@skopemag news for weekend – October 26-27, 2019 @ 5 pm est

French acid-fuzz/psych/stoner-rock Duo Electric Jaguar Baby stream debut S/T album

Today is the day! After released three EPs in three years ( ‘EP 1’, ‘Moonshiner’ and ‘Old Songs From Beyond’ ) and then an “EP compilation” in 2018, French acid-fuzz/psych/rock/stoner duet Electric Jaguar Baby just unleashed its debut full-length album on CD/LP & Digital through their own imprint El Diablo Records and Slice of Wax Records (Medicine Boy, etc.).

Kah-Lo releases debut solo single ‘Exit Sign’

After a multitude of successful collaborative hits, Nigerian-American star Kah-Lo returns with her exciting debut solo single ‘Exit Sign’.

The track is a gratifying blend of catchy pop with Kah-Lo’s iconic house flair. ‘Exit Sign’ continues to deliver the sounds of the summer with a bouncy bass topped by the artist’s signature vocals, infectious lyrics and high-power energy.

Something Leather share eerie new single ‘Lullaby’

Something Leather have shared their new single, ‘Lullaby’. The track premiered with CLASH, who said “it burns with a low-key energy, their black-clad post-punk leaning sound retaining its DIY appeal”. Hailed as one of the most exciting bands on the Brighton music scene, the track is the latest dose of their uniquely dark, trippy alternative rock, released via We Can Do It Records.

Sorcha Richardson shares new track ‘First Prize Bravery’, debut album out 8th November

Following the release of the acclaimed comeback singles ‘Honey’ and ‘Don’t Talk About It’, one of Ireland’s most promising talents Sorcha Richardson today shares new single ‘First Prize Bravery’. Sorcha’s debut LP, First Prize Bravery is due for release on 8th November 2019 via Faction Records.

Ahead of the album’s release, Sorcha will return to the UK, to support Honeyblood before making an appearance at Camden’s Mirrors Festival. To celebrate the debut LP, she’ll then return to Ireland for a handful of headline dates.

Upcoming tour dates:
28th Oct | Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms*
31st Oct: London, UK @ The Garage*
2nd Nov: London, UK @ Mirrors Festival
20th Nov: Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s
21st Nov: Cork, IE @ Winthrop Avenue
22nd Nov: Galway, IE @ Róisín Dubh


The track laces electro synth sounds with glitch hop edits and seamlessly showcases Wuh Oh’s talent for creating a hyper-modern clash of jubilant energy and off-kilter melodies. ‘Ziggy’ follows on from the success of his recent single ‘Pretty Boy’ which was supported by BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong and remixed by the legendary producer Hudson Mohawke.


Watch the trailer now –

THE BRIGHT BLACK – Release euphoric ‘Serotonin’ single – Listen

Manchester’s self proclaimed “ugly ducks of indie” THE BRIGHT BLACK have announced the forthcoming release of their new single “Serotonin”, out Now via AWAL and confirmed a handful of live shows for Autumn.

Patrick Topping unveils new EP ‘Dungeon Freak’

Newcastle-born DJ and producer Patrick Topping has dropped new EP ‘Dungeon Freak’, featuring Daddy Dino, out 8th November worldwide via TRICK.

Patrick Topping Releases Two-track EP ‘Dungeon Freak’


Designed to antagonise, 22-year old Danish/American artist Robin Cars (Gustav Shihab) creates fractured pop studded with sharp synths and sexual theatrics.

Curating pieces that are simultaneously grotesque and beautiful, “Chche Romantyka” is a hyper-sexualised teaser from the producer’s upcoming EP. Collaborating with Polish performance artist Gumo Wiedżma, the track pulsates with dark electronic rhythms and stabbing synth pads – a coven of devilish delights.

Juhan Ongbrian Joins The Jazz Fusion Pioneers With Single ‘Mood Swings’

Experimental jazz; jazz fusion; electro jazz…however you want to label it, the pioneering artists taking jazz to brand new audiences are some of the biggest success stories in the UK music industry in recent years, taking a form of music which had fallen cruelly out of fashion into something which unified people across generations, cultural backgrounds and class. Entering the arena alongside the likes of Tom Misch and Alfa Mist is Juhan Ongbrian who brings his extraordinary guitar skills and composition skills to a life which has seen him take influence from his birthplace in Indonesia through to a prolonged stay in Seattle and finally to his base in Los Angeles. Deemed an outsider to the closed, fit-to-template system of LA, he is bringing his new EP to the UK for its launch, eager to show that his combination of blues, jazz and ambient beats can comfortably compete with the best on the scene.

Aubrie Sellers Shares New Single & Video “Worried Mind”

Following the release of her gritty, confident singles “Drag You Down” and “My Love Will Not Change ft. Steve Earle,” Aubrie Sellers offers another glimpse into her highly-anticipated sophomore album Far From Home with the vulnerable, introspective “Worried Mind.” Aubrie’s delicate voice soars over a chorus of discordant guitars as she reflects on the isolation and all-encompassing grip of anxiety. The track’s video, shot in one take by director Chloé Aktas, features Aubrie singing a stripped-down version of the song alone in a diner, further echoing the loneliness of living with anxiety. Refinery29 premiered the video yesterday, declaring “’Worried Mind’ is an integral thread in Sellers’ tapestry.”

Empara Mi celebrates self-empowerment in new single ‘WYGD’

Empara Mi has released her brand new single ‘WYGD’, which premiered with Wonderland yesterday in association with the fantastic feature and photo-shoot in the latest issue of their sister magazine Rollacoaster.

Empara Mi

Turbo Widget Drops Ultra-Infectious fun new Single “Good2me”

Some of history’s most compelling songs talk about one of life’s most energizing and memorable categories of experience – when guy meets girl, the energy in the air, and the good hearted chase that follows. St. Louis, Missouri rising indie rock band Turbo Widget, quite appropriately built around a husband and wife team, have jumped into this arena with their new single “Good2me”, and the result is fresh and fun. Powered by Ben’s sly lyrics and lead vocals over an indie rock with a touch of funk driving rhythm and beat, and Kim’s backing accents, the combination is a perfect mix for the season. This may end up Turbo Widget’s most popular single yet.

Turbo Widget Drops Ultra-Infectious fun new Single “Good2me” Mixing High-Energy Indie Rock, Funk and Pop


Hailing from Poetry, Texas (a small ranching community southeast of Dallas), Very Alora describes her sound as “Classic rock with a modern/punkish/alt twist. I think it’s a little out there, a bit unique if you compare it to the pop sound. But as far as rock n’ roll – I think it fits right in that alt/indie rock pocket.” Listing such classic rockers as Styx and Heart as influences, as well as such modern day bands as Flyleaf and Paramore, Very Alora has her favorites from the forthcoming, yet-to-be-titled EP. “‘Don’t Make Me’ and ‘Carbon Copy Jealousy.’

UK producer LYAN links up with Becky CJ on new single ‘Dangerous Love’

Mysterious British DJ, producer and songwriter LYAN has linked up with London-based vocalist Becky CJ on new single ‘Dangerous Love’, out Friday 25th October.

A shimmering slice of bass-heavy pop music, ‘Dangerous Love’ pairs Becky’s soaring vocals with low-end bass and delicate piano keys. It follows on from LYAN’s globally acclaimed track ‘One Thing’ featuring Turkish vocalist Serel, a single that has amassed 2.9 million hits on YouTube after its September release

Blinkie Drops Official Video For ‘It Must Be Love’

London-based producer Blinkie has unveiled the official video for his latest single ‘Must Be Love’, out 25th October.

The cinematic visuals illustrate the simple pleasures that come with being young and in love – an ideal pairing for the track’s upbeat piano house keys and Celina Sharma’s joyously uplifting vocals.

Hear Otoboke Beaver’s newest single “yobantoite mojo” now.

The single premiered last night as the opening theme to a new Japanese TV series called “Susumu Inomata and 8 Mojo” starring Sae Okazaki and comedian Morita Tetsuya.

Their newest album, Itekoma Hits, is out now on Damnably Records!

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

Their new EP “The Ruins,” released on October 25th, is the first release in a trilogy of branded EPs. A distinct blend of active rock and cinematic pop, VISTA’s evolution since their inception in late 2015 is evident; while the band’s signature dark, synth-laden production is still present, “The Ruins” takes on notable experimentation and haunting lyricism. In conjunction with the release of the EP, VISTA will release a documentary exclusive to YouTube on November 12th, titled “In Ruins,” which will give viewers a rather intimate (and unconventional) look at a string of harrowing events that temporarily derailed the band since the release of 2017’s “Long Live.” With the recent release of “The Ruins,” VISTA is hardly at a climax; they are poised for a revival.


Internationally-acclaimed, GRAMMY-nominated duo Galantis have joined forces with country music icon Dolly Parton for their new single “Faith” featuring Dutch singer-songwriter Mr. Probz – available now via Big Beat Records. The explosive collaborative track arrives with an incredible Dano Cerny-directed music video, seeing Parton take the wheel for a dance-packed bus ride to remember. Galantis have also announced their forthcoming third studio album Church, the highly anticipated follow-up to 2015’s Pharmacy & 2017’s The Aviary, arriving early 2020.

Sofia Härdig’s vocals permeate and shine through the art-rock haze of ‘RADIANT STAR’

Swedish-born multi-instrumentalist and producer Sofia Härdig returns with her latest album ‘THIS BIG HUSH’. With squalling guitars and vivid colours Härdig creates a cinematic vignette delivered through the poet’s eccentric palette of post-punk, playing and producing the entirety of the album. Sofia brings chugging energy, intense lyricism and a chaotic presence; she’s heading for a higher status amongst rock’s elite, and comments on the moment she met Patti Smith; “We met backstage at her gig in Stockholm and she gave me tickets to her show. We spoke about art, music and what it means to be an artist. She was generally very supportive and attentive; it was a beautiful moment sharing poetry and words.”

Sofia Härdig’s vocals permeate and shine through the art-rock haze of ‘Radiant Star’     


Today, Evan Giia shared her new single, “SIDELINES.” Atmospheric and infectious, the track puts GIIA’s evocative vocals at the forefront over an ominous sonic backdrop created by producer AOBeats of SWIMS, whose production credits include such artists as Gnash and Blaise Railey. GIIA wrote “SIDELINES” with Kate Morgan (ILLENIUM, Ashe).

Mondo Cozmo releases new single “Come On”, music video starring Anna Faris

Lyrically, “Come On” falls in line with the observational commentary that has drawn so many people to Mondo Cozmo as he paints a picture of watching a city burn inspired by the recent fires that devastated Malibu. The accompanying visual unwinds into an emotional rollercoaster as Faris makes her way through an empty house, reflecting on memories of the past.

Grace Potter’s New Album “Daylight” Out Today

Acclaimed songwriter and performer Grace Potter released her first new album in four years, Daylight today via Fantasy Records. Produced by Eric Valentine, Daylight is a soul-inflected, deeply personal collection of songs that capture a particularly tumultuous period in her life – from the breakup of her band and a divorce – to more joyful events like a new marriage and the birth of her first child.

Yacht Rock Revue Shares New Video “Step,”

The Atlanta-based Yacht Rock Revue has shared a video for their new single “Step.” The video premiered along with an interview feature in Entertainment Weekly who describes the song as a “synthy-smooth jam” and notes that “After nearly a dozen years confidently steering the S.S. Nostalgia, playing the beloved soft rock hits of the ’70s and ’80s to packed crowds wearing captain’s hats, Yacht Rock Revue charts a new course…”


For the first time in seven years, Neil Young has reunited with his most beloved and enduring band Crazy Horse and are proud to announce their new album COLORADO today via Reprise Records. This is the first new music since 2012’s critically acclaimed PSYCHEDELIC PILL and is arguably their most important and timely body of work to date. Young, along with Ralph Molina (drums, vocals), Billy Talbot (bass, vocals) and Nils Lofgren (guitars, vocals, pump organ), recorded 11 tracks mostly live in the studio in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The end results are sonically stunning and as real as it gets; the listener will feel what it’s like to be on the studio floor with the band during the actual recording.


Everyone’s favorite prolific production duo, The Knocks, have been on quite a roll in 2019 and even with just about six weeks left in the year, are showing no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Today sees the release of yet another undeniable single, in the form of a high-profile collaboration called “Lucky Me” with Brooklyn’s critically-acclaimed electro-pop duo Great Good Fine Ok. Featuring The Knocks’ signature electronic-leaning, disco-house fusion of production that we’ve all come to know and love, the breezy pop single also features Great Good Fine Ok’s Jon Sandler’s smooth vocals that truly complete the track.

Sareem Poems details impact of social media in “No Fly Zone” video

The freshly minted duo, Sareem Poems and Newselph, have quickly developed a knack of staying grounded while consistently taking it to the next level. With the first visual from their 88 To Now album, the emcee and producer combo objectively look at life as equal parts peaches and cream as well as gravel and stones.

SUN SALUTE new single ‘Dancehall Riddim’; ‘Time Has Come’ album out November 15

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.

Sofia Härdig’s vocals permeate and shine through the art-rock haze of ‘RADIANT STAR’      

Swedish-born multi-instrumentalist and producer Sofia Härdig returns with her latest album ‘THIS BIG HUSH’. With squalling guitars and vivid colours Härdig creates a cinematic vignette delivered through the poet’s eccentric palette of post-punk, playing and producing the entirety of the album. Sofia brings chugging energy, intense lyricism and a chaotic presence; she’s heading for a higher status amongst rock’s elite, and comments on the moment she met Patti Smith; “We met backstage at her gig in Stockholm and she gave me tickets to her show. We spoke about art, music and what it means to be an artist. She was generally very supportive and attentive; it was a beautiful moment sharing poetry and words.”

Sofia Härdig’s vocals permeate and shine through the art-rock haze of ‘Radiant Star’     


Líder del genero Trap JON Z lanza hoy el tema “Salgo a Buscarte” X Eladio Carrión X Ele A El Dominio X Boy Wonder CF, junto al video musical que fue grabado en Los Ángeles, California por la directora Roxanna Baldowin. El tema se trata de un hombre que quiere estar con una mujer y le dice que si sale a buscarla o ella llega.

Right Hand Left Hand release atmospheric third single ‘Terra Nullius’

‘Terra Nullius’ means ‘nobody’s land’, territory that no one wants to control. There are locations across the Earth that fly under this banner. The best example of this is Bir Tawil on the border of Egypt and Sudan. It is said to be the only habitable place on earth that is unclaimed.

Recorded and produced by Charlie Francis (Future of the Left, REM, Robyn Hitchcock) at Cardiff’s Musicbox Studios, Andrew Plain (drums/guitars) and Rhodri Viney (guitars/vocals/ drums) it continues to build and develop their trademark sound: looped and layered guitars and driving powerful drums that are intercut with atmospheric ambience.


“Fuego en el Fuego” es el tema y video musical mas reciente de Darkiel ft. Myke Towers X Noriel X Juhn. El video musical fue dirigido por Roxanna Baldovin, este tema forma parte del EP Darkiel Edition y se trata de que le gusta a las mujeres malas, mentirosas y las que no son buenas para el.

Graham Norwood Releases New Single “Greenfield”

“This one’s about that feeling when you realize you can’t be or provide everything that a partner in a relationship wants from you,” states Graham. “When that feeling comes along, the only emotionally honest path is to move on; but it’s often far from an easy choice to do so.”

Barb Jungr, Reflects on her Career with Heart-Breaking New Single

Barb Jungr, widely recognised as one of the world’s greatest interpreters of song, turns to a song from her latest critically acclaimed album, Bob, Brel & Me, written not by one of her song-writing idols but herself, alongside her late musical partner, Michael Parker. No-One Else Could Ever Wear Your Shoes is a song about loss and memories, imbued with vignettes of a life in London which combines to an almost suffocatingly emotional experience.