@skopemag news for weekend – October 26-27, 2019 @ 3 pm est


The effortlessly cool Beachwood have today announced two singles Marbles and God Only Knows (out today, October 25). Their compelling, hypnotic brand of electro pop shines bright on both tracks; completely mastering an unexpected cover in God Only Knows, and documenting a gradual lapse of sanity in Marbles. Beachwood (otherwise known as Jarrad Rogers and Angeline Armstrong) are the new kids on the block – only these multi medium artists already know exactly who they are, and are already making waves across the globe. After working with massive international artists such as Charli XCX, 5 Seconds of Summer, Lana Del Rey and Lauryn Hill, and much loved Australian artists Montaigne, Daniel Johns and Luke Steele (Empire of the Sun), it’s finally time for Jarrad and Ange of Beachwood to step to the front.

Jon Hasz – Track: Paralyzed

Jon Hasz has musical tastes that change with the wind. His ventures range from syncopated salsa grooves to neo-Gypsy swing and can be found habitually exploring the subtle shades of melody between popular styles of music.


Megan Thee Stallion said, “I’m really excited to be on the Queen & Slim soundtrack because this movie is going to do big things for the culture. This is the modern day Bonnie and Clyde. Why would I have not wanted to be a part of this? This is amazing! ‘Ride or Die’ is lit!”

Alexander 23 Releases Debut EP “I’m Sorry I Love You” Today On Interscope Records

Indie-pop newcomer, Alexander 23 debuted his infectious song , “Dirty AF1s” nearly seven months ago. Today, the singer/songwriter/producer, who just reached over a million monthly Spotify listeners releases his debut EP I’m Sorry I Love You on Interscope Records.


Earlier this month Isaac released his song “body” which led TIME magazine to call his voice “lovely” and stated that he has “a keen ear — and intuition — for turning pop into relatable confessions.” Having recently wrapped his US run of tour dates supporting girl in red, Isaac is thrilled to join the European leg which kicks off next week.

ROËDS – Too Loud out now!

ROËDS returns with a new track – TOO LOUD – that shines with an irresistible soundscape. True to his experimental ways, ROËDS is at the forefront of a new and fresh electronic sound that combines melodic ingenuity with dance vibes. TOO LOUD is a mesmerizing production with a mix of textured guitars, alluring piano and a throbbing flute as an addictive hook. The unique vocals by Noah carries the track to new levels and showcases both a powerful and yet a somewhat ethereal voice. The result is a song that makes you press on repeat.

Art Nation New album out now!

Swedish melodic rock act Art Nation are now back with the new album “Transition”, out today on Gain/Fifth Island Music.

The new album consists of 10 powerful songs written and produced by Alexander Strandell and Johan Gustavsson except The Cure that has been co written by Multi-Platinum Awarded songwriter and producer Andreas Stone.


“I called the album ‘Sweet Insomnia’ because, lyrically, every song is bittersweet. Nothing is 100% positive and light-hearted. Nothing is 100% brooding and cynical. It’s very balanced and real – like an unretouched photo,” said Gallant.

Sweden’s Molly Hammar releases new single ‘Shortcuts (I can’t Wait)’

Molly Hammar, the Swedish chart-topping RnB sensation hailing from Stockholm, will release her captivating new single ‘Shortcuts’ on October 25th via Cosmos Music. Co-written with Professor P (Avicii, Daniel Adams-Ray) and produced by PARO (Dua Lipa, Alicia Keys, Paloma Faith). ‘Shortcuts (I can’t wait)’ follows hit singles ‘No Place Like Me’ featuring Big Narstie, ‘WORDS’ and her summer hit ‘Show Me’ with Kim Cesarion.

Swedish Juliander drops new track “On & On” – and goes on Asia tour

“I had never experienced love when I wrote this song,” says Juliander. “Love was only a hobby, with on and off relationships, but never something deeper. I always played it safe. But whilst I wrote the song I started to open up more and let people get to know me more and I finally found that special someone. And I just want the thing that we have between us to go on and on forever.”

Mae Muller drops new track & video ‘Dick’

Reuniting with the mega producer Jimmy Napes [Sam Smith, Disclosure and Mary J Blige] ‘Dick’ is a straight- talking pop track that reminds us that she is not a fan of shared love, expressing her preference for honesty and self-love over infidelity and lies. A certified fan favourite and an instant hit when performed live – Mae raised the roof at her recent sold out London headline show at Colours, Hoxton. The accompanying colourful comic book style visual shows Mae as a strong, fearless animated character expressing her disdain for an unfaithful man.

APOTHEUS: Portuguese prog death group shares new track “The Darkest Sun”

Prog infused melodeath group APOTHEUS are just a week away from releasing their second album The Far Star. The Portuguese quartet took a completely different approach with their first ever conceptual album, blending melodies with the story and emotion. The opus unfolds the untold story of our ancestry — a painful journey of survival in the majesty of the cosmos, but also a delicate introspective about the human nature. The Isaac Asimov inspired album reveals how the collision of two worlds resulted something new: a hope, a mission and a destination.

Jordan Lindley Releases “Seville” Ahead of Debut EP

Nashville songwriter Jordan Lindley has released “Seville,” the third single from Look Back, his debut solo EP. Co-produced by Collin Pastore (boygenius, Lucy Dacus) and Jake Finch, Look Back is set for independent release on November 15. “Seville” is available beginning today at all digital outlets.

VISTA Returns With Powerful New EP “The Ruins”, Out NOW

Their first record since 2017, “The Ruins” is the first in a cohesive trilogy of EPs, the remaining two being titled “The Repair” and “The Revival” (release dates TBA). Diving into the waters of cinematic and active rock experimentation, the heartbreaking 5-track collection is a testament to their tenacity. To coincide with the release of “The Ruins,” VISTA will be playing an EP release show on Long Island TOMORROW (10/26) at Amityville Music Hall; tickets can be purchased HERE. The band also recently announced the upcoming release of their new YouTube documentary “In Ruins” (out November 12th), which will chronicle a series of events that nearly led to their demise.


Smartbomb is an American Punk Rock Band from Worcester, Massachusetts. Formed in 2004 by drummer Erik Perkins (outbreak, Far From Finished, The Ataris) and vocalist/guitarist Eric Widing (Shock Nagasaki, Far From Finished). Joined later by bassist Jake Stevens and guitarist Matt Marcell to complete the current lineup. Smartbomb has gained notoriety by playing a relentless blend of Punk and Hardcore that has been described as “ultra-melodic and catchy.”

Courage My Love Drop New Single and Powerful Music Video Slow Motion”

Canadian alternative pop-rockers Courage My Love have released their new single “Slow Motion,” which is now available on all DSPs.

Consisting of twin sisters Mercedes Arn-Horn (guitar / synth / vocals),
Phoenix Arn-Horn (drums / programming / vocals) and Brandon Lockwood (bass / guitar), the trio’s new track was produced by Phoenix in the band’s home studio.

The Ballroom Thieves release second ever love song “Love is Easy”

The Ballroom Thieves – Calin “Callie” Peters (vocals, cello, bass), Martin Earley (vocals, guitar), and Devin Mauch (vocals, percussion) – are known for their powerful live performance, but also tackling subjects as weighty as greed, inequality, privilege, and narcissism, and as light as fulfillment and adoration. Partnering with Rolling Stone Country to premiere, the band shares their new song “Love is Easy” from the upcoming album set for release next year (details to be announced soon).

The Ballroom Thieves Seek Shelter From the Road in New Song ‘Love Is Easy’

Sideline releases video for “Return To Windy Mountain”

Sideline has released a video for their latest single, “Return To Windy Mountain,” which combines sparkling contemporary musicianship with a loving nod to a West Virginia bluegrass hero, after a premiere by The Bluegrass Situation.


Genre-blending Danish group Marshall Cecil, unleash their moving new single ‘Soliloquy (Wouldn’t Feel Alone)’, alongside the compelling visuals directed by Vice Media Creative Director Emil Asmussen and cinematographer Niels Borup, out now through their own label Heady.

RVBY returns with vibrant new single ‘Glow’

‘Glow’ sees RVBY harness an enchanting, upbeat Swedish pop vibe reminiscent of Grammy-nominated superstar Robyn. A deeply personal affair, the songstress explains “the song’s about anyone who has ever made me feel like I can’t do this”.