@skopemag news – Tuesday – November 5, 2019 @ 10 am est

New Single // Victoria Langford – “Psalm”

Singer-songwriter, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Victoria Langford is an accomplished musician who has weathered the rigors of classical-based school band regimes. As an adult, with little experience playing in bands, she immersed herself in-the-trial-by-fire world of playing with indie rock musicians. Yet, the most challenging music experience she’s grappled with has been writing, recording, and releasing her bravely emotive debut solo album, due out next Spring.

KPOP’s (G)I-DLE release video for LION, Amasses 500 thousand views in one hour

Cube Entertainment’s (G)I-DLE today release their highly stylized and creatively produced music video for their hit song, “LION” The teaser for ‘LION’ released on Friday, November 1, has already enjoyed over 1.5 million views over this weekend and since the video was released one hour ago, there are almost half a million views and counting!

ASH announce details of “Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years Of Ash”

Having successfully outlasted their self-described ‘guaranteed real teenagers’ tagline when they first burst in earshot in 1994, ASH have today announced the release of Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years Of Ash released on 14th February 2020 through BMG and available in limited quantities with a special lenticular sleeve both on vinyl and CD.

Joywave release ‘Blank Slate’ + London headline show Nov 20th

Visionary US band Joywave have released their brand new single ‘Blank Slate’, ahead of their UK headline show at The Lexington, London on November 20th. The dance inducing, indie-popping track is a further teaser into what lies ahead, demonstrating a band that are back on top of their game, releasing fresh and inspired new music that is reflective of their artistic and intelligent fun-loving style.

Sick Joy release new single ‘History’

Sick Joy have unveiled their brand new single ‘History’. The track comes shortly after the release of their new EP, Them Days, released in September via SO Recordings, and will be followed by a run of headline UK shows throughout November.

Equipped with thick and fuzzy bass, solid and steady drums, delectable guitars and gritty dynamic vocal delivery, ‘History’ shines a bright light on the gritty and gloomy side of the band.

PALM GHOSTS release new single ‘THE BELLS’, out now on Golden Robot Records

‘The Bells’ is the follow up to the recently released single ‘Better To Know’, a song that harks back the 80’s British Glory days where Dream Pop and New Wave ruled and carved out a legacy that is still with us today. Ethereal, haunting, wistful and incredibly addictive ‘The Bells’ will no doubt see PALM GHOSTS pique the attention of fans of their predecessors whilst digging their way into the aural senses of a new of batch of fans, high on current day dream pop.

Led by songwriter and producer Joseph Lekkas, PALM GHOSTS take cues from such bands as Cocteau Twins, Peter Gabriel, Echo and The Bunnymen, New Order, early U2 and The Cure. PALM GHOSTS take the sounds of early 80s alternative music and brings it into the new millennium.

Mappe Of (Paper Bag Records) | Shares New Video – Album Out Now

Sonically working in a similar space to that of Radiohead’s ‘Pyramid Song’, ‘Volcae’ presents a recurring lyrical motif – “I was born in magma” – under a spell of violins and haunting electronics. Repeated in such a fashion, Meikle speaks it as a sort of mantra for the post-9/11 generation. Informed by the writings of Carl Jung and Joesph Campbell, as well as the work of Tolkien and George Lucas, The Isle of Ailynn details nine idiosyncratic fictional landscapes – ancient ruins, mystical woodlands & more – to help put his turn on the current socio-political conflicts.

anseo Release ‘Wilder Shades’ EP

Combining a love of moody synths and airy harmonies with an understated groove, Deadbeat is, above all, an expression of our desire to truly know the people we love. We can give them warmth and compassion, but not always empathy. With the earthy approachability of Matt Corby and the ascendent charm of D’Angelo, singer and songwriter Luke James Smith’s falsetto imparts the respect and trust needed on a fleeting trip through the inner workings of someone’s mind. The EP as whole, with the intoxicating flow of Afterglow and the stripped back Stay, is seductive for it’s blend of indie-rock vitality with R’n’B sensibilities.

Canadian-German outfit Monako release dream-pop lullaby ‘Town’

Monako was born from nomadism; When Canadian Sadek Massarweh came to Hamburg in his early 20s to study, he met Jakob Hersch and the duo jammed regularly. The addition of Montreal singer Naomie De Lorimier (studying in Berlin) formed the foundation of the band which came into full bloom when Valentin Hebel, Jan-Hendrick Schnoor and Pamier Hilal formed the full line-up.


Having successfully outlasted their self-described ‘guaranteed real teenagers’ tagline when they first burst in earshot in 1994, ASH have today announced the release of Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years Of Ash released on 14th February 2020 through BMG and available in limited quantities with a special lenticular sleeve both on vinyl and CD.

Teenage Wildlife traces the band’s recording career from exuberant debut Jack Names The Planets through to the likes of BuzzKill from 2018’s top twenty album Islands whilst also including a brand new offering Darkest Hour Of The Night alongside thirteen Top 40 singles such as Girl From Mars, Gold Finger, Oh Yeah amid an array of the band’s recorded history. Teenage Wildlife also comes in a limited lenticular three CD set that will include a nineteen-track collection of rarities including a version of The Buzzcocks’ classic Everybody’s Happy Nowadays (featuring Coldplay’s Chris Martin), the eternal Teenage Kicks and the collection’s infamous title track.

Ash Announce Details of ‘Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years Of Ash’ Retrospective

ackerman Premiere New EP ‘A Million Sunflowers’ Via VENTS

With “sounds recalling ’80s pop, ambient psych, and nu disco” (FLOOD Magazine) Ackerman is one of the most promising and dynamic bands coming out of the eclectic Brooklyn indie and psych scene of the last 5 years. Masterfully curating psychedelic dreamscapes that utilize post-rock swells, giant orchestral arrangements, and catchy pop structures, the now-bicoastal trio first garnered media attention with their 2018 release 1000 Variations of Yourself. In 2019 they plan to release ‘A Million Sunflowers,’ a 5 song project that symmetrically serves as the conclusion to the thematic narrative established by 2018’s tour de force.

PREMIERE: ackerman Stream New Album “A Million Sunflowers”

Liam Maye (USA/CH) – New single ‘Note To Self’ out now & Debut EP announcement

After releasing his well-received debut single ‘Take It All’ in September, twenty-one year old Liam Maye just released his follow-up single ‘Note To Self’. Compared to his first offering, the new track is definitely more upbeat and straight to the point. It’s funky, danceable and sexy without lacking in meaningful lyrical content. The young artist proves yet again that he’s got an incredible talent for creating diverse and profound pop music.

DEVIL TO PAY: stream striking new album in full via The Obelisk!

Midwest heavy rock veterans DEVIL TO PAY share their sixth studio album in full today via The Obelisk! ‘Forever, Never or Whenever’ is due out November 8th on Ripple Music.

“It’s DEVIL TO PAY refusing to stagnate in terms of style and pushing themselves toward fresh-sounding avenues of expression even as they maintain the focus on songwriting that has carried them since their inception. (…) A balance of consistency and growth after more than 15 years together? I think maybe it’s time more people started paying attention to and learning lessons from this band.” says The Obelisk about the new album.

Review & Full Album Stream: Devil to Pay, Forever, Never or Whenever