@skopemag news – weekend – february 22 – 23, 2020 @ 6 pm est

­­­­RVBY kicks off new decade with heartfelt single ‘Wildlife’

Exciting young singer-songwriter RVBY kicks off 2020 with new single ‘Wildlife’, out now via Funnel Music.

Arguably RVBY’s most mature and complete release to date, ‘Wildlife’ sees the Bristol-born artist combine her trademark soaring vocals with earnest production that finds the sweet spot between traditional and modern. The track comes with a touching animation video created by RVBY herself using stop motion.

WATCH: Callum Beattie Shares Uplifting ‘Talk About Love’ Official Video, Out Now.

The video documents Callum’s first time in New York City. Beattie’s endearing idea for the video was simple; if we would talk about love more, it will bring more positivity. We seem to constantly talk about depressing things and see so much pain, so this heart-warming video follows the Scottish singer-songwriter walking the streets of the Big Apple, spontaneously doing positive and kind gestures for the people of the city. This mirrors Callum’s active and generous effort to bring awareness of homelessness around the world – he completed a European busking tour last summer, where he gave away any money made to the homeless in each city.

WILDSTREET Release ‘Born To Be’ New Lyric Video & Single

US glam rockers WILDSTREET have released their official lyric video for the new single ‘Born To Be’, which is available today February 21th on all digital platforms.

Bakermat links up with Kidda on piano-led new single & music video for ‘Under The Sun’

Dutch dance music favourite Bakermat has collaborated with UK artist Kidda on new single ‘Under The Sun’, out now via SKINT/LOADED.

Marking Bakermat’s first release of the new decade, ‘Under The Sun’ is a fresh, funky slice of house music, underpinned by airy pianos and feel-good brass. With a vocal sample repeating the lyrics “all the joys under the sun”, it’s fair to say this is a track made with summer in mind.

SORTOUT strike with their new album “Conquer From Within” right in the heart of the Metalcore scene

A few weeks after the first brilliant wake-up call with the single “Illusions”, a thunderous ‘ARISE. SORT OUT. OVERCOME.’ echoes from the Austrian Alps across the worldwide Metalcore fan community. With “Conquer From Within” SORTOUT release a matured and powerful new album through Dr. Music Records, true to their band’s motto, which will thrill Metalcore maniacs and Melodic Death Metal fans alike. The twelve varied songs, produced by Daniel Thabet in New York’s Liquid Studios and perfectly mastered by Grammy winner Alan Douches (Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, Mastodon, Baroness), combine hard guitar riffs and shouts to a diversified and hard-hitting Metalcore sound. The five musicians create special sound moments, which resound even live for a long time. The band’s influences are audibly multifaceted and range from inventive Melodic Death Metal to Hardcore intensity up to powerful Groove Metal effects.

Charming Liars share ‘Golden State’ + supporting Palaye Royale

Los Angeles alt rock outfit Charming Liars have released their glistening new single ‘Golden State’, while currently in the UK on tour with Palaye Royale.

“Everyone’s searching for something here and they’ve all come to the right place”, explains vocalist Kiliyan Maguire. “‘Golden State’ embodies the spirit of California natives and all those who have made the move west in hopes of finding their spot under the golden sun”.


Klangstof make a stunning full length return today with the reveal of their sprawling sophomore offering, The Noise You Make Is Silent. Having gained acclaim from the likes of Wonderland, FLOOD, The Line Of Best Fit, Clash and more since bursting back onto the scene late last year, Klangstof have quickly cemented themselves as a band to keep a keen eye on. Led by talismanic Dutch/Norwegian musician Koen van de Wardt, the band created The Noise You Make Is Silent within a self-contained snow globe of influences ranging from synth-pop to post-rock and electronic music. The follow up to their critically acclaimed debut offering Close Eyes To Exit, this intricately crafted LP showcases Klangstof’s unique ability to create gorgeous dreamlike sequences.

JOHNNY LLOYD – Announces new album: ‘Low Fidelity: Vol. 2’ – out 6 March 2020

Continuing a prolific spell of activity into 2020, JOHNNY LLOYD is pleased to announce the latest in his ‘Low Fidelity’ series: ‘Low Fidelity Vol.2’.

Arriving on 6 March 2020 via Xtra Mile Recordings, the second volume of material will pick-up exactly where its counterpart left-off and will shine a light on further unknown treasures from Johnny’s songwriting vaults.


A bright, shining beacon within the European dance music scene with over 105 million streams to date, Luca Schreiner has climbed high to the standards of modern pop-meets-electronic with his refreshing takes on the genre. Not one to be pigeonholed, Luca possesses the Midas touch across both his remix work and original singles, having lent his ear to craft official reworkings for names including Kelly Clarkson, James Arthur, Alessia Cara and more, and with his next solo venture ‘By Your Side’ coming February 21st via ULTRA Music, his independent flair is only set to skyrocket further.

The Silent Boys – Single / Video – “Tilt-A-Whirl”

In “Tilt-A-Whirl”, the Silent Boys’ breakout single and video due February 21st, 2020, falling in love is the thrill of an amusement park ride, an exhilarating rush that leaves you feeling dizzy at times. If you can picture a young couple dragging their feet along the sand, twirling and kicking up sparks of glowing phosphorus at night, you will enter the early memory that inspired the lyric: “Could this be a dream that lasts forever?”

Iron Lamb – “Erase/Rewind” Music Video!

Iron Lamb releases a new Music Video for the song “Erase/Rewind”, taken from the band’s third full-length album “Blue Haze” released by The Sign Records in 2018. This is the third and last video from this album. The video is done by Jimmy Johansson of Super Lino Puro, and is premiered on Deaf Forever today. The band states that they are currently working on songs for the next album.

Naked Six release video for ‘Lost Art Of Conversation’

‘Lost Art of Conversation’ is an acid-tongued analysis of society’s digital infatuation and the many ways it has changed how we interact – or don’t. The addition of snarling guitars and a goliathan rhythm section permeates the track with a sense of unignorable electricity, making ‘Lost Art of Conversation’ the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll cocktail that will keep listeners coming back for round after round.

Rap Caviar’s Top Streaming Artist Returns with a Classic Hit Entitled “Lambo Doors”

“Lambo Doors” brings listeners on a metaphoric ride with its use of imagery charged melodies, and clever beat breakdowns.

The captivating sounds create a spacey-atmosphere where Mardyny unveils the harsh reality of meeting a dream. The song deals with elements of self-discovery and conflict in finding the root of real happiness.

Prince Josh recruits LA Timpa & Yves Jarvis on new single ‘Blood’

Canadian producer, DJ and songwriter Prince Josh has worn many masks, as Healings, Little Girls and one half of electronic pop duo Prince Innocence. Teaming up with LA Timpa and Yves Jarvis he releases new single ‘Blood’.

Fire // Che Lingo Signs to Idris Elba’s 7Wallace + Listen to “My Block”

Today (Feb 21, 2020) UK hip hop artist Che Lingo today announces his signing to 7Wallace, a label set up by Idris Elba. You can hear his first single released on the label titled “My Block.” You’ll be able hear this song & other new tracks in March when Che hits the road with Ghetts on his UK tour.


græ Part One also arrives in the midst of Moses Sumney’s residency and installation at Los Angeles’ Bootleg Theater, taking place through March 4th. The residency finds Moses returning to the venue where his career as a live performer began 6 years ago to examine the concept of græ — the spectrum of greyness in regard to color, displacement, interstitial space, and marginal identity. Between the hours of 12 and 5PM on Monday through Saturday until March 4th, fans will be able to enter the Bootleg Theater where græ will be playing in immersive, 3D Audio via Amazon Music HD on an Echo Studio. Throughout the course of the residency there will be weekly free live performances by Moses Sumney every Wednesday night. After the residency, Moses will then head overseas to play an intimate show in the UK at London’s Hoxton Hall on March 18th. Tickets are on sale now here.


JC Stewart is rapidly emerging as one of 2020’s breaking talents. His compelling blend of classic pop songcraft and heart-on-sleeve candour is making a huge connection with people who relate to the universal experiences that he explores. A wave of fans have fallen under his spell, as shown by escalating streaming stats and some recent sold-out pop-up shows which included three back-to-back gigs in Belfast. Influential fans are also backing him for big things, from global artists Lewis Capaldi and Niall Horan to Radio 1 support from Scott Mills, Mollie King and Jordan North.

Seven Lions / “Only Now” / Out now on Ophelia Records

Seven Lions, the king of melodic dubstep, is back with his first solo single in over a year and a half, dating back to “Start Again” in 2018. Featuring the heavenly vocals of Tyler Graves, “Only Now” includes the intricate production, euphoric songwriting and massive sound design that fans can only come to expect from the multi-faceted producer.

Instrumental Project: Namo – Molly Millions

Producer Namo from Long Beach, CA releases his latest instrumental project “Molly Millions”.

Molly Millions is a collection of chilled out beats and downtempo grooves. The concept of this project was inspired by a trip to Hong Kong and the novel Neuromancer. Hazy backstreets, a sea of people, endless blocks of concrete buildings and flashing neon lights on every street filled the city along with a vibrant underground culture. Heavy on the ear for hypnotic jazz and electronica, these 9 tracks provide a soundtrack for all the midnight marauders across the globe as we all trek through this technologically changing world.

Hanging Valleys Share New Single “Sleeping Sound”

Hanging Valleys shared their new single “Sleeping Sound” from their forthcoming release Behind the Backs of Houses (out February 28th, 2020) via Pedro Y El Lobo.

“Sleeping Sound” is as dreamy and peaceful as it’s title suggests. It is a delicately layered piece that combines acoustic arpeggios, hypnotic electric guitars and enveloping atmospheres with a beautiful falsetto melody whirling above it all. A simple three word chorus makes the track catchy in the most understated way possible.