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Pat Scarlett Video Release “You Make It Alright”

Intimate and cool, Pat Scarlett is a singer/songwriter that has traded a low-key, acoustic approach for maxed out distortion & new wave synths. At first glance, he seems mysterious, hidden behind a pair of sunglasses and a signature beanie. But when you take a listen to his lyrics, it’s clear that Pat is a closet-romantic…

SKOPE NEWS FOR AUGUST 16, 2017

Marcel Alexander – ‘Wake Up’ Life is short, so we should do whatever it is that we love while we’re here. Marcel Alexander’s motto is Live Life Lite. Come with Marcel as he celebrates the good life on a refreshing new video titled, “Wake Up”. Watch as director, Caleb Seales, captures a crazy high energy…

The Human Circuit – ‘Electric City’

There are a lot of bands that list David Bowie as an inspiration, but you can only really hear it in some of them. The Human Circuit, based out of Austin, Texas, is one of those bands. Their new album, Electric City, was just released this past June, and it is already making the rounds…

Wendy Sweetlove

Wendy Sweetlove sings with a bluesy, fiery spirit. Her work nicely merges elements of soul, classic rock, and country into a satisfying whole. Melodies shimmer and shine as the rhythms swing by with such grace. Stylistically, she opts for a wide range of approaches from a burning passionate spirit to something a little more subdued…

SABA LOU ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM + SHARES “LOST AND FOUND”

Saba Lou was born in the year 2000 in Kassel, Germany. She moved to Berlin with her family in 2005. She began her recording career at the age of 6, putting out a 4 song 7-inch on Atlanta’s Slaughterhaus/Rob’s House Records. At the age of 8 she recorded “Good Habits (and Bad)” which was then…

Arthur Ward – ‘Restless EP’

Arthur Ward crafts a giddy, fully-formed pop sound on the passionate “Restless EP”. Over the course of the EP, Arthur Ward reveals a true enthusiasm for life, delivering love songs sung honest and true. Truly gorgeous in their temperament Arthur Ward also shows off his undeniable chops on the guitar, with guitar solos that are…

Riff Diamond

Riff Diamond is a contemporary blues rock band from Northern Ireland that draws on the best traditions of many classic and modern artists of the genre (Muddy Waters, BB King, Howlin’ Wolf, Clapton, Hendrix, Gilmour, Bonamassa, Led Zeppelin, Free, Etta James and so many more) while still following their own, distinctively rocking and bluesy, path…

Mikhail Zagot – ‘Chosen People’

Mikhail Zagot goes for a charming, celebratory style with the timelessness of “Chosen People”. Over the course of the album Mikhail Zagot opts for a sense of play, letting the songs unfurl in triumphant colorful ways. Arrangements twist and turn, full of surprises as they neatly incorporate elements of folk, pop, jazz, and classical into…

Downie Streahl – ‘I’m Alright’

Adult contemporary when this word came across as a genre to me some time ago, it took me a back as to not understanding the genre it was really. For those who don’t know about it, it is pretty much a form of radio played music that is of the popular sense. It doesn’t matter…

Ashley J – ‘Trapped’

Orlando based artist, Ashley J self-penned “Trapped,” and worked with legendary songwriter/producer and multi-platinum Grammy and Emmy winning, Narada Michael Walden to produce her new steamy single. The song was recorded at his famed Tarpan Studio complex in San Rafael, CA. Ashley’s sultry pipes gradually build a gravitating tension throughout the song, until it hits…

Blister – ‘No Good Deeds’

Blister has turned the BIG 2-0 just last year. Now that sometime has passed so has the band of course. They now being of the age at 21, the years will continue to grow just as they do as musicians and individuals as well. In any case though, being together for 20 years, 10 years,…

Demure For Sure Shares “Party Hardy” Video

It’s always an interesting experience immersing yourself in the music of what most people call a “bedroom project.” More often than not, you are granted an intimate view into the world of an artist as they take full ownership over the sounds and narratives that come from purpose, happy accidents and everything else in-between that…

Album Promo: How to Prepare Your Band for a Cross Country Tour

Going on a cross country tour with your band could be your dream come true. While it might seem exciting, the nitty-gritty details of the tour could be complicated. Keep these four tips in mind as you prepare your band for a cross-country tour. Packing the Essentials While it is a given that you will…

Epic Death are the Texans of the Black Metal Scene

Black metal Texans EPIC DEATH, have been around since forming back in 2010. During time between then and now though, the band has gone on to play shows, write and record music, for some releases, including most recent being “Witchcraft”. Keyboardist/backing vocalist Becky Dorsett discusses said release, future plans on new music, more showcases, and…

Epic Death – ‘Witchcraft’

With a take no prisoners approach, Epic Death’s “Witchcraft” swims through vast seas of distortion. Full of energy and passion, they rush through with heavy riffs and unstoppable percussion. Vocals serve as a further addition to the menacing sound, existing purely in a growl. Stylistically Epic Death draws from a wide swath of genre: from…

Skope Music Biz Boost: May 2017 Skope Radio / Kiwi6 Plays Contest

We want to congratulate DeDe Wedekind for winning the February 2017 Skope Radio / Kiwi6 Plays Contest: https://skopemag.com/2017/02/16/february-2017-skope-radio-kiwi6-plays-contest Since the last contests went so well we are going again via Skope Radio @skopemag.com. The way it works is pretty simple. You place a song submission below as noted. Once the MP3 is processed you will…

Boost Your Serotonin Levels – And Your Natural Beauty, Too

The brain is responsible for the production of chemicals that relay signals between millions of nerve cells. One of the chemicals produced is serotonin, which is a derivative of tryptophan, an amino acid. The chemical is responsible for your digestion, sleep, appetite, sex drive, and mood. Serotonin, also known as “the happiness hormone,” is a…

Tipsy in Chelsea – “Gaslighter”

High thoughtful, articulate lyricism adorns Tipsy in Chelsea’s compelling “Gaslighter”. Tapping into a light jazz-inflected singer-songwriter style, the songs drift by with an airy aura. Instrumentally diverse, Tipsy in Chelsea incorporates such a wide array of approaches throughout the collection, from an almost bossa-nova style to a full-on classic rock sound. By letting this diversity…

Summer Franklin

Summer Franklin’s musical story is an always timely reminder about how music can redefine lives. Visiting the home of country music icon Randy Travis inspired this young performer to pursue her musical dreams, but this sixteen year old performer and writer began from a place of strength few artists can share. Texan by birth, Franklin…

Jesus Christ Superstar A Striving Artists Cast Recording

Phrases come in an assorted amount of shapes, sizes, and sayings of course. For one that tends to be quite popular is one that goes a little like this, “Third time’s a charm”. The belief that the third time, it takes to do something is more than likely to succeed than the previous attempts. Hence…

Greg Luzitano the No Longer Striving Artist

Greg Luzitano the artistic director and founder behind Striving Artists, a non-profit company, focusing upon the theater, film, writing and music, Where his own flesh and blood sister Mary Beth Luzitano comes in as executive director. The siblings, worked together, but Greg was the leading man behind it really. Thus, they would put together a…

Rev Peter Unger – “As I Am”

Tasteful and true, Rev Peter Unger bares his soul on the spiritual “As I Am”. Within the song, Rev Peter Unger opts for introspection, choosing to focus on exactly how one can improve through the power of love. By utilizing an intimate approach to the atmosphere every single detail of the sound can be felt…

Tenderhooks Hopes to Leave Musical Imprint with Great Recognition

U.K. gents, Tenderhooks, is a 6-piece act, that have been playing for going on 2 years and counting. During which time, the band has written and recorded a handful of releases, including most recent and newest album “Loving Sword”. This album releasing a top notch single turned video for “Brighton Is Falling”, which was then…

Tenderhooks – ‘Brighton Is Falling’

Possessing a strong sense of humor is Tenderhooks’ dry witticisms on “Brighton Is Falling”. The carnival-like atmosphere works wonders for the song, from the glistening organ vamps to the dry delivery of the biting lyrics. Over the course of the song the way that Tenderhooks sets the tone feels masterful. Everything simply works as the…

WithLoveXavier New Video “OFFICIAL”

Meet WithLoveXavier and feel his exudations of love and lust! Born Matthew Xavier Hunter, his instinctive love and boastful swagger led him to allocate his gifts and abilities to listeners around the country. Ever since he was handpicked to join his elementary school’s choir, he has offered an alluring flounce in all that he accomplishes.…

Laura Welsh New Video “‘Red”’

Laura Welsh today reveals a stunning video to accompany single ‘Red’. Babysweet has directed this one take live performance. The original cut featured on her latest EP ‘See Red’ which was released at the end of 2016, through her own imprint TwentyTwoSeven Recordings / Republic of Music. The four-track EP includes lead single ‘Red’ alongside…

The Dead Daisies Video “Song And A Prayer”

Riveting Hard Rockers The Dead Daisies have just dropped their captivating new single “Song And A Prayer,” just prior to kicking off their massive six-week joint-headline UK and European Tour with The Answer. http://www.thedeaddaisies.com/ A short film, reflecting the poignant story behind the lyrics of “Song And A Prayer,” the fourth single to be taken…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 22, 2017

HURRICANE FALL RELEASE THEIR NEW SINGLE ‘HOW WE GET DOWN’ There’s a hot wind blowing: the kind of gale that lays a field of cane down flat against the earth, whips the roadside paperbarks into a frenzy, and buffets the windows of a solitary Landcruiser sailing down a moonlit red dirt track. It’s the kind…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 15, 2017

Palais ‘Instant Crush Feat. Your Girl Pho’ Premiering on Pilerats this week, Perth producer Palais’ evocative first release of the year, ‘Instant Crush Feat. Your Girl Pho’, is a masterful mix of upbeat pop and synth-y joie de vivre. It’s the first taste of his impending debut EP Apolis, which is available for pre-order from…

FIRE TO THE STARS VIDEO “WHOLESALE SLAUGHTER”

Fire to the Stars formed in Melbourne from a collection of Australians and ex-pat Swedes with a shared interest in Dead Can Dance, Grouper, My Bloody Valentine and pretty much anything coming out of New Zealand’s mythical Flying Nun Records. https://www.facebook.com/firetothestars/ Their critically acclaimed full length debut, “Made of Fire”, (out now on Seahorse Records),…

TREVOR WESLEY VIDEO “IN THIS WORLD” FEAT RAVEN FELIX

He’s a gentleman and a girl-chaser, a warm-hearted soul with a devilish streak, a talented piano man who knows his way around a digital audio suite, and a passionate love man with a genuine sense of humor about himself. His music is a dazzling collision between the old and the new, the proper and the…

LINA FOURO “BANG BANG BABY” VIDEO

The Canadian Electronic/Pop sensation known as Lina Fouro (L4O) has released her New Dance Crossover Single “Bang Bang Baby” to Rave Critical Music Reviews and Fan Reviews. “Bang Bang Baby” is a sensational romantic dance track which portrays Lina’s sensual and powerful melodic vocals over the groovy instruments which empowers this track to nothing short…

turn turQuoise – ‘StormBrides’

Sounding akin to a modern take on Nico’s regal performance, turn turnQuoise’s “StormBrides” is an elegant timeless collection. Over the course of the album turn turQuoise brings together elements of folk, classical, and pop together anchored by a loose jazzy structure. The beating heart of the album are the passionate vocals of VEra Joppig. Nearly…

BILLIE DAVIES SAYS JAZZ EQUALS FREEDOM IN ALL OF ITS FORM AND EXPRESSIONS

Jazz enthusiast Billie Davies, came to the streets that is Hollywood, particularly Hollywood Boulevard, where she constructed her all new album “On Hollywood Boulevard”. Through the years, living there and going elsewhere, in which time, she says it’s about life, her life, as well as the lives in general, and how the media, it having…

Billie Davies – ‘On Hollywood Boulevard’

“On Hollywood Boulevard” is a glamorous, gorgeous mixture of jazz and funk displaying Billie Davies’s deft skill. Luxurious textures dominate the collection as Billie Davies draws from a wide variety of sources. Everything simply glistens as the attention to tone and texture are of the utmost importance. Bass works wonders alongside the rather loose, careful…

SKOPE NEWS FOR DECEMBER 14, 2016

The Desert Sea – ‘All Mine’ Single & Video With a reputation for high-energy live performances, The Desert Sea’s unique blend of raw vocal melodies, earthy riffs and chest pounding rhythm’s, serve up a tasty cocktail that’s sure to leave you with a sore head and a vague recollection of what could’ve been the night…

DYLAN BERNARD “FLAMES” VIDEO

Dylan Bernard was bit by the music bug at an early age. When his mother placed his him in a church choir at the age of four he instantly fell in love. Sadly, he lost his mother a few years later and the musical spirit she instilled in him went dormant. This kind of talent,…