@skopemag news for #tgif – November 1, 2019 @ 11:30 am est

Jackie Charles’ existentialist dream pop is a mirror of the anxiety-inducing times we live in

On the new video for their track ‘Baby’, fluctuating synths and flickering basslines provide the backdrop to nihilistic lyrics. The result is a gleaming pop anthem that pleads for listeners to have fun while there are still any parts of the world left to enjoy at all.

Winnie Raeder (Charlie Cunningham, Tamino) | Shares New Single – Courtyard Theatre, London – Nov 27

‘A song written for a woman and sung by a woman’, Raeder remarks how the song ‘almost wrote itself and arrived without any overthinking’. Reminiscent of the traditional folk poetry akin to Leonard Cohen or Bob Dylan, ‘She’ is punctuated with the contemporary production we’re accustomed to hearing from a Raeder release.

Jackson Dyer Releases ‘The Font’ Single & Live Video

Berlin based Australian singer-songwriter and producer Jackson Dyer shares his new single ‘The Font’ along with a live performance video on Friday, October 25th. This is the final single taken from his debut album ‘Inlet’, due for release on November 15th.

ICYMI: MUSH announce debut album ‘3D Routine’ + share new single

‘The induction party comes to an end with transfixed crowds splintering through desire paths re-emerging to the cold familiar pavement. Fresh from re-orientation, discarded all routines, a third-dimension flow state, go forth and send the ladder down, peel back the tunnel, dimensionally challenged 2D suckers. This is the next step! ‘3D Routine’’

Ska-Goth Collective GRAVE DANGER Return with New EP ‘Tomb It May Concern’ featuring Cover of “Halloween” by the Misfits

Songwriter David Schwantes says: “‘Undead End Job’ is Grave Danger doing what it does best. The song has bouncy horn parts, a driving groove, and the line “Had half a doughnut though I’m hungry for blood”. We played more with syth leads in this song and it really added something cool, particularly where the organ and syth play off each other in the bridge. With the scope of instrumentation in the band (a four piece horn section, synths, organs, harmonies galore) we tried to focus on giving each song on this record exactly what it needed to create a big sound without muddying things up and Undead is a great example of that spooky mix coming together.”


Glasgow-based, enigmatic, alt-pop duo Bossy Love – comprising Scottish, proud LGBTQ producer, songwriter and drummer John Baillie Jnr (Dananananakroyd / BABE), and Indonesian/Australian vocalist and songwriter Amandah Wilkinson (Operator Please).

Riches (Young Galaxy’s Catherine McCandless) Release Debut “Spirit” Single/Video

Riches is the new solo project of Catherine McCandless, lead singer of Montreal’s Young Galaxy. In 2018, McCandless and her husband Stephen Ramsay decided to put Young Galaxy on hiatus after releasing six critically acclaimed albums in 11 years. Seeking a more conceptual approach and to re-invigorate her creativity, McCandless spent the next year immersing herself in folk horror films, occult poetry, hauntology, and sample-based music.

All We Are Return With New Single “L Is For Lose” – Watch Now

Liverpool trio All We Are – Guro Gikling from Norway (vocals, bass), Luis Santos from Brazil (guitars) and Richard O’Flynn from Ireland (drums/vocals) – are pleased to share new single “L Is For Lose.” Their first new music since 2017’s Sunny Hills album, “L Is For Lose” is a bass-flecked, undulating and expansive pop song that marks the return and new sonic direction of the beloved three-piece.

NYC’s Upright Man Tease Upcoming EP with New Single/Music Video “Hifidelic”

“New York City’s Upright Man’s self-described hi-fi rock digs deep into the crevices between classic rock, progressive rock, and grunge. ‘Hifidelic’ takes listeners on a wild ride…Cracking drums, gut-warming bass and lyrics that capture the short walk between cynicism and optimism, “Hifidelic” imagines a more sedate but no less irate iteration of the Jam, the alley walk between the adolescent hijinks of the Replacements, and the refined pop of latter-day Soul Asylum. The single is a cracking good state of the union that reveals multiple layers upon repeated listens.”- Popmatters

Russian Baths share exhilarating rocker “Wrong” | Debut LP out 11/8

Russian Baths fuses the abrasive sounds of ’80s New York, the angular outbursts of DC hardcore, shoegaze’s torrents of noise and the suffocating anxiety of the Information Age. Their operation goes deep. One part horror movie soundtrack, serene still life and personal confession, the band’s music is at once imposing and intimate. As with their namesake, Russian Baths’ work is a place where hidden things happen, sometimes beautiful, sometimes tragic, always obscured, but calling to be explored.