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Some More Terror at 5 Years

23 September 2019

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

Soft Riot | You Never Know What Might Come Next | Limited Edition CD Cover

You Never Know What Might Come Next at 4 Years

19 September 2019

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.

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Interpolation by This Is The Bridge out now

15 September 2019

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.

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Volar Records 10 Year Anniversary

12 September 2019

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 […]

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Live Show Dates for Sept-Oct 2019

11 September 2019

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.

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New Album In Production

6 September 2019

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.

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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.

Soft Riot Solstice Sale 2019 - Catalogue of records

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.

Soft Riot | 38mm Square Badges

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 100Posto.hr

21 September 2018

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.

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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 […]