Category: FEATURES

Feature stories and artist interviews

Calica: Shimmery Disco Indie Pop

Calica has received acclaim from the likes of E! News, LADYGUNN and Earmilk among others. Her videos have gone viral on TikTok and her music has been added to such popular Spotify playlists including Fresh Finds, Salt and anti pop. Singer-songwriter and producer Calica is a breath of fresh air in today’s indie pop scene.…

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@skopemag news – tuesday – july 27, 2021 @ 5 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Viral TikTok Sensation Handrew Releases “Walking Down the Hall” Marcus Gaddy’s alter-ego and TikTok phenomenon Handrew releases his latest single “Walking Down The Hall”. Marcus Gaddy is an artist and entertainer from Albany, New York and has developed a…

New Video By Chayo Nash featuring T-Pain “Like Dis”

The first signing to T-Pain’s own Nappy Boy Entertainment was never going to be an ordinary artist – and Chayo Nash is a musician after his own heart. Chayo makes music that draws from hip-hop, spaced-out guitar rock, soul, electric blues, and R&B, and he delivers it in a voice that’s simply unlike anybody else.…

New Video By Barista “Sweet”

Barista plays rock with such soul on “Sweet”. The song itself has a kindness about it from the gentle demeanor of the vocalist to the leisurely pace of the arrangement itself. Lyrics gain a particular poignancy for the singer proves to be a deft storyteller painting an entire world that has so much richness behind…

‘I Can See The Ghost’ by Mold!

The newest single by Miami based alt group, Mold!, is entitled, “I Can See The Ghost.” The song is from their upcoming and debut LP, No Silence. Mold! is careful to acknowledge their Peruvian roots as key to their artistic identity. It was the culture shock that accompanied their migration, that has been a major…

Aisles Releases “Disobedience”

With energy akin to the wall-shattering overtones of John Carpenter’s “They Live”, Aisles has struck gold with their latest single “Disobedience”. Serving as an appetizer of sorts leading into their hotly anticipated fifth album, the group finds themselves honed and more focused than ever before. Shockingly for a group of veterans at this point, this…

Fans to Choose One Great New Rockabilly Song

Worldwide, Public Voting Opens 7/19/21 in Global Rockabilly Song Competition Rockabilly Rumble Offers $5,000 in Cash and Prizes Description automatically generatedNashville, TENN — The Rockabilly Artists Alliance has announced the 16 finalists in The Rockabilly Rumble Original Song Contest, a global song competition open to unsigned artists and songwriters worldwide (where not prohibited). Entries came…

‘Where’s My Mind’ EP by Robert Eberle

Where’s My Mind? is a five track EP release from sixteen year old Robert Eberle and it possesses a level of self-assurance uncommon even in releases from veteran and much older performers. His near-prodigy talents allow him extraordinary latitude to ransack modern music in route to writing and recording his own compositions. Yes, I agree with…

Singer/Songwriter Robert Eberle Releases “WHERE’S MY MIND?” EP

Robert Eberle opens his Where’s My Mind? EP with the dental-esque “Novocaine,” on which the singer/songwriter compares a lover’s love to a numbing painkiller. His arrangement of the track is stripped down. There’s plenty of piano and some guitar, but very little bass/bottom. The track sounds to feature multitracked Eberle vocals. It concludes with the…

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@skopemag news – tuesday – july 27, 2021 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Messiah Releases Summer Anthem “Bahamas” Harlem bred-Dominican-born Latin trap pioneer Messiah, returns with summer anthem “Bahamas” out today via GStarr Entertainment. Produced by Grammy award-winning duo, Play-N-Skillz (Lil Wayne, Daddy Yankee, Becky G, Pitbull), the track is an up-tempo…

Caroline Romano Shares Music Video for “PDA of the Mainstream”

Caroline Romano shares the official music video for her new single, “PDA of the Mainstream.” Hollywood Life exclusively premiered the video yesterday, calling it “witty” and “punk-powered.” Caroline Romano Smashes The Toxicity Of Social Media ‘With A Hammer’ In ‘PDA Of The Mainstream’ “PDA of the Mainstream” is an anthemic, punk-influenced pop number that gives…

@skopemag news – monday – july 26, 2021 @ 3 pm est

@skopemag news – monday – july 26, 2021 @ 3 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope To Bloom To Bloom is a coming-of-age story, a celebration of successes and stewing over failures, both within myself and with others. This album tells of blooming into the woman I am and getting to know myself, my sexuality,…

New Video By Stacy Gabel “Straight To Voicemail”

Recording artist Stacy Gabel invites you to step onto the dancefloor with her new music video “Straight to Voicemail.” Gabel has always had a knack for telling relatable stories in a lighthearted and comedic way. The former MTV/Nickelodeon promo producer and writer has created her own little world with the spotlight shining on her and…

New Video By Officially PM “Check On It” ft. IMAN

Individually, they’re Phi and Meisha, Columbus, Ohio natives and best friends. But together, they’re known as PM, the first letters of their names combined, an inseparable force not to be reckoned with. PM’s goal is to provide a sound that will curate a language that will radiate universally and put more boss women on the…

@skopemag news – monday – july 26, 2021 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – monday – july 26, 2021 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Myles Jeh (ft. Taija New) – Addendum Addendum, produced by Epik Beats, is a track where naysayers, copycats, and fake people are addressed. The music video is a boastful take on what the artist is capable of doing, although…

MANTRAGOLD RELEASES SINGLE “THE ANSWER”

The band says: “This song is a call to repair the world. It’s kind of like our revolution song, ya know? Everything we do has a butterfly effect that eventually comes back to us and we hope this song inspires us all to do our part. The world is what we make it; the power…

New Video By Slammin’ Gladys “Hold Up My Blue Sky”

Not every band can rock a rooftop. It takes a certain combination of talent, guts, and faith in a message to mount a city building and rain sound down to the streets below. Famously, the Beatles did it in London. The Jefferson Airplane took to the roof of a hotel in New York and blared…

Rayne Storm New Video For ‘Prolly Me ft. DecadeZ’

Rayne Storm continues to shine in 2021 with the release of 3 new singles. On the self produced track “Grow”, Rayne raps about being a rose out of the concrete over a harmonized vocal sample. A beautifully melodic instrumental plays the background to vivid lyrics about the trials and tribulations of making out the hood.…

@skopemag news – sunday – july 25, 2021 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – sunday – july 25, 2021 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope NINA KRAVIZ – INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED DJ AND PRODUCER – RELEASES “SKYSCRAPERS” FROM UPCOMING EP “Skyscrapers” is a love song that shows Nina exploring a new, more traditional approach to her songwriting. Showcasing her talent as both a lyricist and…

A Truly Captivating Album From Martin Aelred Colgan: Last Boat To St. Helena

A trained opera singer and multi-instrumentalist, the album “Last Boat To St. Helena” is a return to Martin Colgan’s alternate rock roots. It also truly demonstrates his musicianship once more where he has produced, arranged & performed on all tracks. This is an album that both surprises and turns. Ostensibly acoustic yet bathed in various…

New Hip Hop Single “Blessed” // Chris Brown Co-Writer

After co-writing Chris Brown songs “You Like That, “Part of the Plan,” and “Cheetah” from his Indigo album, Jordn’s new single is a raw and thought-provoking track that has the artist reflecting on himself and life in its entirety, while setting the stage for his upcoming body of work. “This song for me really was…

New Video By Dennis J. Leise “Hurry Up And Die”

“The world that you grew up in is no more.” Let those words sink in for a minute. It’s a statement of truth, but it’s also a statement open to interpretation. For a fair number of the population, it’s a positive thing. We live in a healthier, safer, and more equitable world than before with…

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@skopemag news – saturday – july 24, 2021 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope AGAINST THE CURRENT UNVEIL NEW EP fever Elaborating on the EP, Costanza commented, “In some ways, this is a debut. We have so many inspirations from the past, but we merged those with what currently inspires us to create…

‘Heavy Shoes’ LP by The Cold Stares

Heavy Shoes is a compelling statement of freedom and defeating the struggles of darkness during these post pandemic times. Yet currently the pandemic rages on, and perhaps this fantastic duet of Chris Tapp and Brian Mullins are content on giving us something to celebrate. Certainly, Cold Stares succeeds in delivering a crafty and defining blues…

@skopemag news – friday – july 23, 2021 @ 4 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – july 23, 2021 @ 4 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Siren’s Rain premiere new single ‘Keepers’ exclusively via Ghost Cult Magazine. Folk metallers, Siren’s Rain, unveil ‘Kreepers’, the first single off their upcoming debut album ‘Rise Forth’ releasing this September. Singer/songwriter Jesse Lynn Madera Releases Melodic and Uplifting Single…

Airyen Vay Debuts Visually Stunning Video in ‘Love Me Like You’re High’

Romanian-born and Los Angeles-based Pop / RnB Songstress, Airyen Vay, just releases her visually stunning music video her recent release, “Love Me Like You’re High”, and begs for us to just watch on repeat. Ornamented with pentatonic scales, strong vocals, and vibrato trills that glow in evocative emotion, “Love Me Like You’re High” depicts the…

@skopemag news – friday – july 23, 2021 @ 3 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – july 23, 2021 @ 3 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Noah Cunane Releases New Single + Video “DEAD INSIDE”  Following up Noah’s previous release “F*CK ABOUT IT”, a track that continued his tales of relationships and heartbreak through music, Noah has more to say in this contemplative piece. KIANA…

Cold, Earshot, & Ex-Breaking Benjamin Members Reignite Hard Rock Band Lifer

After An 18-Year Hiatus, The Acclaimed Group Releases New Video For Their Latest Hit Single “Hate Me Love Me” Recently-reunited hard rockers Lifer, which comprises Cold, Earshot, and ex-Breaking Benjamin members, have unveiled details for the poignant new video to their latest hit single “Hate Me Love Me.” Exploring the polarizing, and often harrowing, nature…

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@skopemag news – friday – july 23, 2021 @ 1 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope KADABRA: get hazy with new video “Settle Me” Spokane, Washington heavy psychedelic trio KADABRA shares their lysergic and intoxicating new video “Settle Me” exclusively via The Obelisk today! “Easily digable for the converted, and one of the best debuts…

New Video By Maribased1 “Xuicide”

What is the Northern Flow? It’s distinctive, relentless, singular, larger than life, a little zany, a little bit menacing, and just dangerous enough to let the listener know he’s in the presence of an artist who defies expectation. It could only have come from a place as offbeat as Seattle — home to one of…

Singer-Songwriter Matt Von Shares Tender Love With His Newest Single “Mine”

Toronto-based Singer-Songwriter, Matt Von, shines brilliantly in his new single entitled “Mine”, giving words that sometime fall short when expressing how much we love and appreciate the person we share in our lives. – https://open.spotify.com/album/2vgGscXBPPfrPQUTc1keEl To share the experiences, memories, and all that comes in between is what really is true love and finding your…

@skopemag news – friday – july 23, 2021 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – july 23, 2021 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Londoner Alana Sukul’s R&B-tinged funk-pop single ‘Be Friends’ [July 22nd] “Friendship breakups can sometimes hurt a lot worse than your typical romantic breakup, I hope this song will help listeners to grieve over the loss by dancing it out.”…

Misery! Releases New Single, “Everything Is Fine”; Debut EP, XOX, Out 9/17

Today, New Jersey post-punk outfit Misery! is excited to release their brand new single, “Everything Is Fine” via Revival Recordings. The track is the second single, following the band’s debut single “A Sunny Place For Shady People,” off their forthcoming EP, XOX. Alongside the release, the band premiered the music video for “Everything is Fine”…

ENZI Releases Most Personal Single Yet, “Time Flies” – out Today!

Colorado native and alternative-pop artist ENZI has released her new single “Time Flies” – available today via all DSPs. Produced and co-written by frequent collaborators Bobby Campbell and Jeff Cohen (Macy Gray, Sugarland, The Band Perry), the song was also mastered by Nathan Dantzler (Niall Horan, Vince Gill, Lady A). “Time Flies” showcases ENZI’s strength…

@skopemag news – thursday – july 22, 2021 @ 3 pm est

@skopemag news – thursday – july 22, 2021 @ 3 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Al Matcott shares new single “Justine” | Debut EP “You Can Be Anyone” out 6th August via Skip Hero Records Today, Australian songwriter Al Matcott returns with a new single titled “Justine”. The song follows his recent debut single…

New Video By Indigo De Souza “Kill Me”

Some new projects come on strong; others tap you on the shoulder, whisper in your ear, and win you over permanently. I Love My Mom, the 2018 debut by Asheville, North Carolina indie pop singer-songwriter Indigo De Souza, wasn’t an overnight success, and it wasn’t designed to be. But it’s fair to say that everybody…

‘It’s a Feeling’ RockLee (feat. Mel Pacifico and Uness)

Soul is so much more than a genre, or even a sound. It’s an identity that takes many working parts to completely develop and connect with, and in his new single “It’s a Feeling,” RockLee personifies it better than most any non-singing musician I’ve heard this year has. He isn’t completely without a voice in…