Category: FEATURES

Feature stories and artist interviews

AYLA releases new video for “Pleasure Is Mine”

Everyone has a story, complicated, joyful, challenging, and beautiful. AYLA is an artist living and creating music, films, and productions in Los Angeles. She was born in Russia, emigrated to the United States some time ago at the peak of her career as a journalist. She dropped everything and started my life from scratch. “I…

@skopemag news – wednesday – january 19, 2022 @ 9 pm est

@skopemag news – wednesday – january 19, 2022 @ 9 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Anna Shoemaker Announces Debut Album | New Single & Video “Everything is Fine” Out Now With the release of her debut album, Anna is breaking out of the bedroom pop world into a more mature and intentional sound, writing…

‘Buzzin’ Fly’ by Steve Yardan

Strings and rich vocals run together in a brooding twist of melodicism as powerful as it is communicative in the new single “Buzzin’ Fly” by Yardan, and while it’s true that most covers aren’t quite as good as the original, I think this might just be a rare exception to the rule. Instead of approaching…

@skopemag news – wednesday – january 19, 2022 @ 2 pm est

@skopemag news – wednesday – january 19, 2022 @ 2 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Club d’Elf To Release Double Album ‘You Never Know’ On April 1 For Mike Rivard, head Elf and sole constant member over the collective’s 24 year run, the meaning of You Never Know runs deeper than just the chase…

NEW MUSIC VIDEO CAPTURES THE HEART OF THE MATTER

by Nick Christophers There is nothing more powerful than a music video that derives from someone’s willingness to live. This was the case for the project “You Can’t Kill Me Now”, the new single by artist Wesley Aldrich. Wesley is a guitarist, singer and songwriter who has performed with bands like the Bellcranks, Hug The…

@skopemag news – wednesday – january 19, 2022 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – wednesday – january 19, 2022 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Evolutionary Sleeper unleashes cryptic imagery in new music video for “Crestfallen” featuring Dan Picknell Crestfallen is taken from Evolutionary Sleepers debut EP Labyrinthian released in December of last year. The track features British vocalist Dan Picknell breathing life into…

New Video By Tommy Stoner feat. Ferregamo & Ghee Boe “Sturdy”

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Tommy Stoner latched onto pop, rap, and hip-hop music at a young age. His budding interest and growing skills led him to release some smashing albums and tracks, including his newest song, “Sturdy,” featuring Ferregamo Swave and Ghee Boe. Stoner came out with his first pop album, Youforia, in…

@skopemag news – wednesday – january 19, 2022 @ 10 am est

@skopemag news – wednesday – january 19, 2022 @ 10 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Foxy Shazam shares haunting new video “Dancing With My Demons” Today, innovative rock n’ rollers Foxy Shazam shared their new song and cinematic video “Dancing With My Demons”, which will appear on their upcoming album The Heart Behead You.…

MULTI-INSTRUMENTALISTS DIANE ARKENSTONE & DAVID ARKENSTONE SHARE A MEDITATIVE THIRD SINGLE TAKEN FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING CELTIC-INSPIRED ALBUM

Diane Arkenstone, a pioneering musical force in the contemporary instrumental genre is gearing up to release a new full-length album with five-time GRAMMY-nominated instrumentalist David Arkenstone, an artist that goes back 20 years with her. Their names have become iconic in the genre as pioneering artists that have pushed the boundaries of their craft by…

@skopemag news – tuesday – january 18, 2022 @ 6 pm est

@skopemag news – tuesay – january 18, 2022 @ 6 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Xavier Wulf Goes Dumb at a Car Show in “TOP DEAD CENTER” A cult figure known for building bridges between the underground and mainstream, Xavier Wulf proudly charts his own path through the rap game. Today, Xavier Wulf shares…

@skopemag news – tuesday – january 18, 2022 @ 5 pm est

@skopemag news – tuesday – january 18, 2022 @ 5 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope JASON LYTLE (Grandaddy)- Collaborates with Kramies On Stunning Split Single ‘Over And Outsider’ ‘Over and Outsider’ is the new three-part split single by Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Tyler Ramsey formerly of Band Of Horses, and Kramies. While winter approaches,…

New Video By The Veer Union “Standing My Ground”

Ever since The Veer Union released their raw, meaningful hard rock music into the world in 2006, their exhilarating sound – like in “Standing My Ground,” their latest single released via Rock Shop Records – has intensified and gathered a continuously growing fan base. What makes this band special is how they balance the aggressiveness,…

@skopemag news – tuesday – january 18, 2022 @ 10 am est

@skopemag news – tuesday – january 18, 2022 @ 10 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope VEIO Release Official Music Video for ”Janus”! Portland based Heavy Alternative Rock band VEIO has released the official music video for their newest single, “Janus.” The single was produced by Stephan Hawkes (Chelsea Grin, Attila, I Declare War) at…

@skopemag news – monday – january 17, 2022 @ 2 pm est

@skopemag news – monday – january 17, 2022 @ 2 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope ENGLISH TEACHER announce debut EP ‘Polyawkward’ & share new single ‘A55’ | out today via NICE SWAN RECORDS (Pip Blom, Sports Team, FUR) Leeds indie heavyweights English Teacher announce details of debut EP ‘Polyawkward’, and share sumptuous new cut…

Nick Voss Pulls Strong with New Single “Blame It On The Moon”

When it comes to Elvis Presely impersonators, few do it better than Nick Voss. In fact, Nick does it so well that he got to perform a cover of ‘Trouble’ live on national television, during an episode of the X-Factor in 2011. Since then, Nick has been honing his craft as an original singer/songwriter, utilizing…

@skopemag Q&A Featuring 53 Judges

First off, tell us a bit about yourselves. Who and what are the band we know as 53 Judges?  We are four guys who love to create, play music, and socialize with anyone we can. Coming from a smaller town in north Alabama, there was never a whole lot to do—the choices were really go…

Ron Killings releases new animated visual for “Out The Window”

Ron Killings aka (w w e’s R-Truth) with his very own unique style, is changing the face of sports and entertainment culture, merging music & new entertainment experiences as we know it! Coming from Charlotte NC, he’s used to understanding the values of building and sometimes learning (the hard way) from the ground up. Growing…

@skopemag news – monday – january 17, 2022 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – monday – january 17, 2022 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope “Sunrise” To Return On Their 10th Anniversary With A New Song Featuring Ashley Green From “Holding Absence” Sunrise is a 2-piece band from South Jakarta, Indonesia, which was formed on January 1, 2012. The band has undergone several lineup…

Steve Noonan Set To Release Soft Rock Album ‘Dreamland’

It’s been a while since we’ve had any music from Steve Noonan, yet after having the pleasure of listening to his upcoming album ‘Dreamland’ I can confirm it’s been worth the wait. With three albums under his belt, Steve Noonan has honed in on his unique brand of soft rock as he’s set to release…

New Video By Money Coach “No Thank You”

If you want to be a Money Coach, you can’t afford to lose yourself in self-indulgence. You’ve got to have a sharp mind, clear sight, financial prudence, discipline, and discernment. A sense of humor helps, too. When temptation comes, you’ve got to look straight at it — and say “No Thank You.” Cleveland-born, Chicago-based rapper…

New Video By StreetSmartz101 “Money Talk”

“Fast money equals short life,” rapper G of StreetSmartz101 assures us on “Money Talk.” He doesn’t sound overly alarmed, moralizing, or disinclined to chase after cash. He’s just reporting the news — and speaking with the authority of lived experience. G and his partners in the Ocala, FL hip-hop crew are unsparing for a reason:…

@skopemag Q&A Featuring Saylor Dollar

We are so excited to kick off a new week with an interview with Saylor Dollar. This band from Tallahassee, Florida is gearing up to make 2022 a big one and so we had to get the inside scoop. Join us today as Dale and Lisa get us all caught up! @skopemag – Where we…

Alyst Release Some Pure ‘Gold’

In what he likely hopes is a bit of foreshadowing, ALYST has released his newest single, “Gold.” ALYST is young and has a deep charisma that is unique unto himself. His music is perennial, and thanks to his artistic Soulmate, Oscar Sanchez, well layered. Originally from Kentucky, ALYST now prowls the urban jungle of New…

JODIE WESTON – VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK – ‘THINK ABOUT ME’

Multi-talented DJ, producer and model Jodie Weston is celebrating the New Year by dropping her hot new House track Think About Me on Blue Monday the 17th January 2022. The epic anthem is a rework of an RnB classic with an edgy, modern twist and Deep House flavour, Think About Me features the vocal talents…

@skopemag news – friday – january 14, 2022 @ 4 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – january 14, 2022 @ 5 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Jamestown Revival Release Acclaimed New Album “Young Man” When Americana folk duo Jamestown Revival began mapping out their new album a game-changing decision was made: leave out the electric guitars and heavy production and let the songs speak for…

PB Rio releases official music video for ‘Want Mo’

Atlanta based artist PB Rio was born in Davenport, Iowa, and developed his versatile style crossing the Midwest and the South. His personality flows straight through his fun and playful sound, mixing it up with hard hitting and gritty lyrics that ring with reality. He won the Atlanta’s #1 Internet Station K100 contest which landed…

Alli’ Starr “More” Video

Video directors love the desert. Musicians do too. In the sandy expanses, the horizon seems to go on forever — there’s no impediment to the imagination and nothing to get in the way of a waking dream. It’s a wide-open space, perfect for the projection of fantasies, and Alli’ Starr’s desert scenario is a realization…

@skopemag news – friday – january 14, 2022 @ 1 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – january 14, 2022 @ 1 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope GASPAR NARBY RELEASES HIS NEW EP ‘MAGNET LETTERS’ – WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THE TITLE TRACK AND NEW SINGLE Last year saw Gaspar Narby broadening his off-kilter electronica into a broader artistic style as an introspective singer-songwriter. The first…

@skopemag news – friday – january 14, 2022 @ 10 am est

@skopemag news – friday – january 14, 2022 @ 10 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope DARK FUNERAL RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “LET THE DEVIL IN” Guitarist and DARK FUNERAL founder Lord Ahriman states, “It is with great pleasure that we can hereby offer you a first taste of our upcoming album ‘We Are…

@skopemag news – thursday – january 13, 2022 @ 8 pm est

@skopemag news – thursday – january 13, 2022 @ 8 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Cinematic Ambient Duo SILENT SKIES Releases Official Video for Second Single “Leaving” SILENT SKIES, the cinematic ambient project of Evergrey’s Tom S. Englund and classically trained pianist and composer Vikram Shankar (Redemption), have just released another new single, “Leaving”,…

@skopemag news – thursday – january 13, 2022 @ 2 pm est

@skopemag news – thursday – january 13, 2022 @ 2 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Erin Rae offers ray of hope with with cinematic new single ‘Cosmic Sigh’… “Cosmic Sigh” is a lush swirl of cinematic strings and pop production, shaping this would-be contemplative number into a rush of clear-eyed optimism, the perfect soundtrack…

Third Development Sews Genres Together In Single ‘Echoes’

It may be completely unrealistic to claim that the recent global lockdowns were, in any sense, a blessing. However, I will posit that the isolating nature of those shutdowns has brought with it some cracking music. For Third Development, it was the catalyst for their passion project. Third Development is a band “born out of a burning…

@skopemag news – thursday – january 13, 2022 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – thursday – january 13, 2022 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Melbourne’s FOX DEROCHE reveals shining new single ‘SOC PUPPET’ from debut EP Blending a variety of sonic influences together and applying his own unique stamp of originality onto things, Melbourne songwriter and performer Fox DeRoche unveils new single, ‘SOC…

STRIDULUM released their full-length debut “Soothing Tales of Escapism”

Polish dark wave duo STRIDULUM released their full-length debut “Soothing Tales of Escapism”. Album revels in discovering new areas of darkwave and dark electronics. The ten-song album is out via Manic Depression Records. STRIDULUM, based in Upper Silesia, Southern Poland, formed in 2019. The duo, consisting of Marita Volodina (vox/lyrics) and Arkadiy Berg (all instruments),…

@skopemag news – wednesday – january 12, 2022 @ 11 pm est

@skopemag news – wednesday – january 12, 2022 @ 11 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope DEVORA Shares New Video for “Outlaw” || Out Now on Tiger Tone / PIAS Outlaw-pop extraordinaire DEVORA established herself as an artist to watch in 2021 with the release of her highly-praised debut EP, Outlaw. Now, the rising act…

@skopemag news – wednesday – january 12, 2022 @ 2 pm est

@skopemag news – wednesday – january 12, 2022 @ 2 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope PRIDELANDS RELEASES FEROCIOUS NEW SINGLE “ANTIPATHY” One of the best Australian metalcore bands to come along in years, PRIDELANDS, will release their long-awaited debut full-length album, “Light Bends,” this Friday, January 14th with SharpTone Records. As anticipation continues to…