Category: FEATURES

Feature stories and artist interviews

RUTHANNE RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘LIQUID’ (REL 18/09/18)

In The last year alone, the songs she’s written have streamed over 1.5 billion times. Today, as an artist in her own right, RuthAnne releases the music video for her soulful RnB single ‘Liquid’, which was released in August via independent record label The Other Songs. Speaking about the video RuthAnne Said “The video for…

@SKOPEMAG NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 @ 9 AM EST

Rev Peter Unger New Video For “Goodbye My Love” Power Pop band Classified Frequency release new single “Black Eye” Remember 1999? American Pie just came out, Tony Hawk landed his first ever 900, and everyone was FREAKING out about Y2K. There were also a slew of great power-pop/punk bands pumping out jams and the Maryland-based…

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@SKOPEMAG NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 @ 7 PM EST

ATRAMENT: “War Seed” Now Playing At Cvlt Nation “War Seed” is the new single from Oakland-based crust metal outfit ATRAMENT, founded by current and former members of Vastum, Necrot, Mortuous, Abstracter, Moral Void, Black September, and more. Cvlt Nation is hosting the premiere of the new track as the band’s second album, Scum Sect, nears…

Brett Eldredge Shows What It Means To Love Someone In New Video

Fans of country superstar Brett Eldredge get a long-awaited glimpse into the head of man’s best friend in his brand new music video for current single “Love Someone.” Directed by Jeff Venable and shot in the Nashville area, the video encapsulates the perfect day as imagined by Eldredge’s beloved dog Edgar – candle-lit steak dinners,…

In/Vertigo Release “Bad Enemy”

The world outside of western Canada is introduced to the hard rocking Calgary-based In/Vertigo in their new single “Bad Enemy,” which comes ahead of their much awaited debut extended play due out this fall. Canada has been having somewhat of a renaissance year in the music scene, but no band has had critics talking more…

@SKOPEMAG NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 @ 2 PM EST

JACLYN KENYON Releases Official Music Video for “Tombstone’ Nashville, TN – Country artist JACLYN KENYON has released the official music video for her newest single, “Tombstone” Directed by Jordan Davies, the Mike Krompass produced track is the second single off of her upcoming, debut EP. Ryan Von Gonten new LP featuring Lomelda, out on Gold…

@SKOPEMAG NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 @ NOON EST

KG inspires and ignites positivity with new single ‘CHANGE’ For Canberra hip hop artist KG, his craft isn’t just about making music that pops, it is much larger than this immediate effect. With his inspired rhymes and impassioned delivery, KG is speaking up for those in his community who cannot. CANADA IS BRINGING THE HEAT…

Hero Fisher new single ‘If I Die And Nothing Happens’

With it’s heavy dub bass and raw distorted vocals, the sound of ‘If I Die And Nothing Happens’ belies Hero’s playful lyricism. The dark spectral soundscape she builds evokes a deep volcanic winter as her ambient instrumentation facilitates the telling of a fundamentally human story. Hero’s lyrical quest for light also serves as an affirmation…

@SKOPEMAG NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 @ 10 AM EST

Rev Peter Unger New Video For “Goodbye My Love” WYNNE DROPS DEBUT SINGLE “BUZZER” TODAY A lyrical onslaught, the track showcases her fiery flow, airtight wordplay, and raucous rhymes unraveling at warp speed over a rich soundscape handcrafted by powerhouse producers Teddy Walton [Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky] and Aaron Bow [Freddie Gibbs, Gallant]. The lyrics…

@SKOPEMAG NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 @ 1 PM EST

TOGETHER PANGEA Share New Track, Announce EP, More Tour Dates        L.A.’s Together Pangea have announced a new EP called Non-Stop Paranoia, coming October 26. Today, they share the 80’s-tinged “Hi-Fi Television,” which showcases their signature vibrant, infectious sound, and for the first time sees the band experimenting with the addition of synths. The track premiered…

Fields shares emotive new single ‘Neverland’

Whether it is the effortless grace of her melodies, the sweetness of her timbre or the irresistible dash of a Dublin accent, there is something magical in Fields’ alluring voice. Now based in Perth, the Irish native has earned her stripes fronting sweaty, touring rock bands, but is at her most intense when it is…

Sarantos Presents ‘Hip HOp SociEty’ New Hip Hop Parody

On “Hip HOp SociEty” Sarantos shows off a bit of playfulness, resulting in a whole carefully crafted world. Done with the utmost of precision, Sarantos picks his words carefully. His flow has a nimbleness to it while he draws from pop culture in such great amounts, showing off his clever lyricism. Production has a raw,…

3X GRAMMY-NOMINATED SINGER/SONGWRITER ASHIAN DEBUTS NEW SINGLE, ‘NOLA’

Today, three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer and songwriter Asiahn uncovers her new single “NOLA”at all DSPs. On the track, nocturnal production resounds beneath a slow burn of simmering soulful vocals. She immediately enchants on the hook, drawing attention to her powerhouse voice and intimate lyrics magnetically. Asiahn sings, “I Want somebody who’ll / Pray wit me…

@SKOPEMAG NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 @ 9 AM EST

ERYN ALLEN KANE RELEASES SOULFUL NEW SINGLE, FEEL THE NEED! Today, critically acclaimed Detroit-raised and LA-based R&B singer and songwriter Eryn Allen Kane shares a new soulful single entitled “Feel The Need.” Check out Nao Yoshioka’s The Truth Today, Japanese soul-singer Nao Yoshioka is thrilled to release The Truth, her third album available now via…

Billy Moon’s ‘Punk Songs’ Out Today on Old Flame Records

Canadian artist Billy Moon releases his debut LP, Punk Songs, today on Old Flame Records. A mix of high-energy, punk-infused tracks and softer, heartfelt ballads, you can now stream the album on Spotify. Having grown up in a small, rural town in Ontario, many of the songs on Moon’s new release were inspired by his…

@SKOPEMAG NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 @ 11 AM EST

Reema treats us to a ‘Sunny Afternoon’ on her latest single Having already blown us away with the release of her stunningly beautiful single ‘Four Letter Words’ earlier this year, Berlin-based singer-songwriter Reema returns with a reimagined cover of The Kinks 1966 classic ‘Sunny Afternoon’. New > DJ Lag > ‘Stampit’ EP > Out Today…

Yoke Lore escapes the urban jungle in new video ‘CONCRETE’

Following the release of his critically acclaimed new EP Absolutes, Yoke Lore has unveiled the stunning new video for EP track “Concrete.” Filmed predominately on a trip to Kauai, Hawaii, the video documents all the island’s gorgeous landscapes from a first-person perspective. The video also features cutaways from time spent in New York City to…

@SKOPEMAG NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 @ 8 AM EST

Danielson Share Jad Fair-Directed Video For New Track “On Purpose” As with the early Danielson records, the verses here are often chromatic, and the rhythms are often exceedingly slippery, and there are modulations. If you didn’t know better, you might even say the Danielson songs are a bit progressive, with canny and exceedingly sophisticated arrangements,…

Alpines share new single “Alright”

London duo Alpines share a new track ‘Alright’, the second single from their upcoming third album ‘Full Bloom’. In contrast to their first single ‘Out of View’, ‘Alright’ is a brooding anthem centred on a minimal piano part that builds with sonic layers and flourishes of production. “It is written for our generation” the duo…

The Good Morning Nags releases 2 song “No Damn Good EP”

Now, with so much Nashville-recorded modern “country” music sounding like it’s been tracked in either New York or Los Angeles, it should no longer come as a surprise to hear authentic roots music with New York City roots. The Good Morning Nags are a country and bluegrass-inspired act from New York City, and the sounds…

@SKOPEMAG NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 @ 5 PM EST

NAVVI Shares “Human Highlight Reel” Track Via EARMILK | New Album ‘Ultra’ Out 9/28 On Hush Hush Records NAVVI’s Kristin Henry and Brad Boettger are driving through the expanse of Utah. The word “Ultra” had been simmering in the back of Boettger’s mind – prior, he thought nothing more than just liking the sound of…

NEW MUSIC: EMINEM “KILLSHOT” VS MGK

The back-and-forth emanating Eminem’s “Kamikaze” album stepped up a notch Friday afternoon when the rapper fired back at Machine Gun Kelly with a new diss track called “Killshot.” It’s in response to Kelly’s “Rap Devil,” which itself was a response to Eminem’s “Not Alike.” Eminem responds MGK:  

Jupiter in Velvet Release ‘Beautiful New Day’

In Beautiful New Day, Jupiter in Velvet delivers his most accessible recording to date after years of making a critical impact on the indie rock underground and influencing a number of artists around him. Jupiter in Velvet has been somewhat of an enigma to mainstream audiences since making his debut about half a decade ago, but…

DARK SARAH: “SKY SAILING” MUSIC VIDEO RELEASED

The Finnish cinematic metal band Dark Sarah just released a music video for “Sky Sailing”, the third single from their new album “The Golden Moth”. “The Golden Moth” will be released on September 21st in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings. “The Golden Moth” is the last part of the first Dark Sarah…

@SKOPEMAG NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 @ 2 PM EST

PAUL DEAN’S LATEST SONG/VIDEO, “HELL YEAH” LOVERBOY guitarist PAUL DEAN was a veteran Canadian rock musician in a dozen bands before breaking through in 1980 with the multi-platinum group. His newest single/video, “Hell Yeah,” pays tribute to those years with a shout-out to many of his contemporaries with an accompanying video that literally takes us…

@SKOPEMAG NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 @ 11 AM EST

NYC duo Just Us deliver brand new single ‘I Feel Good Love’ | Out Now via Polydor Steven Lee and Carl Kennedy, better known as Just Us flew into the spotlight last year with their debut single, ‘Cloudbusting’. The duo’s clever reimagining of Kate Bush’s 1985 original received strong radio support from Kiss FM, Capital…

TS Graye Shares New Video For ‘Take Notes’ – Watch Now

Seventeen year old British newcomer TS Graye has today shared the powerful accompanying video to her single ‘Take Notes’; a track written about falling in love with your best friend. The video, which was directed by Kris Rimmer (The Big Moon, Matt Maltese), aims to highlight the universal nature of the feelings ignited within the…

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER PREMIERE THE VIDEO FOR “VALENTINE”

Today, 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) premiere the video for “Valentine” — the new track from their chart-topping new album Youngblood, out now on Capitol Records. The eye-catching video, which features the band members’ largely disembodied heads singing the lyrics against a black backdrop, interspersed with images of balloons, cherry pie, and skeletons, was directed…

@SKOPEMAG NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 @ 9 AM EST

Loretta Lynn-Ruby Stool-Track From New Album Released! Inspired in part by a real-life couple that Loretta knew from her days playing in Texas bars, Ruby’s Stool paints a picture of a honky-tonk heartbreaker, not unlike the women Loretta defiantly sings to in “Fist City” or “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man).” Written with…

@SKOPEMAG NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 @ 3 PM EST

John Mellencamp To Embark On 2019 Tour Set to coincide with a highly anticipated new album release, JOHN MELLENCAMP will embark on a 2019 tour of “The John Mellencamp Show” which will feature the rock icon’s classics plus some new material. Hailed by critics and fans alike as one of music’s most authentic and crowd…

Spider Bags and their “Burning Sand” music video

If you’ve ever wondered where 2001: A Space Odyssey and Harry and the Hendersons intersect, fear not: Spider Bags have created that space with their new Malachi Cull-directed music video for “Burning Sand,” one of the many rippers found on their brand-new album Someday Everything Will Be Fine, out now. In the video, our favorite…

Rhett Repko Releases New Single “Lately Baby”

Located on the portion where the Severn River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, there lies Annapolis, Maryland. Once known as “Providence,” Annapolis shares its great name because of being named in honor of the future queen of England, Princess Anne. Honing back to the earlier days of when the United States was just a colony,…

P.O.D. Releases Music Video For “Rockin’ With The Best”

“‘Rockin’ With The Best’ is direct, raw and in-your-face, unapologetic sound that has been pioneered by P.O.D. The only question is whether or not you know how to get down with it.” – Sonny Sandoval / P.O.D. On November 16th, 2018, Mascot Label Group will release ‘Circles,’ P.O.D.’s debut for the label. The album is…

Estrons share new single “Body”

The hotly-tipped Welsh alt-rock outfit Estrons last night debuted their new single “Body” on Jack Saunders’ BBC Radio 1 show, who said; “already liking the sound of this… listen to that riff… lead singer Tali’s voice is so good!” “Body” is the latest, thrilling excerpt from what is shaping up to be a highly anticipated…

@SKOPEMAG NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 @ NOON EST

Karen WAldrup – 15 Viral Videos … “Fancy” is latest! Viral sensation Karen Waldrup continues celebrating thanks to a very special gift from her legion of loyal fans and Facebook. A few days prior to her birthday, Waldrup jumped on Facebook live to connect with her Waldrup Worldwide Family and solicit celebration ideas for her…

New Video By Jimmy D. Scott “Shakey Ground”

It’s said by Motor City locals that the “D” in Jimmy D. Scott’s name stands for Detroit. That’s not merely about the singer’s love for his city. It’s also a measure of how much the city loves him back. In the exuberant clip for “Shakey Ground”, Scott feels the love from all quarters of town:…

Musical Mosh Pit Mishap: How to Handle the Legal Backlash

Mosh pits in front of stages at musical performances can seem exciting to people who simply want to have fun and let loose. The reality is, however, that they can often be severe hazards. Countless individuals have sustained serious injuries after being caught in the center of mosh pit action. Stay Silent If you have…

@SKOPEMAG NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 @ 5 PM EST

LITE (Topshelf Records) // New Single: “Zone” and UK Tour Blizzard is a 7″ single that showcases the band’s renowned style of cinematic, melodically rampant math rock. Side A explores a host of stylistic influences, with skittering call-and-response guitars building over an electronic drum loop into a shimmering climax that consumes the listener like a…