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!
If you know your Croatian, here’s an interview recently done with the popular Croatian entertainment site www.100posto.hr ahead of the recent live show in Zagreb at the legendary club GK Jabuka. Reporter Valerija Bebek asked a number of questions regarding expectations for the show, and the Soft Riot timeline from the start until now.
Ahead of a performance at Vancouver’s Verboden Festival starting Friday, April 13th an interview was conducted for the Canadian music/arts website Ion Magazine. Read on! Of the reviews that have popped up so far for The Outsider in the Mirrors, the latest full-length release from Glasgow-based darkwave solo project Soft Riot, none are quite as […]
A new interview is up now for the Japanese online website, Cold Experiment. This interview was conducted somewhat recently and covers a lot of topics, including a lot of things relating to the music and the creative process as well as films, directors, architecture and top five records (well, at least the first top five […]
A new interview is up on the US music website, Ghettoblaster. It was done with Tim Anderl, who has done a couple of other interviews with Soft Riot over the years. Here we cover anniversaries, humour, re-location and Fleetwood Mac vs. Antioch Arrow. Glasgow, Scotland’s Soft Riot is the stylised musical alter-ego of JJD. Canadian […]
Recently a video interview was done with André Savetier, a European synth/post-punk music writer who has recently started a new video series called The Wave Of Things. This interview was the first in the series, which provides an interesting approach to discussing music that artists in the synth/wave scene create in a more candid […]
The Outsider In The Mirrors is officially out today on Possession Records! We asked JJD from Soft Riot‘s neighbour for his thoughts on the record to share with you in a short interview. This is the result. The album is available in LP, CD, Cassette or Digital format. There’s also some information on the Possession […]
Claudia Nova (Hausfrau) had a chat with The Skinny recently about our label Possession Records about how it started, future plans and our love for bad sci-fi and Unsolved Mysteries: Glasgow’s music scene is one that we’re all very aware of and proud of as a nation – it’s testament to the bazillion artists, […]
With the release date of the new album The Outsider In The Mirrors (Possession Records) coming up pretty quick there’s been a bit of time giving the answers to the questions being asked in a variety of interviews. Here’s the first one to go up, in the UK-based online magazine Altvenger. Thanks to editor Marija […]
Synths & Stuff is a video podcast based out of Berlin that checks out a lot of studios of synth/wave musicians across the European scene. Back in March I set up a show for my good friend Ben Bloodygrave in Glasgow and he in turn did an interview with me as a feature for this […]
Here’s a recent interview done with Belgium’s WAVES radio where I talked with Philippe Bauwens about a range of topics, including the origins of the Soft Riot name, creative approach, the new Possession Records as well as fellow artists Hausfrau and Marcel Wave. The interview premiered on air on Oct 23rd and is now available […]
The title of the article is a bit heavy-handed but I suppose this is a selection of 10 albums that have a place in my history of writing and listening to music. Thanks to Didier at Belgium’s Peek-A-Boo-Magazine for getting in touch with me to ramble on about this group of records. Albums by Unwound, […]
Here is a new interview conducted with Electronic North, a new UK music site based out of Manchester featuring artists in the northern parts of the UK. Thanks to Adrian Thompson who gave the opportunity to provide answers to a number of questions… Residing in Glasgow via Sheffield, London and Vancouver, Soft Riot is an […]
It has now been a few days since returning from an absolutely incredible string of nine shows with friends Uncanny Valley and Hausfrau in the UK and Europe. Thanks to all the promoters and friends who helped us out as well as the people who came out to the shows. It definitely put this rather […]
A South American music blog called The Blog That Celebrates Itself (a reference to the early 90s “shoegaze” movement) recently got in touch to do an interview about all things Soft Riot. The introduction to the interview is in Portuguese with the actual interview itself in English. Here’s the result: Q. When did Soft Riot […]
On the 7th of April Soft Riot spoke to the folks at Donkaster Elektronische Freundschaft in the form on a 20 minute long interview for their ongoing digital radio show and podcast. Towards the end of the interview the track “You’ve Been A Seeker For Long Enough” is played (the b-side to the “Your Own […]
In the running up to the live show at The Bedroom Bar, London UK for Abattoir this coming Wednesday, Feb 19th, here’s a mix and short interview conducted with Abattoir (from their official site):
This past Tuesday SOFT RIOT was in the studio at London’s Resonance 104.4 FM as a guest on the show “A Colder Consciousness”, hosted by Flora Pitrolo. I had a great time navigating through the spontaneous waters and Flora was a fantastic host. You can check out more archives of the show on ACC’s MixCloud. […]
Below is a short featurette on both Soft Riot and Női Kabát from their European tour from this past July. This was filmed at Shakirail in Paris, promoted and filmed by Disco Kaos.
This is an interview done with Pavel Nattsol Zarutskiy, formerly of Grave Jibes Magazine, for an Other Voices Records exclusive. This interview was done in June of this year: Soft Riot goes to Russia for the very first time with the presentation of his new album Fiction Prediction (Other Voices Records, Russia). Before this remarkable […]