Category: FEATURES

Feature stories and artist interviews

Paul Nourigat’s Demos for ”Complex Truth”

Paul Nourigat’s demos for Complex Truth will not appeal to everyone. These are three issue-oriented tracks that some listeners will dismiss despite their obvious musical merit. It’s a shame. Nourigat calls these demos but, excepting scattered hints of their sketched-out state, they come across as much closer to finished products than he gives himself credit for producing.…

@skopemag news – monday – september 26, 2022 @ 8 am est

@skopemag news – monday – september 26, 2022 @ 8 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Orlando’s 408 Teams Up With Titus To Create New Pop Punk Anthem “2016”” Video Alternative/pop-punk four-piece 408 have been on a tear since signing with BreakSilence Recordings and they began dropping new music from their debut album, Out Of…

Rising Alt Rock Band THE HYBRIS Presents New Single ‘What If’

Formed in 2020, THE HYBRIS is composed of 3 friends from Germany. They spent three years writing and producing their debut album ‘Music, Vol. 1’, which was released in June 2022. It is a truly international project as now the trio is spread between in Germany, France and the US and writes and produces their…

ROZZZQWEEN Presents New Single ‘Lost 4 Wordz’

The award-nominated R&B singer just released a new song titled ‘Lost 4 Wordz’. Known for her jazzy and unique tone, ROZZZQWEEN takes inspiration in references such as Erykah Badu, Amy Winehouse and Billie Holiday. RozzzQween the Brummy’ Extraordinaire has built her sound from trauma, tumultuous relationships and life’s harshest lessons. The artist is singing about…

Clay Kunego Presents New Single ‘Migraine’

Raw, unhinged garage rock fury races by on “Migraine” as Clay Kunego pours his very soul into the sound. Volume deserves to be absolutely blasted for theirs is a physical approach. Everything here bludgeons the listener into submission from the hyperactivity of the rhythm section to the searing guitar riffs that blaze themselves upon the…

How to Soundproof Your Home From Outside Noise

If you live in a busy city, chances are you’ve experienced your fair share of noisy neighbors and honking horns. While some noise pollution is inevitable, there are steps you can take to soundproof your home and minimize distractions from the outside world. Read on to learn how to soundproof your home from outside noise.…

@skopemag news – friday – september 23, 2022 @ 10 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – september 23, 2022 @ 10 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope LANGUISH: MetalSucks Shares “Parasite” From Arizona Deathgrinders As Feeding The Flames Of Annihilation Nears Release Via Prosthetic Records LANGUISH has today shared a new track, titled “Parasite,” and an accompanying visualizer via MetalSucks. The single is the third song…

The Texas Lonestar: Young Mex

Austin, Texas – Latino Rapper Young Mex is in the forefront runnings of Texas. Coming off a recent album drop for Cinco DeMayo, Young Mex has also released multiple singles including “Make It Work” featuring Ms. Gold and “296 Freestyle”. Young Mex has come a long way as a indie artist since releasing his debut…

@skopemag news – friday – september 23, 2022 @ 5 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – september 23, 2022 @ 5 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope LA-based alternative artist Ronboy shares atmospheric single “Forget It” ahead of debut LP It was during the making of “Forget It” that Ronboy knew she had a body of work taking shape. The sleek, mid-tempo production is bolstered with…

David Arn’s New Acoustic Vibe “Watershed” Just Released

The long awaited follow-up album to David Arn‘s “Traveler Tales” is finally here. A mix of soft acoustic songs written and recorded during the pandemic, this is music about separation and isolation amid confusing emotions of the time. The title song “Watershed” is the exception which deals with a soldier’s PTSD, Anguish and Hope. “This is…

@skopemag news – friday – september 23, 2022 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – september 23, 2022 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Spirited Electro-Pop Musician Russell Louder ‘Come Around’ Single (FFO: Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, and London Grammar) Nashville Singer/Songwriter Dallas Remington Announces Release Of Sassy New Payback Single, “Steal Your Dad” Nashville singer/songwriter Dallas Remington has announced the release of her…

@skopemag news – friday – september 23, 2022 @ 10 am est

@skopemag news – friday – september 23, 2022 @ 10 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope ANNA OF THE NORTH RELEASES “NOBODY” & ANNOUNCES ALBUM ‘CRAZY LIFE’ ARRIVING NOVEMBER 4 Crazy Life transcends the Norwegian artist’s ability to find comfort in vulnerability by inviting listeners into her world and illustrating exactly how it’s done. Uncovering…

New album by Andrew Neil “Alien”

A purely intimate take on classic folk Andrew Neil pares things to the absolute essentials on “Alien”. Sounding timeless, he keeps it to vocals and a guitar. For those two items however, he manages to make the environment so expressive. Poetry of sorts flows through the entirety of the journey as there is a loveliness…

An Exclusive Interview with an Independent Hip-hop Artist, Jungle Girl Ykayyy

An Exclusive Interview with an Independent Hip-hop Artist, Jungle Girl Ykayyy We all should be on the lookout for new upcoming independent hip-hop/rap/spoke word musical artist JUNGLE GIRL YKAYYY. JGYK has her own sound called ‘Jungle Sound’ which is her own creation of “southern styled baby mama drill music with an even louder twang to…

@skopemag news – thursday – september 22, 2022 @ 5 pm est

@skopemag news – thursday – september 22, 2022 @ 5 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Alternative duo Sadurday go all out ‘90s on new single “Mary” Set for release on October 21st, Nothing 2 Celebrate marks a new start for Pennsylvania-based duo, Sadurday. The three song EP joins together vocalist/guitarist Annie Jean Linn and…

@skopemag news – thursday – september 22, 2022 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – thursday – september 22, 2022 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope KIANA LEDÉ DROPS VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK “IRRESPONSIBLE” Directed by Michelle Parker, the accompanying video intercuts moments of Kiana singing with emotionally charged vignettes of a rocky romance. It eloquently translates the push-and-pull of the track on screen. The…

Jason Walker Presents “Dance A Little”

What might compel someone to dance a little? A good beat, certainly. An uplifting melody delivered by an enthusiastic vocalist helps, too. But it’s human enthusiasm that really gets the club burning. We dance when we’re happy. We dance to celebrate and commemorate. Most of all, we dance when we feel the insatiable need to…

New Release By Joe Bermudez & Louise Carver “Lose My Number”

Some producers and singers are made for each other. House artist Joe Bermudez and vocalist Louise Carver are more than just frequent collaborators: they understand each other and know how to reinforce their mutual artistic strengths. Bermudez’s tracks are never any more scalding than they are when Carver is singing, and Carver is never as…

Who Are The Music Artists Investing In Crypto

Even though cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology feels like relatively new innovation that is still changing the world, this technology actually came up more than a decade ago. However, in the early stages of cryptocurrencies, very few people were brave enough to invest in a technology that they didn’t really understand. With that said, a few…

@skopemag news – tuesday – september 21, 2022 @ 7 pm est

@skopemag news – tuesday – september 21, 2022 @ 7 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope EXHUMED Shares “Carbonized” Lyric Video; New Album, To The Dead, Out October 21st On Relapse Records + US Headlining Tour Begins In November EXHUMED returns from the depths with their macabre new album, To The Dead, set for release…

@skopemag news – tuesday – september 21, 2022 @ 1 pm est

@skopemag news – tuesday – september 21, 2022 @ 1 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Fiona Brice Releases New Single “Nocturnal” Via Bella Union “I wanted to make a record that was meditative, compassionate, calm and reflective, as a reaction to the increasingly noisy, opinionated, aggressive and polemic tone of our daily environment,” says…

The Dead Daisies Presents “Face Your Fear”

Any good artisan has a plethora of tools and resources available to them, but it’s important they have the right ones for the specific job at hand. By handpicking from the best of the best rock talents and constantly inviting disparate rockers to join their collective, The Dead Daisies always find the right musicians for…

@skopemag news – tuesday – september 20, 2022 @ 6 pm est

@skopemag news – tuesday – september 20, 2022 @ 6 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Mick Blankenship Releases New Single “Luxúria” + Official Music Video Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio is the American Rock artist & multi-instrumentalist known as “Mick Blankenship”. Mick teamed up with producer John Moyer (bassist of multi-platinum metal band Disturbed) to…

Ben Imber Releases New Track, “Better Days”

The new track from Ben Imber “Better Days” is the debut release for Bristol Songwriter and Producer.. The song is inspired by holding onto a relationship after the connection has been lost. It’s about realising when it’s time to let go to allow you both to move onto better days. https://smarturl.it/betterdaysstream Ben Imber is a…

@skopemag news – tuesday – september 20, 2022 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – tuesday – september 20, 2022 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Sister Wives share ‘Ticking Time Bomb’ about a woman’s ‘biological clock’ Inspired by Welsh mythology, thread throughout a cavernous mix of psychedelia, folk, post-punk, garage and 70s glam rock, Sister Wives recently announced their debut album will be released…

Done Wright Presents “Aruba”

Multi-talented American musician, vocalist, songwriter, producer, and entrepreneur David Wright Jr., aka Done Wright, is a true class act in his approach to the hip-hop game. Born in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, NY, his sound was heavily influenced by icons such as Nas and Mobb Deep and the cultural influences of R&B and…

@skopemag news – tuesday – september 20, 2022 @ 8 am est

@skopemag news – tuesday – september 20, 2022 @ 8 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope REIGN OF Z Release Official Music Video for “Cellophane”! FFO: In this Moment, Halestorm, Evanescence Pennsylvania based, dark melodic metal band REIGN OF Z has released the official music video for “Cellophane”! With the the video directed by Tom…

Alt Pop-Rock Artist Brenden Starr Debuts Powerful, Anthemic Single “Top Of The World”

Renowned alt pop rock singer-songwriter Brenden Starr has unveiled his first solo track “Top Of The World” from his forthcoming album Hopeless Romantic (early 2023) on Friday, September 16. Describing the song as “inspirational” and “about believing in yourself,” Starr says it was important to release “Top Of The World” first as it sets the…

@skopemag news – monday – september 19, 2022 @ 2 pm est

@skopemag news – monday – september 19, 2022 @ 2 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope UMBILICUS (CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE members) releases eponymous new single 70s rock outfit UMBILICUS has released their fourth and final single, “Umbilicus”, from their upcoming album “Path Of 1000 Suns”, which is due September 30th via Listenable Insanity Records. The…

Pistols at Dawn Release “Under the Surface”

Pop/rock, especially the harder stuff, tends to start with a big formula, and without robbing their sound of the edgy, anti-rigidity that has become synonymous with the best sounds in modern alternative music, Pistols at Dawn have found their trademark style in the new album Ascension. Aside from the lead single “Under the Surface,” a…

@skopemag Review – ADELINE Presents ‘Like It That Way EP’

A pure party atmosphere reigns supreme on “Like It That Way” for ADELINE celebrates the communal spirit of the dancefloor. Beyond the obvious nods energetic pop house, they incorporate elements of R&B, soul, and more into the fray. Her voice takes front and center stage from which all else radiates. Layer upon layer interacts to…

Moon and Aries Present ‘EP: Break The Matrix (Episode 1)’ Due: Sept 20th

Moon and Aries sculpt surreal soundscapes on “Break The Matrix (Episode One)”. Fully versed in the electronic, they combine electropop, industrial, ambient with hints of dance into a cohesive whole. These are quiet, reflective odes. Rhythms have a motorik aspect, taking notes from groups like Kraftwerk for there is that similar all-encompassing aspect. Atmosphere matters…

Kinneret “Learn My Name” Single Release

A self-described “psychedelic indie space cowgirl,” 20-year-old Kinneret exudes a unique and magnetic aura. Her brand is one of inclusivity and creativity, and those who love her, love her. Her single “No Wind Resistance!” has amassed over 55 million plays on Spotify to date, featuring shimmery synths and soaring vocals over trunk-rattling 808’s and trap…

Elizabeth Sombart Hits Her Stride Ahead of The Grammys

Maybe you haven’t heard of Elizabeth Sombart or do not know a lot about her. It isn’t my first exposure to Elizabeth Sombart and I can proclaim with confidence it will not be your last, but understanding why her name may be unknown or scarcely recognized isn’t difficult. Classical music artists have a hard road…

@skopemag news – saturday – september 17, 2022 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – saturday – september 17, 2022 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope The Anmer addresses brainwashing through religious deceivers on track “Tears of Jesus” The track talks about the charlatans of the Christian religions who distort the words of Jesus, brainwashing the faithful, hypnotizing them to control their minds, spreading their…

Tahls Presents New EP ‘Life Is Weird’

Tahls employs pure indie pop elegance on “Life Is Weird”. Sounds feel lighter than air for they waft on up into the very sky. Melodically rich the many different layers interact to create a magical atmosphere. Everything about it has a grace. Rhythms embrace a gentle pastoral bliss. By allowing each flourish plenty of time…

New Video By Baba Jenkins “Wild”

There was magic in the room on February 13, 2021, the first time Baba Jenkins played music together. The quartet had instant chemistry and a natural connection, allowing them to complete and record six songs in only two months as if they had been playing together for years. The band was founded by guitarist Guy…

biGDream Presents “Everybody’s High”

As the summer of 2022 draws to a close, you’re forgiven if you feel a little low. There have been far too many things for all of us to get down about — things that are difficult to dismiss. But wouldn’t it be wonderful if, instead, everybody was high? Don’t we deserve, at least for…