@skopemag news – Weekend Edition – November 2-3, 2019 @ 6:00 am est


Norwegian newcomer HALIE makes a stunning entrance into 2019 with vibrant pop track, Good Kids. Marrying the pop sensibility of Charli XCX and defiance of early Lorde, Good Kids sees HALIE lay her gorgeous vocals over a beat heavy arrangement, creating a track which cements her as an artist to watch as we move towards 2020.

Judah & The Lion share ‘Alright’ ahead of UK headline tour

Bringing high octane, party-centric energy straight outta Nashville, the explosive trio Judah & The Lion are set to return to the UK next month as a continuation of their huge Worldwide headline tour celebrating this year’s hit album Pep Talks.

They will be playing in London, Dublin, Glasgow and Paris following their memorable visit earlier this year where they impressed sold out audiences with their genre-defying, dance-inducing sound.


Styled, art directed and co-directed by Dorian Electra alongside their long-time collaborator Weston Allen, the ‘Adam & Steve’ video builds upon the world of the song featured on Dorian’s debut album ‘Flamboyant’. Taking the anti-LGBTQ slogan “God made Adam & Eve, not Adam & Steve” and subverting it, Dorian instead imaginatively re-writes biblical “history.” In the video, Electra explores sexual repression, martyrism, and conversion therapy in this daring and fantastical video.

New Music: The Game ft. Anderson Paak – “Stainless” from forthcoming album Born 2 Rap

Today, Compton rapper The Game shares the soulful new jam “Stainless” featuring Grammy winning artist Anderson .Paak. Produced by Big Duke, The Game rides over a sweet-sounding smooth West Coast track with an effortless flow reminiscing over Nipsey Hussle, 2Pac, Fatal Hussein, Yaki Kadafi, Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson and 2Pac. A music video for the song was filmed in LA earlier this month. The track will appear on The Game’s ninth studio album Born 2 Rap available via Entertainment One/Prolific/5th Amendment Entertainment on November 29th, 2019.


Gifted with the ability to capture the emotional resonance of vintage soul with a thoroughly modern flair, WILSN is on the cusp of bigger things. She’s already developed a grassroots following, gaining 1.6 million streams at Spotify for her independently released debut EP ‘Don’t Give It Up’.

Apocalyptica release spellbinding video for ‘Rise’

Finland’s multi-Platinum cello-rock band Apocalyptica have released the spectacular new music video for ‘Rise’ which can be seen HERE. Integrated with the achingly beautiful new song from the band’s upcoming studio album Cell-0, due out January 10, 2020 (Silver Lining Music), ‘Rise’ is an impressionistic painting come to life, which enacts the humanity that we all share and the power and gravity of one-on-one interactions.


The song, which is closing track of the album, follows the earlier release of Orphans and Arabesque. All three songs feature on the album, Everyday Life, which will be released on Friday, November 22 via Parlophone / Atlantic on CD, vinyl, cassette and digital formats. The 53-minute double album is divided into two halves, Sunrise and Sunset.

NEW Eric Bellinger video

Eric Bellinger will be releasing 3 videos consecutive for 3 days
3 videos in total
One today
One tomorrow and
One Monday

VERDUN “ASTRAL SABBATH” (Throatruiner Records)

Out November 15th via Throatruiner Records (2xLP / digital) & Deadlight Entertainment (CD)

Three years after their first album “The Eternal Drift’s Canticles” that sits them firmly as a stalwart of the european sludge / doom scene, Montpellier, France’s powerhouse VERDUN returns with “Astral Sabbath”, marking their debuts as a four-piece. The band headed to the Cantal countryside during Spring 2019 to record and mix these seven tracks with Cyrille Gachet (Fange, Year Of No Light, Chaos Echoes).

VERDUN "Astral Sabbath"

Erin Enderlin’s New Album “Faulkner County” Out Now

Forbes shares, “Every song…honors country music at its very roots.” Praising Enderlin’s vocals and songwriting prowess on the new album they continue, “It shines through her soulful voice, the fiddle and ever-present steel guitar in the background, and the lyrics sharing stories of heartache, loss, desperation, and hope.”

VIOLENT IDOLS “Enemies with Benefits” Official Music Video

Stoner releases melancholy ballad ‘Kingdom Of The Birds’

Continuing a string of poignant singles, Stoner releases the moving cut ‘Kingdom Of The Birds’, an emotional counterpart to previous release ‘Lacrimosa’.

Combining heartrending lyricism, timeless balladry and a distorted reframing of the sound of 80’s grunge, the London based elusive Stoner is reminiscent of a modern-day Leonard Cohen with a trademark falsetto.


Born from the depths of the London underground dance scene, Thunderbug launches its debut single ‘Thunderbug’. The act wishes to remain below the radar, and has chosen to let the rhythm speak for itself. Leaving us only with notes on their key influences, being 90’s rave culture and 80s soul music.

New Indie Pop/Rock Artist “Ebie” Releases Official Single and Officially Detaches Herself from Her Father Eazy-E’s Shadow

An American Los Angeles based artist who became popular as a “Young Hollywood” socialite in the L.A. music scene at just 16 years old, Ebie soon after became a talent of MTV and spent the rest of her teen years doing a plethora of MTV shows and specials that quickly thrusted her into the spotlight in 60 countries around the world.

EBIE captivates with this mesmerizing and heart-felt record titled “Heart Hurts” that sounds like it’s something out of a Hollywood blockbuster feature like “Fifty Shades Of Grey.” Ebie captivates you with her distinct tone that has a warmth angelic feel to the ear, yet a deep emotional undertone that creates her signature dark and compelling pop vocals.


Hot on the heels of their Josie Music Awards win for Best Rock Act, the international duo of Rich Hall and Pedro Murino Almeida released their single, “Fear No Evil.” The track has propelled the pair into the rock and roll spotlight, receiving rave reviews, airplay and chart recognition. Now, Follow No One returns with another modern rock release, “Bring Me Peace.” The single was made available to all major digital music retailers on October 30, 2019.

Black Violin Releases Genre-Defying New Album ‘Take the Stairs’

Today, the classical-meets-hip-hop duo Black Violin released their album Take The Stairs. The album has earned praise from Loudwire, Glide Magazine, and Billboard, who said “Take the Stairs continues to celebrate Black Violin’s genre-less approach to music, from the futuristic anthem ‘One Step’ to the elaborate ‘Serenade.’”

Bea Miller Shares Bold New Track “THAT BITCH”

A departure for The Hollywood Records recording artist, Bea is self-releasing this track via Ollie Bear Records. Another significant chapter in her continuing evolution as a singer, songwriter and performer, “THAT BITCH” highlights her maturity as a risk-taking artist, while also achieving commercial success with worldwide streams in excess of over one billion to date.

Grammy-nominated Highly Suspect’s album MCID out today w/ Young Thug, Tee Grizzley,+ Gojira    

Today 3x Grammy Award-nominated rock band Highly Suspect release their long awaited third album MCID via 300 Entertainment. The genre-defying sixteen song LP is an experience that blends rock, rap, hip-hop, pop, heavy metal and just about everything in between and includes features from Young Thug, Tee Grizzley, Gojira, and Conor Mason of Nothing But Thieves.

for Skope: 4B releases rap-influenced “Bang Bang” (out on Ultra Rec.)

4B proves his dynamic ability as a producer by exploring a new sound on his latest single “Bang Bang” with ACRAZE, a hard-hitting track filled with urban and trap influences. Opening with mysteriously melodic notes, “Bang Bang” wastes no time gearing up with rap vocals and stabbing percussion coupled with intense serrating synths. The trap genre’s signature reverberating basslines make the single assaulting sonic journey that will appeal to bassheads and urban aficionados worldwide. “Bang Bang” follows 4B’s recent releases on Ultra Records, such as “Atomic Bomb,”, “Told You” and debut single “Blackout” with Flosstradamus. Keep an eye out for next singles dropping soon!

Unveil the Strength Release New Lyric Video for Single “UNSTOPPABLE” Today on Tattoo.com

Unveil the Strength released their new lyric video for single “Unstoppable” today on Tattoo.com**

“You ultimately get to decide the outcome of your life. You can choose to be the victim or you can choose to be the ambassador of your pain. You can choose to quit or you can choose to be Unstoppable!” says the band.

Watch/Share Elephant Stone’s New “Hollow World” Video

I’m sure I’m not alone in this sentiment. If social media has taught us anything, it’s that there are a lot of unhappy people out there who are trying to find a way out. They are looking for meaning and something to believe in… or nothing to believe in… We all want the same thing, but are trying to achieve it in different ways. With this in mind, we wrote and recorded our 6th full-length, Hollow. I set forth writing a song-suite telling of a world of unhappy souls who have lost connection with each other. The storyline touches upon the plundering/poisoning of their home, the elite, demagogues, false idols, the truth as seen by children, and, ultimately, the fight for the survival of their species. “Hollow World” is where it all begins. – Rishi Dhir