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Skope Magazine x Krystal Roxx – anthem ‘Freak It (Make My Day)’

International DJ and producer Krystal Roxx has unveiled her vibrant new single ‘Freak It (Make My Day)’, out 20th September via Superfoxx Records.

A high-octane slice of progressive house, ‘Freak It (Make My Day)’ samples Technotronic’s ‘Pump Up The Jam’ to masterful effect – giving the 1989 dance classic a new lease of life. Arriving at the end of the summer season, the energetic rework destined to soundtrack countless closing parties in Ibiza and beyond.

Peach Luffe shares new bedroom pop track ‘Wave’

“Recently, I’ve been really trying to become a better person in general. That means taking responsibility for my actions. Relationships are a two way street. Often we blame the other person for problems or disagreements instead of taking a step back and really thinking about it. So many songs in general blame the other person by pointing out their mistakes and faults instead of looking at themselves. They only share one side of the story, I wanna share both sides. Maybe it’s their fault, or mine, or both.

The Glorious Sons announce massive North American tour

Just two days after their massive sold-out hometown stadium show at Kingston’s Richardson Memorial Stadium, JUNO Award winning rockers The Glorious Sons have announced their 2020 “A War On Everything” North American headlining tour produced by Concerts West/AEG Presents. Kicking off in Pennsylvania on January 16, the sweeping 40+ date tour will hit iconic venues across major cities throughout the U.S. and Canada including stops in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver before wrapping in Montreal on April 11. Joining the tour as special guests are Des Rocs (U.S. dates) and Black Pistol Fire (Canadian dates). The tour announcement follows the celebrated release of the band’s brazen and brutally honest new album A War On Everything (9/13 via Black Box/BMG), and marks the group’s highly-anticipated return to Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, where they wrapped the critically acclaimed larger than life “S.O.S.” tour last November.

LA indie pop/r&b act Rituals of Mine embark on West Coast tour with The Seshen

“Note the name Terra Lopez now as there’s the feeling that the Californian singer/songwriter has the talent to, eventually, make an impression on the mainstream” – BBC

Rituals of Mine (FKA Sister Crayon) is a Los Angeles-based indie pop/r&b act who makes “gorgeously gloomy pop” (Noisey) that exudes unparalleled passion, emotion and personal lyrics into their music. Lead singer Terra Lopez has been praised by The FADER, Billboard, The BBC, Pitchfork and more for her captivating and ruthless stage presence. Rituals of Mine will embark on a West Coast tour with The Seshen, hitting Boise, Portland, Seattle, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Oakland and more.

Tsunami Bomb Is Back with First LP in 15 Years

Northern California’s punk rock cult favorites Tsunami Bomb are back with ‘The Spine That Binds,’ their first new LP in 15 years.

The LP, which was produced by the band and mixed by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor, Jeff Rosenstock), will be released on November 8th via Alternative Tentacles.

The first single (“The Hathors”) is now streaming everywhere.

Vevo introduces AJ Mitchell as newest LIFT artist

Vevo today releases a performance of “Down in Flames” from the latest LIFT artist of 2019, AJ Mitchell. Vevo’s LIFT initiative connects today’s up-and-coming artists to audiences around the globe through video content. Launched in 2011, Vevo’s artist development program shines a spotlight on the world’s freshest new talent. Vevo LIFT alumni include the likes of Sam Smith, Halsey, Khalid, Jorja Smith, SZA, Julia Michaels, Billie Eilish and CNCO.

K-pop Sensations TWICE Release Highly Anticipated EP FEEL SPECIAL Today!

Acclaimed, K-pop heavyweights, TWICE released their 8th EP Feel Special today via all digital and streaming platforms. The emotional title track off the EP, also titled “Feel Special,” effortlessly gives a glimpse into the highs and lows that TWICE has felt since rising to international fame 4-years ago, when their debut EP, THE STORY BEGINS released. Composed by J.Y. Park and arranged by Collapsedone, this song came to fruition amidst a transitional period for the group, as they grappled with their worldwide stardom. The track represents a tribute to their loving and loyal supporters who have been with them since the beginning, and shares the importance of keeping an open heart and willingness to encourage.

Stream K-pop girl group TWICE’s latest mini-album, ‘Feel Special’


“I often try to remind myself that I won’t be this young forever,” says GALXARA. “It’s such a cliché, but you really are only young once, so whatever or whoever you choose to waste your youth on, do it with no fear. Have no regrets. Don’t waste time on things that are petty or negative. Be happy and appreciate the love and life around you. People will always have assumptions, but ‘Waste My Youth’ isn’t about me spending my time on any one specific person, it’s about every moment I’ve spent and will one day spend feeling unregretfully fearless.”

Nasalrod Announce East Coast Tour and New Track

The Portland Mercury says “Nasalrod’s live performances exceed expectations, with vocalist Chairman embodying an unhinged hybrid of David Yow, Keith Morris, and Mike Patton, rarely standing still and typically hovering about four feet off the ground. The dynamic, rhythmic interplay between bassist Mandy Morgan, drummer Spit Stix (of LA punk legends FEAR), and guitarist Mustin Douch is easily one of the most formidable aural attacks in the city.”

Rain Phoenix Releases New Single “You Right” // Debut Album, River, Available October 31

Singer / songwriter / activist / actress / philanthropist Rain Phoenix has released another new song today, “You Right.” The second single off of her debut solo album, River (LaunchLeft), “You Right” is a contemplative track that focuses on the feeling of unequivocal love and understanding, with soulful vocals and thoughtful lyrics gradually taking flight over a dreamy chorus of guitars.

Premiere: Rain Phoenix, ‘You Right’

Noella Rain Finds Self-Love in New Single “Scars Are Your Strength”

Balancing her junior year of high school with her musical ambitions, singer-songwriter Noella Rain releases her new single, “Scars Are Your Strength”, from her upcoming album, Phoenix. Self-reflective, honest, and open, Noella Rain distinguishes herself as a young songwriter ready to grow with each song serving as a life-altering lesson.

Vinnie Caruana ‘Aging Frontman’ EP (Oct 4 release date)

“This song has had many faces. It was born in a one room studio while I was writing with my friend Alex Fitts. It’s a daydream where I am in the upside down and I’m a stranger to the ones I love. And so I roam.”- Vinnie Caruana

“Introspective, honest, soul-baring”- Sound The Sirens Magazine

Vinnie Caruana – Aging Frontman EP

Monograms Share New ‘Living Wire’ LP On Glide, Album Out Now Via PaperCup Music

Brooklyn-based, experimental indie rock band Monograms share their new LP, Living Wire, out now via PaperCup Music. Glide Magazine premiered the album, praising, “Glide is thrilled to premiere Living Wire (out 9/20), Monograms’ full album in its entirety – a ravishing mix of hellbent ferocity and angular rhythms. Monograms mix an interdimensional swarm of electricity that touches Gang of Four, Yeasayer and Savages in its potent eight tracks.” The band has shared East Coast tour dates following their album release – Photo Cred: Kevin Condon

FULL ALBUM PREMIERE: Monograms Brings Interdimensional Swarm of Electricity Via ‘Living Wire’

Lesibu Grand Share “Runnin’ Round” in advance of EP Release

“With their latest single, “Runnin’ Round,” they blend a fiery punk attitude with a barreling pop euphoria, taking cues from bands like Pixes and Superchunk as chunky, churning guitar lines spin and echo alongside Morton’s riotous and righteous voice. This mixture of ferocious tones and miles-long melodies allow the band to dig deep into the base elements of their influences, giving them room to explore and eviscerate with equal enthusiasm.” – The Southern Sounding

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Farewell Concert Rocks Cinema Screens Nationwide on November 7 Only

On November 7, Fathom Events will bring the legendary southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd to cinemas around the country with the exclusive theatrical release of their farewell concert performance. The concert film, directed by multi award-winning director Shaun Silva and Tacklebox Films, will feature their 2018 hometown stadium performance from the Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour at TIAA Bank Field (Home of the Jacksonville Jaguars) in Jacksonville, Florida, as well as an intimate interview with the band about their experiences on tour and what performing together has meant to them.

Jasper Lotti announces debut EP XOskeleton | out October 4th

Jasper Lotti is LA and Maine-based singer-songwriter and producer whose experimental approach to pop music reveals her playful curiosity and twisted sense of humor; creating an alternate dimension in which she exists. Over the past year she’s slowly revealed this world through a series of singles “Take U There,” “Ur So Vague,”and “Idea of Me,” all of which will be featured on her upcoming debut EP XOskeleton out October 4th.

BLITZ VEGA (feat. Andy Rourke of The Smiths and KAV, ex-Happy Mondays) Release “Lost & Found”

After a triumphant debut live performance at The House of Machines in Los Angles last month, BLITZ VEGA (featuring Andy Rourke of The Smiths and KAV, formerly of Happy Mondays), have released their newest single “Lost & Found.” The song premiered on FLOOD MAGAZINE who called it “a bold blast of classic Brit-pop rock… built for the fields of Glastonbury and late nights down at the pub.”

Sorrey releases long-awaited debut full-length, In Full Bloom, on October 18…announces new tour dates

In support of this new album, Sorrey embarks on an Eastern Canadian tour. Dates are as follows:

October 18 – Charlottetown, PE @ The Haviland Club
October 25 – Halifax, NS @ The Carleton (Halifax Pop Explosion)
November 01 – Kingston, ON @ The Grad Club *
November 02 – Peterborough, ON @ Red Dog Tavern *
November 04 – Toronto, ON @ The Horseshoe Tavern
November 05 – Ottawa, ON @ Pressed
November 06 – Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola
November 07 – Fredericton, NB @ The Capital Complex
November 08 – Moncton, NB @ Tide & Boar
November 09 – Charlottetown, PE @ Baba’s Lounge

UTA Announces Representation of Chance the Rapper

UTA has announced its representation of Chance the Rapper in all areas and for worldwide bookings outside the US and Canada. UTA will work with Chance across his entire business, focusing on global touring, brand partnerships, acting, producing, licensing and synchronization, speaking engagements, books, charity work and more.

One of the leading voices in the pop culture landscape, Chance is a rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, producer, philanthropist and activist. Most recently, he released his highly anticipated debut studio album The Big Day in July 2019. The record launched at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, marking his highest-charting album to date. Three singles from the album, “Hot Shower” featuring MadeinTYO & DaBaby, “All Day Long” featuring John Legend, and “Do You Remember” featuring Death Cab for Cutie, all broke into the Billboard Top 100 singles chart. With his three new hits, Chance has charted 12 Hot 100 singles throughout his career.