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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.

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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.

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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!

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Arthur & Martha’s New Album with a Soft Riot Remix Out Now

8 May 2019

Out now, Arthur & Martha’s “Adjustments” is a collection of remixes from their 2009 album “Navigation”, including a new remix by Soft Riot.

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New Square Badges

9 April 2019

Available now in the online store: new 38mm square badges! A new SOFT RIOT logo on a rounded badge with a pin back.

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Drama Emperor “Awake” (Soft Riot Remix)

27 March 2019

“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.”

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Cinema Eyes Revisited

5 February 2019

“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.

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New Year, New Site and Other New Things

28 January 2019

First off, you’ll notice you’re viewing this first post on a very much re-designed website. The back-end of the old site was based on code that was around ten years old and was starting to get fragmented. So that’s that. What else?

And That Closes Another Year

28 November 2018

And so 2018 almost comes to a close. It’s been an incredibly busy year: releasing a new record and playing on different continents and different countries. A number of videos were made, a number cities were played that I’ve never played before and like many experiences, I’ve learned a lot of new things and made […]

“What Are You Waiting For?” 2018 Sale

23 September 2018

Having recently moved house and studio to a new location, and having done some travelling around playing shows in the lands of Europe, some stock re-counting has been done and some things are almost gone, namely t-shirts — down to the last 2x “L” sizes left of the “Quality Soundtracks For Modern Dread” shirt design. […]

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Interview with

21 September 2018

If you know your Croatian, here’s an interview recently done with the popular Croatian entertainment site 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.

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“Waiting For Something Terrible To Happen” Video Premiere

3 July 2018

Thanks to The Skinny for premiering the video for the track “Waiting For Something Terrible To Happen”, which is now available for viewing as of today! This is the fourth track from album The Outsider In The Mirrors which was released earlier this year on Glasgow’s Possession Records. It is a continuation of the ongoing […]

Music Profile in Ion Magazine

13 April 2018

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 […]

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Premiere: Soft Riot interview for Japan

1 April 2018

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 […]

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The Man In The Mirrors: Interview with Ghettoblaster

15 March 2018

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 […]

Video Interview with The Wave Of Things

1 March 2018

  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 […]

Impressions : Possession Records interviews Bob Hatchett

9 February 2018

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 […]

Organised Chaos: Hausfrau talks to The Skinny about Possession

2 February 2018

  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, […]

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“The Eyes On The Walls” Video Premiere

2 February 2018

The first official “music video” for the forthcoming album The Outsider In The Mirrors premieres today on It is the second video from the album, the first being a informational film about the album as if it were set in some alternate dimension. The first video from the latest Soft Riot album is a […]