#tuesday – @skopemag news for October 15, 2019 @ 2:30 pm est

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NEUROMANT Electrify And Groove With ‘Artifichild’

Following on from their 2017 debut album Cyberbirds, Italian electro alternative rock group Neuromant return with their latest offering Artifichild. The album continues and expands upon the bands unique “Alien Rock” sound typified by the opening single/official video from the album, the song Useless.

ICYMI: Pale Honey release new single ‘Set me Free’ on Bolero Recordings

Today, Swedish band Pale Honey release their new single ‘Set me Free’, the first new music from the band since 2017 album ‘Devotion’. The single is accompanied with news of their third album, to be released in February 2020 on Bolero Recordings.

New video: Rising Swedish pop artist Ellen Krauss releases cinematic video for new single ‘Criminal To Love’

Speaking about the video, Ellen says “Making the video for “Criminal to Love” was a cool new experience. We shot it in the suburbs of LA, in a torn down liquor store and a staged trailer park. I like the way the film gives the audience behind the scenes footage and an honest view of film-making. Someone’s powdering my nose and then it cuts to me robbing the cashier. I had lots of fun making this. Throwing eggs at people is not an everyday thing, nor is spray painting for me…”

SKINNY LISTER – Reveal action-packed ‘Second Amendment’ Video // + Winter UK Tour Dates

Dressed head-to-toe in costume typical of the 18th Century, the good ship Skinny and its crew make ground upon the shores of a strange new land: America. Though it quickly becomes apparent they may not be first settlers to arrive there…

Acrolysis: Release Debut EP Black Dog’s Serenade & Video One Trick Pony

Sydney’s Acrolysis release their debut EP Black Dog’s Serenade – a politically charged, heavy metal dream. Acrolysis are blending 80s thrash and 90s alternative, creating a five-track collection of raw power filled with punchy riffs, blistering solos and thought-provoking lyrics. The thirty-minute juggernaut is an unapologetically aggressive piece of music, tapping into the current zeitgeist and revealing the disparity of society one layer at a time.

Belfast’s hottest emerging band New Pagans share ‘It’s Darker’ live

Belfast’s hottest emerging band New Pagans have shared a live video of them performing their award nominated single ‘It’s Darker’, recorded at The Palm House in their hometown.

It showcases the band’s effortless flair and raw energy which has fans and tastemakers equally excited and has seen them rightfully nominated as Best Live Act 2019 in the Northern Ireland Music Prize, as well as the track being shortlisted for Best Single.

New Music // WILDES – “Stay”

The good, the bad & the outrightly confusing is tackled on WILDES’ new song, Stay. The track is launched ahead of her Paris festival slot at MAMA. This track follows recent successes with True Love & Circles, which have amassed strong support from the likes of BBC Radio, Consequence of Sound, DIY Mag & Refinery 29 among others. The song was produced by Sam Cohen (Sharon Van Etten, Kevin Morby, Karen O.)

Red Tan – Don’t Let Go! – From the Depths of Despair Red Tan Releases Touching Tribute to Husband

It is two years since Filipina singer Red Tan tragically lost her husband to the dengue virus, a mosquito-borne condition which is now reaching epidemic proportions across Asia. Still trying to come to terms with this sudden and tragic loss, Red released ‘Don’t Let Go’ on 20th September, a tribute to her husband in which she attempts to put into words her feelings at losing the man she loved, begging him to come back and explaining that there is nothing she wouldn’t do to get him to stay. Dark and haunting and underpinned by genuine emotion and grief, Don’t Let Go is nevertheless a beautiful track, with Red’s crystalline vocals resonating with anyone who has gone through the grieving process.

Arthur Kay provides earthy grooves to help maintain calm in the midst of chaos

Drawing on the disparate influences such as Thundercat, James Blake and Sun Ra, Oslo-based Arthur Kay is on a mission to spread the gospel of Moog across Norway and eventually the world.

LAVA Launches New Data Activation Technology with Realtime AI™ to Connect Global Brands and Consumers In The Moment

Today marks the formal launch of LAVA, the next generation software platform that turns real time enterprise data into instant business action using LAVA’s Realtime AI™. At launch, LAVA is focusing its first-of-its-kind data activation technology to transform real time customer experience marketing, with future plans to disrupt additional industries including connected supply chain, connected healthcare and beyond.

LAVA was co-founded by Vivek Ranadivé and Wen Miao. Technology pioneer Ranadivé, the founder and former CEO of software giant TIBCO Software, is widely credited with inventing real time computing, and has authored three New York Times best-selling books on the subject: “The Power of Now,” “The Two-Second Advantage” and “The Power to Predict.” Ranadivé’s technology transformed Wall Street trading floors and now powers the real time infrastructure for thousands of the world’s largest companies and government agencies. With the launch of LAVA, Ranadivé and Miao have introduced a brand new category of enterprise software: real time data activation. Miao, former SVP and General Manager of TIBCO, is a recognized technology leader and innovator in real time customer experience and engagement. Ranadivé will serve as chairman and Miao will serve as CEO. LAVA is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band Share “Elf Curse” on The 405

Today, Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band share their single “Elf Curse.” Yesterday, the lead single off of their upcoming LP, Nightmare Forever was premiered with The 405, praising, “On ‘Elf Curse,’ the band is pulling out many of its tricks across a relatively concise runtime. The composition is appropriately wild, while the technical quality of the instrumentation is off the charts.”

Armed Forces Entertainment to Showcase American DJ, Diplo

Armed Forces Entertainment (AFE) is proud announce that Thomas Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo, will be bringing the beats to troops stationed at Thule Air Base, Greenland Oct. 31, 2019.

“It’s an honor to be able to play for the troops stationed in Greenland. I hope I’m able to get them dancing on Halloween,” said Diplo.



Michael Kiwanuka today launched the official video for his new single, “Hero”, off his forthcoming album KIWANUKA, out November 1st via Interscope. The song pays homage to some of the world’s most important history-changing heroes that were taken too soon due to violence; heroes to Michael and others, like Fred Hampton, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, JFK, Sam Cooke, John Lennon, Marvin Gaye, Tupac and more. The flip side, of course, is the idea that those who bring the most evil to this world seem to live the longest, making him ponder the idea that maybe all heroes die first. The video is based on COINTELPRO- the FBI’s covert program of suppressing organizations and public figures, including musicians, who were involved in or supported anti-establishment political activity from the 1950’s through to the 70’s. Directed by CC Wade, The video shows a tornado of conspiracy surrounding a famous musician’s death, set against the backdrop of 60s black liberation movements, FBI corruption and hippie counter culture. Kiwanuka simply states, “Hero is a song about how the gems of this world always seem to die young, and how those who are oppressed often seem to have the most to offer us.” “Hero” follows the UK singer-songwriter’s first single and video off the album, “You Ain’t The Problem”, which Pitchfork calls “a delightfully boisterous mix of drums and horns, which anchor twisting guitars and array of vocal loops.”


On November 8, Taylor Hawkins will descend from the levitating drum throne on which he’s spent two years on tour supporting Foo Fighters’ international #1 album Concrete and Gold. The forthcoming third Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders album, Get The Money, will be released by Shanabelle/RCA Records on that date, and can be pre-ordered now with all pre-orders receiving the instant grat track “Crossed The Line” (featuring guest turns from Hawkins’ bandmate Dave Grohl and Yes vocalist Jon Davison).


Today, Bryce Vine & Loud Luxury release Cali house party music video for their hit track “I’m Not Alright,” via Sire / Armada Records. With over 45 million steams worldwide, “I’m Not Alright” is quickly becoming a carefree anthem across the globe. Directed by Miles & AJ (known for their work with Billie Eilish), the music video was shot in the boys’ hometown of Los Angeles, CA.