@skopemag news – thursday – october 28, 2021 @ 10 am est
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Today, LA-based dark pop duo Boy Deluxe announce their forthcoming EP, RISEN (due November 17), along with its first single + video, “Im the Blood,” premiered via EARMILK. The track is described as “a song about embracing personal power,” and on it, the group dive further into exploring their original sound.
New Video: Brown Bones Release “Vices”
Leading national resource Rent.com is out with a new report – 10 Best Cities for Musicians. Your market is on the list! I thought you might have interest in this local item.
Breaking down cool insight into affordability combined with access to venues, the report outlines the best places for musicians to live.
Kurt Deimer is proud to announce the release of the video for his new single “Burn Together,” directed by Scottish filmmaker Paul Boyd (Sting, Deadmau5,The Cult). The video spotlights Deimer’s cinematic vision and charismatic presence and features former Queensryche frontman Geoff Tate on guest vocals. The track and video are the first offering from Deimer’s upcoming debut EP ‘Work Hard Rock Hard,’ following the release of his cover of the Pink Floyd classic “Have A Cigar.”
Metronomy announce new album ‘Small World’, watch video for lead single ‘It’s Good To Be Back’
Metronomy today announce details of their seventh studio album Small World, out on 18th February 2022 via Because Music. The Joseph Mount fronted collective also share Small World’s lead single ‘It’s good to be back’, a spiky synth-laden return with a video, by directing duo Dreamjob, that finds all of Metronomy’s band members in an uncanny Truman show-esque universe, each of them trying to hold onto a chaotic kind of joy while existing in a Groundhog Day scenario of dying and then living the same thing over and over.
Steeped in yearning and pure emotion, ‘LTWYLM’ channels a bubbling 80s synth-pop sound that allows Ocia’s fervent vocals to take centre stage. The nostalgic, heart-on-sleeve official video accompanying the track is directed by Helena Coan, who directed the critically acclaimed film Audrey: More Than An Icon. Providing a perfect visual encapsulation of the song’s mood and energy, the visual sees Ocia passionately moving across a dance-floor, while reflecting on interspersed clips of time spent with an ephemeral love.
SNAKE BITE WHISKY New Official Video For The ‘Creep Show’
Australia’s number one heavy outlaw sleaze rock band, Snake Bite Whisky, release the third single and video off their critically acclaimed second album, Black Candy which was released globally by Sliptrick Records (Europe) on the March 30th, 2021. Creep Show is a celebration of the outcasts of society, the weird and wonderful, strange and sexy. The song sonically twists from outlaw country style vocals on the verses to sleaze metal in the pre-chorus and chorus. The video itself is full of striking black and white visuals and outlandish, dark, sexy characters cavorting to the lounge band from hell. Evocative imagery pulls from classic horror tropes to portray the over the top insanity of the Creep Show and is the sleaze rock anthem for Halloween.
Charlotte OC shares acoustic video for “Here Comes Another”
Having teased fans and critics with singles Bad Bitch, Forest, Bad News, Centre of the Universe & Mexico since April – Charlotte OC can now reveal her sophomore album, Here Comes Trouble, out on now via Embassy of Music.
Focus single Here Comes Another is the final offering from the 12-track LP which leads us into the rest of the album. Much like the album, Here Comes Another is Charlotte completely exposed bearing all for us to see.
CODY FROST SHARES THE NEW SINGLE ‘BERLIN’ – WATCH THE HALLOWEEN-THEMED VIDEO HERE
Inspired by the hyperpop scene and especially 100 gecs, ‘Berlin’ is full-on maximalist madness: thumping, trap-inspired beats, sinister industrial-tinged synths, and Cody’s voice bathed in autotune. It’s a song that emerged in two different time periods. The idea first came when she was in a cafe in Berlin during a trip to see Enter Shikari, and it was later finished during the peak of the pandemic.
GASPAR NARBY SHARES THE NEW SINGLE ‘DEATH & OTHER THINGS’ – WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
‘Death & Other Things’ is the first example of his new approach, first writing everything on guitar and then crafting the production once the song is completed. The result is a tender sound led by acoustic guitar and his vulnerable, whispered vocal – a sonic approach that leaves the turbulent emotions that he explores with no place to hide. While it still deploys engagingly unconventional production elements, Gaspar Narby’s electronic textures are now placed in a style that feels closer to Sufjan Stevens or Bonobo’s most minimalist and organic moments.
Ireland’s rising stars Tolü Makay and Malaki join forces for hazy new single ‘The Light’
A soothing offering that reflects on success and happiness, the collaboration blends Tolü Makay’s soulful R&B sound with Malaki’s impassioned rap flow as he delivers a punchy verse about breaking free from social norms. As both artists are strong advocates of mental health – Malaki tackled his personal battles with depression on new EP ‘DFTTYM’, while Tolü Makay’s debut EP ‘Being’ explored self-love – ‘The Light’ poignantly demonstrates their move towards finding self acceptance and celebrating progression.
NEW TODAY – Flakes ‘Hermes’, 28.10.2021
Like a lot of Asiahn’s upbeat songs, “We Can” is hot, heavy, and uncompromising. Swift drum patterns shuffle underneath flutters of flute and sax as Asiahn swoops in to assert her place in a relationship. “Don’t got permission to fall in love with me,” she sings. “Unless I tell you so.” The whole track is fun and fierce, and it’s punctuated by two interludes from Eartha Kitt, who talks about love and compromise and falling for oneself first and foremost—a sentiment that also holds true throughout Asiahn’s lovingly rendered songs.
International superstar and K-pop phenomenon, CL has released a new music video for new track “Let It,” off her recently released debut album “ALPHA.” CL continues to ride the momentous wave initiated by the first release of ALPHA’s lead single “SPICY” last month, and her follow-up “Lover Like Me;” culminating in last week’s explosive release of “ALPHA.”