@skopemag news for #tgif – November 1, 2019 @ 3 pm est

Dublin’s Pillow Queens release new single ‘Brothers’

Today, Dublin band Pillow Queens have released a brand new single entitled ‘Brothers’. Yesterday, it premiered at The FADER where it was described as “open-hearted and unafraid to say it as it is”. The release begins the countdown toward their much anticipated 2020 debut album. The band say the track itself is about cherishing and loving the wonderful men in your life.


“This song is everything I was afraid to say out loud. I went to the corner of the room and wrote this down and my stomach plunged. The truth was right in front of me and all I wanted to do was ignore it. I was hoping my subconscious would tell me a different narrative but instead there it was, screaming at me. I have tried singing this live and it’s still really hard for me to not cry. “Someone Else” has offered me a lot of healing since that day. You are hearing the original vocal take where I was crying. It’s not perfect but it’s honest and it’s real. Thank you for taking the time to listen.” – Bishop Briggs

Kenny Curcio Celebrates His Roots in New Single “HOMETOWN HEART”

Kenny Curcio is returning after a summer jammed pack with live performances to bring his latest single to his fans. An NJ native, Curcio wrote the song conveying memories of the past and how they have shaped him today. From Bruce Springsteen to Bon Jovi, Kenny Curcio is sure to become a New Jersey legend.

Journey Sets 2020 Tour with the Pretenders

JOURNEY – Neal Schon (founding member and lead guitarist), Ross Valory (co-founding member and bassist), longtime members Jonathan Cain (keyboardist) & Steve Smith (drummer), and Arnel Pineda (lead singer) – have set an extensive North American tour in 2020 with the PRETENDERS that will feature all new production and hits from start to finish. The 60+ date tour, produced by Live Nation, begins Friday, May 15, through Saturday, September 12, and tickets go on sale Friday, November 8, at 10 AM. All times are local. A full listing of tour dates can be found below.

Journey & The Pretenders set for massive 2020 tour

Yella Beezy Shares Animated Clip for Chris Brown Collab “Restroom Occupied”

With drawling bars and a knack for infectious melody, Yella Beezy is your favorite DJ’s favorite emcee. Bringing his latest radio hit to life, Beezy shares an animated clip for “Restroom Occupied.” An ode to surreptitious club encounters with a hook from Chris Brown and a beat from OG Parker, the raunchy and addictive “Restroom Occupied” currently sits at #18 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts. The Baccend Beezy highlight track’s new animated visual inventively turns the song’s concept on its head, illustrating a torrid romance between the male & female stick figures found on bathroom doors around the world. Stay tuned for a live action video for “Restroom Occupied,” with appearances from both Yella Beezy and Chris Brown, to arrive in the coming weeks.

PUP share video for ‘See You At Your Funeral’, EU/UK tour starts next week

True to form on Halloween, Toronto, Ontario’s PUP today release the macabre video for recent album standout ‘See You At Your Funeral’. The clip riffs on the classic Halloween TV specials of yesteryear, carrying on a run of A+ videos, which have featured interactive role playing games, Finn Wolfhard, cartoons and gore across the last few years. The band’s critically acclaimed new album, Morbid Stuff is out now on Little Dipper/Rise.

G. Love Releases “The Juice” ft. Marcus King from Keb’ Mo’-Produced Album Out 1/17

Today, G. Love released the title track off his new Keb’ Mo’-produced album The Juice, which releases on January 17 via Philadelphonic/Thirty Tigers. Written by Keb’ Mo’ and G. Love, and also featuring rising star Marcus King, “The Juice” is a hopeful protest song that acts as a rallying cry for those who are fighting for equality. Along with the new track, G. Love has also released an animated video with characters depicting both himself and King, which was featured this morning via American Blues Scene.

World Premiere Track From G. Love Ft. Marcus King “The Juice”


Global pop sensation Ava Max is celebrating Halloween with the release of her stunning yet spooky new video for “Freaking Me Out.” Directed by Edgar Daniel, the beautifully shot companion visual for the fan-favorite track is now streaming at Ava’s official YouTube channel.


Says Audrey Mika, “This song explains that you’re not alone when it comes to heartbreak and that everyone goes through it. Being vulnerable isn’t a bad thing, and “Fake Heartbreak” is here to tell you that it’s gonna be ok.”

Introducing The Injester

Seducing your senses with spine-chilling, riff-raging clown-induced metal, the video for ‘Apophenia’ introduces you to their monstrous hardcore bedlam, serving as a peek behind the circus-tent curtain into where The Injester’s chaotic world begins.

Revelling in influences from the likes of Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, Faith No More and Mr Bungle, but sprinkling their fairground concoction with woozy Wurlitzer disorientation, the band’s sound is a metallic mix of horror, theatre and tales for all mankind.

Patriarchy Shares “Sweet Piece Of Meat” Via Self-Titled Mag Interview

LA snuff metal outfit, Patriarchy, is back with a new single, titled “Sweet Piece Of Meat”. The track was shared in an exclusive interview with self-titled Magazine. The single can be found on their recently announced record, Asking For It. The debut LP is due out November 8th via DERO Arcade.

Patriarchy is the Snuff-Metal Band We Deserve, Guided By the Spirit of David Bowie and Dionysus


“Write It Down” follows the release of Hamzaa’s Phases EP and her recent sold out headline show at Scala in London. The date marked her second hometown sellout this year, following a January show at Omeara which received a 4 star review from the Evening Standard who wrote, “Its rare to see such confidence and soulful vocal precision from an artist so young, but Hamzaa has both in abundance.” Hamzaa is ready to round off a momentous 2019 by heading out on tour across the UK with fellow rising star Mahalia.


Coldplay today revealed they are to partner with YouTube Originals for the launch of the band’s eighth album, Everyday Life, with two exclusive performances streaming live from Jordan on November 22, the day of the album’s release.


Today, Bishop Briggs releases latest track “SOMEONE ELSE” with with an accompanying visualizer.

Bishop Briggs, who has amassed nearly 2 Billion global streams, has recently announced her highly-anticipated sophomore album, CHAMPION, via Island Records due out November 8th. The album follows the summer release of her single “CHAMPION” (which has garnered over 18 million streams to date and had its TV debut on The Late Late Show With James Corden) and “TATTOOED ON MY HEART,” and includes “JEKYLL & HIDE,” as well as brand-new track “SOMEONE ELSE”.

WOLFBRIGADE: Swedish Hardcore Punk Outfit Releases “The Wolfman” Video

Long-running Swedish d-beat/hardcore punk icons WOLFBRIGADE present the sole single from their impending tenth full-length, The Enemy: Reality, set to see release next week through Southern Lord Recordings. The hammering track “The Wolfman” has been revealed through an ominous official new video.