#tgif edition – @skopemag news for August 23, 2019 @ 7 am est

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Northern New Jersey’s Chmcl Str8jckt fuse old school metal guitars with classic Wax Trax

Releasing their self-titled debut in 2017, they quickly got many excellent reviews and airplay on countless radio stations and internet platforms. In 2018, while writing their new material, they offered up their debut tracks for remix to other international industrial artists and put out the 18 track remix release, called “RMX”. Featuring artists like Leaetherstrip and Adoration Destroyed, this also came out to rave review and much airplay.

Introducing > LYAM > ‘ORIGAMI’ ft. SHYGIRL & John Glacier > listen here

Origami is the second single from enigmatic East London songwriter LYAM; also known as loveyouinthemorning. It’s the follow up to his debut solo track (and video) INTERMISSION – released in June ’19 (watch here).

DECLAN WELSH AND THE DECADENT WEST – Salute Regional Nightclubs with ‘How Does Your Love’

Whether it was Jilly’s Rockworld in Manchester, The Kazimier in Liverpool, Gatecrasher in Birmingham, Mint Club in Leeds or The Arches in Glasgow, everyone who has ever grown up in the provinces of the UK will have a local nightclub that will hold a special place in their heart. While these aforementioned totemic nightclubs have sadly all closed their doors in recent years, they and their regional counterparts to be found in every city and every town, from Essex to Aberdeenshire, are just a handful of hundreds across the UK that will have played host to so many seminal nights-out and provided the backdrop to many of our formative years. ‘How Does Your Love’, the latest from erudite Glasgwegian poet and vocalist Declan Welsh with his electrifying band The Decadent West, is a nostalgic nod and optimistic ode to the sticky floors, battered doors and DJ lost-causes, that make regional night clubs such an inimitable and intrinsic part of growing up in the UK.

slenderbodies reveal dreamy new single, “arrival”

Today slinky alt-pop duo slenderbodies, made up of Max Vehuni and Benji Cormack, release “arrival”. The latest single off their forthcoming debut ‘Komorebi’ (September 20th // Avant Garden + Island Records), the playful mellow cut sees the guys in top form, creating a surrealist indie pop soundscape that’s as seductive as it is hypnotizing. Over handclaps, an electric guitar loop, and breathy vocals, slenderbodies take listeners by the hand into a dream.

Nikita Bassi releases brand new single ‘Rescue’

Nikita Bassi has announced her debut EP Satin due for release on September 19th. To mark the announcement, Nikita has released her brand new single ‘Rescue’.

The new single premiered with Clash who said, “Nikita Bassi is rapidly evolving into a potent new voice for UK R&B.”

Alt-Pop Songstress Leanne Tennant shares new single ‘Bring It All Back’

‘Bring It All Back’ is the latest single from UK born singer-songwriter Leanne Tennant, out on the 22nd of August via LT Records. ‘Bring It All Back’ is the second track off the forthcoming album, recorded and produced by Konstantin Kersting (Tia Gostelow, The Belligerents, Mallrat) in Brisbane, Australia, and mastered by Steve Smart at 301 Studios (Dean Lewis, Empire of the Sun, Flume). ‘Bring It All Back’ follows ‘Cherry Cola’, the stellar first single from her highly anticipated new album, which premiered and gained high rotation on Double J Radio. Leanne has received support from the likes of Rolling Stone, Popdust, Tonspion, Iggy Magazine, AU Review (Australian Artists Of The Year), Atwood Magazine, BBC Introducing Merseyside, BBC Radio 6’s Tom Robinson and Mark Riley, Amazing Radio’s Charlie Ashcroft, Double J Radio and Triple J Unearthed. Her talents have been showcased at a number of festivals, including BIGSOUND and the 2018 Commonwealth Games and she is looking forward to bringing her live sound to the UK in May, 2020.

New Music // Havelock – “Pheromones”

Havelock today returns with a new single, Pheromones, which takes inspiration from Justin Timberlake’s Justified record & a healthy shot of the 2019’s. Today’s release also comes with the news of his first-ever headline show at The Waiting Room on September 30th.

“New Earth,” a Song for the Future by Kate Magdalena

Into the dark pond of looming environmental challenges, singer-songwriter Kate Magdalena offers her latest song “New Earth.” Like the calm at the center of a storm, the song and its artwork by California visionary painter Suzanne De Veuve, present an earth healed and whole, a living planet in a universe created by a loving intelligence. Beyond the human ravages upon nature, the earth continues to pour its abundance and nurture upon humankind, and if given the chance, can heal.

Dearly Beloved announce new album “Times Square Discount” | Watch the video for “Race To The Bottom” | UK / EU tour dates with Sebadoh in Sept / Oct

Dearly Beloved is the creative braintrust of vocalist/bassist Rob Higgins and vocalist/percussionist/Theremin abuser Niva Chow and the Toronto band will release Times Square Discount on October 25 via Aporia Records.

LeRiche – Found Your Little “Hair Elastic”

“The hardest part is regularly leaving your friends and family behind. While on a recent trip, I found my daughter’s hair elastic hidden deep in my pocket. It stopped me in my tracks – I instantly wanted to turn around and go home despite having just landed. Incredible isn’t it, how much sentimental weight a seemingly unimportant, small, or random object can carry?”

G-Eazy Drops Two New Tracks In B-Sides Series

Multi-platinum selling superstar G-Eazy unleashes two new star-studded songs from his B-Sides series, “All Facts”, a breezy summer joint featuring Ty Dolla $ign, and “Got A Check”, a slick track with T-Pain, London On Da Track and features fellow Bay Area rappers ALLBLACK & Offset Jim. The songs are the latest in his B-Sides series.

Grace Potter Releases New Album Daylight on October 25th – Listen To The First Single

On October 25th, 2019 Grace Potter will release Daylight, her second solo LP and first for Fantasy Records. Daylight arrives after a turbulent, life-altering 4-year hiatus from music that had the acclaimed singer-songwriter contemplating whether she would ever record another album. Cathartic and emotionally raw, Daylight is the result of that arduous journey, the most emotionally revealing, musically daring work of her career. Watch the clip for Daylight’s passionate first single “Love Is Love” HERE and pre-order Daylight HERE.


India born artist Abhi The Nomad continues to build anticipation for the reveal of his upcoming project ‘Modern Trash’ with new single ‘ Me No Evil’. Socially conscious rap tune showcasing Abhi’s distinctive flow over carefully crafted beats, ‘ Me No Evil’ serves as further evidence as to why Abhi The Nomad is one to watch.

Lauv & Anne-Marie Release Video for “fuck, i’m lonely”

“fuck, i’m lonely” will be featured on Lauv’s upcoming debut album titled ~how i’m feeling~, in addition to the soundtrack for the upcoming 3rd season of the popular Netflix show 13 Reasons Why. In just 3 weeks, the track has over 35 million streams and is reacting globally.

Black Stone Cherry Announce New EP ‘Black To Blues Volume 2’

Black Stone Cherry return with another riotous, rip roaring tribute to their blues heroes on “Black To Blues Volume 2,” which will be released on October 18th via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. To celebrate the band also released a video directed by Mike Rodway for the track “Me And The Devil Blues”. The band states, “We chose this song because we have such an appreciation for Robert Johnson and his music. It was so simple, direct, and eerie in a way that just resonates with the listener. Since Robert’s music was guitar and vocal, we decided to totally write new music and lay his words on top of it. All of the music was written literally on the spot while recording in the studio! We are very proud of how this track came out!”

Danish rock band South Haven releases captivating second single

“We wanted to show a fierce, yet elegant and captivating side of the band. It’s not often I have the opportunity to create something with two girls who love heavy music. ‘Sweet Suffering’ is exactly that. South Haven is exactly that. I think both Angel and Christine did an amazing job playing the role as deadly and dangerous femme fatales” explains video director and manager Mirza Radonjica.


In speaking about David Berman and their homage to his life and legacy, Klara says: “I think a lot of people were as shocked as I was upon hearing the news of David Berman’s passing. It didn’t seem real. It left me completely devastated. So I wrote the song ‘Strange Beauty’ to try to make sense of my feelings.” She continues, “‘Random Rules’ is a long time Berman favorite of ours and a song we always thought we would record if we ever made a cover album. It holds some of the greatest lyrics ever penned and shows the genius of David Berman. We hope the songs can be some kind of comfort.”

Courtney Hadwin Releases Powerful Live Cover Video Of “Someone You Loved” by Lewis Capaldi

Today, Brit starlet and “America’s Got Talent” fan favorite and finalist, Courtney Hadwin, shares her stunning rendition of “Someone You Loved” by Lewis Capaldi. This is the third video in a series of covers that she plans to release throughout the rest of the summer. Courtney released her version of Harry Styles’ “Sign of the Times” on July 11th exclusively with Billboard and a cover of “Sucker” by the Jonas Brothers on August 1st.

Pile share new track of ‘My Employer’ + EU/UK tour starts in September

“In certain parts of Boston, Pile are beheld with the kind of reverence traditionally reserved for local sporting heroes and/or minor deities…their music crackles and explodes alongside frontman Rick Maguire’s over-firing neurons.” – Pitchfork

NECRONOMICON Release New Song, “Paradise Lost,” via Exclaim!

NECRONOMICON vocalist/guitarist Rob the Witch comments about the song’s concept, “It’s not what we gain in this life, but what we have lost as living beings that lost their way in conforming against our true nature to fit in a world that in reality is just an illusion.”