Category: FEATURES

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@skopemag news – wednesday – august 31, 2022 @ 6 am est

@skopemag news – wednesday – august 31, 2022 @ 6 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope GOATWHORE Unleashes “Death From Above” Visualizer; Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven Full-Length Nears Release Via Metal Blade Records Blackened death thrash practitioners GOATWHORE are pleased to unleash “Death From Above,” the fiery new single off their long-awaited…

HOFFMAN Presents “Reflection”

Rewind to 2018. Jake Hoffman was the markedly talented frontman of The Gray Vines, a powerful, Jersey based punk rock band. Their single, “See Me,” earned its fair share of attention with the release of its associated EP, Obscene. Now, four years later, HOFFMAN is back and rolling out a solo career with his individual…

@skopemag news – tuesday – august 30, 2022 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – tuesday – august 30, 2022 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope JESSIE REYEZ ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR; NEW ALBUM “YESSIE” OUT SEPT 16 In anticipation of her first release to come in thenearly two years since her critically heralded debut Before Love Came To Kill Us landed, Jessie announced the…

8 Tips on how to write better songs

This article is brought to you by One Submit, a music submission platform.  Content: Don’t overthink too much Find inspiration from everywhere Find your musical hook Repetitive melody is your weapon Keep it simple Song Structure Record the ideas that inspire you Remember to have fun throughout the process! Use a music submission platform to…

Dianña Drops “Hands” Single

There are plenty of ways you can tell the story of a person’s life; from studying the broad strokes of their life’s narrative through historical events to gaining personal insight from friends about the kind of person they appeared to be to those around them. The facets of a person’s life contain multitudes and layers…

Hendricks 2.0 releases new video for “Feel Like Ye”

Hendricks 2.0 has created a national household name built on the chiseled backbone of his modeling career that has evolved over the span of a decade. His career roadmap is stamped with major cities such as LA, Atlanta, and Houston which have been known to promote countless booming talents. His time spent in these cities,…

Xavier Toscano Presents “Castles In The Sky”

Xavier Toscano offers a majestic buildup with the pop classical fusion of “Castles In The Sky”. A nice little throwback to the classic trance-pop hit from the 90s, this one too radiates a tremendous amount of emotion. The piece retains a degree of lightness throughout the entirety of the journey. By ensuring that the melody’s…

@skopemag news – monday – august 29, 2022 @ 5 pm est

@skopemag news – monday – august 29, 2022 @ 5 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope HIGH TONE SON OF A BITCH: new “Tribute” video available Oakland-based doom collective HIGH TONE SON OF A BITCH (with members of Kalas, Melvins, Noothgrush, Hawkwind, Acid King…) share their brand new single and video for “Tribute”. Their “Live…

Shawn Cook Presents “Stay”

Music has the incredible ability to help channel emotions in profound ways. For Shawn Cook, it served as a reflection of his life, both the detrimental lows and euphoric highs. Rap helped capture those raw experiences and transform them into lyrical masterpieces, allowing him to take the artform to new heights and work with legendary…

@skopemag news – monday – august 29, 2022 @ 11 am est

@skopemag news – monday – august 29, 2022 @ 11 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope GRIM SICKERS NEW TRACK, MVKALO, AARON AK, BEATS BY KOBRA. OUT NOW Beats By Kobra creates tracks that transcend genre, language, and borders. ‘Diamante’​ is a perfect example. Bringing together talent from all over the world, he has put…

“Park Bench” by Catfish Seminar

Catfish Seminar is an unlikely name for a band pushing an alternative version of modern country/Americana for today’s audiences. One listen, however, to the band’s latest single “Park Bench” makes it clear, however, that the band’s artistic core of Andi Jane and Craig Anderson form one of the genre’s most impressive creative units.  Jane’s artistic…

Norwegian Songstress Malene Markussen Debuts With Newest EP ‘Some Kind of Rescue’

After a string of back-to-back successful releases, Norwegian-based singer-songwriter Malene Markussen is now set to release her awe-inspiring album Some Kind of Rescue today. With lush, awe-inspiring, sonic synth-wave landscapes intertwining heartfelt lyrics, Malene Markussen brightly shines throughout each single. Leading the album is her single “Desert”, a ravishingly raw, focused, and powerful song that…

@skopemag news – saturday – august 27, 2022 @ 8 am est

@skopemag news – saturday – august 27, 2022 @ 8 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Miles Hewitt’s ambitious debut LP is out everywhere today Today Miles Hewitt is sharing his ambitious and eerie debut LP, Heartfall. The record release show is on Aug 31 in Brooklyn at Union Pool (Get Tix here). The record…

New Covenant presents the album “Breakthrough”

New Covenant delivers upon a thoughtful take on faith-based music with “Breakthrough”. Sung with power and majesty, the songs gracefully rise up into the sky. Arrangements here feature prominent attention to detail from the guitar work to the rhythms that seemingly life the rest of the sound up. Volume is an absolute must for theirs…

Canadian Songstress Robin Cisek Unveils Her Newest Single ‘Hey Disaster’

With a punchy, alternative production building towards a danceable electro-pop chorus, and layered beneath uplifting and empowering lyrics, Indigenous Super Stars’ “Best Emerging Artist”, Robin Cisek, teams up with JUNO award-winning producers in the creation of her new anthemic single, “Hey Disaster”. https://open.spotify.com/track/21BEu9ZLetbdyAAUVkb1j6 The summer anthem for all those feeling like they just can’t fit…

@skopemag news – friday – august 26, 2022 @ 1 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – august 26, 2022 @ 1 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Out today: IOTA release ‘Sometimes’ a tortured love letter to a loved one Following up on the July release of their celebrated single ‘Take It’, supported by the likes of Classic Rock Magazine and BBC Radio 1, comes ‘Sometimes’,…

Say Goodbye To Toxic Relationships With Natasha Bianca’s ‘Not Ur Friend’

About Natasha Bianca – Natasha Bianca is a devoted, passionate Pop and RnB singer-songwriter from Adelaide, South Australia. Since a young age, Natasha has been inspired by vocal powerhouses such as Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Toni Braxton, and Whitney Houston. Performing to sold out venues, receiving recognition from multiple notable outlets including WeAreYMX and Triple…

Tyler Edwards New Single ‘Delta’

The Delta refers to 35,00 square miles of country stretching from southern Illinois to the Gulf of Mexico and includes multiple counties and millions of people. However, many times when you say, ‘The Delta,’ people think of the Mississippi Delta, the home of much great blues music and black culture. Tyler Edwards’ single, “Delta,” may…

@skopemag news – friday – august 26, 2022 @ 6 am est

@skopemag news – friday – august 26, 2022 @ 6 am est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Mobley Releases “worstway” Single/Video – ‘Cry Havoc’ EP Out 9/23 on Last Gang Records The “worstway” video takes place inside the mind of Jacob Creedmoor, the protagonist of the “themesong” and “stay volk” videos and the figure at the…

Actor Linda Colins Continues to Excel

Linda Collins has excelled in several artistic endeavors and there’s no indication that she’s slowing down anytime soon. She’s an ongoing force with the NBRC Youth Drama Club as its Director of Music and Worship Arts and directs two musicals a year for the organization. Her latest production of the musical comedy The Agape League scored a…

Exclusive Interview with Smomid

Where does Smomid’s story begin? Were you more of a music geek or a tech geek growing up? I was more of a musician growing up, and got into music technology way later in life. I got into music technology because I had some ideas and using computers seemed like the best way to make…

@skopemag news – thusday – august 25, 2022 @ 5 pm est

@skopemag news – thusday – august 25, 2022 @ 5 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope ORM: Danish Atmospheric Black Metal Band Releases Second Teaser For Impending Intet • Altet Double LP Nearing September Release Through Indisciplinarian Danish black metallers ORM recently announced their new album, Intet • Altet, and shared a three-minute excerpt visualizer…

Raindear Releases Her Monumental Single “Rush”

Following up the massive success of Raindear’s single “Howl”, the Swedish singer-songwriter-producer Raindear now releases her monumental and compelling single “Rush” today, distributed via Aloaded. With lush, sonic landscapes intertwining heartfelt lyrics, the single is a ravishingly raw, focused, and powerful song that critiques towards those people who just seem to not understand the never-ending…

Tanya-Lee Davies New Single ‘Bless You’

A soothing trance-like aspect to Tanya-Lee Davies’ “Bless You” shows off her uncanny ability to dilate time. The rhythms feature prominently. Everything about it feels infinite. Stylistically she draws from a whole slew of different genres, from pop to ambient to country, all of these get filtered through her unique vision. By far the true…

@skopemag news – thursday – august 25, 2022 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – thursday – august 25, 2022 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Toronto Pop Singer/Songwriter OLENKA Has Sweet Revenge In “Happy Birthday” Relationships can be great – when they go right. However, the problem with there being “so many fish in the sea” is that sometimes you catch one you must…

Dianña Drops “Hands” Single

There are plenty of ways you can tell the story of a person’s life; from studying the broad strokes of their life’s narrative through historical events to gaining personal insight from friends about the kind of person they appeared to be to those around them. The facets of a person’s life contain multitudes and layers…

@skopemag news – wednesday – august 24, 2022 @ 10 pm est

@skopemag news – wednesday – august 24, 2022 @ 10 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope TODAY Electro-Pop artist Witte Beer shares captivating track “Fairlight” FFO The Postal Service/Kim Petras The title track, “Fairlight,” was written starting with the intro guitar phrase and portrays a sense of motion and anticipation. The sound came from a…

Robert Hawkins Releases Compelling New Single and Visuals for “Things Will Work Out” Ft Wess Morgan & Minon Sarten

Independent artist, songwriter, and singer Robert Hawkins has experienced life at the high moments of greatness and honor and has lived through low and turbulent pits of anguish. He writes music and sings about an infallible hope called Jesus. With his music and his incredible testimony, he is dedicated to helping others find that same…

@skopemag news – wednesday – august 24, 2022 @ 6 pm est

@skopemag news – wednesday – august 24, 2022 @ 6 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope New Dan Pallotta Single This contemplative and sorrowful narrative-based song is one that Pallotta finds hope in. Smerage’s life is not forgotten. His story is being heard and a new legacy is being built for him by Harvard’s current…

@skopemag news – wednesday – august 24, 2022 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – wednesday – august 24, 2022 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope Volbeat Share New Music Video For “Becoming” Michael Poulsen says of “Becoming,” “it is a tribute to the mighty Entombed and our good friend L.G. Petrov, who sadly passed away. When we were about to record “Becoming,” it has…

Doriana Spurrell creates Americana perfection on new EP, “Forward”

North Carolina-based Americana singer-songwriter Doriana Spurrell sat down with @skopemag to talk about her new EP, “Forward” (out now). @skopemag: Tell us about your new EP, “Forward.” Doriana: This EP features five original songs. It’s the first music project I’ve ever recorded and released, so this whole process has been so exciting to experience. I’m…

Rise & Shine with Adrian John Szozda’s ‘Night Owl’

Adrian John Szozda is a genuine singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Toledo, Ohio and his latest release is titled ‘Night Owl’. With elements of folk, blues and rock along with a true indie sound, ‘Night Owl’ will wake up all of your senses. Adrian John Szozda has a very original style vocally and musically, which is…

@skopemag news – tuesday – august 23, 2022 @ 6 pm est

@skopemag news – tuesday – august 23, 2022 @ 6 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope RESTLESS SPIRIT reissue “Blood of the Old Gods” and release new video Magnetic Eye Records will reissue RESTLESS SPIRIT’s acclaimed and already sought-after sophomore full-length “Blood of the Old Gods” (2021) on October 28, 2022. The stoner sludge trio…

Chagall Guevara’s “Halcyon Days” LP

Chagall Guevara’s semi-riotous ride from early 1990’s indie darling almost-weres through the band-wrecked landscape of 1990’s alt-rock and into the 21st century never expected to reach this destination. It should have ended long ago, another well-intentioned and well-written album at the beginning now long disappeared into the ether. It didn’t work out that way. FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ChagallGuevara…

Queenie Drops New Studio Work: “Man Made”

Queenie is an artist focused on capturing the energy of modern hip-hop while remaining true to the genre’s golden age. What makes her sound so special is that she ignites her beats with a lot of personality. The artist is a natural-born storyteller who knows what it takes to make music with emphasis and impact.…

SKOPE: Salt Ashes ‘Didn’t See It Coming’ 

We all know the phrase, love comes when you least expect it. A new single by Brighton-based Veiga Sanchez, better known as Salt Ashes, touches upon the exact phenomenon. ‘Didn’t See It Coming’ captures her version of a love story with Saturday Night Fever meets American diner-inspired visuals.  Ever since her debut album in 2016,…

@skopemag news – tuesday – august 23, 2022 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – tuesday – august 23, 2022 @ 12 pm est @skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope TDR Promo: Kid Marley – Been Wavey Kid Marley rides the waves with his first solo body of work since his hit project “The Grey Area”. For Kid Marley, “being wavey” means feeling all types of vibrations and feelings,…

Clay Fulton & The Lost Forty Throwing out ‘Positive Numbers’

Clay Fulton & The Lost Forty delivers a dominant performance on the new album titled ‘Positive Numbers’.  Based in Rochchester, Minnesota, Clay Fulton & The Lost Forty offers an authentic and engaging style that will attract many listeners from all walks of life.  ‘Positive Numbers’ is hitting on all the right notes and is a…