“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.
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.
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!
Out now, Arthur & Martha’s “Adjustments” is a collection of remixes from their 2009 album “Navigation”, including a new remix by Soft Riot.
Available now in the online store: new 38mm square badges! A new SOFT RIOT logo on a rounded badge with a pin back.
“Drama Emperor’s Awake (Soft Riot Remix)” has now premiered through the renowned Italian music publication Flux Webzine: “The Soft Riot remix for “Awake” highlights the maximalist approach to synthwave music chosen by this Canadian musician.”
“Cinema Eyes” came out mid-2013 on the album Fiction Prediction, almost six years ago. There’s a number of versions of that track that exist so here’s a retrospective.