@skopemag news – wednesday – august 26, 2020 @ 1 pm est

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Artist: Pan Amsterdam – Title: Debtors Skyline

Debtors Skyline is the second single from the forthcoming album, HA Chu. Pan Am’s second album will release Oct 2nd this year.

Debtors Skyline began life as a nightly impromptu jam that Mr. Shn & Pan Am’ played during their U.K. & U.S. tours. Their audiences loved the introspective dusty improv’ tune, so much so that once off tour the duo immediately recorded the song.

Swedish dream-pop trio ViVii – Listen to the glorious ‘Summer Of 99’

Having released their self-titled debut album in March 2019 to critical acclaim – it has since been streamed more than 13 million times and culminated in a major headline tour across the United States last Autumn – Swedish dream-pop outfit ViVii now return with a brand new single ‘Summer Of 99’ from their forthcoming second album. ‘Summer Of 99’ will be released on August 26th through Dumont Dumont (Charlie Cunningham, RY X, Josin).

British-Asian artist SEEVA explores queer fetishization in “Princess”

In his own words: “As a queer South Asian man, the word ‘princess’ has been directed at me throughout my life in a negative way, as though being more effeminate is ‘less than’ the masculinity that society might want men to portray. I wanted to balance the masculine and feminine sides of me in ‘Princess’, singing low in my voice through most of the song but reclaiming the word princess as a term of endearment.”

Juanita Stein shares video for ‘The Mavericks’ – New album ‘Snaphot’ out on 2nd October

Juanita Stein has shared the video for ‘The Mavericks’, the latest single taken from her upcoming third album, ‘Snapshot’, which is set for release via Nude Records on 2nd October in all formats.

Talking about the video, Juanita recalls: ‘We trekked up Castle Hill in the South Downs, to capture the setting sun for this homemade video. Majestic and serene. It was the perfect day for capturing ‘The Mavericks’”.

Lonely The Brave announce debut album “The Hope List” | Listen to “Open Door” now

In a world turned upside down, hope feels more important than ever. Without it, the outlook is much too bleak to bear thinking about. A few years ago, Lonely The Brave weren’t to know this as they took their first tentative steps towards what would eventually become their third album. All they knew then was that they weren’t prepared to quit, no matter how stacked the odds against them seemed. The force of will and resolve to prove that their story hadn’t yet been written would pave the way for “The Hope List”, a record that offers a beacon of light in times that often feel darker by the day.

Mockcharge – Single “Nosferatu” – (Heavy Metal)

Mockcharge started as a solo project by the Brazilian lead singer and multi- instrumentalist Ed Marson . After working in Sao Paulo with the legendary audio engineer and music producer Roy Cicala for almost 6 years, Ed came to NYC to work at the IIWII Sound Studio . There, Marson worked with legendary musicians as an audio engineer, roadie or backline tech for bands such as Gojira , Fuel , Jeff Beck, The Kills, The Blues Brothers, Living Colour and Foreigner to name a few.

HEALTHY JUNKIES tease new album with explosive psych-punk anthem ‘Last Day In L.A.’

Healthy Junkies are everything that epitomizes the indie punk spirit – driven, authentic, and capable of causing a riot at any moment. As they prepare to release a seminal album which mashes up psychedelic rock, punk, grunge and goth, first single ‘Last Day In L.A.’ sets the bar high. As a band that have toured relentlessly since their formation in 2011, until the global lockdown of 2020, they came into this record still firmly locked in the groove.

Healthy Junkies made a movie and a kickass song came out of it

Pink Panda & Silverland release heartwarming video for ‘People (Get Together)’

UK artists Pink Panda and Silverland have released the official music video for their summer anthem ‘People (Get Together)’. A dancefloor winner with a poignant message desired globally, the official video (shot it London) demonstrates a feeling of unity just in time for the summer bank holiday weekend to spread a strong and positive outlook.

Joesef shares new video for “I Wonder Why” ft. Loyle Carner

Today, Joesef shares a video for the track. It conveys the intimacy and stillness of our surroundings, especially when our mental state may be in flux. Joesef says “The song is about the slow burn of heartache, and the cyclical nature of losing someone and trying to forget about it”, continuing, “so I wanted the video to feel intimate, and for it to be shot in a bedroom with the idea of your room reflecting your mental state. Molly Burdett captured this perfectly by introducing a hot to cold transition. It really helped bring the room to life with these subtle touches.”

Kasbo drops new single ‘Show You’

A typically polished electronic cut, ‘Show You’ sees Kasbo return to his signature indie-electronica sound, with the Gothenburg-born artist combining mutated vocals, shimmering production and sparse instrumentation to create a melodic, ethereal creation.

Falcon Jane (Darling Records, GoldFlakePaint) – Shares New Single ‘The Other Moon’

This new single acts as a bit of a precursor to the sound/direction of the new album – this track is taken from it, but we’re not announcing it until later – and follows up Falcon Jane’s debut on Darling Recordings, the 2018 release, Feelin’ Freaky which firmly established May’s self-labeled “plez-rock” genre and found tips with GoldFlakePaint, The Grey Estates, Atwood, etc.

Indie-Pop Songstress Carly Rose Drops End of Summer Anthem “Song of the Summer”

New York-raised, Los Angeles-based rising indie-pop songstress Carly Rose drops end of summer anthem, “Song of the Summer,” an ironic twist on the quintessential summer song. Carly wrote the track in quarantine during a time of reflection, looking back on moments of her life in love that she once thought were amazing and beautiful, until she took off her rose-colored glasses. This song’s evocative lyrics conjure a sense of nostalgia while also serving as a reminder that hindsight is 20/20.

HANNAH’S LITTLE SISTER sign to HEIST OR HIT and reveal junk-pop single ‘BIN MOUTH’

Ramshackle Liverpool quartet Hannah’s Little Sister spring into life on riotous new single ‘Bin Mouth’ – their first release since signing to delectable tastemaker label Heist or Hit (Her’s, Pizzagirl, Brad Stank). Out on today it’s an invigorating slice of their self-styled ‘junk pop’ – or as they put it more eloquently: “A bombastic racket for those who like to smack it”.

Laura Veirs shares new single “Turquoise Walls”

“My world was turned upside down in my divorce and it felt like ‘nothing new’ to be forced into further deep uncertainty with the pandemic. I was already prepped for the kind of thinking required for dealing with the unknown. Also, as an artist you always have to deal with that fact anyways since art is such a precarious way to make a living.”

Old school country from woods of MI – Rachel Brooke new album 10/23 and Parade Mag premiere

Rachel Brooke returns on The Loneliness In Me, her newest solo album with a sound reminiscent of Nashville’s golden era with a decidedly twenty-first century sensibility. The twelve songs are meditations on the wild strangeness of loss: losing love and the familiar, as well as old selves, direction, and dreams. The collection has the beauty and charm of a shape-shifter: part classic country songwriting, anchored in the tradition of Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, part post-millennium mysticism, echoing forth from the Northern Michigan woods about the why and wherefores of where she’s been.

Twangy and Powerful! Rachel Brooke Captures the Essence of Regret With ‘Great Mistake’

ALAE Deliver Heady Blend Of Pop With A Side Order Of Groove In New Mix Tape

Kiwi indie pop quartet Alae issue the sultry new slow jam “Please,” their fourth official single and one of seven tracks included on Lucy’s Mix Tape. A brand new video, shot in the sumptuous surrounds of Auckland’s iconic theatre, The Civic, also releases today.

News on Ian Storm & Ron van den Beuken – ‘Clocks’

“Clocks” recently got signed by RCA UK (Sony) and already reached over 4.3 million streams on Spotify alone!

Freak Heat Waves (Suuns, Mattiel, Preoccupations) – Share New Video/Single ‘Busted’, Album out Sep 4

The new record is the first from the pair since relocating within Canada – previously they were both based in Victoria, BC, but Zap The Planet finds one member moving to Montreal and therefore the record is another example of how the band like to push the envelope with their experimentation. ‘Busted’ is a prime example of their new sonic approach incorporating fizzing synthesisers and uncanny atmospherics. Samples were sent back and forth across the country rather than jammed out/written together so there’s something eerie and sparse in there which, to an extent, I feel is representative of the distance between them.


CBS, Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions today announced Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion and Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi as performers for the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, a night of heart and hits live from Nashville. Hosted by reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, the 55th ACM Awards® will be broadcast on Wednesday, September 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream on demand on CBS All Access.

Watch KICCC Be Reborn in New Music Video for “Wine”

KICCC has released his first full-length album, The Water Knows. The album will include, his previously released singles “Here,” “Control,” “Wine,” and “Iced Tea,” along with five unreleased tracks and two instrumentals that encapsulate the journey of self-exploration and self-validation through the characteristics of water and its infinite incarnations.

abrahamblue announces debut 7-track EP & follows debut “Hoops” with lead single “Can’t Keep Up”

Even before debut single “Hoops”, released earlier this month, Antwerp based abrahamblue had built quite a following after his demos blew up on soundcloud leading to a huge underground buzz and some high profile collabs in LA.

Today, Blue announces his debut EP “Tracks I Made Last Summer” and reveals its lead single “Can’t Keep Up”. It follows on from the call to action of “Hoops” and explores coping with life’s overwhelming demands by not fitting in.

Emily King Releases New Song “See Me” In Support Of Black Lives Matter

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Emily King releases “See Me” today, the moving song she wrote in response to this year’s Black Lives Matter protests. The soaring track finds King voicing her grief and attempting to connect with others over the tragedy of racial injustice – “Can you hear me now? / Can you see me now? / If I cry out loud / Will you believe me now?” “Feeling so moved by this powerful time,” King told Rolling Stone about the song’s inception.

Peach Kelli Pop Unveils First Single From Upcoming EP on Lauren Records

Peach Kelli Pop has gained notoriety for the band’s catchy melodies that bring to mind American female pop music singing groups of the late 50s and early 60s, but peel back a layer of saccharine film from her tunes and there is always a lot more to discover. “Searching for it in myself, this is eating up my mind and health”, is the opening line of the single, previewing some of the angst that is floating just below the surface of the twee harmonies.

Afel Bocoum’s new single “Bombolo Liilo” debuts at Afropop Worldwide

Driven by an uptempo reggae beat, the song features the sweeping trombone of Skatalites veteran Vin Gordon as well as guitar from Garba Touré (Songhoy Blues) and kora from Madou Diabaté (brother of Toumani). Rising out this care-free joyful sound come lyrics that attempt to temper the dream of a European El Dorado, a land where the hope and desire of a million African youth can supposedly be fulfilled

Atlanta based Yanó Rude drops new single ‘Kalash Passion’

Atlanta based Gambian model and singer/songwriter Yanó Rude releases new Afro-fusion cut ‘Kalash Passion’ on 26th August, with debut EP ‘Kalashion’ following on the 27th.

Surrounded by the sounds of West African greats like Youssou N’dour to reggae legends like Beres Hammond, Yano Rude was surrounded by music growing up, resulting in a deep understanding of what it means to be an artist shaped by Afrobeats, with smooth vocals and a large serving of African influence in his sound.

DC songwriter Alan Scott’s “You Only See Me When I’m Gone”

The song, with a new mix by producer Mark Williams (Jonasay, OAR, Vertical Horizon), is also accompanied by an updated video directed by Lenny Bass (De La Soul, Fantasia, Jill Scott) featuring new, exclusive interview footage with Garner’s mother Gwen Carr as well as footage from the landmark 2020 protests around the globe and images of Floyd, Taylor, Arbery and Garner.

Delicate Steve Shares Video For New Single “LA”, Listen + Watch Now

This summer Delicate Steve has been inspired to release a trio of singles and today he has released the third and final track, titled “LA”. In a new video for the song, the owner of a foreclosed bowling alley watches some kids enjoy bowling there for the last time.


High schooler Julie (Madison Reyes) lost her passion for music after her mom died last year. But when the ghosts of three dreamy musicians (Charlie Gillespie, Owen Patrick Joyner, Jeremy Shada) from 1995 suddenly appear in her mom’s old music studio, Julie feels her own inner spirit beginning to reawaken, and she’s inspired to start singing and writing songs again. As their friendship with Julie grows, the boys convince her to create a new band together: Julie and the Phantoms.