@skopemag news – friday – december 3, 2021 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – december 3, 2021 @ 12 pm est

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Leeds Punks SUNLINER Release New Frank Turner-Produced Single ‘Special Place In Hell’ via Lockjaw Records

Leeds melodic punk quartet SUNLINER are delighted to share the A-side of their latest Frank Turner-produced single, ‘Special Place In Hell’, out now via Lockjaw Records.

A jaunting, riff-led track, ‘Special Place In Hell’ sees front man Jake McAlister drawing aim at the classist attitudes that surround many people’s perspective on employment and the so-called ‘social ladder’.

LE CYGNE NOIR- Reveals Alternative Xmas Single ‘Last Christmas’ Out 3rd December

LE CYGNE NOIR returns with an alternative to the traditional seasonal cheer – and instead offers ‘Last Christmas’, a reflective take on the festive season.

Inspired by the iconic Julianne Regan from ‘All About Eve’ fame, as well as the social and personal concerns we have all faced, the ballad is touchingly honest and will strike a chord with anyone for whom the Yuletide season isn’t solely about rocking around the Christmas tree.

Swiss/Polish artist Emilia Anastazja blurs 90’s R&B and modern pop on new single “Flower House”

London based Polish/Swiss singer and guitarist Emilia Anastazja releases her new single ‘Flower House’, the title track and final single to be lifted from new EP ‘Flower House’, released today via Young and Aspiring.

With influences ranging from 070 Shake and Jessie Ware to Mary J. Blige and Whitney Houston, those sonic touch-points can be distinctly heard within Emilia’s creations.

New video: Trillion – ‘Sure’


NBA-Champion-turned-music-talent Serge Ibaka has joined forces with multi-platinum artist Diamond Platnumz and Grammy winner Mohombi on new single ‘Tayari’, out 2nd December.

Named after a motto that draws inspiration from the artists’ African influences, ‘Tayari’ – meaning “Ready” in Swahili – is propelled by infectious Afrobeats rhythms and vibrant vocals, and also see’s Serge sing in Spanish for the first time, having previously delivered his vocal in French. The slick accompanying video, shot in France and featuring all three artists, perfectly captures the track’s infectious Reggaeton-infused energy.

THEM Release New Single “Encore” – Band Teases Upcoming Studio Album ‘Fear City’

THEM is back with a new single, and news of their next full-length studio effort…

With KK Fossor finally being defeated by The Crimson Corpse at the tail end of ‘Return To Hemmersmoor’, his maniacal assistant, Remsen, continues to live out his remaining days on earth always focused on his final task at hand…Remsen must continue his bloodline!

New Visuals // Chill 90’s inspired Hip-Hop

Gozé has an emporium of successes including playing sold-out arenas, at venues including Red Rocks and Radio City Music Hall as well as live television performances on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien and many more. His single “Chasing Dreams” featuring rapper Old Man Saxon and trans activist Shea Diamond is the official song for Hulu’s Original Documentary, “Changing The Game.”


Indie trio Wild Rivers have made a big impact in the space of just one album and two EPs. Drawing upon elements of pop, rock, indie and folk, they craft tracks which are rich with evocative emotions and classic songwriting. It’s a flair that’s naturally connecting with audiences. They’ve accumulated over 200 million global streams, including 30 million+ for the songs ‘Wandering Child’, ‘Amsterdam’ and ‘Thinking ‘Bout Love’, leading to more than 2 million monthly listeners at Spotify.

Bulgarian Cartrader Releases Debut Single “No Other Drug” + Announces LP

After two years of experimenting in his Berlin studio and learning the art of production, creating literally hundreds of song ideas, Sofia born artist Bulgarian Cartrader is ready to present the first single, “No Other Drug”, from his ten-track debut LP “Motor Songs” on December 3rd.

Secondhand Depression Stream New Video For “Victims Of A Victimless Crime”

Secondhand Depression adds: “This opening track is reminds me of the more punk and goth rock styled music I listened to as a teenager. Type O Negative, Danzig, Sex Pistols, etc. I think this was the first song I used my Placid Audio microphones on, the drums in the verses have that lo-fi sound that I’m really into. I think this song is a good introduction to us.”

Metal Shock Finland’s Exclusive Premiere: SECONDHAND DEPRESSION – Official Lyric Video ‘Victim’s of a Victimless Crime’


Storming out of the gate, “I’m Not” hinges on a hard-hitting guitar riff as Zero 9:36 spits intense bars laced with a spirit of raw defiance. The track culminates on the infectiously anthemic refrain where he unapologetically assures, “I am not making your decisions, because you’re everything I’m not,” before dipping back down into an acoustic bridge. With no holds barred, it illuminates the power of his rap and rock alchemy.

Tears For Fears Release New Single “No Small Thing”

“In early 2020, Curt and I sat down together with just a couple of acoustic guitars. The first time in decades. We needed a meeting of minds, a coming together psychically. We were literally going back to the drawing board looking for some depth, heart and soul with which to complete our album. Curt came up with this simple folk/country riff, a little bit Dylan, a little bit Johnny Cash, and then we were off. It was the complete opposite of what we had been trying to do for many years – searching for the elusive, modern hit single. We felt suddenly unencumbered, free if you like, no longer worrying about the market, about success, but drawing on influences from our childhoods. It was at this point that the whole album started opening up. ‘No Small Thing’ was the key, the thing that turned a red light green,” Roland said.


Today, in a surprise move, the Belgian pop star Angèle (born Angèle Van Laeken) released her album Nonante-Cinq (translation: Ninety Five) a week early. Along with the album, she reveals a brand new video for the album track “Démons” featuring her fellow Belgian artist Damso. On November 26th, Netflix released the documentary “Angèle”, and she announced a string of arena-size live headline shows, besides opening for Dua Lipa.


“Every year I release an original Christmas song,” Danielle explains. “Originally, I had thought about recording a cover of a classic this year, but while I was looking, I became frustrated at my options and decided to write another one of my own. That’s where the inspiration started! I asked my friend, Karlie Bartholomew, to help me write the song and Merrier With You was born! We took our personal experiences of how we celebrate with our respective partners and put those ideas into the song. But, this song isn’t just for couples celebrating the holidays together…families, friends and roommates can all take something away from this. I hope that listeners can relate in finding those people who make the holiday season merrier.”