#Weekend edition – @skopemag news for july 21, 2019 @ 8 am est

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“The ‘I Wanna Dance’ hook actually came to me when I was in bed and just in that lucid moment between consciousness and sleep…,” says Jonas. “I jumped out of bed and recorded a voice note of the vocal hook and I went into the studio the next day fully inspired.”

FLAW Releases New Album ‘VOL IV: Because of the Brave’

“We would not be where we are today without our hardcore fans,” says vocalist Chris Volz. “The Flaw Family is the backbone of everything we do.”

SINEZAMIA Release New Official Video For ‘Fingere di essere’

“Fingere di essere speaks of the impossibility, in certain situations, of appearing as one really is, of demonstrating what one feels in reality, wearing masks with people so as not to ruin the status quo of certain situations and not reveal one’s fears, sometimes experiencing a real nightmare. To lie because there is no alternative.”

Pollstar Live75 – Khalid, Billie Eilish, and Toots & the Maytals Make Impressive Debuts

Khalid debuts on the chart at No. 9 based on a ticket sales average of 11,833 from four performances at U.S. arenas during the first stretch of dates on his “Free Spirit” world tour making him this week’s HOT SHOT.

Billie Eilish also makes her first chart appearance at #19 based on an average of 7,163 sold tickets at three shows on the world tour supporting her March release, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Tagged as the NOISE MAKER touring artist, The Marcus King Band jumps six positions to take the No. 43 ranking after landing 49th on the July 15 chart.

Jamaica’s Toots & the Maytals enters the LIVE75 tally at No. 57 with a 100% sellout average from five shows which earns the ska/reggae band BREAKTHROUGH status this week.

THE PARLOTONES Premiere New Music Video For “Antidote” With The Big Takeover

“The Parlotones could become huge here. Killers huge, Muse huge, Coldplay huge.” – The Boston Herald


Osmani Garcia releases “Hotel”

Osmani Garcia y DJ Unic, que juntos trabajaron ultimamente en el hit mundial “Taxi”, vuelven a unir sus talentos y no decepcionan. Hotel es un tema que tiene un swing mundial, alta energia y letra divertida, que menos esperar de el talento que es Osmani Garcia.

Video for Marlo’s “Soakin Wet” ft Offset & City Girls

Quality Control’s next up rap star Marlo just dropped the perfect summer vibe video for his single “Soakin Wet” featuring City Girls and Offset from the anticipated compilation Control The Streets Vol. 2 that drops on August 16th. Much more to come from him this year…

Chuck Cleaver’s (of Wussy & Ass Ponys) first solo album, Send Aid, is out today!

Chuck Cleaver’s first solo album is out today!

The former frontman of Ass Ponys and current Wussy member releases Send Aid on Shake It Records. Tour dates, along with solo performances from his Wussy bandmates, kick off next week in Philadelphia!


Produced by Bekon & The Donuts, Frank Dukes and Brian himself, “Kids” continues the themes of lead single “Yellow” with Brian telling his own story and spreading a message of empowerment for all Asian youth. The music video was shot in Brian’s hometown of Jakarta and showcases the culture across the city.

Natasha Bedingfield Releases New Music; Album “Roll With Me” Out Aug 30

GRAMMYÒ-nominated singer and songwriter NATASHA BEDINGFIELD is heating up the summer with the release today of her new soulful-fun-anthem “Roller Skate.” She will drop the second track off the album – the infectious pop-gem “Kick It” – on August 2. Both songs are featured on her highly-anticipated fourth new studio album, Roll With Me, which will be released on August 30. Select additional tracks will become available in the coming weeks before the album’s release.

As Strange As Angels search for a “Miracle” with new single and video

As Strange As Angels have released a new single and video “Miracle” as a follow up to their Top 40 Active Rock track “Mirror Mirror”. The song was co-written and produced by Sahaj Ticotin (Motley Cure, Starset, Sevendust, September Mourning). Tour dates for the Dallas, Texas based band – the passion project of former Murder FM front man Norman Matthew – are being booked for the fall, and will be announced in August.

Norman says of “Miracle”: “Coming off the success of “Mirror Mirror”, the bar has been set and the pressure is high for the forthcoming single and video “Miracle”. Up to this point, “Mirror Mirror” was by far, the biggest evolution for me musically, lyrically, melodically and spiritually. I connected my soul to the song in ways I never thought I could. “Miracle” as a song, has a heavy and dark elegance to it. Video director Michael Carter and I wanted to bring the story and vibe of the song to life. “Miracle” taps into my own feelings of love – of searching for and waiting on my “Miracle” partner to arrive.

LO BLOW Signs To Revival Recordings; Premieres Music Video For “Undefeated”

Today, rock outfit, LO BLOW (ex The Bled, Coma Prevail, CONS), has announced their signing with North Carolina-based record label, Revival Recordings. Along with the signing announcement, the band is also premiering their music video for their first single, “Undefeated,” with New Fury Media. The digital release of the single will be on August 2nd.

CLOUD CASTLE releases his new single ‘Saitama’

Singer and songwriter Cloud Castle knows how to create a perfect balanced mix between rap, hip hop and alt-pop music. ‘Saitama’ is his latest release, a single off of his upcoming album out after the summer that reveals the interesting creation of a sound that is at the border between electro-chill vibes and a conscious flux of rap-pop particles.

INTERSTITIA: “Exosphere” From Ambient Electronic Soloist Now Streaming

INTERSTITIA is the solo work of Asheville, North Carolina resident Graham Scala. When not collaborating with other on various bands and projects over the years, including Harmonic Cross, Highness, Forensics, Bleach Everything, and Souvenirs Young America, among others, Scala routinely works on material at home, some of which has manifested to the outside world in the form of Ventoux and now INTERSTITIA.

Trapdoor Social – Solar Powered Indie Pop// Rock New Single

The indie rock band have a record of fundraising and activism supporting sustainability, producing outdoor solar-powered concerts around the US and have garnered acclaim from the likes of Wonderland Magazine, Live Nation’s Ones To Watch and Earmilk to name a few. They recently came off of supporting the B-52s in a European tour.

Vazum – New album out 

VAZUM is a dark-rock band from Detroit, MI led by Zach Pliska who has previously played drums in a myriad of Detroit bands. Wanting to step to the forefront he sings and plays guitar in VAZUM. Pliska is joined by Zachary Anderson on guitar and Michael O’Connor on bass who both contribute to the songwriting process. The band has a wide range of influences and is further pursuing different directions to take their music.


Featuring British actor Charley Palmer Rothwell, best known for his role in Dunkirk, the video follows twin brothers who are trying to make a name for themselves and ‘be someone’ through very different means – one a cult leader, the other a rockstar. Despite their different paths, both experience the highs and lows of worship, leadership, fame, and loneliness.

Shayla Souliere Premieres Music Video For New Single “Days Like That”

Her first single of 2019, Shayla has been hard at work on new music. She is a breath of fresh air in the pop world – all of her releases are driven by an unmatchable work ethic and undeniably catchy pop hooks. Her music video for “Days Like That” is infectious; it paints a picture of nostalgic and romantic memories with a loved one, a perfect companion for summer.

New Jersey Rockers Triple Addiction Premiere Music Video For Single “Hard To Say Goodbye”

This is the first song released off of the album American Heartbreak. The song is essentially about a breakup, but wanting the person to come back. The song can be put against the backdrop of any relationship, and how there is always more to a relationship than the two people involved will ever know.

Cuja Shares Brazen Girl Power Anthem “New Bitch, Who Dis?”

“I wanted ‘New Bitch, Who Dis?’ to be the song people listen to when they want to be all about themselves, when they’re getting ready for a night out or when they need a friend to say ‘Babe, he’s not even worth it.'” – Cuja on “New Bitch, Who Dis?”