#weekend edition – @skopemag news for september 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am est

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For Youth Empowerment // Millie Turner – “Ride This Train”

All on board for Millie Turner’s unique brand of indie-pop on latest single, Ride This Train, that’s packed with the spirited message to the youth (& herself), that although you may feel at times like a lack of experience leaves you helpless in a fast moving world, but you needn’t worry; you’ve got this one.

Dario Margeli – ‘Suffering is Optional’

Guitar players that have played on this recording include Hugh Williams from Florida and Philip Ockelford from Great Britain. The recording has a gentle groove that is neither fast nor slow. It has a real bass guitar that gives the recording warmth and motion. The song has self-help and motivational lyrics that talk about the benefits of being attentive of our thoughts to allow only the ones that are beneficial to us to stay around. We can do without thoughts that make us suffer. The teachings of Eckhart Tolle, Wayne Dyer and Shakti Gawain are present in the lyrics.

Hailee Steinfeld New Song “Afterlife (Dickinson)” Out Now

Today, Academy Award® nominated actress and multi-platinum recording artist Hailee Steinfeld has returned with a new song, “Afterlife (Dickinson)” from the upcoming Apple TV+ series Dickinson, in which she stars and serves as an executive producer. “Afterlife (Dickinson)” highlights Hailee’s infectious and ethereal vocals against a synth-heavy, percussive beat.

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Audiobulb – An album about brain surgery [neuro… no neuro]

“Each of these tracks portrays a particular mental or emotional state throughout the process. From the delivery of the news through the results of the craniotomy; from the radiation treatment’s side effects to the overall issues that arose from this procedure (mild loss of speech/memory, behavioral changes, and simple-partial epileptic seizures with various aura types).”

ART-P Releases ‘Beyoutiful’ EP

Zimbabwean-born, Newcastle-based Art-P brings a joyful exploration to pop. His exuberant delivery is unbridled in this celebration of song and self. Beyoutiful is a bold and expansive introduction to this young artist


After thrilling fans with the opening weekend of her currently underway Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour, which continues throughout the fall, CMA Female Vocalist of the Year nominee and seven-time winner in the category Miranda Lambert announces plans to continue touring into 2020 with tickets on sale starting Friday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. local time.

The Wildcard Tour, named for Lambert’s November 1 seventh-studio album designated one of the “most anticipated albums of Fall 2019” by Billboard, features 27 dates across several major markets throughout the U.S. and Canada, including a January 24 stop at Nashville’s own Bridgestone Arena.

Miranda Lambert Announces 2020 ‘Wild Card’ Tour

Rob Hayes – Sound Off EP x I Love It

Hayes dives deep into the pits of his pain stemming from PTSD and unearths every crevice of fear that often once wore him down. Instead of letting the memories of combat stress consume him, he’s embracing his trauma head-on and is sounding off incredible bars in the process. Sound off EP is available now.


A British artist who channels his Jamaican heritage, Doktor has exuded a longstanding influence on the London scene. His eclectic vocal style ranges from smooth and sensual R&B to energized toasting and has seen him link-up with artists as diverse as Chase & Status, Tyga, Sigma and Spice. His journey has also seen him play shows with the likes of Kano, Wiley, Nas, Busta Rhymes and Ne-Yo, while radio support has included Annie Mac and Mistajam.

PLAZA return with ‘BOLOSTITCHER’ ahead of new EP on CLUE Records

It’s easy for bands to write obliquely, wavering around heavy points reticent to tackle them head on – which is more than understandable, as so much artistic inspiration comes from a deeply personal well. This time around however, explosive Hartlepool post-indie quartet PLAZA refuse to compromise in expressing their truth. With an upcoming sophomore EP, ‘Wernotplaza II’ EP dropping via Clue Records (Crushed Beaks, Van Houten, Avalanche Party, TRASH), preceded by lead single ‘BOLOSTITCHER’, vocalist Brad Lennard opens up:

Crossed Keys (ex Kid Dynamite/Good Riddance) “Everything Breaks” Music Video

“Set fire to all that you hold dear, so you don’t have to face your fears,” sings vocalist Joshua Alvarez (Halo of Snakes) in reflection of moving past the things that hold us back. After playing in numerous bands around Philadelphia over the years, the members of Crossed Keys bring their varied experiences together to create a unique, driving melodic sound.

News: Peak & Swift share first track from debut EP “Floppy Drive”

The Berlin based duo drops some heavy bass lines with storyline synths on the A1 Floppy, taking you to a time when you were high on the dance floor; your eyes closed, the lights still shining through your lids. The bells ring in angelic exasty rounding off the title track to be a sure instant classic named after their party series Floppy Drive. The EP embodies 90’s dance culture. Marlon Hoffstadt pumps up the drive and adds the depth that only a seasoned raver could reference, making you feel like a Sonic the hedgehog speed walk.

NERVUS drop video and new track ‘Fake’ starring Milk Teeth’s Becky Blomfield

Alternative punk outfit Nervus have dropped Fake – the final track from their brand-new album Tough Crowd, out 27th September on Big Scary Monsters (UK) and Get Better Records (US).

Bangkok-based rapper Thaiboy Digital premieres “IDGAF,” debut album out September 26 on YEAR0001

Produced by Gud and whitearmor, the song is taken from Thaiboy’s forthcoming debut album, Legendary Member, due September 26 on YEAR0001.

“IDGAF” debuts on the heels of Thaiboy Digital’s surprise release, Trash Island, with members of Drain Gang. The third collaborative project from the group, the mixtape has reached over one million streams since its release last week

Dublin avant noise-rock outfit BATS share new single ‘Ergot’ | New album Alter Nature’ due out 10th October

Having formed in 2006, the band released their EP ‘Cruel Sea Scientist’ in 2007, their debut LP ‘Red In Tooth & Claw’, produced by Converge’s Kurt Ballou, in 2009 and ‘The Sleep Of Reason’ produced by These Arms Are Snakes’ Chris Common in 2012. Sporting their own brand of science inspired metal/post-hardcore and surprisingly danceable post-punk, the band have received critical acclaim from the likes of the Quietus, NME, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Rock Sound and more.

LORD MANTIS: Profound Lore Records Announces Band’s Fourth Album, Universal Death Church; “Damocles Falls” Streaming + Preorders Posted

The sadistic musical beast known as LORD MANTIS discloses the details of their impending fourth full-length, Universal Death Church. The album has been finalized for November release through Profound Lore Records, who this week unveils the record’s cover art and other details, including preorders for the album, and the advance single, “Damocles Falls.”

Lomboy releases mesmerizing video “Like Me” on Kitsuné Musique

Tokyo, Lomboy aka Tanja Frinta teamed up with producer Yoad Nevo (Sia, Goldfrapp, Sophie-Ellis Bextor, Moby, Morcheeba) to bring a sizzling pop banger. We’ve teamed up Ones to Watch to bring you the premiere of the mesmerizing music video.

Lightning Dust Share New Single “Run Away,” New LP ‘Spectre’ Out 10/4/19 (Western Vinyl), November Canadian, EU & UK Tour Dates

Vancouver, BC’s Lightning Dust today shared a new single, “Run Away,” from their forthcoming album Spectre, due out October 4th, 2019 (Western Vinyl). “‘Run Away’ explores the hardships of change—when our minds resist it. It’s the battle between logic and emotion,” explains the band, multi-instrumentalist Joshua Wells and singer/guitarist Amber Webber (both formerly of Black Mountain). “A tense and sonically deranged one in which a backward pulse blips into an electric piano solo and builds to a cosmic eruption of dark disco rain.”

Mipso Release Official Video for “People Change”

Mipso, North Carolina’s acclaimed indie-Americana quartet, today release the video for their hit single “People Change.” The beautifully animated video illustrates the complicated emotions explored in the song’s lyrics – the intimate loss of losing someone, not necessarily from death or from a romantic break, but the equally heartbreaking experience of growing up and growing apart. Click here to watch the video.

Elephant Stone Return With New Single “Land Of Dead”

After taking time to explore new collaborations and sounds (MIEN, Acid House Ragas) and remixes for paisley underground legends (The Dream Syndicate) and French pop-auteurs Tahiti80, Montreal’s Elephant Stone are back today with new single, “Land Of Dead,” the first offering from the group’s forthcoming album, set for release sometime in 2020.

Greg Hoy & The Boys Release “Brilliant Jerk” Single/Video

Over the course of his career, Greg Hoy has released over thirty albums under various monikers such as The Royal Panics, Greg Hoy & The Boys, and Twice As Bright. Hoy has worked with a number of artists in various capacities including recording with The Last Town Chorus, performing at the base of the World Trade Center with Glenn Branca, and engineering bands with Steve Albini and J. Robbins.

Gabrielle Papillon releases the deeply personal SHOUT on October 25…premieres new video for “Shout It Out” and announces Halifax release show

Gabrielle Papillon releases her new album, Shout, on Friday, October 25. Described by Papillon as “deeply personal,” the record stands as a triumph of love, support, and strength in the face of anxiety, conformity, and darkness.

Bolder, poppier, and more adventurous than ever, Shout solidifies Papillon’s unrelenting willingness to push her craft forward and shows good reason why she was heralded as “one of the finest songwriters in the country” on CBC’s q earlier this year. Reframed and free, Papillon’s voice is as impactful as ever – just bigger.

URN (Finland) Issue Full Stream of Upcoming Album, ‘Iron Will Of Power’

URN comment on the track: “So here we are after intense work, thousands of kilometers traveling, sleepless nights, and challenging ourselves as a band and as musicians. We have given all we could deliver in the conditions we had. Let it roar and hunt you while listening to forgotten Finnish mystery of heretic metal. Fuck the trends, we straighten the bends.”

New Epic Music Video “Loyal to the End” from DJC

This is the NEW video for the soon to be released NEW single, “Loyal to the end”, taken from from the 2nd Epic DJC album “The Greatest Ever Deception” available to download now at CD BABY.

Jonathan Cilia Faro – World Famous Opera Star Brings Opera To Unlikely London Venue

Jonathan Cilia Faro will be performing tracks from his forthcoming album, From Now On at the legendary London venue, The Troubadour, on 24th September, a stage that has hosted the likes of Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell and more.