@skopemag news – wednesday – december 8, 2021 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – wednesday – december 8, 2021 @ 12 pm est

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Electric Forest Reveals 2022 Artist Lineup

Today, Electric Forest (EF) marks its 2022 return by revealing the eagerly anticipated artist lineup for the esteemed music, camping, and arts festival in Rothbury, MI from June 23-26, 2022. Electric Forest 2022 promises to be the reunion of a lifetime after two years away from The Forest, featuring an impressive and eclectic lineup of powerhouse headliners, Forest Family favorites, and breakthrough new artists.

Anna Shoemaker Releases New Single “Change My Mind”

“Change My Mind” is a cathartic coming-of-age tale about growing up and learning to be easier on yourself. “It’s about being hopeful while also accepting and welcoming your emotions as they come,” says Anna. “Writing this song really changed a lot for me.” Pairing her signature vocals and diaristic lyricism with textured indie-rock instrumentation, “Change My Mind” reveals Anna’s full promise as an artist who can create layered and immersive songs that capture the human experience in all its grit and glory.

JODIE NICHOLSON – Rising North East songwriter shares intimate new version of ‘Second Sun’ live at The Old Church Studio

Ahead of her debut headline tour in early 2022, rising Hurworth-on-Tees soloist Jodie Nicholson has unveiled a spine tingling live session of her single ‘Second Sun’ – filmed by Jodie Canwell at The Old Church Studio, Northumberland.

Taking her cues from artists including Daughter, Warpaint, Lucy Rose, Bombay Bicycle Club, Pink Floyd and Laura Marling and her Dad’s love of prog rock, Nicholson subtly blurs the lines of genre expectations with warm soundscapes of indie, electro and folk-pop – with her ethereal vocals remaining constant over a diverse, explorative ground.


2021 has been a year of rebirth for Aquilo. Their third album, ‘A Safe Place To Be’, received a positive reaction as fans fell under the spell of its poignant and passionate songwriting. The duo received airplay from Radio 1, tastemaker attention from The Line of Best Fit, Wonderland and many more, and ultimately elevated their total career streams to date over the 500 million landmark.

Japanese voice actor/idol unit i☆Ris release their 21st single, ‘Junigatsu no Snowry’ / ‘Heart Beat Kyujosyo’!

Japanese voice actor and idol unit i☆Ris release their 21st single, ‘Junigatsu no Snowry’ / ‘Heart Beat Kyujosyo’ on December 8. Overflowing with the power of love, lead track ‘Heart Beat Kyujosyo’ also has a music video out now on YouTube!

French Groove/Hardcore gang Albercave premiered new single + official music video “Trust Less”

After already released a debut EP in 2019 and two digital singles last year, Groove/Hardcore gang from Bordeaux (France) Albercave premired a brand new single called “Trust Less” and available with its official music video on YouTube and the main legal platforms.

Blind Channel announce ‘Sick & Dangerous Tour 2022’

Finland’s violent pop crew BLIND CHANNEL have just announced their Sick & Dangerous Tour 2022, which will see them play throughout Europe next year. After recently announcing to share the stage with Eskimo Callboy in early 2022 the band now makes the next step by hosting their own European headline tour.

BLIND CHANNEL comments: “It’s incredible that we’re able to start preparing for a wide headline tour in Europe. We’re also super excited to play our first shows ever in Russia and to be able to play songs from our fourth album. 2022 will be massive.”


Nadya Tolokonnikova says:
“I have known Alex Boys Noize since 2015 – we met at Dave Sitek’s studio and immediately started to jam together on “Straight Outta Vagina”. It’s an honor to me that Alex agreed to do his version of my RAGE – I have huge respect and love for him. The original track was released in February 2021 and was dedicated to Russian political prisoners, many of whom, including Alexey Navalny, are still serving their time in camps”.

Get to know KAVYA through her debut EP ‘Know Me Better’

KAVYA’s new 4 track EP depicts the artist’s diverse creative interests ranging from fashion, art, music, and acting all of which make her thrive and are integral in shaping the person she is today.

Fresh share new single ‘Morgan & Joanne’

“I wrote Morgan & Joanne because I was so struck by the charm of Morgan and Joanne and how they turned what had the potential to be a really typical first date into an adventure. The song is about the magic of meeting someone who you really fancy for the first time and kind of escaping into a different realm with them. I think popular media and historical narratives tend to make queer relationships tragic instead of focusing on all the joy and possibilities that they hold, so I wanted to put a song out there that’s sweet and funny and empowering to counter that a little bit.”

Jethro Tull launch video for ‘Sad City Sisters’; second track taken from ‘The Zealot Gene’

British Progressive Rock Luminaries JETHRO TULL recently announced details for the group’s first studio album of new material in over 18 years! Originally making headlines in March of this year, the band’s newest offering, titled ‘The Zealot Gene’, will see a January 28th, 2022 release on Inside Out Music. Today they are pleased to reveal the video for the albums second single ‘Sad City Sisters’, directed by Iranian film-maker Sam Chegini who previously created a clip for the much-loved classic ‘Aqualung’. Watch the video now here:

EARTHGANG & “American Horror Story” – New Track off Ghetto Gods (Out Jan 29, 2022)

Atlanta duo EARTHGANG have released a brand new track, “American Horror Story” overnight. The sombre yet powerful track is the first taste from the pair’s upcoming sophomore album, Ghetto Gods (out January 28, 2022).

Japanese singer-songwriter HIRAIDAI collaborates with Starbucks once again!

Japanese singer-songwriter HIRAIDAI has released ‘Starbucks, Me and You (English Ver.)’ today (Wednesday, December 8) as his latest official holiday collaboration with Starbucks.

The original Japanese-language version of ‘Starbucks, Me and You’ was released last year as the first ever musical holiday collaboration with Starbucks, featuring lyrics based on festive stories provided by over 3,800 Starbucks customers and baristas. The song was played in Starbucks stores around Japan last year, and this year as well.

HONEY GUIDE releases woozy new cut ‘Nom De Plume’

Leeds based Honey Guide – AKA Jacob Andrews – releases new single ‘Nom De Plume’ today via Bam Bam Records, the label and collective set-up by indie-risers Eades. His debut EP ‘A Tidy Room Is A Tidy Mind’ is out December 10th.

Ready for broadcast… Booty Fat from Canadian Hip Hop pioneer Avalanche The Architect

Avalanche The Architect is bringing back the old school golden era of the 90’s boom bap flow.

Unlike most rappers today, going the melodic route and using autotune to mask their lyrical inabilities, Avalanche fearlessly unleashes a raw vocal onslaught of complex metaphors and similes accompanied by clever word play and a raspy deep sharp vocal tone to hammer home the point he is not to be played with.