@skopemag news – wednesday – april 5, 2023 @ 1 am est

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b0ka’s roots extend deep into the fertile soil of House, Disco, R&B and Indietronica

After making a welcome return with the funk-flecked crossover jam ‘Stone Cold Girl (Pt 1)’ last year, as well as their blissful follow-ups ‘Want Me To’ and ‘Let Go’ at the start of 2023, vivacious quintet b0ka continue the support for their hotly-tipped new album with the vibrant new offering ‘Last Night (On Earth).

It’s a blistering pop leaning single with roots extending deep into the fertile soil of house, disco, R&B and electronica.

Spacegoat: Release New Single/Video ‘Eternal Return’


Following on from the release of the addictive “White Noise”, pop-punk project Shout London has just released the very catchy and energetic “Admit It”! With its gritty vocals, hard-hitting guitar riffs, and infectious energy, the track is a fiery anthem for anyone who’s ever felt misunderstood or out of place in one-sided relationships!

Solo Artist Timea Göghova to Release New Album “Wild Storm” via Epictronic

Solo artist, singer, and songwriter Timea Göghova has announced the release of her highly anticipated new album, “Wild Storm,” which will be available on all major streaming platforms via Epictronic on June 17th, 2023.

Kahil El’Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble shares new divine single ‘Lonely Woman’

Today, Kahil El’Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble share “Lonely Woman”, the fifth and final new single taken from their forthcoming album ‘Spirit Gatherer – A Tribute To Don Cherry’ out April 21 on Spiritmuse. The track was originally penned by Don Cherry’s close collaborator, Ornette Coleman and released on the 1979 album ‘Old and New Dreams’ with Don Cherry, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden and Ed Blackwell. Now reimagined by veteran bandleader and composer Kahil El’Zabar, whose percussion adds gravitas, while Dwight Trible’s divine, deeply wistful vocals provide lyricism, and David Ornette Cherry’s piano contributes grace and drama to this Coleman anthem. This a tribute to the great Don Cherry, as never heard before.

ICYMI: Lucky Thief reveals debut single ‘Silencer’ and announces debut album

Bristol-based rock multi-instrumentalist Lucky Thief is pleased to reveal ‘Silencer’, his brand new single and the first to be taken from his upcoming debut album due later this year, released on March 31st.

Awkward Branches share new single ‘A Distant Room’ ahead of debut EP ‘Melody for a Friend’ out May 4th via Tip Top Recordings

Today, Awkward Branches, the new project of singer, keyboardist and former Fiction frontman Mike Barrett share new single ‘A Distant Room’ ahead of the release of their debut EP Melody for a Friend due out May 4th via Tip Top Recordings (Gabe Gurnsey, Japanese Television).

Rare London shows with awesome Franco-Japanese artist Maia Barouh

Acclaimed Franco-Japanese singer, rapper, producer, and musician Maïa Barouh is coming for a rare trip to London between 20th —-27th April with some shows lined up as follows:

21st April- Finnish Church
22nd April- Brave Poets, Cromwell Place
23rd April- The Tent At The End Of The Universe (with surprise full band show)

Maia has built a distinctive soundworld around her two main instruments, flute and voice. The result is raw, spacious, and thought-provoking whilst also being playful, quirky, and sometimes disconcerting, for example when she explores anti-Asian racism and feminism.

“Por Cuenta Propia” el nuevo album de Henry Benavides

“Por Cuenta Propia” es el nombre del nuevo proyecto de Henry Benavides, con el cual desea elevar su carrera musical. El compositor, pianista, arreglista, y productor colombiano de música tropical hace homenaje a grandes artistas de la industria con su nuevo álbum.

Esta nueva producción ya se puede disfrutar a través de YouTube:

7EBRA release ‘Done With The Day’ via PNKSLM

ENOLA GAY share EP lead single ‘PTS.DUP’ | out today (April 4th) via MODERN SKY

OPUS KINK share second EP reveal ‘1 : 18’ | out today via NICE SWAN RECORDS

Brighton sextet Opus Kink share bristling new effort ‘1 : 18’, arriving today (April 4th), the second reveal from the band’s eagerly anticipated second EP ‘My Eyes, Brother!’, set for release May 19th via Nice Swan Records (Sports Team, Pip Blom, FUR, English Teacher).

CIEL announce ‘Make It Better’ EP & share lead track ‘Somebody’ | out today (April 4th) via JAZZ LIFE

West London indie upstarts Lip Filler announce debut EP and release new single, out now via Chess Club Records

West London indie risers Lip Filler today release their new single “Monster Truck” and announce their debut self-titled EP will be released 4th May via Chess Club Records (Alfie Templeman, Phoebe Green, Coach Party) – produced by St Francis Hotel (Greentea Peng, Wasia Project, Michael Kiwanuka).


Today, Grammy® Award-winning producer, songwriter, and rapper Jermaine Dupri and New Orleans-based rapper and founder of Jet Life Recordings Curren$y unleash their highly anticipated collaborative EP entitled “For Motivational Use Only.”

1782: new track “Black Rites” streaming

Sardinia-based occult doom specialists 1782 premiere a third track taken from their upcoming new album “Clamor Luciferi”, to be released this April 14th on Heavy Psych Sounds.

About this new single, 1782 say: “The elements are ready for the rite, can you hear the pounding and wrenching sounds that call upon the beast?! This track closes the side A of the album, “Black Rites” is among the darkest tracks on the album, the ending will take your mind to the deepest cold abyss.”

PREMIERE: Black Rites – 1782


The album is launched alongside the new track Sail On, Boys. Fans were invited to vote for their four favourite songs which would be released ahead of the album, with Sail On, Boys following the first track God That’s Brilliant. Two additional fan favourites, All the Ladies and Das Übermensch, will be released soon.

Martin Novales Shares New Single “Used To”

Presenting the debut single from IT MAN – ‘WHITE HEAT’ following moving band name change announcement

Hüsker Dü announce “Tonite Longhorn,” previously-unheard live album from 1979-80

Hüsker Dü has announced TONITE LONGHORN, a previously-unreleased double-disc set of rare live recordings from the legendary band’s embryonic on-stage beginnings. Drawn from the historical Hüsker Dü recording archives compiled by late sound engineer Terry Katzman, the album collects 28 explosive tracks captured over four different nights between July 1979 and September 1980 at Minneapolis, MN’s notorious Longhorn Bar. TONITE LONGHORN arrives via the band’s own Reflex Records at all DSPs and streaming services on August 25, 2023. A limited edition 2xLP black vinyl release will be available on Record Store Day, Saturday, April 22 at participating stores. Stay tuned for news about further pressings later this year.

UK Folk Icon Shirley Collins Announces New Album ‘Archangel Hill’

The first song to be shared from Archangel Hill is “High And Away”, with words by collaborator Pip Barnes. He says of its origins: “There is a passage in Shirley’s book ‘America Over The Water’ where she relays a conversation with the Arkansas singer Almeda Riddle in 1959. It begins: ‘She told of the tricks a tornado can play’ and goes on to give four or five examples. Whenever I heard Shirley read this, I would note that alliterative and rhythmic first line of the passage, and the vividness of the images of a tornado’s doings, and say to myself, ‘There’s a song here, it’s almost written itself.’ I wrote the words, but with no strong idea of a tune for it, other than that it seemed to suggest itself into ¾ time. Shirley obliged with a tune of her own devising, and Ian with its arrangement.”

This Is The Kit Announce New Gruff Rhys-Produced LP ‘Careful Of Your Keepers’ Out June 9th via Rough Trade Records, Lead Single “Inside Outside” Out Now

This Is The Kit, the Paris-based group led by Kate Stables, today announced the band’s new album Careful Of Your Keepers–produced by Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals)–will be released on June 9th, 2023, via Rough Trade Records. The album’s propulsive and introspective lead single “Inside Outside” finds Stables as magnetic as ever, joined once again by her stalwart band of Rozi Plain (bass/vocals), Neil Smith (guitar), and Jamie Whitby-Coles (drums), and accented by a cascading horn quartet arrangement by Jesse D. Vernon. The track arrives alongside a video directed by Hannah Owen that features Stables and a pair of dancers capturing the song’s ebullient charm. Stables explained the song’s reflective lyrics:

Anna St. Louis announces her new album: In The Air is out June 9th on Woodsist / Mare, listen to “Phone” now

Born of a thousand nights lost in a surrender to stillness and contemplation, In The Air is Anna St. Louis’ second full length album and her most considered work yet.

St. Louis’ debut If Only There Was a River seemed to emerge fully formed out of the recesses of her mind; a gritty, mesmerizing affair, filled with jagged edges and ghostly apparitions. The type of record that announces a new voice; one haunted by what has come before.

Rising French pop star SILLY BOY BLUE delivers her dream-like indie cut “Not A Friend”

Acapella Group RockNRoll Chorus Shares Original Song “The Fool”

Originally written for piano and solo voice, The RockNRoll Chorus has turned this original song into a mega rollercoaster ride complete with high tension peaks and swooping drops that’s sure to leave any listener wanting to take another ride. Sultry and soulful vocals by lead singer Chase Junchaya, and rapid-fire vocal-guitar parts by “the band” underneath give energy and clarity that will please any listener from a critical teenager to a seasoned vocal professional of any kind.

NEW video clip from PROPHETIC AGE (“Divinity is Dismissed” out from “Desolated Landscape” EP)

Anthemic Alt Rock “Breathing In” WESSON

WESSON is a British alt/rock band led by singer/songwriter Chris Wesson. Based in Milton Keynes, the four-piece band was formed under the mutual decision to find like-minded souls who needed music as part of their everyday life and essence to their being. Along with bassist Callum, guitarist Jimmy, and drummer Dale, WESSON creates music which is relatable, conversational and meaningful.

Brian Lopez’s New Single “Road To Avalon” Feat. KT Tunstall OUT NOW!

Alternative indie-rock artist Brian Lopez (Calexico, XIXA) shares his latest single “Road To Avalon,” with a special guest feature and longtime friend KT Tunstall. Tapping into the memory of shared exploration and experiences between the friends around Glastonbury Festival many moons ago, the waltz-leaning single narrates an escape into the unknown corners of your mind in the name of trust and the procurement of curiosity. It is less a love song and more of one that celebrates the power of companionship as you trek on towards greater unknowns hand in hand with the trust of a friend.


Michigan Hard Rock favorites TAPROOT have released the first single “VIP (V\CT\M \ PLAY)”, from their upcoming 7th studio album SC\SSRS, produced by guitarist/vocalist Stephen Richards at The Loft in Saline, MI. The album, written and recorded by Richards, will be the band’s first studio release since 2012’s The Episodes (Victory), set to hit stores September 29th via THC MUSIC/Amplified Distribution.

Wander Into “Purgatory” With Canada’s FALL OF EARTH’s Next Single Off New Album “From The Ashes” Out April 2023

Fall Of Earth, hailing from Edmonton, Canada is a myriad of different styles that all come together in a creative and approachable form of modern, thrashing melo-death and progressive metal. Collectively, each of the four members possesses the highest levels of musicianship while never forgetting to put on the exceptional live show they have become known for delivering. They have a new album coming out this year, their second, and “From The Ashes” promises to be more cohesive and refined than the previous one. While fans wait for this release, they are offering their next single “Purgatory”. They share the story behind the track:

Annika Bennet Releases New EP “madwoman” Via Hills Artists

Hills Artists singer, songwriter Annika Bennet announced on March 31st the release of her new madwoman EP, the seven song offering produced by Annika and Jonah Shy (Dermot Kennedy, Shawn Mendes, Role Model, Camila Cabello, Fletcher etc.) that is available on all digital outlets.

In addition, the video for Annika’s latest single “Lose A Friend” will soon be available, directed by Jacq Justice with Drew Bauml serving as Director of Photography for the video.