Having returned from a successful trip to Canada, things are now rolling back at the studio preparing the new upcoming album, You Never Know What Might Come Next. The final mixes are done and soon to be going into mastering. This new record will be released sometime after the new year in 2015 on Desire.

In the mean time production work has begun on some promotional films, for both the new album as well as the recently released Some More Terror; a cassette/digital album of more synthesizer soundscape instrumentals. Shooting has begun on a short film for the track “Modern Dread”, which is arguable one of the more minimal, dronier tracks on that release. This film will feature a bit of acting from yours truly! Here are a couple of stills from the source footage:

Modern Dread : Film Still 1

Modern Dread : Film Still 2

This coming Friday is the premiere of the Der Hammer club night here in Sheffield. The night is curated with MM Lyle of Marcel Wave; a Sheffield Synthesizer night. There will be a live Soft Riot performance along with a set by locals The Silent Age. Guest DJs are friends Less Than Zero (Berlin/London). Here is the event below:

http://www.facebook.com/events/394055454083531/A SHEFFIELD SYNTHESIZER NIGHT Synthpop, Postpunk and Wave Happenings in The Steel City. Your host DJs are JJD + Lady Boy. http://www.facebook.com/derhammerclub |…

Finally, SOFT RIOT is booking new shows in 2015. A number of shows are being booked in Belgium, Germany, France, Italy and beyond starting February 2015 so do get in touch if you want Soft Riot to come to your town. Thanks.