@skopemag news for – tuesday – november 26, 2019 @ noon est

New > Trax Couture release new single from Umlilo > Listen to ‘Qakhuva’ here

Rushmore’s pioneering club label Trax Couture have recruited multi-faceted South African visual artist Umlilo for new single, ‘Qakhuva’, which is available at all DSPs now.

‘Qhakuva’ sees Umlilo collaborate with producer Jumping Back Slash to fire out sharp, metronomic rap verses, tempered by smooth, silky harmonies – sung in Xhosa – over dark, brooding, synth-heavy patterns.


English songsmith Douglas Dare returns with his third and most stripped back studio album to date, Milkteeth, released on 21 February 2020 with Erased Tapes. Produced by Mike Lindsay — founding member of Tunng and one half of LUMP with Laura Marling — in his studio in Margate in just twelve days, Milkteeth sees Douglas become confident and comfortable enough with his own identity to reflect on both the joys and pains of youth. In doing so, he has established himself as a serious 21st century singer-songwriter with an enduring lyrical poise and elegant minimalist sound.

New Music // Matt Ryder – “Hours”

It’s a rare occasion that artists in their mid-teenage years’ debut music that are both as bold & beautiful as Matt Ryder’s first-ever EP, 50FT. This exceptional 7-song tracklist including track “Hours” which shows his competence beyond his young years & plenty of playback-ability for your current playlists.

Live Gary Moore Recording From 2009 To Be Released

The career of Gary Moore was a jagged timeline, full of twists, turns and wild tangents. And yet, through it all, the Irishman never lost faith in the power of live music. On December 2nd, 2009 – just fourteen months before his tragic death aged 58 – the fabled guitarist played a special one-off club show at London’s Islington Academy. Now, 10 years later Provogue, a division of the Mascot Label Group, will be releasing this never before released recording, Live From London on January 31st, 2020.


Following the recent announcement of their career spanning, Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years Of Ash, the Irish trio are pleased to share a brand new video montage for Petrol. The track originally released in 1994, was part of the early triumvirate of classic singles alongside Jack Names The Planets and Uncle Pat all of which were included on the band’s mini-album Trailer.

Written by the band’s primary songwriter, singer and guitarist Tim Wheeler, one of a batch of songs composed whilst in his mid-teens and still at school – the nascent trio were invited on tour by Elastica, their first major dates across the UK including a debut show at London’s Astoria Theatre that was to be witness to some of their finest moments over the years.

Mr. Elevator (Tomas Dolas, Oh Sees) Share “Down” Via Self-Titled Magazine

Mr Elevator, project of Oh Sees’ Tomas Dolas, released their latest single, “Down” off of their upcoming LP, Goodbye, Blue Sky. The single premiered with Self-Titled magazine and included an exclusive quote from Tomas Dolas.

Mr. Elevator Shares Latest Single From Goodbye, Blue Sky Album

Sorry Share New Track & Video “Rock ‘n’ Roll Star”

North London’s Sorry have today revealed “Rock ‘n’ Roll Star”, the B-side to their latest single “Right Round The Clock”. The two tracks make up a new 7″ single that will be released November 29, laying the groundwork for the group’s debut album, 925, coming spring 2020.

Matthew Mell – “Oh”

“Oh” is Matthew Mell’s debut single. Produced by musician and producer Ran Nir (ex Asaf Avidan & The Mojos / LFNT).

The song is a beautiful soft indie-folk ballad that takes you on a trip through Mell’s traveling life with touching acoustic guitars and a great almost tribal beat, and on top of all Mell’s unique voice! It’s very hard to not listen a second and third time right away.

Frayle to Release Debut LP, ‘1692’, February 14, 2020

Cleveland dark rock band Frayle creates gripping, doomy music — at once bleak and beautiful — that is impossible to resist. The group will release its debut full-length LP, ‘1692’, on February 14, 2020 via Aqualamb Records / Laybare Recordings.

Dropkick Murphys Boston Blowout: 6 Boston Area Headlining Shows

Dropkick Murphys will take Boston by storm in March 2020 with their hometown St. Patrick’s Day week Boston Blowout. Consisting of six shows in five days, the week-long celebration will kick off with a special “in the round” performance at Encore Boston Harbor on Friday, March 13 and conclude on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) at House Of Blues Boston.

2020 Boston Blowout