Category: FEATURES

Feature stories and artist interviews

Jack Nolan New Album ‘Gabriel’

Although Gabriel is not a country album, this Australian singer/songwriter incorporates banjo into the textures of the project’s title track. Like all of the elements applied to Jack Nolan’s fifth solo album, however, each element applied fits the song perfectly. The very next track, “Chit Chatter,” puts electric keyboard up to the front of its…

@skopemag Q&A Featuring KinderCrowdControl

How are you feeling about this year’s music you’ve put out so far?  Edem: Fantastic. This year began with us releasing “Rhapsody in C19”, a reaction to the ongoing mask mandates. Around March, BsquaredMGMT out of Nashville, Tennessee, heard our music, was wowed by it, and partnered with us. We have been releasing music on a steady…

@skopemag news – monday – october 18, 2021 @ 5 pm est

@skopemag news – monday – october 18, 2021 @ 5 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Heavy Melodic Metal with a Twist is Fire Follows “Let Me Go” This is year has been a measure of huge growth musically for Chris Watt and his band Fire Follows. Focusing on writing, vocals, recording, and production has…

@skopemag – Rosewood Coast – Interview Q&A

First off, tell us a bit about yourselves. Who and what are the band we know as Rosewood Coast? 1.) Rosewood Coast is Kali Marsh, John Trygier, and Zack Sempsrott. We are three really great friends who all share the love of music together and put that love into Rosewood Coast. We all met each…

@skopemag news – monday – october 18, 2021 @ 2 pm est

@skopemag news – monday – october 18, 2021 @ 2 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Check Out Dave Navarro Comments On Seeing Society 1 Perform In New Documentary “The Altered Noise” In the recently released documentary The Altered Noise, directed by Matt Zane, Dave Navarro sat down to discuss his thoughts on seeing Society…

West of Corey New Album ‘Big Ass Deal’

West of Corey’s three-song EP, Big Ass Deal, opens with a power ballad titled “All Alone.” Like everything on this project, the song combines scratchy, soulful lead vocals, with guitar-heavy rock & roll. It’s both classic rock and contemporary, at the same time. The album’s default title track is titled “Big Deal.” It’s only missing…

@skopemag news – monday – october 18, 2021 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – monday – october 18, 2021 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope A ROAD TO DAMASCUS are back with the brand new single ‘I’m Not Okay’ A ROAD TO DAMASCUS are back with a brand new single! After the successful release of their two singles ‘Echo’ and ‘Fearless’ in 2020, the…

Luis Mojica Presents ‘Songs From The Land’

Luis Mojica is a most gentle singer/songwriter, as his album Songs From The Land is filled with meditative pop-rock music. It sounds like an authentic form of New Age music. This isn’t the light jazz of that you may associate with New Age, but is instead songs that feature New Age lyrics, put to ethnic-sounding…

Christafari releases their 100th music video “Jireh”

The Gospel reggae cover of “Jireh” originally performed by Elevation Worship and Maverick City is out now wherever music is sold or streamed on Christafari’s 2021 “Under God” album. Filmed entirely in Valdez, Alaska, this is Christifari’s 100th music video to date During this incredible leg of the trip they were able to minister in…

New Video By KSENIA “Girl From The Forest”

“The smaller the forest,” Ksenia tells us, “the bigger the dream.” She’s speaking from personal experience. The rapper and singer comes from Nakhodka, a town on Russia’s chilly West Coast, three hours into the woods from Vladivostok. It’s one of the prettiest places in the world — and also one of the most remote. A…

Dizzy Box Nine Presents ‘Last Call Before The Fall’

There’s an innocent joy running through Dizzy Box Nine’s album Last Call Before The Fall. The album, however, has a title that suggest something dead serious. Apocalyptic, even. However, don’t be dissuaded by these ‘end of the world’ suggestions. Dizzy Box Nine is about having fun in making fun music. The “dizzy’ in the band’s…

@skopemag news – sunday – october 17, 2021 @ 2 pm est

@skopemag news – sunday – october 17, 2021 @ 2 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Scott von Ryper (The Jesus and Mary Chain/Black Ryder) Shares “Pulse” via PopWrapped | ‘Dream State Treasure’ LP Out Today “I’ve always loved the combination of acoustic guitar layered with really distorted guitars, especially with open tunings,” said Scott.…

@skopemag news – saturday – october 16, 2021 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – saturday – october 16, 2021 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope A.J. Fullerton Works Through the Struggle of Finding Identity and Purpose in “Almost There” Fullerton narrates working through the struggle to find identity and purpose in “Almost There.” Fullerton’s easy-going slide guitar roots-rock proves him to be a leading…

New Video By Jay Elle “Miss Mess”

A limber dance track, Jay Elle’s “Miss Mess” offers a noir darkness to it. Full of mystery he ensures that the beat helps to give the track a pulse of sorts. His voice has a rather deep register about it for he delivers verses in a truly unique fashion. The word choice gives the song…

Gary Pratt Presents “Country to the Bone”

A whole raw grit and soul enters into the fray with Gary Pratt’s “Country To The Bone” featuring a great balance. The volume is a must for this is a piece that needs to be felt in order to tap into the communal presence of the experience. His voice has a commanding presence to it…

JOSEPH BLACK OPENS UP ABOUT SUBSTANCE ABUSE ON “UNTOLD STORIES: LOVE & ADDICTION”

Hailing from Duluth, Minnesota, 21-year old singer, rapper, and producer Joseph Black returns today with his highly anticipated debut effort “Untold Stories: Love & Addiction.” Based on his real life experiences, the project beautifully showcases Joseph’s emotional lexicon as he bravely emancipates himself from his public persona while vulnerably sharing moments of love, pain, heart…

@skopemag news – friday – october 15, 2021 @ 5 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – october 15, 2021 @ 5 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope out now: ENDLESS – Lapse: The Guilt We Hold (NJ post-hardcore) Recorded by Adam Cichocki, the EP’s six tracks expound on the undeniable importance of self-worth and the dichotomy of using seemingly dark situations as motivation to overcome. Formed…

Virginia Based Indie Quartet – Ok Mayday – Drops New Single & Official Visuals for “Colorful”

“We want our music to help people heal, escape, dream and be inspired. – Ok Mayday With the world still settling after a wild 2020, the refreshing timing of Virginia born band- Ok Mayday’s new single “Colorful” has impeccable timing. The collaborative effort between Ok Mayday, J Warner, Clare Reynolds, and Harmony “H-Money” Samuels was…

@skopemag news – friday – october 15, 2021 @ 11 am est

@skopemag news – friday – october 15, 2021 @ 11 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Mason Maynard releases new EP /w future classic single ‘Take Me There’ A four-track release, ‘Make It Hot’, sees the release of the soul-drenched, vocal-driven house vibes of ‘Take Me There’. The club-primed cut is the final song on…

New Video By Le Sonic “Any Moment”

Every so often, the music world shines its light on a brand-new music group, and the rest of the world can’t help but be drawn to them. Lately, these magical music groups have been popping out of the woodwork, and it’s hard to keep up. Among those countless music groups is one that truly stands…

LONDON DOWN New EP ‘Dreamcrusher’

London Down does indie rock right with the intense trip of “Dreamcrusher”. With clear hints of the Brian Jonestown Massacre’s unique style thrown in, theirs has a soulful disposition behind it. Every little detail matters for they make sure to push everything forward in a truly physical fashion. Done with dignity their ear for melody…

@skopemag news – friday – october 15, 2021 @ 8 am est

@skopemag news – friday – october 15, 2021 @ 8 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope ORNAMENT AND CRIME (Poolside & Grizfolk) Share Debut EP  LA-based duo ORNAMENT AND CRIME are excited to share their debut EP, Another Night On The Astral Plane. The duo, comprised of Poolside producer Alex Kemp and Grizfolk drummer Bill…

West Of Corey Release Atmospheric Anthem ‘All Alone’

West of Corey has brought out the gun in their recent single ‘All Alone’. With a sound so self-assured, you’d be forgiven for thinking West of Corey had been on the scene forever, yet this is their first collaboration with the singing sensation Stacey Squires. Having lent her pipes to celebrities such as Ricky Hatton,…

Robin Tucker Releases Hard Hitting Album ‘The Way Out’

“The only way out is through” is a statement we have all heard at one time or another. For the up and coming artist, Robin Tucker, it was the cataclysmic phrase for his recent album ‘The Way Out’. His recent album is the latest addition to his ever evolving discography and comes off the back…

@skopemag news – thursday – october 14, 2021 @ 5 pm est

@skopemag news – thursday – october 14, 2021 @ 5 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Listen to Belaver’s new single “In The R L” via Glide Magazine; NYC release show on 11/3 at TV Eye Lain Prone is Belaver’s second solo LP, the follow up to his 2019 album True Love Of Crime. The…

@skopemag news – thursday – october 14, 2021 @ 2 pm est

@skopemag news – thursday – october 14, 2021 @ 2 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope PLUM GREEN: “Moon Of Honey” Video Now Playing At New Noise Magazine Somnambulistic is a stirring collection of dark lullabies. Each of its nine tracks ebb and flow with otherworldly grace manifesting one pulsing dream narrative. Guided by guitar,…

Barista Presents “Dreams Remix B”

A wonderful celebratory track, Barista delivers a mixture of four to the floor dance with a nice dosage of indie rock on “Dreams Remix B”. There is a distinct LCD Soundsystem aspect to the whole thing with this casual cool that seems to tie it all together. Her voice truly lifts the atmosphere for there…

@skopemag news – thursday – october 14, 2021 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – thursday – october 14, 2021 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Madge (Pussy Riot, Slayyyter) & MoonBounce (Brooke Candy) share new hyper-punk single ‘FireFight’ // FFO Grimes, Daine, 100 Gecs Today, October 14th, LA based producers and songwriter brats Madge and MoonBounce team up under the collaborative moniker xR, and…

Gorazde New Album ‘The Fury Of Lullabies’

Gorazde describes its The Fury of Lullabies album as examining “the notion of shadow archetypes and their assimilation into conscious reality; the human condition fully realized is ultimately and equilibration of opposites.” To describe this music as conceptual, is an understatement. It’s heady stuff, but still well worth the exploration. The act began as a…

Ryan Zimmerman – Skope Mag Q&A

1. First off, tell us a bit about yourself. Who is Ryan Zimmerman the person and the musician? I am a guitar player, singer and songwriter from the southern coast of the great state of New Jersey. I would like to think my songs reflect that. Roots Rock, Americana, some groove and improvisation. A big…

Canadian Artist SIOBAMM Toys With a Dangerous Dose of Rock and Skating in “Pick Yr Poison”

Canadian indie rocker, Derby-enthusiast, and Roller Skating extraordinaire Siobamm faces off with another synth-infused rock anthem in searing new single, “Pick Yr Poison” — available now! The Toronto-based Roller Derby athlete focused her attention on music during the global pandemic, giving her a chance to marry her love for creating with her passion for skating.…

@skopemag news – wednesday – october 13, 2021 @ 7 pm est

@skopemag news – wednesday – october 13, 2021 @ 7 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope The Lumineers share video for “BIG SHOT,” fourth studio album ‘BRIGHTSIDE’ arrives on 1/14/22 “We are all big shots in our own story,” says The Lumineers singer-guitarist and co-founder Wesley Schultz, “and, now, we’ve all been humbled over the…

New Video By $tovey “Pronto”

East of San Francisco and Oakland, beyond Mount Diablo, right on the San Joaquin River, is Pittsburg, CA. It’s very much part of the Bay Area, but it’s sufficiently distinct from its Northern California brethren to have cultivated a personality of its own. Pittsburg is a straightforward and unpretentious place. It’s deeply and proudly Californian,…

VELVET SHAKES Their Fun And Fresh Debut EP ‘Mellowdrama’

‘Mellowdrama’ is the new, debut EP from VELVET SHAKES and it is the most perfect debut they could have possibly made. They have been establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with on the music scene since 2018. They take that endeavor a step further with this EP. Each track is fun, fresh, and of the…

@skopemag news – wednesday – october 13, 2021 @ 5 pm est

@skopemag news – wednesday – october 13, 2021 @ 5 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope The Lumineers share video for “BIG SHOT,” fourth studio album ‘BRIGHTSIDE’ arrives on 1/14/22 “We are all big shots in our own story,” says The Lumineers singer-guitarist and co-founder Wesley Schultz, “and, now, we’ve all been humbled over the…

VIDEO: D. Boone Pittman “She Likes the Beach”

Classic Country Lyrics Meld with Americana Sounds for Satisfying Single Emerging Americana singer-songwriter D. Boone Pittman has released the super fun video for the instantly satisfying single off of his latest album “Emerge”, entitled “She Likes the Beach” to his YouTube channel. With jangling guitars and a vocal delivery reminiscent of giants of the genre…

@skopemag news – wednesday – october 13, 2021 @ 2 pm est

@skopemag news – wednesday – october 13, 2021 @ 2 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope SIREN’S RAIN Stream New Album Rise Forth The new album from epic folk metal outfit SIREN’S RAIN is streaming now at Metal Underground, GBHBL and Big Music Geek. The band comments: “Siren’s Rain is excited to announce the release…

Lala Wright releases official music video for “You”

Hot new R&b/Pop artist bringing an creative style and amazing vibes . Stay connected with me on all platforms @iamlalawright An original soul, rising artist Lala Wright has quickly found her footing with the pop and R&B genre. “I believe I think distinctly and like no other, which is something that I find to be…