This mix, Winter Waves & Cryptic Caves III: Drones & Tones, is the most minimal and meditative of the bunch, focusing on ambience and sound design. It includes artists old and new — strangers, friends and peers I know expanding in that universe of sound, creating new worlds to travel in and out of.
Here we almost are at the shortest day of the year, Winter Solstice. In the couple two weeks of the year going into the new one I usually get some proper downtime and a chance to rest up before going into the next one.
This mix, Synthetic Worlds, is a selection of more synthesiser-based pieces from classic artists from years gone as well as newer tracks by current artists, including friends and peers I know expanding in that universe of sound, creating new worlds to travel in and out of.
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 […]
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 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.
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.
“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.”
OUT NOW. “When Push Comes To Shove”, the seventh album by SOFT RIOT. Available through the Possession store and select distributors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.