#weekend edition – @skopemag news for august 3, 2019 @ 8 am est

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BBC Introducing Reading & Leeds performers Talkboy announce debut EP and share glistening new single ‘All Works Out’

“One of Yorkshire’s most exciting indie prospects…a cacophony of melting harmonies” – The 405

Hitting up the BBC Introducing stage at Reading & Leeds Festivals later this month and primed to take full advantage, fledgling six-piece Talkboy announce the arrival of their debut EP and share glistening new single All Works Out.

Techno powerhouse Nicole Moudaber remixes Monolink’s “Rearrange My Mind”

Moudaber’s fierce production devours “Rearrange my Mind” whole, turning the intricate pop-leaning electronica into a pounding club-orientated track braced to engulf every corner of the dancefloor. With her productions, Moudaber is primed to cultivate unforgettable memories; thrilling, euphoric and powerful.

CADE shares new sultry pop-infused single “Yours”

22-year-old singer/songwriter/producer mastermind CADE returns to Ultra Music with his newest single “Yours.” “Yours” is the perfect blend of breathy-pop music, indie guitar-driven melodies, and incredible energy, a testament to CADE’s diverse skill set across the board.

S – https://open.spotify.com/track/0mrxqNKdCLpkpdzK1lLzSC

CONAN to tour Europe extensively this fall!

Liverpool’s heavier-than-thou battle doom trio CONAN are touring to promote their latest offering ‘Existential Void Guardian” (Napalm Records) and have so far delivered apocalyptic heaviness throughout the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Japan and of course, Europe. There is nothing heavier, there ARE none heavier.

CONAN European tour 2019 w/ Un and Sixes
20.10 Desertfest Antwerpen, Antwerpen, BE***
21.10 Magasin 4, Brussels, BE
22.10 Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, DE
23.10 Junkyard, Dortmund, DE
24.10 Funbureau, Hamburg, DE
25.10 Alte Meierei, Kiel, DE
26.10 1000 Fryd, Aalborg, DK
27.10 Truckstop Alaska, Gotenborg, SE
28.10 Vega, Copenhague, DK
29.10 Zukunft Am Ostkreuz, Berlin, DE
31.10 Gazwerk, Winterthur, CH
01.11 Bad Bonn, Dudingen, CH
02.11 Heavy Psych Sounds Fest, Innbruck, AT
03.11 Legend Club, Milano, IT
04.11 Gala Hala, Ljubjlana, SL
05.11 Cluc Mocvara, Zagreb, HR
06.11 Arena, Vienna, AT
07.11 Durer kert, Budapest, HU
08.11 Kulturak, Bratislava, SK
09.11 Kabinet Muz, Brno, CZ
10.11 Soulstone Gathering Festival, Kravow, PL
11.11 Chemiefabrik, Dresden, DE
12.11 Underdogs, Praha, CZ
14.11 Baroeg, Rotterdam, NL
15.11 Gibus, Paris, FR
*** Jon Davis solo project replaces CONAN on this show

Ed Sheeran’s Divide Tour to Set All-Time Highest-Grossing Tour Record

Pollstar can officially confirm that tonight, Friday, Aug. 2, Ed Sheeran’s Divide Tour will set the all-time highest-grossing tour record. With this evening’s show at Messegelände in Hannover, Germany, the 246th show of Sheeran’s nearly two-and-a-half year run, Pollstar forecasts the total gross thus far of his Divide Tour, $736.7 million, will surpass the previous record set by U2 in 2011. U2’s 360 Tour’s all-time record of $735.4 million, set on July 30, 2011, was a towering accomplishment many thought would never be broken.

“I just found out the Divide Tour is set to be the highest-grossing tour of all time — this is amazing,” said Sheeran in a statement. “I feel very lucky to have experienced all of the wonderful countries and crowds over the past 2 ½ years. Thank you to the fans and everyone who made it possible.”

Nicky Jam anuncia el lanzamiento de su nuevo sencillo “Atrévete”

La estrella internacional del género urbano Nicky Jam, anuncia el lanzamiento de su nuevo sencillo promocional “Atrévete”, junto al rapero panameño Sech; en un tema que promete convertirse en el éxito más sonado del verano.

listen to the new tobi lou mixtape ‘Live On Ice’

Chicago artist tobi lou dropped his new mixtape Live on Ice. Having dropped 3 critically and fan-acclaimed projects in 2018 that have all been 7 tracks or less, this 21-track mixtape is his most extensive work to date. The project fully immerses you in the cinematic universe he’s so carefully crafted through incredible videos, like the first track/video from the album “Waterboy”. tobi says, “I felt like my entire life I’ve been waiting for whatever moment this is. I’m finally having an awakening and seizing my moment by putting out my first real offering and saying, ‘OK, I’m ready – judge me'”.

Joseph Arthur Single For “Come Back World” Out Now / Tour On Sale Today

It’s been three years since Joseph Arthur has released a brand-new solo album, and with the upcoming release of Come Back World (October 11th) he’s crafted his most personal and powerful album to date.

Ra Ra Riot Share Stunning New Single “Belladonna” Today!

“Belladonna” was written at a really pivotal time in the making of this record. We had already finished “Flowers” when we met Kieron Menzies and Dean Reid (who co-wrote and produced) but “Belladonna” is what really solidified the floral bit, crushed psychedelic desert-y vibe of the record in my mind. It sort of bridges the gap between the warm tracks like “Bad To Worse” and the more abrasive tracks from Frenchtown like “Endless Pain/Endless Joy.”

Clairo Releases Debut Album ‘IMMUNITY’ Today

Including previously released tracks “Bags,” “Closer To You,” and “Sofia,” this impeccable debut features 8 additional tracks, written by Clairo and co-produced by Rostam. The album also features special guest Danielle Haim on various tracks.

Diamante Releases New Single “When I’m Not Around”

It generally takes over a billion years for a diamond to form. Yet in just 22 years, Diamante has already begun to show her rock ‘n’ roll sparkle. With her bright blue hair, show-stopping voice, runway-ready fashion swagger, and empowering message, the Boston-raised and Los Angeles-based Mexican-Italian-American sonic heroine brings a new (and blue) fire to rock and alternative music.

Diamante Releases New Single “When I’m Not Around” and Official Music Video

Saxophone Master James Carter to Release Blue Note Debut Aug. 30

On August 30, saxophone master James Carter will release his Blue Note Records debut James Carter Organ Trio: Live From Newport Jazz, a thrilling live performance of Carter’s imaginative soul jazz reinvention of Django Reinhardt that was captured at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival. Hear the track “Melodie Au Crepuscule” which is available to stream or download today.

The Rocket Summer’s new album ‘Sweet Shivers’ is out today; tour dates in Sept/Oct

“While many artists are seemingly struggling to stay either relevant or vibrant, Avary has seemingly figured it out… Armed with melodic sensibilities, polymath talent (Avary plays everything on the impending album) and a personal ambition to seek out new sonic outcomes, Avary has consistently engaged his die-hard fans and accessed new listeners.” – Billboard

States & Capitals Release Debut Album ‘The Feelings LP’ Today

States & Capitals release their debut album The Feelings LP today via JIRNY, available on all digital platforms: https://vydia.lnk.to/TheFeelingsLP. States & Capitals is a rock band hailing from Wyckoff, New Jersey, founded in 2015 by 22-year old frontman, singer/songwriter Richie Arthur (Richard Arthur Schaafsma.) He cites a melting pot of musical references from rock and pop including John Mayer, The Night Game, and All Time Low. Arthur has been creating and performing music since the tender age of 7, cutting his musical teeth at the renowned School of Rock in his home state of New Jersey:

“I started out with all the huge eighties turn up the gain type bands at first which really created the path to discovering my love for playing music. Once I developed to writing and really focusing on the artistry, I found myself falling in love with the songwriting side of music rather than specific genres or groups – anything Mayer touches, Martin Johnson, Alex Gas

BLACKBOOK PREMIERE: Soulful New States & Capitals’ Single ‘Criminal Mind’


“Ardent supporters of R&B have been clamoring for a new heartthrob to take the genre by storm, and so far, YK Osiris is making his case to be the one to do it….with two strong singles, the Florida-based crooner is positioning himself for a long run in in the genre…don’t be shocked if ‘Worth It’ becomes inescapable by the end of the spring.” – Billboard

Video Premiere: YK Osiris – Shakira

WOODSTOCK 50LDEN: A Celebration/Tribute Concert for the Original Woodstock Festival – Sat Aug 17

On Saturday August 17th, it doesn’t appear that there will be a Woodstock 50 celebration put together by organizer Michael Lang. However, several of the attendees of the original Woodstock Festival – and their children – have decided to take matters into their own hands; bringing peace love and music back to NY by staging a special tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the event with a concert comprised of some of the top up and coming acts from the New York area – happening at the Michael Kudish Natural History Preserve, 2515 Tower Mountain Rd in Stamford, NY – about an hour and a half from where the original fest took place.

Joe Olnick’s New Song Avant-Jam Fusion

Joe is self-releasing IGUANA on September 6. Based in the fusion genre, IGUANA has rock influences, from Talking Heads to Pink Floyd to REM to the Allman Brothers. Comic book artist Ron Good (of the horror series, God-Awful Comics) designed the album art about the story of a misunderstood Iguana named Don, who eventually—after lots of struggles ultimately gets his own hot rock to rest upon! “There are parallels of Don’s life with my own career,” Joe says. “I’m an artist producing original instrumental work, so it’s a struggle at times to get my music out there.”