuians – Self-Titled Album + Video

The debut album from Tetsuians is a re-enactment of a 60’s and 80’s narrative, set to an alternative timeline that builds a bridge between lo-fi experimentation and retro-gazing rock ‘n’ roll.

After playing venues in Melbourne such as Gertrudes Brown Couch, The Corner, Greyhound Hotel, Revolver and the Brunswick Hotel, Tetsuians amassed around 40 songs which they felt could be whittled down to an album of ten tracks.

Acid Jazz signee Laville releases debut album ‘The Wanderer’ on July 19th

North London rising soul sensation and Acid Jazz Records signee Laville releases his debut album ‘The Wanderer’ on July 19th. The album will feature his stunning gospel soaked new single ‘The Truth’ is released on July 17th.

REZZ takes fans ‘Beyond The Senses’ with virtual listening party premiere of her new EP on Tuesday 23rd July at 11 pm BST / 6 pm ET / 3 pm PT

Join REZZ on 23rd July at 11pm BST/3 pm PT/6 pm ET, in VR and live on Twitch, YouTube and Facebook, for an unveiling of all 6 tracks on her new ‘Beyond the Senses’ EP, powered by Wave’s platform.

On 23rd July, Isabelle Rezazadeh, AKA REZZ, will take her fans beyond the senses for her most immersive fan experience to date. The producer will transform into virtual REZZ – a live avatar-version of her on-stage persona – and join her legions of fans in a virtual world premiere of her new EP ‘Beyond The Senses’ (out 24th July).


Bishop Briggs, whose debut album Church of Scars debuted Top 10 on the Billboard Album Charts worldwide, releases her new single “Champion” today via Island Records along with a brand-new video directed by Tim Mattia (The 1975 and Twenty One Pilots) Bishop will also be celebrating the release of the video by chatting with fans on her YouTube Premiere Page. Produced by Joel Little (Taylor Swift, Lorde, Khalid) and co-written with K.FLAY, this powerful anthem marks major strides for Bishop. The first of new music to come this year, the track hits with stark acoustic guitar, shuddering keys and a stadium-size beat while the lyrics provide a powerful affirmation, “I’m a champion.”

Out today: Seabiscuit – Soft

“This is one hell of a find here – a rolling beat, atmospheric guitar riffs aplenty and suspenseful build-ups – Swedish Lo-Fi rock outfit Seabiscuit have tickled our fancy” – The Sound Sniffer

Brooklyn-based Völuspa and Saturday, Monday explore magisterial landscapes on ‘Miss You Too’

“Völuspa has released a handful of cerebral, but undeniably catchy pop tunes that sound like fever dreams starring a coven of witches led by Stevie Nicks” – PAPER Mag

“Tinged with delicate dream-pop, Völuspa’s calm pacing translates into a lullaby with the airy instrumentals that softly echo into the horizon” – The Line of Best Fit

Ducks Unlimited (Rolling Blackouts, Sacred Paws, Weyes Blood) – Share New Single

Drawing on the sounds of Sarah Records and Flying Nun acts like The Go-Betweens, The Verlaines and Field Mice, Tom Mcgreevy of the band says: “‘Get Bleak’ is a song about this idea that moving somewhere else is going to solve all your problems. It’s something that I’ve heard expressed by a lot of friends in one way or another, especially as more and more people are getting priced out of cities like Toronto, New York and London.”

Quality Control announces ‘Control The Streets Volume 2’ out August 16th

“Coach K and Pee are not your standard record industry players, but more akin to No Limit’s Master P and Cash Money’s Baby and Slim: savvy businessmen who shaped their labels with grass-roots hustling – updated for the internet age,” – The New York Times

New music: Introducing Swedish pop artist Ellen Krauss / video for new single ‘On The Bus’ released today

Speaking about bringing the song – which is an ode to unrequited teenage love – to life visually, director Gemma Yin says, “We wanted to make a vibrant video for ‘On the Bus’ to compliment Ellen’s colourful style and personality. She had seen a summery collage animation that she loved so we ran with the idea of shooting her in still photography sequences before deconstructing the imagery to build our own unique world of surreal collage. We meander between recognisable elements from the story of the lyrics and random things from Ellen’s imagination in this performance video – it is like a hyper-charged daydream!”

Legendary London Music Venue Saved By Improbable Band

It’s no exaggeration to say that Rock n Roll Suicidez have one of most improbable line-ups of any band in the UK. Proto-punk bassist OPG is a part-time poet; American guitarist Kyle exudes rockabilly sensibilities; Paul digs deep on down-the-line rock rhythm guitar; nearly 11-years since transitioning, Transwoman drummer Antonia pummels out her tribal drum patterns in a unique style and autistic singer Sharne’s thrillingly assertive vocals combining to create a sound which echoes the sound of punk past but with an energy and style which fits perfectly in today’s musical climate.

Skope News: Electro-Pop sensation TGC’s new single is a love tale that started in sunny Spain!

“Sunde’s versatile vocal capabilities are on full display as she moves between registers and delivers her seductive lines about an instant connection between two complete strangers.” – tmrw Magazine

“Two-part electronic troupe TGC make the kind of immaculate pop music you have previously only dreamed about.” – CLASH Magazine

EAD WOOD AND THE HEIGHTS share lilting summer jam ‘Plum Cake’

“sunny surf-rock with (a) breezy feel, it’s one where it feels easy to sit back and listen” DIY

Bristol based Ead Wood delivers a shimmering, sunny indie-pop bop in latest single ‘Plum Cake’ – lilting gorgeously in all the right ways, it calls to mind Alvvays, Amber Arcades, Mazzy Star or Real Estate in its softly infectious sound. He is backed as ever by London band Margot, moonlighting as The Heights for this project. Recording in their own studio, there’s a resolutely DIY feel to the project that fits into the ambitious Bristol music scene.

Hinder Start Leg Two Of ‘Lucky 7’ Tour – New Dates Added

Oklahoma City, OK: Multi-platinum rockers Hinder start the second leg of their ‘Lucky 7’ Tour tonight. Royal Bliss open the bill. More dates have been added through September seeing the band head down south. Hinder will announce plans for new music in the upcoming weeks.

Hinder most recently released a single entitled ‘Halo’, their first new music since the 2017 full length The Reign. The band plans to release their seventh studio LP later this year that will be the first they do completely on their own terms. Cody Hanson explains: “We’re excited about releasing the next album, but in a different way than usual. We’ve never had the opportunity before to completely control every aspect of the creative process until now. We’ve worked really hard to get to this point and we can’t wait to share the outcome with our fans!”

Andrew Combs To Release “Ideal Man” September 20th – American Songwriter Premieres “Save Somebody Else”

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. Captured live in Cohen’s Brooklyn studio, Ideal Man also features Combs’ longtime collaborators, Drummer Dom Billet and guitarist/keyboardist/bassist Jerry Bernhardt.

Andrew Combs Finds A Little Light In New Single “Save Somebody Else”

News: LIFE share new video and announce UK headline tour dates

Following their second b-listing at 6 Music and a Radio 1 Maida Vale session, the band have now shared a new video for their latest single ‘Hollow Thing’ as well as the news of a huge EU/UK tour, which will start in October. I was just wondering if you might be up for covering the news on Skope? It’d be great to have your support.

Paul Woolford shares the rave-inspired video for ‘You Already Know’

Today Paul Woolford unveils the official video for his latest track ‘You Already Know’ featuring Karen Harding. The Positiva release has already received firm support from the likes of Annie Mac, Pete Tong and the wider BBC Radio 1 dance family.

Trilly Hydro – Chip On My shoulder

“Chip On My shoulder” is the latest hard hitting street symphony by Hydro that gives the hood what they want in an artist: Hunger. Hydro provides truth and straight line metaphors to speak to the streets. Produced by Sxpply & Pluto.

Sleater-Kinney Share “The Center Won’t Hold”

“The Center Won’t Hold” opens the new album, setting its intense and explosive musical and thematical tones. The song’s initial slow, forbidding tempo and powerful opening lines, “I need something pretty to help me ease my pain, I need something ugly to put me in my place,” are followed by chant-like layered vocals repeating “the center won’t hold,” all culminating in a frenetic, thunderous climax.


On the process that led Iggy and principal players Leron Thomas and Noveller to create this uniquely somber and contemplative entry in the Iggy Pop canon, Iggy says:

“This is an album in which other artists speak for me, but I lend my voice…

By the end of the tours following Post Pop Depression, I felt sure that I had rid myself of the problem of chronic insecurity that had dogged my life and career for too long.

But I also felt drained. And I felt like I wanted to put on shades, turn my back, and walk away. I wanted to be free. I know that’s an illusion, and that freedom is only something you feel, but I have lived my life thus far in the belief that that feeling is all that is worth pursuing; all that you need – not happiness or love necessarily, but the feeling of being free.

So this album just kind of happened to me, and I let it happen.”

A Republican Immigrant from Jamaica, Scherie Murray, is Running Against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Scherie Murray, a Jamaican immigrant and Republican, announced she will challenge current New York Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her seat in the 2020 election.

Mumford & Sons to Perform Exclusive Concert in the Hamptons for SiriusXM and Pandora

SiriusXM announced today that Mumford & Sons will perform an exclusive invitation-only show for SiriusXM subscribers and Pandora listeners on Sunday, August 25 at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, NY. The intimate show will air live on SiriusXM’s The Spectrum channel at 7:00 pm ET.

The special concert for SiriusXM and Pandora will feature Mumford & Sons performing signature songs from their career, as well as music from their most recent album Delta. The event will benefit USA Warrior Stories Inc. which helps connect veterans with each other.