@skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope
2019 proved to be a fruitful one for Perth songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jimmy Mac, aka Servo Flowers. Quickly cultivating a presence and following for himself locally with the release of his debut single, ‘King of The Suburbs (For The Night)’, Servo Flowers now followed things up with the announcement of a new single – ‘Messed Up’.
Brazil is leading the world per capita in coronavirus cases making it unlikely that people will be cramming into a concert venue anytime soon to hear live music. Then there is the recent unrest that erupted in response to civil injustices in the US that bodes to spark meaningful change around the world. These are the events that inspired contemporary jazz pianist Ricardo Bacelar to release a new version of the Milton Nascimento classic “Nothing Will Be As It Was (Nada Sera Como Antes)” as a single ahead of the release of his “Live in Rio (Ao Vivo No Rio)” album, which drops August 21 from Bacelar Productions.
Driven by growling guitars and vocals to match, the new single from Wellington-based artist Voodoo Bloo – ‘MMA’ – proves a hectic introduction to this young talent. The moniker of songwriter and musician Rory McDonald, Voodoo Bloo and their new music comes to punk rock fans with urgency and excitement powering it throughout.
‘MMA’ bounds along with catchy melody, Voodoo Bloo channeling influences as wide ranging from System Of A Down to Neutral Milk Hotel and Car Seat Headrest in bringing this debut effort to life.
Sydney electronic rock trio Autosuggest return today with provocative new single ‘My Signal.’ Recorded across two bedrooms and a kitchen, the band are experimenting with pop aesthetics, electronic soundscapes, and female backing vocals for the first time.
Otiuh get wavy in new video clip for ‘Pour It Up’
Following the release of the high energy 7-track EP La Festa, released last month, hip hop duo Otiuh share their new video clip for ‘Pour It Up’ which premiered last night via 6KMC. Filmed, directed, produced and performed independently (with help from Perth videographer Dylan Guy), Otiuh are the makers of their own hip hop fantasy.
JAWSH685 & JASON DERULO PUT ASIDE THEIR DIFFERENCES & COME TOGETHER ON “SAVAGE LOVE (LAXED – SIREN BEAT)”
Following a high-profile feud that saw Jason Derulo sample the original beat yet generate over 1 million TikTok videos in the process, Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo have come together bringing you your favorite song for summer.
Have been consistently hitting out head turning music, Mitchos Da Menace returns with his highly anticipated album ‘Pray For Them’ alongside visuals for ‘Dxckheads’.
Coming in like a mission statement, Mitchos’ new album is a personal journey, highlighting domestic violence, trust, abuse and toxic relationships.
The Midnight Share New Single ‘Dance With Somebody’
Today, The Midnight share “Dance With Somebody,” the bubbly and irresistible new track from their forthcoming album MONSTERS, out July 10th.
“The record’s about isolation, loneliness, and the adolescent need for connection— how we don’t really realize that we’ve opened ourselves up too much until we get hurt and then we close off.. It’s always that dynamic of being too guarded or being too open and finding the right balance of how we individuate as people” says The Midnight’s Tyler Lyle about the new track.
New > Branko releases new single, ‘SDS’ > Announces ‘Enchufada Na Zona Vol.2’ compilation
Branko has announced the second volume of the ‘Enchufada Na Zona’ compilation series with new single, ‘SDDS’.
With the club seeming like a distant memory, ‘SDS’ seems more fitting to the times we live in and the limited physical spaces we now get to enjoy music in.
ALUNA RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘WARRIOR’ FEATURING SG LEWIS
Aluna returns today with her second solo single ‘Warrior,’ produced in collaboration with UK artist and producer SG Lewis. “Warrior is a portrait of a woman in the shadows.” Aluna reveals. “She has to see herself, instead of waiting for others, by calling on that Warrior spirit, the one that makes us fearless enough to be ourselves.”
Montro puts us in a post-nap-under-a-coconut-tree mood, when Djemba Djemba is being pretty-pretty nasty! Alban Claudin makes you want to sip a martini by his piano. Fady D doesn’t allow you to NOT dance, and Jersey wants to keep you dancing until the sun rises again. “Je t’aime encore”, and encore encore encore encore!
“I LOVE MY LIFE” – the first single from GroovHertz
It’s been released today I love my life, the first single of the brand new house project GroovHertz.
The song features Stefania Evangelista as lead singer, an italian vocalist that is collecting milions of views on social platforms with the videos of her live performances from her home balcony during the COVID-19 emergency in Italy.
ELECTRO-POP ODE TO NEW YORKERS WITH A HILARIOUS VIDEO
“Your Parents (Dancing with the Stars)” is an electro-pop gem from Brooklyn-based Franco-Australian artist Benedict Sinister, following up his “16 Lines from Bryan Ferry,” which reached the Number 5 Breakout spot on the Billboard dance club charts.
A love song with an accompanying Simpsons-style, New York set animated video, “Your Parents” comes with a heavy dose of references and inside jokes from pop culture, politics, psychoanalysis, and film history. Sinister ridicules his girlfriend’s parents – their home cooking (“your mom’s peanut butter pies”), Christmas gifts (“a book by Dan Brown”), conversation (“I suppose we’d discuss Charlie Rose”), media preferences (“Fox News or HuffPo”), etc. – but as a good boyfriend he says he is willing to tolerate all of these, and even capitulate to “watching Dancing with the Stars.”
North London lyricist Coops drops powerful visuals for Bring The Fire
Last month, North London lyricist Coops announced his forthcoming album “Crimes Against Creation” coming via High Focus Records on 9th July. Ahead of release, the gritty and elusive rapper drops his second single “Bring The Fire”, a profound statement demonstrating his disillusion with the world. Accurately predicting the current circumstances he states ‘It’s crazy how much they keep from us’ followed by ‘it’s like a volcano destined to erupt’, which resonates and reflects with the state of society.
Last week the Swedish synth-pop duo LE VOLT released their first single Dance – a piece of music filled with pure synth-pop magic. This week the Swedish music magazine GAFFA is proud to present the world premier of Le Volt’s first music video.
“The song and the video are about being stuck in a bad relationship and trying to do everything to change and adapt to make it work”, says singer Toril Lindqvist.
PILLOW QUEENS return with huge new single “Handsome Wife”
When Pillow Queens announced themselves in late 2019 with the soaring single “Brothers”, their bruising interpretation of mourning for a lost loved one immediately caught widespread attention. Channeling wrought emotion through a sea of 90s grunge and indie-rock sounds, the Irish four-piece (from Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare) forge a powerful noise that is all their own – but meant for everyone. Pillow Queens offer a cathartic experience filled with camaraderie and solidarity.
Culture Vultures share ‘Reflection’ video
West Wales Hip Hop collective ‘Culture Vultures’ have teamed up with lead singer of Welsh Music Prize winning Post-Punk band Adwaith. Hollie Singer joins the group on vocals and galvanises the collaboration between both Carmarthen based artists.
Reflection (ft Hollie Singer & Dai Pump$) suceeds in painting a not so obvious stereo typical tourist board image of Wales, with its dark gritty visuals and serious topics that address opiod and social media addiction. Filmed in Cardiff the video could be described as Celtic Noir, a bleak but realistic view of isolation and confusion amongst youth in Wales today.
21-year old composer/artist Shane Thomas has today released his debut EP ‘Without A Lion’; a 4-track collection of powerful compositions, from the artist once hailed a “mini-Mozart” and described as “amazing” by Jamie Cullum. Released via Bucks Records, the recordings division of award-winning independent publisher Bucks Music Group, the EP is the first piece of original music from Shane since his teens and marks an exciting new direction in his output.
Watch Forest Bees’ new “Subverter of Geography” video via New Noise Magazine; debut LP out tomorrow
At a glance, the genesis of Forest Bees (aka San Francisco solo artist Sheetal Singh) reads like standard music biz fare: a critically-acclaimed indie band has a brush with the big time, fizzles in the face of industry frustrations, and a former member goes it alone.
Reggae-influenced alternative rock band Iration has released the official music video for their latest single “Right Here Right Now” featuring Eric Rachmany from Rebelution and Stick Figure. The visual for the reggae-leaning anthem for our present lives, which first premiered with JamBase, celebrates the essential frontline workers, first responders, and everyday people helping throughout the COVID-19 pandemic via a wide selection of fan-submitted photos. Iration’s footage was captured in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Hawaii with Eric’s from Guam and Stick Figure filmed in Los Angeles.