@skopemag news for – friday – november 22, 2019 @ 10 am est

ICYMI: Jerskin Fendrix shares new single ‘Black Hair’ 

“I wrote Black Hair just after finishing UBU at the V&A, and I had this slow and long and dark pacing very deep in my muscle memory. Hair is such a good idea for a ghost, the song is playing with that idea. I really wanted a way of playing with ghosts in a song, and being eaten by hair worked well. By the end the hair eats the song too. The hair is also kind of a symbol of regret”

One to watch Lux Lyall shares dreamy ‘Gun Metal Horses’ video

The fiercely glamorous artist Lux Lyall has shared the video for her third single ‘Gun Metal Horses’, which premiered with Wonderland Magazine who dubbed her “a beautiful and emotive figure reminiscent of the 1940s classical age of film. Her sound is an addictive alt-pop inspired emotional rollercoaster that channels Lana Del Ray, PJ Harvey and Bad Seeds.”

Premiere: Lux Lyall – “Gun Metal Horses”

Brooke Bentham announces debut album Everyday Nothing & shares new single “Perform For You”

Brooke Bentham today announces the release of her debut album Everyday Nothing on AllPoints on the 28th of February.

She also shares a second single, ‘Perform For You’, a melancholy meditation on the power dynamics in toxic relationships. Inspired by novels that Brooke was reading at the time. She probes beneath the surface of a doomed romance from the get-go. “It’s like surrendering to something, even though you know it’s never going to work, realising you’re so dependent on someone and knowing your presence in that relationship. It’s love in the worst way.” she says.


“Novemberism” is the debut album of 23-year-old UK artist Oliver Spalding. As with his debut EP “Unfurl” (2017), the album was written and recorded with producer Ed Tullett (Novo Amor).

Built around Spalding’s staggeringly beautiful voice, the record is full of melodic, immediate songwriting and arresting electronic production.

‘The Turning’ Soundtrack announced ft. Courtney Love, Mitski, Soccer Mommy and more

KRO Records / Sony Music Masterworks have announced the official soundtrack for the Floria Sigismondi (The Runaways, Handmaid’s Tale) directed film, The Turning (DreamWorks Pictures). Starring Finn Wolfhard, Mackenzie Davis, and Brooklynn Prince, the film will be released in theaters on January 24, 2020. Produced by Los Angeles singer/songwriter Lawrence Rothman and producer Yves Rothman, the soundtrack features a dumbfounding array of revered artists, including Courtney Love, Mitski, Soccer Mommy, Empress Of, Vagabon, Warpaint, Cherry Glazerr, Kali Uchis, Alice Glass, Girl In Red, Kim Gordon, The Aubreys (Finn Wolfhard’s new band,) and more (full tracklisting below.)

Midlands punks BLOOD-VISIONS share single ‘F.G.S’ ahead of EP

To see BLOOD-VISIONS live is to see lead vocalist Joss Carter, the usually reserved, self-confessed depressive, come to life in a burst of movement and un-paralleled energy; the vocalist possesses an extraordinary ability to unite a room of strangers and friends alike in a sweaty mess of pure joy and kindred spirit. The emerging band, championed by Radio 1 Rock Show’s Daniel P Carter, have shared a brand new single, the second taken from their forthcoming self-titled EP to be released on their new label True Friend Tapes on 29th November.

PLEIADEES: stream dark jazz new EP ‘Pleiadees’ in full!

Italy’s dark jazz trio PLEIADEES treat us their mesmerizing eponymous EP, out tomorrow on Subsound Records. These three powerful tracks intertwining electronics and ancestral instruments are now available for exclusive streaming on Cvlt Nation and Rock Hard Italy.

“One of the most experimental albums I’ve ever heard, 3 long tracks of so many layers and changes it might truly blow your mind and drive you insane; vocal chants, improvised instrumental pieces and other kind of weird noises, same time it amazes and mesmerizes. A masterpiece of experimental music.” describes Droning Earth.

Sonically engage with the ritualistic dark jazz of PLEIADEES ‘Galaxy’

Skotty Welch – ‘Update From LA’

Rising artist Skotty Welch releases new song and debut music video, “Update From LA”, produced by Melvin Thomas, after over a year since his first official single, “Cosmo,” quickly exploded by accumulating over 160,000 streams across all streaming platforms and receiving national press.

ICYMI: Avant-indie duo Febueder share new single ‘Wolseley’

Febueder are an avant-indie duo from Ascot, England, composed of lead vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Kieran Godfrey and percussionist Samuel Keysell. Their name (pronounced Fe-byou-der) is more than a made-up appellation, it’s the palette from which they present their emotionally deft songwriting and progressive approach to rhythm and melody.