Category: FEATURES

Feature stories and artist interviews

MIKE GEEZYY OF SAVAGE LIFE NEW SINGLE ‘CLICK CLACK’

Michael Gray was born August 22, 1976 in Jackson, Mississippi. In the year of 1984 at the age of 9 years old, Michael started playing around free-styling like in his grandma’s backyard. When he was attending Bradley Elementary School he was only focused on his education. In 1994 Michael Gray turned 16 years old &…

Pop Plans for JES to “Get Me Through the Night”

There are few dance music vocalists as prolific as JES, whose mesmerizing voice has redefined the electronic dance music landscape with instantly recognizable classics like Motorcycle’s “As the Rush Comes,” the Grammy Nominated “Hold On” and the critically acclaimed “Everything” with the legendary Tiesto. Joining the company of artists like Ellie Goulding, Paloma Faith, Zara…

New Video By Kristy Chmura “Nothing’s Right”

Given how gorgeous the instrument sounds, and how spectacular it looks onstage and on camera, it’s surprising that there aren’t many harpists in contemporary pop music. Yet there are a few talented artists who demonstrate, incontrovertibly, that it’s possible to apply the grace and beauty of the classical harp to modern rock. Kristy Chmura is…

Serena Foster New Single “Show Me The Way”

Effortlessly blending Serena’s vocals with live instrumentation and a beat that immediately pulls you in, “Show Me The Way” is an uplifting track, breaking the chains of conformity and pursuing one’s own happiness. Serena Foster effortlessly syncopates the nuances of the lyrics throughout the track, bringing an element of some of the best elements of…

STEFFLON DON feat. SKEPTA – ‘DING-A-LING’

Following the massive success of her debut single ‘Hurtin’ Me’ and a show-stopping performance to open this year’s MTV EMA Awards, STEFFLON DON continues her rise as one of the UK’s most versatile and exciting new talents with the release of new track ‘Ding-A-Ling’ featuring grime superstar Skepta. The track is out via Steff’s own…

MEET HEAVY BELL

Vivid and emotionally charged, the 1945 novel By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept explores author Elizabeth Smart’s incendiary love affair with British poet George Barker. A book bought and burned by the author’s mother, The Guardian describes By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept as “like Madame Bovary blasted by…

KWAYE shares new song “Lost In My Boots”

KWAYE has released his latest song “Lost In My Boots”, out now via Mind of a Genius. The track hauntingly encapsulates relationship woes and acknowledges the pain you and your partner might go through. In KWAYE’s own words, “‘Lost in My Boots’ came to me at point where I was losing faith in my relationship,…

Keeva Debut Single ‘Whiskey’

Startling new talent Keeva today shares her first release since signing to Downtown Publishing. Entitled Whiskey, the single was recorded at Niles City Sound, the Fort Worth, Texas studio founded by Josh Block, Austin Jenkins and Chris Vivion. Collectively, they are best known as the production team behind Leon Bridges’ breakout debut album Coming Home.…

Jarami Unveil Spellbinding Video For ‘Hear This’

Today sees exciting Swedish production duo Jarami unveil the video for new single ‘Hear This’, the first track to be released from their hotly anticipated forthcoming ‘Sketches II’ EP. The spellbinding visuals for ‘Hear This’ have a slightly supernatural feel, featuring a number of young dancers displaying a slick choreography routine – you can watch…

Kimié Miner Releases ‘Electrify Me’ Official Lyric Video

Singer-songwriter Kimié (pronounced Kim-mi-Yay) Miner manages to create an inimitable musical style that dresses the listener in a flowing _mu’umu’u_ on a cool beach, easily mistaken for paradise. Growing up on an island surrounded by the ocean was a formative experience for Kimié, and an experience that can be distinctly heard through her work. Her…

Rich Chigga Releases Video “Glow Like Dat”

It doesn’t happen often. But every now and then, an independent artist makes a song and a video undeniable enough to become an international sensation. Rich Chigga shook the music world in 2016 with “Dat $tick,” a trap rap and searing video that opened eyes and ears on both sides of the Pacific — and…

DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL RETURNS WITH NEW LP “CROOKED SHADOWS”

Dashboard Confessional has announced details of their long awaited new album, Crooked Shadows, to be released February 9th on Fueled By Ramen (album art / track listing attached). Crooked Shadows marks Dashboard Confessional’s first new album in over eight years and features the lead track “We Fight,” streaming today on Fueled By Ramen’s Official YouTube…

Iconic duo Fischerspooner unveil new single ‘Butterscotch Goddam’ featuring Johnny Magee

Iconic New York duo Fischerspooner, aka Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner, have unveiled their new single ‘Butterscotch Goddam’ featuring Johnny Magee, with the release taken from their highly anticipated upcoming album, ‘Sir’ which is set for release on 16th February via Ultra Records. Premiering the high-powered track on Jehnny Beth’s Beats 1 radio show ‘Start…

New Video Release By Sarah Ragsdale “This Kiss”

Sarah Ragsdale, a newly christened resident of the Garden State, is a singer, pianist, songwriter, and composer who uses her adventurous “Piano Woman” style to tell songs that take a mixture of pop, jazz, and folk influences, the result of which is something she calls “Ragstime.” Sarah has toured and performed live in America, Europe,…

@skopemag – 5 QUESTIONS FEAT SAM ROCHFORD

So today we are so excited to have the talented and musically inspired, Sam Rochford. Sam Rochford (pronounced ROTCH-ford) is a 25 year old Connecticut native now living in Nashville. Her latest single release, “So Easy” is charting nationally on the New Music Weekly country chart Top 65 and the IndieWorld Country Record Report, the…

New Video By Jan Daley “The Way of a Woman”

Adored for her singular magic for making what’s classic contemporary again, Jan Daley is the most multi-talented and beautiful Best Kept Secret in entertainment today. The triple-threat singer/songwriter, actress and playwright connects to audiences worldwide with her authentic, personal presentations couched with just the right amount of razzle dazzle to remind you why she’s at…

Leon Of Athens Releases Stunning ‘Xenos’ Live Video

London-based Greek indie-pop experimentalist Leon Of Athens has revealed live footage of ‘Xenos’, performed at SNFCC. The song is the title track from his forthcoming album, produced by David Kosten (Bat For Lashes, Everything Everything), due out on February 9th. The performance opens with dark, pulsating synth parts before building with celestial choral voices in…

New Video By Arisen From Nothing “Chaos”

Seattle-based band, Arisen From Nothing offers a lethal brand of metal infused with an adrenaline shot of groove in a sonic rage sure to catch your attention. The 5-piece musical tsunami is made up of fearless frontman, Jessie Bringham, 6-string shredders, Troy Elmore and Steve Pontius on guitars, Eric Hanson on bass and Brandon Fuller,…

Harlee Video ‘Holding On’

Slated for release on November 17th, “Venom” shows a more mature side of the 17-year old UK-based artist, allowing Harlee’s impressive vocal range to really shine. Harlee’s debut single “Holding On,” a danceable pop anthem, was instantly added to Spotify’s Chilled Pop Hits playlist and New Dance Revolution playlist. Harlee was also named a Tidal…

Peter More Debuts Offical Video For “In The Basement”

Peter More and his bandmates are proud to debut their official video for “In the Basement”, which premiered yesterday exclusively on Modern Vinyl. Both the song and video have an extensive background story, as the recording process was spread throughout several different locations and studios. The video is a montage of clippings from studio footage,…

New Video By Allelujah “Chariots On Fire”

Any good rock band is worthy of attention and maybe even celebration. But a rock band that can pull the listener into an intriguing and unfamiliar parallel world? One firmly grounded in history but the possessor of a peculiar sound and artistic vision? That’s a rare thing indeed. A group like that is bound to…

21 SAVAGE RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MUSIC VIDEO FOR “BANK ACCOUNT”

After months of overwhelming fan anticipation, 21 Savage uncovers the cinematic music video for his chart-dominating RIAA platinum-certified smash “Bank Account” today. The clip makes the wait completely worthwhile! Starring comedy legend Mike Epps [The Hangover, Next Friday], the visual brings “Bank Account” to life with big screen-ready action and humor in every frame. Channeling…

Elle Exxe makes a dramatic entrance with new single “Catapult”

Rising stealthily through the ranks these last two years, the bolshy singer – who released her debut LP ‘Love Fuelled Hate’ last year – has built a reputation as one of most irresistible and creative new stars of today. The Unsigned Music Award Winner (2016) has been steadily winning over fans on the road, selling…

G-EAZY RELEASES NEW TRACK AND MUSIC VIDEO FOR “THE PLAN”

Earlier this week, multi-platinum rapper and producer G-Eazy announced the date of his highly anticipated 4 th studio album and short film, The Beautiful & Damned will be released on December 15 th via BPG/RVG/RCA Records and is available for pre-order now. Those who pre-order the album will receive an instant download of G-Eazy’s smash…

New Video By GV “Tunnelz”

GV is a next-generation hip-hop artist with Brooklyn blood and the mind of a revolutionary. With a name like “GV”, meaning, “God’s Voice”, this man is on a mission to make a profound statement with his music. His most recent singles, “Exhale” and “Another Hit” seemed to come out of nowhere as a one-two punch,…

The Tates brand new single ‘Water’

‘Water’, the brand new single by Welsh Indie / Pop five piece The Tates, has been eagerly anticipated after the success of the band’s debut release ‘Electric Girl’. The song was supported by Huw Stephens, BBC Introducing, Radio 1 and gained Amazing radio playlisting as well as being A-listed on BBC Radio Wales. Energized by…

Soul/Jazz Singer Phoebe Day Releases Debut Emotive EP “Place in Time”

Sydney soul/jazz singer Phoebe Day released her debut EP ‘Place In Time’ filled with tasty sophisticated melodies, soothing harmony and laid-back grooves completing her signature sound. The EP features 3 tracks, ‘Without You,’ ‘Fading’ and ‘Place in Time.’ with each single showcasing a quiet vulnerability in Phoebe’s music, transporting the listener into her world, extending…

MØ’s “When I Was Young” Video Debuts Today

Danish vocalist, songwriter and breakout star MØ’s J.A.C.K.-directed video for “When I Was Young” debuts today—watch it here. “When I Was Young” is taken from MØ’s new EP of the same name, surprise-release last week via Sony Music U.K./RCA Records). Stream/download the EP here. “I’m so happy to present this video because it feels very…

New Video By Beaux Cheveux “Deeper Feeling”

Why on earth would a band ever want to disassociate themselves from two of the most iconic names in Rock music? For Beaux Cheveux, the comparisons come all too often. Mainly because the band is made up of members from AC/DC & Led Zeppelin… Well, sort of. Guitarist, Adrian Conner is Angus Young in the…

Caitlin Rose Guests on Debut Willie Breeding Single

Kentucky based newcomer Willie Breeding will release his debut album ‘Big Sky’ in early 2018. With influences ranging from Lee Hazlewood to The Strokes, Marty Robbins to A Tribe Called Quest, “Big Sky” is first and foremost an album of well-crafted tunes. The melodies are rich and wavy, complementing well the lyrics of someone torn…

CHANTE’ MOORE RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “COVER ME IN SNOW”

Multi-award winning R&B songstress CHANTE’ MOORE recently released her first-ever Christmas album, “Christmas Back To You”, via her own label imprint, CM7 Records and distributed by INgrooves Music Distribution. Chante’ also released the visual to the first single, “Cover Me In Snow”, directed by G Visuals. The soon to be classic holiday album consists of…

PUSSY RIOT — RELEASE “POLICE STATE” WITH CHLOE SEVIGNY

Today, for the anniversary of The Russian Revolution, the Russian feminist art collective Pussy Riot releases a new song “Police State”, which in usual fashion is accompanied by a music video HERE. The moving picture sums up the current state of affairs of authoritarian leaders like Russia Putin and America’s Trump: Actress Chloe Sevigny, who…

ENDED Exclusive Single Release ‘Provokers’

Swedish rockers Ended are back with new music. The single ‘Provokers’ is released on November 8th together with a new acoustic track. Provokers is leaning more towards Ended’s progressive rock side, still with a strong melodic chorus. “This song definitly has all the classic elements that our band is known for” says guitarist and songwriter…

New Video By The Winter Sounds “Heartbeats”

It starts with a soft synthesizer pulse and the warm, clear, inviting voice of singer Patrick Keenan. Okay, you’ll think, I know what kind of song “Heartbeats” is: it’s going to be the sort of pretty, confessional indiepop ballad that wraps the listener in gorgeous sonic gauze. Then the synths start to stutter and the…

Manika Salutes The Troops ‘Thank You for Your Service’

Manika — a Billboard Top 7 singer/songwriter, social media influencer, published author and TV-Host— releases a new song honoring our Troops “Thank You For Your Service”. And she is donating all her money from the sales to charity! “With everything going on in the world right now —from my hometown Las Vegas shooting, the disastrous…