@skopemag news for Wednesday October 23, 2019 @ 1:30 pm est

“Tonight” from Los Angeles act Small Planets

A quote from the band, regarding the track: “‘Tonight’ is a reflection on having one more moment with someone you lost.”

“Tonight” comes via the band’s self-titled full-length album, which released on Friday and is available on all streaming platforms. The band shows a gripping vein of rock with elements of dream-pop, shoegaze, and alternative.


Multiplatinum recording artist and producer Russ has continued rolling out track after track these last few weeks, striking a viral moment with his latest, “BEST ON EARTH” featuring BIA. Rihanna posted to her social media on Friday calling it her “new fav song” and has drawn over 20 million views across her Instagram and Twitter Posts.

Sun Salute share new single ‘Dancehall Riddim; ‘Time Has Come’ album out Nov 15

Born of the snow season in Victoria, jamming and snowboarding together, Sun Salute are an Airlie Beach based international collective that draw inspiration from nature, travel and community. Their philosophy is both simple and infinitely complex: to use the power of music for healing and change.

Politically driven and unafraid of voicing the truth, Sun Salute are not without their bite, but even at their most lyrically pugilistic they are positive and uplifting. Following on from No More and Hold On, two of the most purposeful songs Sun Salute have written to date, new single Dancehall Riddim continues the band’s glorious hybrid of tones, styles and ideologies.

Slovakian Metalist KING SVK Herald The ‘New Æon’

New Æon is the name of the third studio album by the music project King SVK. The pillars of the project are two musicians: Ivan Kráľ (keyboards and programming) and Norbert Ferencz (guitars). Although the album combines the speed and punch of thrash and death metal, the authors are referring to the sound of the album as “original metal”.

Aussie Scots – ‘Phenomena’ Single + Video

With a best friend by your side, anything is possible. That includes going to #1 on their local radio station 2CC in Canberra with their infectious track Phenomena. And that’s exactly what happened when Aussie Scots gave a copy of their single to their local radio station years ago. Despite that success, the guys never released the single anywhere else until now, as they are including it in their debut album It’s About Time.

Oliver Spalding track ‘Xanax’

“Xanax” is a soulful chamber pop composition that reflects the progressive and layered purism of Bon Iver and James Blake” – Glide Magazine

“The oldest trick in the pop music book is to code your saddest feelings as bright, explosive pop songs — which explains why “Novemberism,” is such a delicate and effervescent delight.” – The FADER

SONG PREMIERE: Oliver Spalding’s “Xanax” Delivers Soulful Chamber Pop


Like an unforgettable holiday souvenir and the colors of an endless “Back to the Sun” is another step for Arche towards their island « Le A ». It is under the sun of southern France that their next single is unveiled, always in a DIY spirit.

At the crossroads of an immense sea and futuristic buildings, the four dreamers lead us into an ethereal mirage.


After a much-hyped headline show at Oval Space which saw guest appearances from friends/ collaborators Headie One, LD and Krept among others, London rap sensation K-Trap drops new track ‘Exit’ via Black Butter Records. Recorded on his recent European tour, ‘Exit’ harkens back to Trap’s drill roots by showcasing his lyrical dexterity over the raw, Malice-produced instrumentals. The street-track follows recent singles ‘Big Mood’ (which was heralded by Stormzy as one of his favourite tracks of the year so far and co-signed by the likes of Giggs, Maya Jama and Jorja Smith) and ‘Out the Mud’ which was playlisted across 1Xtra and described by The Face as “triumphant”. Watch the Paul Whisper-directed video Here.

On-The-Go captivates with uplifting indie pop single ‘Never Enough’

Following their previous single ‘The Quiet Life’ released only in September, Russian On-The-Go releases the next track ‘Never Enough’ from their upcoming album on October 22. ‘Never Enough’ is a positively disposed song about looking for balance in relationships in the ever-changing and undpredictable world.

On the single On-The-Go says: “It’s about the inevitability of ups and downs, about the need for personal space and the experience of being apart followed by the joy of coming back. This song is about how incredible and at the same time difficult it is to love one another.”

The New Colossus Festival Announces First Wave of 2020 Showcasing Artists on Brooklyn Vegan

From March 11 to 15, 2020, The New Colossus Festival returns for its second year to New York City’s Lower East Side for what BILLBOARD Magazine dubbed, “a celebration of developing American and international artists.”

Named after Emma Lazurus’s 1883 sonnet that is featured on The Statue of Liberty, organizers and music industry veterans Mike Bell, Lio Kanine, and Steven Matrick started the multi-day, multi-venue showcase festival (and conference) in 2018 as a labor of love for both indie music and their city. As ardent believers in music’s power to connect people and its own inherent value, the organizers’’ objective is simply to present good music without grandiosity, spectacle or unrelated nonmusical elements. Music is an art form with immeasurable value and we’re determined to prove to the world that presenting good musi is all you really need. The rest will naturally follow.” says Mike Bell.

Chris Stapleton to headline first event at Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Field

Chris Stapleton will headline the first-ever event at the new Texas Rangers baseball stadium, Globe Life Field, on Saturday, March 14, 2020 with very special guests Willie Nelson & Family, Jamey Johnson and Yola.

First Concert Announced for Globe Life Field