@skopemag news – friday – august 6, 2021 @ 11 am est

@skopemag news – friday – august 6, 2021 @ 11 am est

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Singer-Songwriter Allison Ponthier Releases Debut EP ‘Faking My Own Death;’ Video for Title Track Out Today

“The EP has genuinely changed my life,” Ponthier says of Faking My Own Death. “After making it, I feel like I finally stripped away all the parts of myself that I was wearing to appease other people and got to all of my favorite parts that I was hiding for so long.”

Annabel Gutherz Releases New Single “Remnant,” from ‘Loose Ends’ Album

Today, singer-songwriter Annabel Gutherz shares her new single and lyric video, “Remnant,” from her upcoming debut album ‘Loose Ends.’

“Remnant” is an emotionally poignant coming of age track. Atop Americana-influenced guitar and understated percussion, Annabel’s soothing vocals croon about lost friendship: “You were someone that I used to know / But where oh where did that girl go / Now you’re just a remnant of that dear old friend / Stuck in the body of Miss Pretend.”

OLI & Da Candy team up for “Loco”

“Loco” is a track which was made in the middle of the corona lockdown. A longing after partying, celebrating and seeing happy people together made this song write itself. The song is produced and featured by the successful Ukrainian-born dj Da Candy, now living in Russia. “Loco” features a very direct style of singing and songwriting, inspired by Love, Sex and a sweaty dance floor. The production is very modern, very dancy and It has both summer vibes and a club feeling over it.

Velvets launch “Loved by You” single

Velvets release the digital single “Loved by You” on the 6th of August. The Finnish rock n roll duo once again embraces the sweet and tender side of classic sounding rock. Smooth guitar licks, warm melodies and memorable lyrics set the mood of “Loved by You”, a love song with lyrics dedicated to one of band members soon to be wife. Sami from the band comments on the single:


Today, multi-platinum pop/hip-hop maverick Bryce Vine shares a new single and music video entitled “Miss You A Little” [feat. lovelytheband]. Teaming up with platinum Los Angeles trio lovelytheband for the first time, the track glides atop a glitchy beat wrapped in airy guitars, fusing alternative, hip-hop, and pop seamlessly. Meanwhile, Bryce’s confessional verses give way to a hypnotic high register hook, “I miss you a little—all of the time.” The accompanying visual takes a trippy Alice In Wonderland-style turn down a literal rabbit hole. After meeting up for a picnic, Bryce and his female co-star plunge into another world where everything may not be as it seems…

Twin Atlantic return with new single ‘Bang On The Gong’…

With ‘Bang On The Gong’, the name of a fictional variety show, frontman Sam McTrusty, slips with ease into a reserved, charming, fun and seductive role. The presenter of ‘Bang On The Gong’, performing alongside dancers, Sam is thrust front and centre, embracing a fun and exciting direction for Twin Atlantic.


The Wandering Hearts today release their long-awaited self-titled second album, alongside a new video for ‘On Our Way’. Rich with beautifully crafted vocal harmonies, rootsy rock reflection and folk-tinged songwriting, the album is the culmination of a long journey during which the entire world changed. The project started in 2019 with writing sessions in their studio in Hackney, before they headed to the Catskills for recording with producers Simone Felice (Jade Bird, The Lumineers) and David Baron. The finishing touches came early in 2020, when they collaborated with the legendary Marty Stuart on ‘Dreams’ at the Cash Cabin in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

Lola Young releases brand new track ‘Blue’

‘Blue’ is the second track to be released from the ‘After Midnight’ EP, with the first lead single ‘Pill of a Lullaby’. Another extremely personal track which chronicles a chapter of a night in her life, ‘After Midnight’ is Lola at her most open and honest. Telling the story a late-night rendezvous that takes Lola from confident and in control, to gradually becoming more vulnerable and eventually heading towards a manic state of mind. Coupled only with her piano and with a short film to accompany the release , it promises to be Lola at her most unapologetic and honest.


Hailed by NME as “the teen leading her generation’s sonic revolution”, and tipped by The Face and CLASH as one to watch – Ayra Starr has earned critical praise for her soulful vocals and raw lyrics that reflect the strength and growing pains of her generation.

Don Broco release brand new single ‘One True Prince’

Don Broco have released their new single ‘One True Prince’, taken from the forthcoming new album Amazing Things, which will be released on the 17th September via Sharptone Records.

The track sees Don Broco shine a light on their slower and more immersive side, presenting the band in a completely new way. Colossal guitars, thunderous drums and enchanting vocals dance together in a captivating ebb and flow, channeling their inner Deftones to paint a detailed and evocative picture with a stunning sonic palette.

Rising indie talent Lloyd P-White releases ‘Rockstar Life’

A long way from his more rap-infused discography of previous years, “Rockstar Life” hears Lloyd explore the thrilling highs of new love across effortlessly fresh and vibrant punk sounds, which he brings to life in the accompanying music video directed by Julien M. Wagner.

THE PLUG X M1LLIONZ X G HERBO unleash huge new single and visuals to “Father Figure”

Taken from The Plug’s forthcoming full-length project Plug Talk 2, ‘Father Figure’ serves up an intricately inter-woven soundtrack combining a plethora of smart percussive samples with plucky guitar riffs to create a perfect bounce for Birmingham’s M1llionz and Chicago’s G Herbo to chop it up on the compelling topic of father figures, both present and absent.

Watch + Listen: Norwegian hip-hop collective GiddyGang feat. Vuyo return with single and visual for hazy love story ‘Told Me’

Oslo based six-piece ensemble GiddyGang return with their latest single and visual for ‘Told Me’. The new track is their latest cut from collaborative EP ‘Sour’, fronted by South African/Norwegian MC Vuyo.

DREAMEATER Present Heavy New Single ‘Cold’

Post-metalcore quartet DREAMEATER from Andover, UK are presenting the title track to their upcoming album; this is ‘Cold’, released via Famined Records and is now available worldwide through various music streaming platforms. The band takes the listeners to a journey of this tale of a serial killer as he loses his mind, which they have introduced to us from the first two installments of the album with their singles ‘I Play God’ and ‘dontprayforme’, and now onto another dark chapter in the form of ‘Cold’.


LA-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Gryffin has linked up with UK singer-songwriter Boy Matthews on new single ‘New Blood’, out 6th August.

A glorious melange of delicate guitar strings, soaring arpeggios and Boy Matthew’s impassioned vocals, ‘New Blood’ is a spellbinding, uplifting dance-pop jam. It follows Gryffin’s recent singles ‘I Want Love’, ‘Safe With Me’ and ‘Best Is Yet To Come’, collaborations with New York artist Two Feet, singer songwriter Audrey Mika, California based writer and producer Kyle Reynolds, which have all accumulated more than 65 million combined Spotify streams.

Platinum hitmaker KABBA celebrates her independence in “Rather Be Single” (prod. by MNEK)

Serving as the lead single from KABBA’s forthcoming EP Note to Self, the massive R&B-pop banger (crafted by KABBA with MNEK) hears KABBA reclaim her independence, both as an artist and a person; it’s a reflection of an intense period of hardship for the artist, after significant relationships in KABBA’s personal life ended badly alongside her efforts to avoid being pigeonholed as an artist and navigate through music industry obstacles.


Poppy has just announced an expansive world tour in support of her forthcoming new album Flux, slated for release September 24 via Sumerian Records. The tour which kicks off in late 2021, will see Poppy perform a full European leg in early 2022 with several dates in the UK, Germany, Spain and more. Flux was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83, Air, St. Vincent), who had Poppy and her band record live to tape, resulting in an organic feel that feels especially suited to live performance. The Fluxtour marks Poppy’s first run of live dates since the I Disagree tour was cut short in early 2020 after a hugely successful start in which she performed a slew of sold out shows to the biggest crowds of her career.

Kito Unveils New Single And Video, “Steal My Clothes” ft Bea Miller

Kito returns with “Steal My Clothes” ft. Bea Miller – a highly relatable tale about being irresistibly drawn to someone despite their capacity for wrecking your life and raiding your closet. Kito creates an effervescent dance-pop track with her signature production elements and distinct distorted vocal chops as Miller wryly lays out a sequence of chaotic situations. Released today by Astralwerks, “Steal My Clothes” is available for download / streaming –


The “Skyscrapers” music video follows Kraviz on an exploration of Dubai as she embraces her different surroundings. Through the juxtaposition of captivating city-life imagery and her melancholic lyrics, Kraviz gives a visual to a love song that incorporates her pop-leaning sound while transcending into new creative territory.

GiddyGang (Norwegian hip hop collective) feat Vuyo new track + love story ‘Told Me’

Vocalist, Sarah has the following quote on the track: “Told Me’ was one of the first songs from the EP that I wrote. I had a hard time focusing and writing, and started reflecting on me and Sigmund’s relationship, and how he just stays around always acting super calm and patient no matter what we (or I) go through. It’s a little love song dedicated to my best friend and the journey from first getting to know each other to where we are today.”

TRANSPORT LEAGUE release video/single “Kaiserschnitt” today

About to release their new album “Kaiserschnitt” (out August 27th), Swedish steamrollers TRANSPORT LEAGUE unveil today the title track of the record, as their new single and video. It’s the kind of song that could only come from the Swedish crew: groovy AF, with a ballsy sense of melody and an anthemic chorus. Plus, it features a very special guest: Christian Sture, of the Swedish band H.E.A.L.

HIPPO CAMPUS release ‘Good Dog, Bad Dream’ EP | out today (Aug 6th) via GRAND JURY

US indie heavyweights Hippo Campus share triumphant new EP ‘Good Dog, Bad Dream’, out today August 6th via NYC indie label Grand Jury (Samia, Twin Peaks, Jordana, Native Sun).

Marking the band’s first release since 2018 sophomore album ‘Bambi’, ‘Good Dog, Bad Dream’ sees the Minnesotan five-piece at their most honest and vulnerable to date, with five intensely cathartic tracks tinged with confessions and dark humour. It’s a celebration of brotherhood, and the “all for one, one for all” mentality that has permeated Hippo Campus’ work since the very beginning.

Singer-Songwriter Allison Ponthier Releases Debut EP ‘Faking My Own Death;’ Video For Title Track Out Today

“The EP has genuinely changed my life,” Ponthier says of Faking My Own Death. “After making it, I feel like I finally stripped away all the parts of myself that I was wearing to appease other people and got to all of my favorite parts that I was hiding for so long.”

FAKE SHARK – ‘Quicksand’

Embodying 00’s drum patterns and indie-pop guitar chords, Fake Shark continue to bring futuristic flair and genre bending production, layered by front man Kevvy’s heartfelt and delicate vocals. Repeating the lyrics “I’ve been sinking in your quicksand I’ve been sinking so low, so low”, Kevvy explains: “Quicksand is a song about being trapped in a relationship with someone whose bad habits are not only destroying them, but you also.”

Synthpop Outfit Monarchy Release Final Album ‘Syzygy’

Synthpop deluxe outfit Monarchy are putting away their vocoders and customized guitars after 11 years of party services and an impressive list of accomplishments – from touring the world, playing Coachella to collaborating with Dita Von Teese. As a final hurrah, they are releasing Syzygy, one more soundtrack to dance the night away.