Category: FEATURES

Feature stories and artist interviews

CUSPS Present New Album ‘Out For Blood’

CUSPS’ Out For Blood is a collaboration between J. Sehorn and Daniel Twombly. Based in Kansas City, this duo grew out of two coworkers that worked together at an audio-video company. At first, these two just engaged in casual jamming together, which eventually evolved into more serious songwriting. The act’s noisy, dark music has been…

‘Cleary’ by Sisters J

They say that first impressions are everything, and when I first came across the alternative pop duo known as Sisters J, I couldn’t help but be curiously intrigued by the regal nature of their moniker. I know that it’s silly to judge a book by its cover, but in a day and age where artists…

izzeYe Releases Official Music Video ‘Who Dat Dere’

From the small city of Chester, Pennsylvania izzeYe was born with the odds against him. Through his darkest hours the elements of Music, Fashion, Visual Experience, and Healing came to light. His avenues of expression stems from crucial experiences throughout his life. From living out of his car to traveling to Poland the rollercoaster of…

Vertacyn Arc Materializer Offering UP “Nicotine Chewing Gum”

Just based on the name of this band and the song, I know I am in for one wild ride! My notion is correct because Vertacyn Arc Materializer brings something completely different to the table with “Nicotine Chewing Gum”. This new single by VAM is off of the group’s album titled ‘Phlodd’ and will make…

Rixh Forever feat. Benny the Butcher & Vado Present “Crazy”

Born in Queens, New York, and now based in Miami, Florida, Rixh Forever translates his authentic experiences from living on the streets to hard-hitting, divergent rap lyrics. What began as a passion only explored through at-home performances for close friends and family is now blossoming into a full-fledged music career that could change the course…

@skopemag Review – Jen Ash – ‘No Lover Lover’

Reviewed by: Lee Callaghan Evolution Music Press November 24, 2022 Following the acclaimed success of her single Crush On You, Jen Ash is back with her latest offering No Lover Lover. A track dedicated to rebuilding herself in what she calls the breakdown of a “cathartic” relationship. Doomed to fail, this relationship shaped the premise…

@skopemag Review – Pamela Hopkins – ‘Squirrel Train’

Reviewed by: Lee Callaghan Evolution Music Press November 24, 2022 The ever-witty Pamela Hopkins is back with another thought-provoking introspective piece; Squirrel Train. A song that celebrates, pokes fun of, and mocks her scatterbrained mind easily distracted with ADHD. A Country track written in a blues format with the familiar train chugging rhythms to help…

@skopemag news – friday – november 25, 2022 @ 8 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – november 25, 2022 @ 8 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope “Auburn” the new video single from Motive Black (AFM Records) drops on Black Friday Opening up about the central subject matter of her debut record with Motive Black, front woman Elana Justin says “‘Auburn’ is a song that means…

@skopemag Review – Studio D’Lux – ‘Light Still Shines’

Reviewed by: Lee Callaghan Evolution Music Press November 24, 2022 Set to release their debut EP in early December, Studio D’Lux teases the power and theatrics with their debut single Light Still Shines. The brainchild of Doug Kistner, this collaborative work features some of the biggest names from the most prominent mainstay acts of yesteryear.…

@skopemag news – friday – november 25, 2022 @ 2 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – november 25, 2022 @ 2 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Rising Norwegian pop singer Lotte is focusing on mental health in her new song ‘Wake Up So Confused’ ‘Wake up so Confused’ is a very personal song from Lotte that takes a deep dive into psychology. Daring to be…

Noah Hoffeld Presents “Born For America”

Over the past few years, we’ve all done a lot of thinking about America. Has our nation lived up to the ideals enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, or is equality no longer a priority? When the world is threatened — by environmental negligence, health crises, or war — do we still have the vision…

@skopemag news – firday – november 25, 2022 @ 9 am est

@skopemag news – firday – november 25, 2022 @ 9 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Alternative/metal/screamo/rock power-trio The Third Project unveiled new single + music video “Cassandra” A three piece band from France. A drummer and a guitarist that screams like hell. And a bassist. Indeed… Live shows a very extremes, in both ways:…

How to Control Who Owns the Rights to Your Music

In decades past, music was thought of as the sure fire path to use to achieve fame and fortune. Today, however, the lines are much more blurred. This is due, in part, to issues regarding copyright and music ownership. If you do not protect your music’s copyrights, it will be impossible to make a profit…

@skopemag news – wednesday – november 23, 2022 @ 10 am est

@skopemag news – wednesday – november 22, 2022 @ 10 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Hard Southern Rock Band 13South Release Debut Single “Mississippi Way” From the backwoods of Magnolia, MS, 13South debut with single “Mississippi Way.” Described as “If Lynyrd Skynyrd and Junkyard had a baby,” these Hard Southern Rockers have dredged through…

FROM CLUB DJ TO PRODUCER DJ DIEZEL IS BURNING UP DANCE FLOORS

by Nick Christophers Dance music has gone through many changes over the years. As we recall disco was the first taste of a culture built around its music. John Travolta brought dancing and the music that ignited it to the big screen which turned into a type of movement. Disco would soon give way to…

EL-JAY Releases Official Music Video ‘What You Wanna Do’

El-Jay’s billboard charting artist high-energy Neo-Soul, R&B and Pop flow music captures the heart and transports audiences back in time, as the era of classic soul. Entertainment and music have always been present in El-Jay’s life, as he began to demonstrate creativity while showing interest in acting, music, and modeling at an early age. Apart…

The Immaculate Crows Release Single “Business Girl” From Album “And Then There Were Two”

The Immaculate Crows Release Single “Business Girl” From Album “And Then There Were Two” Compelling Australia based Retro Rockers The Immaculate Crows present the new single “Business Girl”, from their recent album “And Then There Were Two” available now on all the major music services. LISTEN TO BUSINESS GIRL ON SOUNDCLOUD Founder Bruce Neilsen is…

The Dead Daisies Present “Born To Fly”

If you haven’t yet, meet The Dead Daisies—a galactic collection of storied musicians, churning through cosmic nebulae of sonic expression. Dancing in orbit around jack-of-all-trades and founder David Lowy, the group grants asylum to comets hailing from all reaches of the rock n’ roll universe. Its current constellation includes drummer Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake,…

Tom Hampton Heading ‘Out To Pasture’

If you’re a fan of the long-running band Poco and love memorable, country rock ballads then you will love this new release by Tom Hampton. ‘Out To Pasture’ is an impeccable tribute album and also serves as a quintessential Americana record for today. Tom Hampton is offering listeners a glimpse into his vast musical history…

Country Chart-Topper Pamela Hopkins Releases Self-Deprecating Single “Squirrel Train”

The Little Rock, AR singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist sings about her ADHD on “Squirrel Train,” out on November 25, 2022. With her last single release, “Straight Shooter” Little Rock’s country music powerhouse Pamela Hopkins enjoyed another Top 10 UK iTunes country chart hit. The single reached #14 on the National Radio Hits Country chart, earning more than…

John McDonough Releases 3rd Single From His 2022 Concept EP

“Point Me East” is sung from the perspective of “The Husky Clipper,” the racing shell used to win Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. CHICAGO, IL –November 21, 2022– Known for his emotional vocal delivery, his inspiring acoustic melodies and his moving lyrics, John McDonough enjoyed breakout success in 2021, with the release of his “Second Chances”…

@skopemag news – tuesday – november 22, 2022 @ 3 pm est

@skopemag news – tuesday – november 22, 2022 @ 3 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Howard Stern-Endorsed Toronto Folk Rockers A Short Walk To Pluto Pay Ode to the Power of Love on “Give Me Grace” Autumn is often symbolic of deep transition, of parts of nature – and our natures – dying to…

Jane N The Jungle Presents “RAW AS A JEWEL”

The jungle is misunderstood. We imagine that it’s a place of danger – a mysterious, shrouded, and steamy world occupied by wild and untamed beasts. It is all these things. But the jungle is also the wellspring of life. It’s a place to encounter the fundamental — and elemental. Above all, the jungle is a…

Richy Snyder Presents New Single ‘How Deep is the Ocean’

Nature has always been used in song to help describe romance. Certainly, no man would never compare his lover to another woman. Thus, humans need to reach beyond humanity to help approximate the grandeur of their nearly indescribable love interest. For his single, Richy Snyder has recorded Irving Berlin’s oceanic “How Deep Is the Ocean?”…

@skopemag news – monday – november 21, 2022 @ 7 pm est

@skopemag news – monday – november 21, 2022 @ 7 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope BLUR drummer DAVE ROWNTREE shares new track “Tape Measure” DAVE ROWNTREE is pleased to share the new single “TAPE MEASURE” from his forthcoming debut album, Radio Songs which will be released on January 20, 2023 through Cooking Vinyl. “Tape…

Wiz Khalifa releases official music video for “Memory Lane”

The perfect balance of pop hooks, effortless charm, and rap swagger… Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa was one of the highest-rising stars of mainstream hip-hop. With a series of hits built around slick rhymes and slicker production, Khalifa moved from mixtapes to stadium sports anthems to major motion-picture soundtrack collaborations. https://wizkhalifa.com/ His charm, persona, and wit…

@skopemag news – monday – november 21, 2022 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – monday – november 21, 2022 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Music Submission: Shout London While the genre is mostly inconsequential in the songwriting process, Shout London’s sound is best described as an alt-pop-rock amalgam; whichever sonic form Shout London’s hits take, fervid heart-in-throat emotion is always at the crux…

CANADA’S GENRE-BUSTING ENSEMBLE THAT FUSES HIGH ART WITH POPULAR CULTURE – RELEASE “CHRISTMAS IN PRISON” FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE U.S.

Christmas In Prison features vocalists Jessica Mitchell, Jackie Richardson, Liam Russell, David Wall, Tom Wilson, & the Canadian Children’s Opera Company Heard in the songs of John Lennon, Tom Waits, John Prine, Stephen Colbert & Elvis Costello, Steve Earle, Harrick Connick Jr., Alfred SchniIke & More A reimagined holiday classic “You’re a Mean One Mr.…

@skopemag news – saturday – november 19, 2022 @ 5 pm est

@skopemag news – saturday – november 19, 2022 @ 5 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope FAUSTIAN: Lambgoat Premieres Debut Video “Birth of Apparitions” From Louisiana Death Metal Marauders (ft. members of Barghest, etc.) Louisiana death metal trio FAUSTIAN — featuring members of Barghest, Kavyk, and others — has premiered its debut music video, “Birth…

@skopemag news – friday – november 18, 2022 @ 6 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – november 18, 2022 @ 6 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Ruth Koleva Announces Release of ‘This Christmas’ Ruth Koleva has led a prolific career leading up to her Warner Music debut. After growing up in Bulgaria in the after math of the collapse of the USSR, she and her…

@skopemag news – friday – november 18, 2022 @ 3 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – november 18, 2022 @ 3 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope OLIVIA O’BRIEN DROPS NEW MICRO-MIXTAPE “A MEANS TO AN END” “A Means To An End is about navigating relationships (both romantic and platonic) as a young adult. In ‘Gone Girl,’ I talk about being unhappy with the life I’ve…

Million-plus Social Star Lady Redneck Releases New Christmas Classic, Veterans Day Video & More!

The Dallas-based singer-songwriter releases “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” along with her 2017 “Into You” album re-release and a Veterans Day video tribute. Lady Redneck aka Stephanie Lee burst onto the international music scene in 2017.  Known for her trademark blonde tresses and bubbly personality, the self-affirmed “Blonde Bombshell” from Dallas, TX has parlayed her public image…

Lolife Blacc Drops His Single “Same Me”

Set to drop his new album Still Signed To The Scale in December, Lolife Blacc comes with his single “Same Me,” which, by all means, is  something special, out now.  https://sparta.ffm.to/sameme He has got an incredible catalog of hits under his belt, but what makes this one so unique is how he worked with long-time…

@skopemag news – friday – november 18, 2022 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – november 18, 2022 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Dark Folk Duo NYTT LAND Reveals Western-Inspired Version of “The Blues Of Ragnarok” & Official Music Video “The Blues of Ragnarok”, was originally released on their latest album ‘Ritual’, and has been reworked in western-inspired ways. Releasing the new…

@skopemag news – friday – november 18, 2022 @ 9 am est

@skopemag news – friday – november 18, 2022 @ 9 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Levi Riggs’ Lyric Video For Current Single “Pour Some Whiskey On It” Premiered By Cowboys & Indians Country music singer-songwriter, Levi Riggs is excited to announce the release of his new lyric video for his current single “Pour Some…