@skopemag news for – weekend – november 9-10, 2019 @ 8:30 am est


The Script have today released their new album ‘Sunsets & Full Moons’. The release of their sixth album finds the band back at the peak of powers. Its lead single ‘The Last Time’ has already soared over 16 million streams. Its profile has been assisted by an appearance on BBC Breakfast this morning, a dynamic performance on The Jonathan Ross Show plus extensive support at Radio 2, which included an unforgettable moment when they performed the Blondie classic ‘Heart of Glass’ in front of Debbie Harry on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show.

The Script Release New Album ‘Sunsets & Full Moons’!

New Release Rival feat. VAALEA “Intoxicated By Youth”

“Intoxicated by Youth” delves into the carelessness you can afford when you are young, how you can use it, and abuse it. Society seemingly favours the young, capitalising on the invention and consumption of goods and services that makes us look and feel younger. Regardless of the inevitability of growing older, youthfulness can be an inspired mindset, but instead for many becomes an obsession or unhealthy denial.

London based indie-pop newbie Philip Brooks reveals thumping lead single ‘so long, see you someday’

Out today (November 8th), brand new single, ‘so long, see you someday’ finds London-based dreampopper Philip Brooks amidst the turmoil of a millennial on-off relationship. A song sparkling of nostalgia and introspectiveness, the 22-year old attempts to make sense of the ‘break-up-make-up chaos’ and pain of modern dating.


It’s been three years since multi-gold and platinum house DJ and producer Alex Midi reworked Phil Collins’ 1981 global hit, “In the Air Tonight.” A collaboration with Brazilian DJ & producer CIC, Brazilian DJ, Kohen, who has earned support from names such as Alok, Bhaskar, Vintage Culture, among others, and lauded vocalist Delacey, the brooding, soul-stirring remake garnered international praise, plus remixes by dance music pioneers including Dani 3Palacios, Les Machines, Ivan Mateluna, Rebollar & Kohe, Hot Shakes!, and Mike Fortu.

Thirsty Curses’ new self-titled album is out now and available

Raleigh-based Thirsty Curses is garage rock outfit formed in 2017 as a vehicle for singer-songwriter Wilson Getchell’s material. Thirsty Curses is comprised of Wilson Getchell (vocals, guitar, piano) and Kelley Otwell (lead guitar), Phillip Harrington (drums), and Clayton Herring (bass).

Thirsty Curses’ sound covers a vast array of rock ‘n roll subgenres including punk, folk, country, prog rock, 90s alternative, and pop. Indeed, as was noted by Alternative Addiction in their review of the band’s sophomore record All Shook Up (2018), “the band has an eclectic sound that touches on everything from punk rock to folk. They sound like a cross between the Avett Brothers and Rise Against. On their new album that diverse sound is delightfully all over the place.” Dying Scene online music mag similarly raved “As schizophrenic as their genre influences seems to be, the one common denominator is that I dig every single track I’m hearing.”


“I truly feel like this is the most vulnerable music I’ve ever written. I decided to not hide behind my own metaphors and poetry and however difficult it was to write, I told the truth. I wrote this in the midst of a breakup and I truly felt so alone. In hindsight, I think I wrote the album that I needed to hear at that time. So, my hope is that it does the same for you. I hope this album can be the hand that wipes the tears from your cheeks, the shiver down your spine when you feel like yourself again and the lightness in your spirit when you have closure…even if its just for a fleeting moment.” – Bishop Briggs

CHAMPION follows Church of Scars, Briggs’s widely acclaimed album that exploded early last year and debuted Top 10 on the Billboard Album Charts. The tracks join Briggs’s earlier critically acclaimed singles, including “Wild Horses,” “White Flag,” and RIAA Platinum certified “River.”

DIE-REK salutes and acknowledges “The Dying Ones” among us on new LP

For as long as this writer can remember, Hip Hop has had an obsession with death. The great Masta Ace asked if it was because we were blessed with less? We still don’t know. But from Tupac conspiracies to killing rappers being how to get away with murder way before the TV show, it seems like the afterlife still has a certain allure.


“Dave East has not only survived, but is increasingly flourishing. He’s still a young man, but the new project is very much about taking stock of where he’s been, the hurdles he’s overcome, those he’s lost along the way, and the long way he still has to go” – Billboard

“After a meteoric rise over the last few years, Dave East is in for his biggest year yet. Not only is the Harlem rapper starring as Method Man in Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga, he’s just set a fall release for his full-length studio debut, SURVIVAL.” – Consequence of Sound

Lauren Rocket Releases New Music Video and Single, “Rattlesnake”

“With Rattlesnake, I wanted to write a song about living life dangerously, doing what you want daily and enjoying your limited time here while imposing a strong belief in trying everything at least once,” says Lauren. “I wanted Rattlesnake to not only convey that lyrically, but I wanted it to feel alive – ‘rattlesnake-y,’ in a sense.”

PREMIERE: Lauren Rocket “Rattlesnake”


Wallows are back with another special recording from LA’s historic Henson Studios. Released today, “Treacherous Doctor” was recorded live at the iconic studio and follows the release of “Are You Bored Yet?” from earlier this year. Both tracks are taken from the band’s critically-acclaimed debut album ‘Nothing Happens’ and are available digitally worldwide.

INSANITY ALERT Release New Live Video, “Run to the Pit” (Live at Hellfest 2019)

What better way to kick off the weekend than with crossover party thrashers INSANITY ALERT? The band have teamed up with French zine La Grosse Radio for the release of their new live music video, “Run to the Pit” (Live at Hellfest 2019), which parodies Iron Maiden. The video was recorded at Hellfest in France, on June 23, 2019, where the band performed on the main stage.

CHROME WAVES: The Cold Light Of Despair Streaming In Its Entirety

Following nearly five years of silence, CHROME WAVES was revamped and relaunched in 2018 with a new lineup containing former members of Wolvhammer, Nachtmystium, Abigail Williams, Amiensus, and more. The band issued their long-awaited debut LP, A Grief Observed, on their own in early 2019, after which it was picked up by Avantgarde Music for vinyl and European release. The band has toured several times throughout the year with the likes of Tombs, Without Waves, Amiensus, and others, and several covers, singles, and more have seen digital release along the way.

THE AGONIST Unleashes New Music Video for The Gift of Silence!

September 2019 saw melodic death metal juggernaut, THE AGONIST, release their sixth studio album, Orphans, via Rodeostar Records. Canada’s hottest metal export has delivered their most extreme, melodic, and larger-than-life sounding record to date – a wild metal beast that feeds on melodic death metal and rock-tinged moments. In between beautifully anthemic sound walls, pounding grooves and fierce riffs, frontwoman Vicky Psarakis showcases her impressive and diverse range that evokes both rock diva and death metal maven vibes.

CLASS PHOTO Releases Invigorating Synth-Fueled ‘Light Years Later’

Filled with electro power-pop gems, CLASS PHOTO’s debut album Light Years Later (out today November 8, 2019 via Jansen Records) injects Daft Punk’s beats and nostalgia into an indie-pop sense of rhythm, creating a formidable synthpop/altpop combo. While most of the record is self-recorded and adheres to a very DIY aesthetic, the mastermind behind the band Patrick Morris did have a little help from his friends including percussionist Billy Delelles (Shallou, Chrome Sparks) and actress/artist Jacqueline Kim.


New York City based group MisterWives have shared their new EP, mini bloom. The five-song collection is available now at all DSPs, featuring three brand-new songs in addition to previously released tracks “whywhywhy” and “The End” (see attached tracklisting). MisterWives commented on the release, stating, “We hope this EP inspires you to stop and smell the roses, or poppies, or whatever flowers run adjacent to the road you’re traveling in life. These songs, inspired by highs and lows, sorrow and joy, confusion and clarity, are the seeds of a much larger bloom to come.”

Lorna Shore Releases New Single “Death Portrait” From Upcoming Album “Immortal” Out January 31

LORNA SHORE’s forthcoming album, “Immortal”, due for a worldwide release on January 31 2020 through Century Media Records, is nothing short of a shock of blackened, symphonic ambitions and epic intents.


Time Out For Tomorrow continues Leger’s run of consistently high output and displays the finely honed artistic vision that has been evident since 2005 when, at age 19, he released the first of nine studio albums, along with three more with his side projects The Del-Fi’s and The Bop-Fi’s. It’s added up to a body of work that was recently celebrated with the European-only compilation Too Broke To Die, aimed at Leger’s growing fan base in Britain and the EU.

Swedish sensation + environmentalist Frida Sundemo releases single “Nothing Can Hurt You”  

Frida explains first release “Nothing Can’t Hurt Me” saying, “I want to convey the feeling of perfect freedom, the one that can be difficult to hold for more than a few seconds. I think if you have experienced moments as a child where you have complete security, then comes the rest of life where we try to find that feeling again.” This release can be described as an upbeat electro-pop bop, in comparison to the upcoming release “Gazelles,” out on December 6th and more of a string-heavy, billowing ballad.

Greyson Chance Releases “Boots” With Video

Says Greyson, “‘Boots’ at its core, is a narrative addressing pop culture’s current usage of Western imagery. When I was writing the song, I found myself imagining what Johnny Cash would be like if he were around and making music in 2019. I thought about what he would wear, how he would act, and what he would write about. My conclusion was that it all would look and feel considerably different than these stars wearing cowboy hats these days. Being from Oklahoma, I understand that being ‘Western’ isn’t all about the style, it’s about an attitude, an obsessive loyalty and an unwavering wildness. ‘Boots’ is truly just an observation of what I see in pop culture currently, and what I think about it.”

L.A. Foster shares new single ‘Keep Faith’ today!

Lesley Ann Foster is a Montreal based singer-songwriter, D.J., and radio host who has been a staple in the Montreal music scene. From UK dance, soul, cumbia, reggaeton, hip hop, and dark R&B, Foster’s sound draws from her eclectic musical taste and her growth as a collaborator. After a cross-Canada tour this summer, she’s gearing up to release a new EP titled, “All My Lost Chances Are Beautiful.”


The song caught the attention of Paper Magazine, “No matter what, Yoshi can’t shake the feeling of a mysterious, alluring “you.” And neither can we: the song’s deceptively sunny melodies and abundant hooks, full of stuttered vocals and repetition, are bound to be committed to memory. We warned you.” Today, he releases “Martyr,” another genre-defying single to add to his catalog. On the slow-tempoed, guitar-driven song the singer, songwriter and producer smoothly sings about fighting for love. He mixes alt-rock with elements of hip-hop and indie-pop to create his authentic signature sound.

BLAME ZEUS Reveals New Single, “Bloodstained Hands”

Portuguese progressive/alternative metallers BLAME ZEUS have revealed a new single, “Bloodstained Hands,” from their third album, Seethe, available today via Rockshots Records.

“‘Bloodstained Hands’ is about regret,” the band explains. “Feeling like you can’t go back from the choices you make, and so you must face up to them and to your mistakes. It expresses the despair of looking for a way out, but also the relief of coming clean.”

DREAMERS release new single & video ‘Desensitize’

Cosmic indie three-piece DREAMERS have released their new single, ‘Desensitize’ alongside a dystopian visual. The video for the grunge-psychedelic banger takes the group through late-night city streets and within an abandoned home. The augmented effects paired up with powerful lyrics lead fans into a thought-provoking realisation of the aspects of life that they so commonly look over.


CHARLOTTE only released her debut track ‘I Tell Lies’ in February, but the young singer-songwriter is already earning the attention of some of music’s biggest names. Lewis Capaldi has tipped her for greatness, Ed Sheeran described her cover of ‘I Don’t Care’ as “wonderful” and Jess Glynne invited her to open for her at a huge outdoor show.


Folk-rock, singer-songwriter, alt-country, Americana, call it what you like, the art of telling stories through music refuses to die. John Tiller takes influence from Manchester’s rich and diverse musical heritage, incorporating the working-class spirit of his hometown, though not without strong influences across the

Roxy Vista Releases New Single and Video “Poor Rosy”

Germany’s first female hard rock act Rosy Vista will release their new single and video for “Poor Rosy” today. The song is taken from the current album “Unbelievable”.