@skopemag news for Friday October 25, 2019 @ 11:00 am est

New > Nardeydey returns > shares ‘Dreamin’ > announces eponymous EP > Lucky Number

“The London-based musical polymath Shirley Tetteh is a wearer of many hats: guitarist, composer, jazz collective founder. As her latest incarnation Nardeydey, she has released a punch bowl brew of a song: a little italo disco here, a little post-punk there” – Pitchfork

Zack Villere shares new single & video ‘Sore Throat’ + plays Tropicalia Festival this November

Zack Villere releases his eagerly anticipated new single “Sore Throat” along with a predictably off-the-wall video. One of industry’s best kept secrets, Villere is a rare talent whose releases to date have secured him a cult following as well as cementing his name as one of the most admired within the artistic community.

NEW SINGLE! SOFIA HÄRDIG: Radiant Star from Sweden

Today Sofia Härdig releases her new single Radian Star, which yesterday was premiered online by the Canadian music blog Spill Magazine. The single is the final preview of the Swedish artist’s forthcoming album This Big Hush, which is released on the 5th November.


London quintet Junodream have emerged as ones to watch, with early tracks such as ‘To The Moon’ and their debut EP ‘Terrible Things That Could Happen’ and most recent track ‘Limiter’ -they have collected over 3 million streams as well as praise from Wonderland, Phil Taggart on Radio 1, BBC Introducing, Radio X, The Line of Best Fit and Clash. Constantly evolving, the band now take a bold step forward with their second track ‘Nobody Wants You’ from their new EP which follows on 29th November. Today they released the live video to accompany the single, which was filmed in Miloco Studios and premiered on Clash this morning.

RAYNE – New Album News (UK Alt-Rock)

UK’s long standing alchemists of anthemic alt-rock confirm news that recording has commenced for the band’s 3rd album release to date and their follow up to 2016’s critically acclaimed ‘Complex By Design’.

The collection of new material from RAYNE shall form ‘Darkness Visible’. An album anticipated to be completed in the summer of 2020 and coincides with the Sunderland based trio’s return to live performances that are expected to reach far out across the UK region. Fan’s and followers can expect to immerse themselves in RAYNE’s ocean of emotive hook-lines, stadium sized choruses and epic song arrangements, and with this new album – the band claim to be pushing their music into more ‘upbeat’ and ‘full on energetic’ directions.

Profits are hard to come by-and Apple and Amazon aren’t going away

Imagine, for a moment, that Taylor Swift was wrong. The reigning queen of country-tinged pop shocked fans in 2014 by abruptly and publicly breaking up with a prominent suitor: Spotify. Mere days after the October release of her album 1989, Swift yanked her entire back catalog from the leading music-streaming service-and made a compelling case why Spotify was a threat to her industry.

NYIKO Puts Down Their Phone to Dance in “9×16 (Official Video)”

Los Angeles-based NYIKO and Boston-based The White Electric share the official music video for “9×16” from their debut collaborative EP, Crush, available now on all Digital Formats via Trailing Twelve Records.


Chicago psychedelic-pop artist Jack Larsen has released his debut LP Mildew available now via Chicago’s Closed Sessions label. Part Jónsi part Brockhampton (Jack counts Kevin Abstract as an early supporter) with elements of shoegaze, psychedelia, paranoia, and pop the album including the urgent single “Spirit” that was accompanied by an incredible visual described as “utterly brilliant” by Elevator Mag along with driving “Vanity” that Larsen wrote at his lowest point. From there the album expands into a layered coming of age story, expansive in sound and theory; flooding out of the confines of the tiny, dilapidated living space that inspired the headspace for Jack to write Mildew.

Michael Monroe releases video for ‘Junk Planet’

Following the release of the new album, One Man Gang, which has been getting rave reviews. Michael Monroe has released the lyric video for ‘Junk Planet’, which comes one week ahead of his return to the UK with the opening night at Islington Academy on Wednesday 30th October.

A genuine rock star since birth, Michael Monroe innately knows exactly how to sing, swagger and walk the most glamorous and colourful of walks. One Man Gang, the former Hanoi Rocks man’s brand new offering on Silver Lining Music, is all about the fun of Friday nights, seven days a week, letting your hair down (or up!) for a dirty, dangerous, damn good time, and embracing a total escape into the rock ‘n’ roll dream.

Reading thrashers Saltwater Sun deliver rage-fuelled new cut ‘Mouthbreather’

Reading thrashers Saltwater Sun are certainly no strangers when it comes to delivering bold, impassioned indie rock, and in rage-fuelled new cut Mouthbreather, the rising quartet demonstrate these feverish capabilities and take it in a whole other direction.

Following on from the release of critically acclaimed EP The Great Deceiver earlier this year, the four-piece kick-start their next phase with a simmering tension and underlying fury nestled deep within their songwriting as they provide one of their most assured releases to date.

Ida Mae Release New Video – “Love is Still a Long Road”

Ida Mae have released a new video for their beautifully effortless track, “Love Is Still A Long Road.” Directed by Tom Cowles, the video features footage of husband-and-wife duo Chris Turpin and Stephanie Jean as they travel across the US on tour. Ida Mae writes that “‘Love Is Still A Long Road’ is in some ways about us. We’ve existed on the road together for so long with an almost Bonnie & Clyde lifestyle….travelling alone in the car in cities and countries we never expected to see. It is kind of about being bound to one another.”

Andy Shauf announces new album “The Neon Skyline” out January 24th 2020 via ANTI- Records

The interconnected songs on The Neon Skyline, all written, performed, arranged and produced by Shauf, follow a simple plot: the narrator goes to his neighborhood dive, finds out his ex is back in town, and she eventually shows up. As with Shauf’s last solo album, 2016’s The Party, The Neon Skyline is densely layered with an abundance of charming moments. His characters are all sympathetic here, people who share countless inside jokes, shots, and life-or-death musings when the night gets hazy. Today, he offers the first taste, “Things I Do”, which examines the dissolution of the narrator’s past relationship over tense and jazz-minded instrumentation.

1349 Release Play-Through Video for “Through Eyes of Stone,”

Black metal icons 1349 have shared a play-through video for the song “Through Eyes of Stone,” which appears on their new album, ‘The Infernal Pathway.’ The footage was shot in the studio during the recording process of the new record. The clip can be seen at THIS LOCATION.

Gabrielle Aplin releases brand new single ‘Like You Say You Do’

Gabrielle Aplin has released her brand new single ‘Like You Say You Do’. The song is the latest single to be taken from her forthcoming new album Dear Happy, out January 17th via AWAL and her own label Never Fade Records.