@skopemag news – friday – january 28, 2022 @ 12 pm est

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Anton Kubikov kicks off Sound of Berlin’s year with his EP

Sound of Berlin kicks off the year with the vibrant new release by Russian-born producer Anton Kubikov. The EP, titled Force X, consists of two trippy, mind-bending tracks that showcase Kubikov’s signature sound that, if visualised, looked like “two sides of the moon”.

Born in Russia but now based in Berlin, the multifaceted producer calls the German capital one of his biggest influences, crediting it for giving him new ideas in both music and poetry.

John Lodge’s New Live Album ‘The Royal Affair and After’ — Now Available on Limited Edition 180g Blue Vinyl

John Lodge – renowned bass player, songwriter and vocalist of The Moody Blues, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee – today releases his critically acclaimed new live album, ‘The Royal Affair and After’ on aptly coloured limited edition 180g blue vinyl, with the 180g black vinyl due for release on 11th February.

Released on CD and all digital and streaming platforms on 14th January, this spectacular 10-track album includes brand-new, live recordings of all John’s Moody Blues hits, along with special tributes to all his bandmates: Graeme Edge, Justin Hayward, Mike Pinder and Ray Thomas, including a very special recording of ‘Late Lament’ by Graeme Edge.

Dive Into Eclectic Alternative Rock from Carsten Kranzer in the release of “The Tug of War”

Sonic Zen Records is proud to announce the release of Carsten Kranzer’s new single “The Tug of War” which is now available worldwide on major streaming platforms. American Carsten is back with producer Charlie Wilson, from Oakland, recording his album “Sideways Blink”. The single brings a lot of energy with the power of drummer Big Thomas McCree. In addition to Carsten’s guitar, Bay Area guitarists James Deprato and Ben Andrews of The Stone Foxes.


Maverick Sabre today shares his much-anticipated fourth album Don’t Forget To Look Up, out now via FAMM.

The follow up to 2019’s When I Wake Up, this introspective 12-track release was conceived in lockdown and sees Maverick examine and unpick love in its various iterations. Traversing recollections of previous relationships, to examining the societal pressures placed on couples, Don’t Forget To Look Up is both intimate and inquisitive at the same time.

OUT NOW // D Power Diesle – ‘Graphene Volume 2’

Diesle’s recent form has seen him release an avalanche of bangers, displaying the quality of the new material he is creating. ‘Graphene Volume 2’ is a 10-track project which is filled to the brim with impressive features from D Double E, Frisco, Big Narstie, Footsie, Shorty, Jammer, Manga St Hilare, Jammz, President T, Deadly, Lil Narst, and Jookie Mundo, not to mention a spine-tingling production.

MAN WITH A MISSION release ‘Thunderstruck’ video

MAN WITH A MISSION put their half man, half wolf arena-rock spin on the iconic track with DJ Santa Monica providing frenzied record scratching among an intoxicating electronic bongo rhythm from Spear Rib, while Kamikaze Boy, Jean-Ken Johnny and Tokyo Tanaka take on the vocals and riffs of the original. The video was recorded at the band’s recent headline show at the Yokohama Arena and available to watch here.

THYLA share video for new track “Kin” | Self-titled debut album out today on Easy Life Records

Thyla’s long-awaited debut album is out today on Easy Life Records. The band have also announced a London headline show at The Lexington for September 21st and shared a video for “Kin”.

Steve Poltz shares new song, “Miles In My Heart”; new album out Feb 18

Veteran troubadour Steve Poltz has shared his latest single, “Miles In My Heart,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Produced by Oliver Wood and Jano Rix of The Wood Brothers, the track heralds the arrival of Poltz’s 14th solo album and first new LP in more than two years, Stardust & Satellites, due via Red House Records on Friday, February 18; pre-orders – and an exclusive line of new merch – are available now.


In speaking about the lead single, George says: “‘Anyone For You’ is a patchwork of lyric ideas found in old notebooks and chance moments shared between musicians in the studio. It’s joyous and infectious, and I can’t help but smile every time I sing it.”

Dro Kenji Ascends to New Melodic Plane on Debut Album ‘WITH OR WITHOUT YOU’

A tireless worker who wears his heart on his sleeve, Dro Kenji chronicles his tragedies and triumphs in diaristic bursts of soaring melody. After cutting his teeth with four mixtapes, all released before he turned 20-years-old, Kenji levels up on WITH OR WITHOUT YOU, his official debut album. The South Carolina native is a startling vocal talent with a well-developed sense of drama–he switches from sweet singing to raw nerve bursts of emotion at a moment’s notice, his intensity rising and falling along with the beats in his narratives. Spanning 15 tracks, the new album finds Kenji exploring the ins and outs of young love, the album moves from intoxicating infatuation in early songs like “BOTTLE 4 BOTTLE” and “PUSH2START,” to the slow drift apart in songs like project highlight “USED2KNOW,” to the inevitable devastation of love’s end in songs like “OUR TOXINS” and “NOT THE HALF OF IT.”

Skope / Nikkie Gallant “Lights” the way with Subtle Motions

“The song ‘Lights’ came about at a time when so many people in my life were quite sick, and I was feeling the heaviness of mortality,” said Nikkie Gallant. “There are some things in life that people can’t really walk beside you for, but hopefully the connections you’ve made are strong enough that you can feel their love and support, even without them by your side.”

PHARMACOSE Releases Official Music Video for “Smash;” Highly Anticipated ‘Prescription Fiction’ LP Due Out Spring 2022

Jacksonville, FL Alternative Rock project PHARMACOSE has revealed their newest single, “Smash,” off of their newly combined LP, Prescription Fiction. Originally intended as a 2 album release that was ultimately disrupted by worldwide events in 2020, front-man and songwriter Wes Jones reapproached the focus and tone, broadening Prescription Fiction both stylistically and technically, with the result being an incredibly nuanced and introspective discussion of our modern society and cultural norms, all backed with a carefully constructed soundscape and instrumentation.

phonewifey’s latest pop instalment ‘What Just Happened’ ft. Roma Radz is the catchy bop you need to hear

The prolific duo of phonewifey and Roma Radz return with one of their catchiest and poppiest collaborations to date. The third release from phonewifey’s upcoming Forever 2021 album, ‘What Just Happened?’ is a song about suddenly and unexpectedly finding yourself caught up in emotions.

Ghostly Kisses release gorgeous new LP, “Heaven, Wait”

Today, Ghostly Kisses have released their gorgeous new album Heaven, Wait via Akira Records. Composed and produced during the pandemic, Heaven, Wait was cobbled together remotely with producer Louis-Étienne Santais, Tim Bran (London Grammar, Birdy, Aurora) and Thomas Bartlett (Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent, Florence + The Machine) in London and New York City, and included the gorgeous addition of FAME Studio’s orchestra string ensemble in Macedonia.


Destination Unknown is an effervescent sonic exploration that features captivating lyrics and Hiko Momoji’s distinctive sound. The album seamlessly exhibits the talents of both rising artists. From Momoji’s unique and eclectic production to the juxtaposed well-crafted, heartfelt, and highly-relatable lyricism from Nova that ruminates on life, status, love, mental health, and the internal demons we all encounter. Destination Unknown takes us on a multi-dimensional and cotton-candied trek through a complex and reimagined electronic lens. Scaling through sub-genres and styles while pulling influence from trance, Drum’n’bass, hip-hop, pop, and rock, and drawing inspiration from artists like Nirvana, Blink-182, Yung Lean, Silversun Pickups, Chase & Status, and Deadmau5, to name a few.

Indie-Disco Duo NEIL FRANCES Release Debut Album ‘There Is No Neil Frances’; Kick Off Tour with Sold-Out Dates     

Today, Los Angeles duo Neil Frances (Jordan Feller and Marc Gilfry) are excited to share their long-awaited debut album, There Is No Neil Frances. The record was recorded by the duo in their Echo Park studio over the past year and cuts to the heart of what makes Neil Frances who they are and, for the first time, the tracks are bound by a common, cohesive narrative. The album loosely tells the story of an insect aspiring to find its place in a utopian dreamscape. The band explains, “Our new album is about self-realization and becoming the person that you dream of. The concept is that we are insects on earth who ascend into outer space to become divas at a galactic ball.”

Dashboard Confessional’s new song out now

Dashboard Confessional has shared “Burning Heart,” the glorious new single from their eagerly anticipated new album, All The Truth That I Can Tell. An official music video premiere via YouTube followed by a Rodeo Livestream with DC founder, frontman, and songwriter Chris Carrabba, will take place today at 12pm ET / 9am PT . The song was written in a green room in Manchester, England in the winter of 2018 and then performed onstage an hour later.

Watch the raw energy and urgent hardcore punk from Human Issue in the new video “Circles”

“Circles” is the new track from Human Issue, a musical collective focusing its energy on raw and urgent hardcore punk. Human Issue is the brainchild of Hunter Martinez, a musician who has played in such bands as Decent Criminal, Dwarves, and Slaughterboys. Check out the music video for “Circles”:


Following on from the title track single, which was named Hottest Record by Charlie Hedges on BBC Radio 1; 1991 returns with Out Of My Head. The fierce club focused record is interlaced with the colourful flavour of pop’s hottest new duo Cherryade, who provide the vocals. Having been supported by TIME, Billboard, The Guardian, MTV, NYLON, BBC R1 and more, their inclusion adds an exciting blend of styles not commonly heard in dance music.


“In Your Arms (For An Angel)” is the third track that Topic and Nico Santos have collaborated on. The song follows their 2020 hit “Like I Love You” and 2015’s “Home,” which was certified Platinum in Germany and double Platinum in Australia. Santos won the inaugural Free European Song Contest in 2020 with “Like I Love You” and more recently, took home the prestigious German 1 Live Krone Award for Best Song 2021 for “Would I Lie To You.” He is internationally certified with 15 Gold and 20 Platinum awards.

R&B Pop Track from NYC’s Amaya Santos

Amaya Santos is an R&B, pop artist based in New York. Blending the rich, soulful tones from the Caribbean music she grew up listening to, with hypnotic hip hop beats and sultry, velvet vocals, her music is a unique interpretation of her roots, with a fresh and modern twist. Taking inspiration from the likes of Lauryn Hill, Mariah Carey, Aaliyah and Amy Winehouse, Santos delivers an equal amount of soul and sass, with her impressive vocal range soaring atop her move-inducing melodies.

WOLF Releases First Single And Video “Dust” From Upcoming Album ‘Shadowland’

WOLF recently announced their return with a new studio album entitled Shadowland last month! The album is set to be released through Century Media on April 1st. It is their 9th studio effort and the follow-up to their 2020 release Feeding The Machine.


PLUSH Announces New Single & Video “Better Off Alone”

Rock band Plush premieres its brand new single and video “Better Off Alone,” a track from their self-titled debut album. This song follows the previous single “Hate,” which hit number 24 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart and camped out there for a total of 17 weeks straight. “Better Off Alone” is charged with energy and is a song of empowerment. It’s the kind of rock that resonates with listeners of all ages and has an unforgettable chorus. The video was directed by Dale “RAGE” Resteghini.