#weekend edition – @skopemag news for august 3, 2019 @ 7:00 am est

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A ROAD TO DAMASCUS release 2nd single ‘No Man Is An Island’

Danish pop-rock quartet A ROAD TO DAMASCUS are ready with their second single and title track ‘No Man Is An Island’ from the upcoming EP.

The single continues to push their productions towards the melodic side of contemporary pop, while representing the level of maturity the guys have achieved on their coming release. Guitarist Jakob Harris explains: “This song is about growing up but not feeling that much has changed in us even though a lot of circumstances in our lives have. The song title is from an old poem which expresses the notion that we need each other in order to thrive and do well. We’ve never pushed ourselves so much to write a song where every part is the best it could become and at the same time we feel the song really represents how far we’ve come with us maturing as songwriters as well.”


“There’s no better way to bring people together than music.” Therein lies just one of the ambitions laid day by Melbourne’s THIA. as she sits poised for the forthcoming release of her debut EP. Today, she’s please to offer a release of the first single from it ‘Holding Your Hand’.


“Synth-heavy indie pop floating in melancholic drama” – it’s a perfect description from Lola Scott herself of her multi-faceted musical stylings. Today she is excited to share her new single ‘Heaven Knows’, another slice of emotionally-charged, mesmerising pop.

Delivered as an ‘anti-lover letter’ of sorts, pulsing synths and delicate vocals set the tone as ‘Heaven Knows’ invites the listener into secret thoughts, gradually building to a full-blown admission.


Hip-hop needed a global voice, but it got a global leader in Jidenna. He rose to the forefront of the conversation with the double-platinum smash “Classic Man” [feat. Roman GianArthur], which garnered a GRAMMY® Award nomination for “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.” Kendrick Lamar hopped on the remix, and a chopped-and-screwed version appeared in the Academy® Award-winning Moonlight. Meanwhile, his debut The Chief received widespread acclaim from The New York Times, XXL, The Guardian, and more. Extending his influence, he graced the screen everywhere from NETFLIX’s Luke Cage and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah to Insecure.

SPLIT FEED share new single and video ‘Trinkets’

Newcastle’s raucous garage-punk purveyors Split Feed return today with anthemic thumper ‘Trinkets’, arriving alongside iconic visuals and news of their forthcoming second EP, Second Skin.

Bristol Studios Artist Lexmo Releases New EP

Alexandra Morean, a local Boston artist, is releasing her new single “Ghst.” This single is accompanied by a music video produced by Morean herself.

The twenty one year old has always been passionate about music but recently took a new approach. After taking a break from the music world for personal reasons, she has returned to writing music, singing, and producing with a new fire. She has always aimed to challenge herself musically, and it has paid off with this new release.

IPSY returns with Wake Up Slow ft. LUCA

Hailing from his humble small town of Masterton, Sebastian Vallance, better known as IPSY, is here. Now residing in Auckland, IPSY has evolved into a multidimensional electronic producer, adding singing and song writing to the skill set. After biding his time in the soundcloud arena, IPSY is ready to once again level up with the second single off his debut project Blood and Gold.

Dayseeker Announce New Album “Sleeptalk,” Drop Video For Title Track — WATCH

“‘Sleeptalk,’ as a single and album, is our proudest work to date,” said singer Rory Rodriguez. “We’ve never felt more confident in our music than this very moment. The music video explores a toxic relationship with a couple who have separated but continue seeing one another after the fact. The underlying message is how we sometimes would rather live in misery than separate from someone we love so dearly.”

New Music from daydream Masi “the Slow Rage Project” Out Now On Interscope Records

“Melodic mastermind,” daydream Masi is the type of artist to take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride that includes captivating lyrics and infectious humming layered on top of distorted instrumentals and hypnotic harmonies. With only a few songs under his belt, today he releases his debut seven-track project, produced by Mike Irish, Slow Rage via Interscope Records.

New Music from Yoshi Flower “Rolling Thunder” Out Now On Rock Mafia/Interscope Records

In June the naturally genre-blending artist released his latest mixtape, Peer Pleasure, which was described by Rolling Stone as the “perfect album” for a “smooth summer soundtrack.” The nine-track tape explores various topics such as, validation, love and envy, amongst others. Earlier this month V MAN premiered the “glittering” video for “empty.” Despite the glitz and glam, bathing in diamonds, and living an extraordinarily wealthy lifestyle, the track continues to explore another feeling of his, what’s money without love? Yoshi is set to hit the stage at Lollapalooza today and will be joining Omar Apollo tonight at Lolla Aftershow.


Red Hearse is Sam Dew, Jack Antonoff, and Sounwave. The entire album was written, performed and produced by Sam, Jack & Sounwave and was engineered by Laura Sisk.

Bang Bang Romeo Release New Single and Video for “The Look”

Rising Stars Bang Bang Romeo release the official video for their new single ‘The Look’. The track is a cover of the late 80’s hit from Swedish pop act Roxette.

Comments Bang Bang Romeo: “We had so much fun taking on this classic and putting our own spin on it! We wanted to celebrate how timeless this tune is!”

The Drippers Action Rock – Out Now –

Action Rock is the title of The Drippers’ debut album, released today on The Sign Records. The album is recorded and mixed by Tomas Skogsberg in the legendary Sunlight Studio in Stockholm. Tomas is the operator behind classic recordings from The Hellacopters, Gluecifer, Entombed and Backyard Babies. The eleven track album from The Drippers hold that classic Swedish 90´s sound, but with just that modern touch. This recording is a full on, raw power freight train of action.

New music: Edinburgh natives Liimo release new single ‘If You Love Me’ today through B-Unique Records

Speaking about the new single front man Kieran says, “Everyone’s been through heartache in some way, shape or form so with ‘If You Love Me’ we always knew it was going to have a lot of raw emotion running through it.

We actually had the chorus written for a long time before the rest of the song followed. As we threaded the track together, we set ourselves a very high benchmarch because we wanted it to stand up to those heavy hitting ballads that accompanied our heartbreaks growing up, but we love how it’s turned out. Sing it loud.”

Acres share evocative video for ‘Lullaby’ ahead of debut album release

“Compelling, emotional and beautifully constructed. Acres’ debut album channels sadness into art in the most gorgeously affecting manner. This is a major step up.” – Rock Sound

“Acres weave personal tales through their heavy, emotionally-charged debut” – Upset Magazine

New music: Award winning Swedish indie rock trio Deportees announce new album ‘All Future’ and release lead single ‘Covered In Dreams’

Award-winning Swedish band Deportees have announced their new album release, ‘All Future’, out on October 11 and today release lead single ‘Covered In Dreams’.

New > Bermudian Singer Bassette Reveals New Single > ‘She Bad’ > Out Today > listen here

‘She Bad’ is the new single by transatlantic singer-songwriter Bassette, released on 2nd August. A dark and bass-laden track, ‘She Bad’ is uplifted by Bassette’s delicate yet raspy R&B vocals.

At only 24 years old, Bassette has already lived in three very different countries. Born in Bermuda, Bassette and her family relocated to Scotland, a world away from the big, colourful houses of Bermuda and the generations of her family who continue there, before moving to Sheffield and finally settling in London a few years ago.

Timmy Trumpet and Martin Jensen unveil high-octane new single ‘Rubber Bands’

A certified dancefloor smasher, the track utilises a high-energy kick drum, infectious vocals and the deepest of drops. A clear departure from the more pop-oriented sound Jensen has commanded in previous releases, ‘Rubber Bands’ marks his first release since summer smash ‘Nobody’, a collaboration with global superstar James Arthur that has generated 57 million Spotify streams to date.

Miss June announce UK tour dates | On sale today | “Bad Luck Party” out Sep 6th via Frenchkiss Records


September 6th – San Fran Bath House – Wellington
September 7th – Galatos – Auckland
September 11th – The Vanguard – Sydney
September 18th – Maze – Berlin
September 19th – Blue Shel – Cologne
September 20th – Reeperbahn Festival – Hamburg
September 23rd – Cinetol – Amsterdam
September 24th – Trix – Antwerp
September 28th – The Flapper – Birmingham
September 29th – Yes – Manchester
September 30th – Headrow House – Leeds
October 1st – Poetry Club – Glasgow
October 2nd – Sneaky Pete’s – Edinburgh
October 5th – Tiny Rebel – Cardiff
October 6th – Port Mahon – Oxford
October 7th – Rough Trade, Bristol
October 9th – Latest Music, Brighton
October 10th – The Lexington, London
October 14th – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY
October 15th – Once – Boston, MA
October 16th – DC9 – Washington, DC
October 17th – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
October 19th – Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON
October 21st – Subterranean – Chicago, IL
October 23rd – The Basement – Nashville, TN
October 24th – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
October 27th – Bronze Peacock – Houston, TX
October 28th – Hotel Vegas – Austin, TX
November 1st – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ
November 2nd – Morrocan – Los Angeles, CA
November 4th – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA

Black Futures release new single ‘Body & Soul’

‘Body & Soul’ showcases two integral pieces of the Black Futures formula – the calm and the chaos. Catchy and infectious melodies swell throughout the verses, creating a false sense of security which is shattered by the thunderous distortion of the ground-quaking chorus.