@skopemag news – wednesday – january 29, 2020

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Deeper announce new album and share first single ‘This Heat’

Compositionally sharper and more far-ranging in its musical ideas and more emotionally direct than the band’s celebrated debut, the new album sees the trio building on their critically acclaimed eponymous 2018 LP to embrace aggressively angular riffs, atmospheric synth-scapes and a poignant cohesion that runs throughout.


Boston natives Aerosmith and New Kids on the Block are both set to play one night each for a historic weekend of Boston’s biggest music at famed Fenway Park. The hometown heroes will play Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19, 2020 respectively. Tickets for Aerosmith go on-sale to the public on January 31st at 10am ET, with tickets for NKOTB on-sale to the public on January 31st at noon ET at livenation.com.

Citi is the official presale credit card for these shows. Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, January 28th at 10am ET for Aerosmith and noon ET for NKOTB through Citi Entertainment®.


With “Ooh! ” we worked hard creating a unique sound that belongs in the future, but is inspired by the past. We wanted to pay homage to icons that helped pave the way for the artists of my era, but we’re also pretty sarcastic so we put our own spin on it.

Svart Crown Release New Single and Video for “Blessed Be The Fools”

French extreme metal force SVART CROWN announce the release of their third single and music video for “Blessed Be The Fools” today. The track is off their forthcoming album Wolves Among The Ashes out on February 7th.

Brooklyn’s Mount Hudson Shares New Single “Lakeside Water”

“When hearing “Lakeside Water” for the first time, one can immediately hear the soft chords and simple melodies of folk mixed with a modern pop sound that can be tied to his Brooklyn heritage. The lyrics itself speak of a certain freedom that everyone should experience once in their lifetime. “‘Lakeside Water’ is about taking a leap of faith. It’s about plunging headfirst into a beautiful, uncertain future. It’s about taking the train to the end of line just to see where it goes. It’s about taking a chance on someone, looking back and being glad you did” Yim explains.” – American Songwriter

Mount Hudson Mixes American Folk with Brooklyn in Latest Single

James Robert Webb – “Think About It”

Country crooner James Robert Webb stays true to himself with his newest single “Think About It.” With an upbeat tempo, Webb and co-writer’s Shelby Lee Lowe and Alex Dooley have a message that everyone can relate to; spend time and connect with nature and the people that surround you. In such a technology driven world, Webb reminds us that it is still important to get outside and have some real human interaction. Listen to the song here.

Kid Froopy Releases First New Single in 3 years, “New In Town,”

Today, Kid Froopy announces his debut LP, Silver Sliver which will be available spring 2020 via Zed’s Dead imprint Deadbeats and he is releasing his first single off the project entitled “New In Town” — which is his first original song release since 2017.


In speaking about the new single, Peach Pit’s lead-singer Neil Smith says: “‘Shampoo Bottles’ is a song about the stuff my ex-girlfriend left at my apartment after we broke up (deodorant, shampoo, cell phone charger) and how even after I’d used up all the soap in the bottle and the deodorant in the stick, I still didn’t throw them out for a while. The video, directed by our longtime collaborator Lester Lyons-Hookham, has four protagonists each mourning the end of something. It shows how coping with a loss can make you do weird things.”

For Skope: MR.BLACK & Teamworx release minimalistic progressive “We Are Lost” (Protocol)

The newest release from the Protocol Recordings camp comes from veterans Teamworx and debutant on the label MR.BLACK. Their collaboration “We Are Lost” rides high on minimalistic progressive melodies and a steadily grooving bassline, allowing the soulful and slightly ethereal vocals to add emotional meat to its sonic experience. Feeling just as at home played through your headphones, “We Are Lost” carries both radio and dancefloor appeal. The collaboration is the first between the Israeli artists; Teamworx is known for their collaborations with Nicky Romero and some high profile remixes. MR.BLACK has previously released on Revealed Recordings, Spinnin’ Records, Musical Freedom, and Dharma and did an official remix for Tiësto’s “Boom.”

Swedish indie band PAPILLS goes California Surfin’ and hits Japan! New single out now!

COMEDIA and the Swedish indie band PAPILLS are proud to announce the release of the band’s brand new single California Surfin’. The single is taken from the band’s forthcoming debut album Too Hot For May.

In Spring 2018 Papills was signed to the independent Swedish record label COMEDIA and released their first single Played. In 2019 it was followed by The Morning View and Happy Fish, which gained interest from the Osaka based independent label Rimeout Recordings in Japan. Last year Rimeout signed a licence deal and the label will release Papills’ album in Japan on April 22.
The album will then be released worldwide on all major digital music platforms on April 24.

KØDE unveiled new music video “Stars”

A couple of months after the official release of their debut album, the new sensation of the Swiss alternative/indie musical scene KØDE – creating something unique, evolving between noise, power-wave, dream-pop, indie/grunge and shoegaze, just unveiled a brand new musical video illustrating the song “Stars” and available right now on YouTube.


Emerging French-Cameroonian hip hop artist MIKANO, drops a new cut, ‘It’s Alright’, out now.

The “gently UKG-skipping tune” as defined by The Fader in their exclusive video premiere, is the second instalment from his forthcoming mixtape, ‘Melting Balloons’, planned for release in Spring 2020, and is the follow up to the recently released pop-driven, Afrotrap single ‘Silhouette’, which saw support from the likes of Discobelle and Marie Claire among others.

October Drift share acoustic video for ‘Oh The Silence’

October Drift have shared the acoustic video for their new single, ‘Oh The Silence’, the latest track to be taken from their debut album Forever Whatever, out now via Physical Education Records.

Utilising the vibrant acoustics of a public toilet, the video is an evocative and atmospheric interpretation of the original, with pared back guitar tones and passionate vocal harmonies resonating to immersive effect.


The irrepressible Doktor enjoyed a big moment with his recent track ‘Action’. Picking up airplay from DJ Target and Seani Bat 1Xtra plus Jamie Rodigan at Reprezent Radio, it also featured on Spotify’s Afro Bashment playlist and Apple’s New Music Daily. Doktor’s huge crossover potential was further underlined when Clash highlighted it as their Track of the Day. The video has already had almost 600,000 views.

Union Duke, Follow Big UK Festival Slot With Music Video For New Single – ‘Left Behind’

“Left Behind is exactly what you think it is: a song about leaving things behind. We were trying to capture the feeling of loneliness and isolation one can feel when they’re far from the one(s) they love – both lyrically and musically. It’s about the distance often forced between us and the longing to be together again.

MAX RAD Shares New Track ‘Old Toy’

The beautiful, soul-baring track once again showcases Max’s ability to create heartfelt music alongside deeply emotional lyricism. Having been on the alternative London electronic music scene for just over a year, singer/songwriter/producer Max has become a sought-after vocalist and multi-instrumentalist with a steady flow of exceptional releases including debut ‘Carousel’, and follow up tracks ‘Rumours’ ‘Flesh & Blood’, ‘String on Me’ ‘Play Dead’ and most recent release ‘Oh My Brother’– each track highlighting Max’s sensitive vocal as the soundscapes shift in interesting ways throughout. ‘Old Toy’ takes on a deeply personal message about holding on to something you love during a painful time.

Boston Ballet Presents Carmen, Mar 12–22

Boston Ballet presents Carmen, an inspiring program dedicated to exploring and celebrating many facets of femininity with works by George Balanchine, Helen Pickett, and Jorma Elo. Carmen runs Mar 12–22 at the Citizens Bank Opera House.

“It’s an honor to present these works by such important choreographers, who all have ties to our Company. Balanchine played a vital role in establishing Boston Ballet, Pickett got her choreography career started here, and Elo is our resident choreographer,” said Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen. “I know the audience will be captivated by our dancers in this dynamic and diverse program.”