@skopemag news for September 23, 2019 @ 1 pm est

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Beddy Rays prep for Tones And I support with killer new single ‘Kicked’

Redland Bay rock four-piece Beddy Rays have steadily been carving out an impeccable reputation in South East Queensland of late and have cleverly anticipated their huge forthcoming support slot for Tones And I with a brand new single release ‘Kicked’.


At just 22 years old, Kwame, the Ghanaian Sydney-based producer, writer, rapper and engineer is one of the most recognisable names in Australian music – known for delivering witty lyricism and diverse production. First heard on triple j’s Good Nights last night, ‘STOP KNOCKIN’ @ MY DOOR!’ marks the bold beginning of a new project coming in 2020, and follows on from 2018’s hugely successful Endless Conversations. EP (6M streams).

Creature Fear share new single ‘Makeup’ + announce tour dates

Melbourne’s Creature Fear today share anthemic new single, ‘Makeup’, receiving a first spin on triple j’s Home & Hosed and premiering via Pilerats this week. Creature Fear hit the road throughout September and October in celebration of the release, hitting Sydney, Melbourne and Geelong.

An uplifting slice of 60s-imbued garage rock, ‘Makeup’ finds Creature Fear emboldened and embracing their uninhibited selves. The galvanizing latest offering is, in Cameron Graham’s (vocals, guitar) own words, “about feeling suppressed but experiencing an awakening that gives you an urge to want to portray yourself true to who you are.”

SKULL KORAPTOR – single “Blast it out”

Skull Koraptor is a Thrash Metal band from Athens,Greece. They released their first EP “Dead Ahead” on May of 2014. Also, they have shared the stage with bands like Skull Fist, Destroyer 666 and Tankard.


Regarding the process behind creating the track, Seinabo says, “At the beginning of 2017, Salem, Vincent, and I went out and sat down to write for my album “I’m a Dream”, where we also wrote this song. We didn’t get it ready in time for the album, but when I was planning a gig in Stockholm a few weeks ago, I knew that I wanted to bring them on as guests and share this song. Shortly after we rehearsed it together live, I visited the premiere program of Luuk & Hallberg where it felt natural that we would record and release it. I’ve worked with these two geniuses a lot and for so long, it feels extra fun to make a song that we’ll release together”.


Today, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Sasha Sloan releases new track “Smiling When I Die” via RCA Records. Listen HERE. The track is produced by King Henry. In celebration of her new track, Sasha is elated to announce that her forthcoming EP is expected this October. Additionally, her headlining dates for the “let’s get sad” tour are on sale now. She’ll be hitting major cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City.


Art Nation – The Cure, single out now!

Since Art Nation started in 2014 they have been successful in Sweden as well as around Europe. They’ve been nominated in one of Sweden’s biggest music prizes such as “Live act of the year” and “Sweden’s band of the year”. They have also played prestigious shows at Ullevi Stadium, Friends Arena and TV performances that led to different Festivals in Europe. And now they are finally back with new music.

Sweden’s brightest new popstar, EEVA, releases debut single ‘Jimmy From The Gym’

We’ve all met a Jimmy from the gym. The guy who walks up when you’re on your spinning bike, and tries to get your number? That’s Jimmy. Leaning over for a chat when you’re lifting weights — also a Jimmy. The man who wants to help you stretch? TOTAL Jimmy.

Mapei reveals title track from upcoming album; “Sensory Overload”

“‘Sensory Overload’ is about the overflood of information we consume every day without actually reflecting on how it affects us. It’s about how strong we are, due to the circumstances that we’re put into” Mapei says, and continues: “It’s about never giving up, even through the pain.”

EDENBRIDGE Release New Video For “On The Other Side”

The Austrian symphonic metal act Edenbridge releases a new digital single and video today. The song “On The Other Side” is taken from the forthcoming studio album “Dynamind”.

Scottish singer songwriter Aaron Smith releases his debut EP ‘Loveless’ today through Platoon

Hotly tipped Scottish singer songwriter Aaron Smith releases his debut EP ‘Loveless’ on September 20th through Platoon. Having created quite a stir with the release of this debut single ‘Unspoken’, which featured in the #1 spot on both Spotify UK New Music Friday and Apple Music’s ‘Best of the Week’ playlists – pipping both Beyoncé and Sam Smith to the post – and more recently with the release of his stunning second single ‘Better Than You Loved Me’, September 20th sees the release of Smith’s debut EP ‘Loveless’, which features two beautiful new tracks ‘In My Way’ and ‘Better Man’.


The 22-year-old singer, songwriter and producer Birthh made a striking first impression with her debut track ‘Chlorine’. An emotionally charged cocktail of ethereal beauty and unrestrained anger, the track set Birthh on the path to over 600,000 streams. Another early track, ‘Queen of Failureland’, was highlighted by The 405, who described it as, “a spellbinding auditory fantasy and nightmare.” She subsequently played shows and festivals alongside the likes of PJ Harvey, Mac De Marco, Andrew Bird, Benjamin Clementine, Nick Murphy and, most recently, Imagine Dragons.

Dearly Beloved share video for “Close Encounters”

Dearly Beloved will release new album Times Square Discount on October 25 via Future Shock Records. The Toronto outfit is the creative braintrust of vocalist/bassist Rob Higgins and vocalist/percussionist/Theremin player Niva Chow and the new album features Dimitri Coats of OFF! on guitar, James Di Salvio of Bran Van 3000 and M83 conscript Jordan Lawlor.