@skopemag news for – monday – december 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am est


Indie rockers on the rise, Melbourne’s Sienna Wild have today announced their exhilarating, gritty new single You Wouldn’t Know, a track that places the listener in a strange and unsettling situation between two lovers, out today, December 2. The group have also released a killer lyric video to accompany the track. To celebrate all things You Wouldn’t Know, Sienna Wild is heading out on a national tour in January 2020, kicking off at Frankie’s Pizza in Sydney on January 2, then moving through Adelaide, Brisbane, and wrapping up with a hometown show in Melbourne at The Tote on January 31.


There are few bands who’ve had more of an effect on the course of classic heavy retro rock this decade than Germany’s KADAVAR, having never sounded so much in command of their music.

Arguably the hardest working band in European rock, Kadavar have established themselves quite simply in a different league form their retro-rock labelled peers, smashing out large capacity international tours and festivals (Hellfest/Psycho Las Vegas/Download/Wacken) en masse and landing German and US chart positions for a host of album releases. Latest album release For the Dead Travel Fast (Nuclear Blast), reignites new depths and heights alike on this their fifth and darkest full-length.


Iconic Canadian rock group BILLY TALENT have released a new song. The track, “Forgiveness I + II,” was produced by Juno Award nominee (Producer of the Year) and Billy Talent guitarist Ian D’Sa in the group’s Toronto studio.


Global pop superstar Dua Lipa has revealed the name of her eagerly awaited forthcoming album Future Nostalgia due for release in 2020.

The lead track from the album, “Don’t Start Now,” is already a massive hit worldwide with over 170 million streams to date. Already an iTunes Global #1, the track is also Top 10 European Radio and climbing and Top 20 US Radio and climbing. Her show stopping award performances of “Don’t Start Now” at The EMA’s, The AMA’s and The ARIA’s have dazzled and delighted millions of viewers and fans everywhere.

Dua Lipa Announces ‘Fresh and Futuristic’ New Album ‘Future Nostalgia’

OFB Drop New Video for ‘Once In A While’ (feat. Headie One), Watch on DAZED Now

Hailing from Broadwater Farm Estate in Tottenham, OFB – AKA Original Farm Boys release the highly-anticipated video for new single ‘Once In A While’, featuring Headie One. Taken from their debut mixtape Front Street which recently entered the UK Top 40 at No. 36, the video for the track was directed by Armin Druzanovic (Octavian, Essie Gang) and is available to watch.

Introducing // Thea – ‘Soon Enough’

Giving up on those friendships that never really were or/& have run their course is tough at the best of times, and Soon Enough tackles that problem on the nose, which Thea explains “It’s about that final stage of “grieving” lost friendships. I’m finally coming to terms with the fact that not everyone will do the same as you when it comes to loyalty and that’s just how it is.”

“The only way to take control over being continuously let down is to never expect anything from anyone and always rely on yourself first. “I found a friend within myself / I look to her for help instead of someone else”

Julia Jonas has released delicate EP tackling self-acceptance and alienation

Sweden based artist and producer Julia Jonas has released new EP Air, which sees her sharing her honest and at times challenging life experiences.

Julia was born in Cape Town but grew up in Stockholm, Sweden. Having spent years of her childhood in a conflict-ridden country, later followed by the challenges of adapting to a society with little resemblance to her roots, music became her way of expressing herself and she started exploring and experimenting with sounds in her basement home studio as a means of escape.

Ky. Releases ‘Gravitate’ Single

Raining from pop and RnB influences, Gravitate, the debut track from Ky., voices the struggle of moving on from a broken relationship. This bouncy, synth-driven track explores the rawness and attraction of a previous romance.

“So, tell me when you’re drunk why do you gravitate to me?”

Gravitate is about what happens after a strong relationship ends; emphasizing the struggle of cutting off all ties with that person. Hurting each other over and over again, just to end up at the same broken spot.

Indie-folk rock band NIGHT FLIGHT announce ‘White Noise’ EP, share new single ‘David’

London based band Night Flight today announce the release of a new EP, ‘White Noise’, due for release February 28th 2020 via CRC Records. The follow-up to their widely praised self-titled debut released in 2018, the songs on ‘White Noise’ individually explore the nuances in specific pockets of life; disillusionment, isolation and self-reflection in the midst of personal recovery.


Harry Styles is set to release his new single “Adore You” this Friday, December 6th via Erskine Records/ Columbia Records. The song is the first official single from his highly-anticipated upcoming album Fine Line, which is set for global release on December 13. The single will be accompanied by the cinematic Dave Meyers directed music video, which will also premiere Friday.

Smaller Hearts welcome the change of seasons with Winter EP…new collection available now

Beginning with the bouncy, kosmische-tinged “Possible Futures,” the EP moves into the languorous and gentle “Snowsmashed” before culminating with the sparkly, introspective holiday musings of “Christmas At Home” – a track that originally premiered last year via The Line of Best Fit’s annual Ho! Ho! Ho! Canada compilation.

GOD DAMN share new track + video ‘HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS’

Black Country rock trio God Damn have shared the next track from their freshly announced self-titled album; ”High Frequency Words’ is reminiscent of The Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster, it bolts the listener into submission, possessing all the power of a heavy rock classic but encased within a pop framework.

“There is freedom of speech and there is being knowingly, unacceptably offensive. You should balance politics and identity” said vocalist Thomas Edwards, talking about the new single. This has always been God Damn’s charm, but on album three their unique magnetism and rock flair is well and truly honed. They are a band that have come into their own, writing and releasing on their own terms and without submitting to expectation.

Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival 2020

Premier independent U.S. music festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents announces the anticipated music and art lineup for the second annual Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, which returns to MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, May 15, Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, 2020.

As previously announced, Metallica—recently named the world’s biggest all-time touring act by Pollstar—will exclusively headline all five Danny Wimmer Presents hard rock festivals in 2020, including Sonic Temple, in a unique collaboration unprecedented for any American festival promoter or band.