Year: 2019

SOFT RIOT | GRGR | ANGELIC SINTESIS - March 2020 European Tour

March 2020 European Tour

5 December 2019

Soft Riot will be on tour in Europe during the latter half of March with GRGR (Münich) and Angelic Sintesis (Berlin, members of Leather Ladder). The tour will go through Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden and other locations. There are already a number of dates confirmed with the listing of shows to come in the near […]

Soft Riot "The Eyes On The Walls" | Video Still 01

“Voidamol” Video Screening, Talk and Q&A

26 November 2019

M Gallery in Glasgow have invited me to do a presentation and screening select music videos and short film works I’ve done accompanied by a talk and Q&A about these films. The event takes place on Friday, Dec 13th from 7pm-9pm with the video screenings totalling around 40 minutes of material. A selection of five […]

Possession Records Short Film 01 - Screen Still

Possession Records “Short Film 02” Out Now

25 November 2019

Possession Records has created a fifteen minute short film has been created with the purpose of promoting When Push Comes To Shove in a somewhat unique manner. It has premiered today on YouTube. The short film contains previews of tracks from the record as well as other things, including a feature on our Voidamol Limited Edition Travel Tin available in the online shop.

The Secret Meaning Of Things | "Taste Of Joy" mix cover

Hear The Push On The Radio

17 November 2019

Tracks from When Push Come To Shove have been spreading over the airwaves over the last couple of weeks, both on the traditional airwaves and online. Here’s a summary of some of the online radio and mixes where some of these tracks have been played.

"When Push Comes To Shove" review on Altvenger

“When Push Comes To Shove” Review on Altvenger

12 November 2019

“After his outstanding 2018 album The Outsider In The Mirrors, Soft Riot has surprised us with another brilliant release. When Push Comes To Shove is the seventh studio album by the Glasgow based Canadian artist JJD, who goes by the stage name of Soft Riot.”

Soft Riot | When Push Comes To Shove (PSSN04) | Cover

The New Soft Riot album “When Push Comes To Shove” Out Now!

11 November 2019

OUT NOW. “When Push Comes To Shove”, the seventh album by SOFT RIOT. Available through the Possession store and select distributors.

Alice Hubble - Kick The Habit

Soft Riot’s “Kick The Habit” Remix for Alice Hubble

4 November 2019

Alice Hubble’s “Kick The Habit” single has now been released on the UK label Happy Robots, including a reworking of the title track by yours truly. The Italian synth/post-punk mag White Light/White Heat premiered the single.

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“Taking Off The Edge” Video Premiere on Post-Punk.com

29 October 2019

The first video from When Push Comes To Shove has premiered on Post-Punk.com, for the track “Taking Off The Edge” which is the first track off the album and also available as a FREE (or pay as you want) digital single. This video was produced with Glasgow visual wizard Georgina Penstkart, as part of a ongoing collaboration on video projects.

Soft Riot | When Push Comes To Shove (PSSN04) | Cover

The New Record: When Push Comes To Shove

21 October 2019

Finally it’s here! The new Soft Riot album entitled When Push Comes To Shove, which will be officially released on 11 November 2019 on Possession Records. The album contains eight new tracks and will be available in vinyl LP, compact disc and digital formats.

Soft Riot | 2019-10-24 Bologna IT, Mikasa | Promo

A Quartet Of Shows In Italy

20 October 2019

There will be four shows in Italy starting this Thursday! Thanks for Michele at R7 Agency for making this possible. Read on for more details.

Soft Riot | Some More Terror - Square (EU Cover)

Some More Terror at 5 Years

23 September 2019

Some More Terror, the third album, was released five years ago today on Sept 23rd, 2014. Released between Fiction Prediction (2013) and You Never Know What Might Come Next (2015), the release took a very notable sonic detour as it was a collection of semi-improvisational experiments

Soft Riot | You Never Know What Might Come Next | Limited Edition CD Cover

You Never Know What Might Come Next at 4 Years

19 September 2019

The fourth Soft Riot album, You Never Know What Might Come Next , was released four years ago today on EXBTN Records out of Paris. In hindsight it was sort of a transitional record, moving from the cinematic, atmospheric stylings of the first two LPs No Longer Stranger and Fiction Prediction into a more rhythm-oriented mutant “synthpop” sound.

This Is The Bridge - Interpolation | Cover

Interpolation by This Is The Bridge out now

15 September 2019

Brick is red! Today, September 15 sees the release of This Is The Bridge‘s 4th physical releaseon Ivan Antunovic’s 0.5 label, in the shape of an album that is a collaborative effort with numerous friends and artists, including a some saxophone contributions by yours truly of Soft Riot.

Craig Oliver by Ryan Bradford

Volar Records 10 Year Anniversary

12 September 2019

San Diego’s Volar Records celebrates its 10 year anniversary this year! Run by Craig Oliver, they’ve put out a wide variety of releases including the first two proper Soft Riot LPs, No Longer Stranger (2012) and Fiction Prediction (2013). I had originally connected with Craig back in early 2012 as we had mutual interests and […]

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Live Show Dates for Sept-Oct 2019

11 September 2019

There will be some live shows coming up later in this month of September and going into early October so mark out the below dates in your calendars, including a select string of dates in continental Europe.

PSSN04 "When Push Comes To Shove" | Test Pressing (Featured Image)

New Album In Production

6 September 2019

The next Soft Riot album, When Push Comes To Shove, is well into production and is scheduled for a November 2019 release in vinyl LP, CD and digital formats. The test pressings sound fantastic and have been approved so things are moving along.

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The Merging Of Stores & Lists

22 July 2019

So there you have it, Soft Riot releases and the mailing list now merged together with Possession Records and its online store. Some more news on that coming in the near future.

Tomorrow Syndicate "Stranger In Space (Partrs I & II) - Video Still

A New Video Collaboration

16 July 2019

I’ve been involved in a new creative collaboration with Glasgow video artist Georgina Penstkart, working as a video production team with the aim of producing music videos and other interesting video content.

0.5 | 10th Anniversary

0.5 is X – Anniversary Special

1 July 2019

0.5, a label run by Ivan Antunonic (Iv/An), has recently created a great mix from a selection of artists who had appeared in 0.5’s catalogue in the first decade of its micro-operation.

Soft Riot Solstice Sale 2019 - Catalogue of records

The Summer Solstice 2019 Sale

21 June 2019

Spring Cleaning is an age old practice where after the winter one opts to clear out their attic, garage, car, closet or studio of items that collect in order to free oneself of the tyranny of material objects. Admittedly things have been quite busy over the spring so I’m a bit late on this year’s “spring cleaning” bandwagon, so why not have a summer solstice sale? Starting from June 21st, all items in the Soft Riot store are 30% using a discount code when you make a purchase. The sale will end July 21st!