Year: 2020

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Interview: Soft Riot’s Jack Duckworth Keeps His Chin Up

30 April 2020

“Jack Duckworth is a synth-driven journeyman who has delivered leftfield sounds across multiple projects over the past 25 years. For the past decade, he’s developed a sizeable, sinewave-forward solo catalogue as Soft Riot.”

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The New Album “Chin Up” Out Now

27 April 2020

The new ealbum Chin Up is out now! A collection of 11 tracks that make for a “one off” release for a more experimental, ambient-leaning soundm the majority of these tracks where written at the same time as the recent album When Push Comes To Shove.

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A Special Performance for Gothicat #2 Online Festival

26 April 2020

As a lot of the world is just over a month into lockdown over the current Covid-19 pandemic, there’s been a rise in bands and promoters getting creative and taking a lot performance activity online for the time being. This coming weekend one of those festivals is the currently ongoing Gothicat Festival, of which I’ve […]

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She Past Away “Ritüel” Video by Flustervision

19 April 2020

Flustervision, a video production parntnership between myself and Glasgow video artist Georgina Penstkart, have recently done a video for the Turkish post-punk band She Past Away for their track “Ritüel”, remixed by The Soft Moon off their most recently remix album X on Fabrika Records.

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“Who Knows Where You’ll Be” Video Premiere

16 April 2020

Many thanks to the music site White Light/White Heat for premiering the first video from the album Chin Up for the track “Who Knows Where You’ll Be”. “Detached, disillusioned lyrics tread through an unsure existence in a disconnected search to find comfort and understanding.”

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Announcing the newest album, Chin Up

6 April 2020

Available on digital and limited CD and cassete, the majority of the tracks from this album were written at the same time as the tracks from the most recent release, When Push Comes To Shove. Chin Up was mostly written in the late night hours as an escape from the trappings of things like culture, scenes, political calamity, information overload, existential dread and the confines of what is considered synthesizer pop music.

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Influences: A Timeline Of Some Of My Favourite Records (1)

29 March 2020

As we are now in midst of a lockdown during a very monumental pandemic, I thought it seemed like the best time more than ever to do a very in-depth post about over 30 of my favourite and most influencial records. Get reading!

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Love In The Time Of Covid

17 March 2020

I’m back in Glasgow after an aborted tour in Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. All shows were cancelled by promoters, whom we worked with and unanimously felt this was the best idea. As I’m now back home, I thought I’d write this post.

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New Merch Items and “Stay Healthy” Sale

17 March 2020

Like many artists, especially those adversely effected by the ongoing COVID-19 situation, are going to be looking at support through sales of albums and merchandise to get them through this difficult time. For the next few weeks you can enter the code stayhealthy when checking out on the Soft Riot store and get 30% off all items.

Soft Riot | Live: Glasgow | January 2020 - Photo by Barry Douglas

Linea Aspera, Witch Of The Vale and Soft Riot: A Live Show Review

11 March 2020

The first SOFT RIOT show of 2020 was in Glasgow at Ivory Blacks supporting Linea Aspera along with Witch Of The Vale. Local music writer Anni Payne has penned this great review of the show for the online publication Brutal Resonance.

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Gothic Pogo Festival XV

5 March 2020

Well, it’s finally here… probably one of my favourite festivals in the world and probably one of the most unique and amazing ones at that: Gothic Pogo Festival XV in Leipzig DE! Soft Riot will be playing on the Sunday, May 31st with Light Asylum and Detachments.

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“Fate’s Got A Bone To Pick With You” Video Premiere

20 February 2020

Out today! The third promotional video from the album When Push Comes To Shove for the track “Fate’s Got A Bone To Pick With You”.

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La Danse Macabre 7

19 February 2020

The track “The Lost Weekend” from the latest album, When Push Comes to Shove, is featured on a new, mammoth compilation from the German label At Sea Compilations featuring 53 tracks by artists in the gothic, darkwave and post-punk genres.

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Into March with GRGR & Angelic Sintesis

7 February 2020

Next month I’ll be back on the road playing a selection of dates in Germany, Belgium and Netherlands with synthpunk artist GrGr (Münich) with DJ support from Berlin’s Angelic Sintesis.

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Some More “When Push Comes To Shove” Press

31 January 2020

As we close out the first month of 2020, there’s been some further press pick-up across the internet-o-sphere regarding the new album When Push Comes To Shove in the new year, as well as an in-depth review of the second and latest promo video from the album for the track “By The Skin Of Your Teeth”.

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“By The Skin Of Your Teeth” Video Premiere

17 January 2020

Now up! The second in a series of videos from the new album When Push Comes To Shove has now premiered and is ready for viewing for the track “By The Skin Of Your Teeth”.

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Marta Raya Laurentiustränen Video

15 January 2020

A new video done for the track “Laurentiustränen” by Berlin-based artist Marta Raya, created by Flustervision, a new video production partnership set up by myself and Glasgow-based video artist Georgina Penstkart.

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Radio Berlin Re-issues at 5 Years

10 January 2020

This time five years ago Radio Berlin’s three main albums, Sibling, The Selection Drone and Glass, were re-issued digitally after all being long out of print. For one month you can now download these albums for FREE.

Soft Riot | It's No Laughing Matter (Obscure Dream Version)

It’s No Laughing Matter (Obscure Dream Version)

8 January 2020

We’re into the first month of the new year and here’s a free download of a track for those interested. A new version of the track “It’s No Laughing Matter” featuring vocals of MM Lyle (Marcel Wave).

Winter Waves & Cryptic Caves IV : Soundtracks Of The Mind

Winter Waves & Cryptic Caves IV : Soundtracks Of The Mind

5 January 2020

This is the final of three new instalments of the series of mixes done over the winter entitled Winter Waves & Cryptic Caves; this one being the most dynamic of the set, having more of a focus on favourite pieces from film soundtracks.