@skopemag news – wednesday – september 22, 2021 @ 12 pm est
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In addition to multiple performances from Kygo including a stargazing sunset headline performance and a morning yoga acoustic set with Jesse Israel, guests can also take part in pool parties, beachside performances, a Tropical Party Brunch with Sam Feldt, club nights, exclusive merch pop-ups, a volleyball tournament, and much more.
Spirited LA-based Aussie singer songwriter Shelley Segal knows the power and influence of music in our lives as well as anyone. Writing and performing from the age of eleven, Shelley has toured the globe several times over, playing to festival crowds of over 30,000 and for small grassroots communities and campaigners alike. And today she shares new single Sing with her Australian fans, melding her usual acoustic guitar-driven storytelling with a strong pop beat and uplifting choral backing vocals, this time as a tribute to musicians, artists and creators.
Post-metalcore quartet DREAMEATER from Andover, UK announced their forthcoming debut full-length record ‘Cold’, which will be available worldwide on November 5th, 2021 via Famined Records. Along with the revelation of the album is a vocal playthrough of the title track.
‘Cold’ creates a new narrative in the Dreameater universe, as it tells the story of a crazed serial killer carrying out his first murder spree. The album maintains its foundation of distree and torment, but with harrowing addition of a person being pushed so far that they act on their most disturbing instincts.
Today, Brighton’s FUR share “Anybody Else But Me”, another slice of reflective, insistent guitar-pop, and the latest track to be released from their much-anticipated debut album, “When You Walk Away”, to be released on November 5, 2021 via Boy Pablo’s Norwegian tastemaker label 777 Music.
Artist: Pleasure Craft – Album: Bag Down
The accompanying video for “Bag Down” was shot in Sudbury, Ontario and directed by Shawn Cosmo from a concept created by Lewis and Dexter Nash. Filmed in black and white to communicate a lack of nuance and expression, it features Lewis in what he calls a “stereotypical masculine cowboy vibes” fit, strutting around town with a suitcase in hand. A contorted Lewis is crushed inside the suitcase, while Mingjia’s phantom face flits in and out of frame, translucent and glitchy.
Girlhood (ffo Fugees, The Avalanches) Share New Single “4AM”
London duo Girlhood are today sharing their resounding new single, “4am”. It arrives as an unreleased cut from last year’s self-titled debut – out via Team Talk Records – which found tips at Stereogum, NPR, BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, The Line of Best Fit, Gigwise, Bandcamp Daily, Clash and more. “4am” once again finds the duo lock into tar-thick grooves and arresting melodies reminiscent of The Avalanches, Primal Scream, Fugees, 90’s neo-soul and 80’s hip-hop.
LOLA YOUNG DEBUTS NEW TRACK ‘FAKE’ ON JAMES CORDON
The lyrics, she explains, weave around thoughts of “Consumerism and greed and how much it affects us. ‘Fake’ is a song about remembering the core of who you are. There is so much constantly being sold to us, so much that is trying to tell us who to be, whether it’s an advert or person on the street. How would we be if we ignored it all? When writing this song I was trying to drown out all the noise, it’s about remembering that everything other than what you personally believe isn’t the truth and to listen to your instinct about what’s fake. I hope whoever hears this relates and feels a sense of empowerment towards anything or anyone that has made them feel inadequate in their life.”
Mrley shares new single ‘So Much To Say’ and announces debut EP ‘My Side Of London’ out 15th October 2021
Premiering on The FADER, new single ‘So Much To Say’ pays both tribute to Mrley’s rap background whilst building further on his playful experimentation with both electronic and rock genres. Needling guitar work and raw energy are paired again to another characteristically direct lyrical delivery, the song title all too fitting for an artist already adept at making statements.
With a handful of successful singles under their belt since their formation in 2019, the four-piece have received critical acclaim from the likes of BBC Radio 1, Kerrang! Radio, Radio X and Louder Than War. Fronted by Steffan Pringle formerly of Estrons, Pringle enlisted fellow Estrons live member Craig Shankland on bass, Thomas Beedim on guitar and then completed the lineup with Alec Rees on drums.
Liz Cooper releases twisted ‘Motorcycle’ video
Of the video, Cooper shares, “This video was made in a spur of the moment creative frenzy in my Brooklyn apartment and across Manhattan. Shot and directed by Jacq Justice, we painted my body to match a doll who represents my alter ego and painted the town red.”
Polish-Swiss pop act EMILIA ANASTAZJA channels Mary J. Blige and 070 Shake on new single “Take a Look”
An effervescent, clubby hybrid straddling the line between 2000’s R&B and quirky electro-pop, “Take a Look” was co-produced with Swiss producer Rico Baumann, and lyrically dissects the sincerity and curiosity we tend to lose over the course of our lives; an ode to childhood nostalgia/childhood memories.
Chris Linton releases thrilling new single ‘Monster’
Fast-rising British artist Chris Linton has unveiled his new single ‘Monster’, out 22nd September.
Set to the backdrop of powerful synths, orchestral strings and Chris’ own rousing vocals, ‘Monster’ is an affecting single that sees Chris at his vulnerable. Exploring themes of mental health, exorcising demons and accepting who you are as a person, this breakthrough single further cements his status as a truly gifted songwriter.
Exploring themes of self-growth in a relationship and brimming with sensual energy, ‘Mango’ allows Isanna’s seductive vocal delivery to take centre stage amidst a warm, feelgood production. The beauty behind ‘Mango’, is a somewhat happy accident originally written for Rihanna with a 24-hour deadline. Determined, Isanna locked herself away in her bedroom – a self-proclaimed introvert who creates better alone – she poured herself into the challenge with the result being ‘Mango’, but the beat, lyrics and the way the track flows was ultimately too ‘Isanna’ to let go.
Gavin Thorpe – ‘Rewind’ – Album out now
‘Rewind’ is an album featuring 12 songs, spanning over 20 years and collecting together re-recorded tracks from Gavin’s five albums. Like Dylan in ’65, ‘Rewind’ is an album that sees Gavin put down his trusty acoustic and pick up the electric guitar for a fuller, heavier sound.
RUNESCARRED release new video for “Hexit”
RUNESCARRED have released a dramatic new animated video for their high-speed, hard-hitting track, “Hexit”. Landing ahead of the re-release of their 2020 album The Distant Infinite, featuring six new acoustic tracks, the new single is a spectacular eruption of heavy metal.
The German chart-toppers (#7 on the GER album charts) deliver with “What Goes Up”–another explosive banger filled with dangerous guitar attacks and anthemic hooks that will surely amaze any heavy metal fan out there. Together with the new single, KISSIN’ DYNAMITE end the summer on a sizzling high note with their jaw-dropping, top-quality music video recorded in Mallorca!