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An interview with Altvenger.com

29 January 2018

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 […]

Double Vision: No Longer Stranger & Fiction Prediction 2x LP!

13 January 2018

  Well, not an entirely new proper 2xLP but now available as two LPs in once package, Volar Records is offering the first two Soft Riot LPs, No Longer Stranger and Fiction Prediction at a pretty nice discounted rate to the advantage of listeners in North America. Only $10.00 for both (exc. shipping). No Longer […]

Pre-Orders for “The Outsider In The Mirrors” Start Now!

7 January 2018

Yes, you’ve seen it: pre-orders for the new Soft Riot album The Outsider In The Mirrors start today! The official release date is on 09 February 2018. This record is the first Soft Riot album on Possession Records, a relatively new Glasgow-based label run by JJD, Claudia Nova (Hausfrau) and Andy Brown (Ubre Blanca). You […]

And here it is… The Outsider In The Mirrors

19 September 2017

  The next Soft Riot album unveils itself today! It’s called The Outsider In The Mirrors and is to be released this autumn on Possession Records, a Glasgow-based label run by JJD along with friends Claudia Nova (Hausfrau) and Andy Brown (Ubre Blanca). It will be available in digital, vinyl, compact disc and cassette formats. […]

Radio Berlin, live at The Piccadilly Pub, Vancouver, 29 March 2002

Radio Berlin on VHS

11 September 2017

  Radio Berlin was a Vancouver post-punk band active between 1998 and 2005 from which members went onto various other projects, including psych-rockers Black Mountain, Dysnea Boys and Soft Riot. As this period of activity was in that awkward, somewhat undocumented period before social media really took off, there isn’t really much live footage of […]

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Inside the Soft Riot studio with Synths & Stuff

26 August 2017

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 […]

Soft Riot | Live: Glasgow @ Shoot Your Shot | June 2017 - Photo by Tiu Makkonen

Local Shows For Local People

20 July 2017

  Over the summer of 2017 SOFT RIOT will be playing local shows in Glasgow, keeping the synth ship warm and running while a lot of final preparations are being made for the next album, “The Outsider In The Mirrors” before going to production in a couple of months for release on Possession Records. More […]

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Flyer Archive: June 2011 until Present

18 May 2017

The archive of select flyers from Soft Riot shows over the years has been given update, including the first SOFT RIOT show in London in June 2011 until the present. Since then performances have been played in many locations, including other locations in the UK as well as other countries including France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, […]

Soft Riot @ Decadence, Bologna, 2017-03

After The Lands Of Europe

17 May 2017

Many thanks to friends, fans, show-goers and promoters who partipated in the numerous Soft Riot shows that happened across Europe this spring. It was a great chance to try out new songs that will be on the forthcoming LP to be released hopefully in the later months of this year. Now having being landed back […]

2017 | Lands of Europe Tour Dates

The Lands Of Europe 2017

2 March 2017

SOFT RIOT is playing a number of shows over the next couple of months in select locations in Europe. You can check these out as a summary on the poster in this post or go to the Live Events page to get more details on these. Thanks again for your support.

A Soft Riot Message In This New Year

5 January 2017

Realising that I as Soft Riot have been a bit quieter than usual I thought I would write an update in this new, futuristic sounding year of “2017” (I say that every year). So I’ll start with the news items and then move onto more reflective items. Here we go. RELEASES ON SALE First off, […]

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Interview with Belgium’s WAVES radio and Upcoming Shows

25 October 2016

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 […]

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Launch of Possession Records and New Hausfrau Video

25 August 2016

This past week a new Glasgow-based label called Possession Records announced its existence. It is a new endeavour that I am starting with members of other Glasgow groups Hausfrau, Kaspar Hauser and Ubre Blanca. It is a co-operative affair and a new direction that’s being taken for future releases for all bands involved, including a […]

Peek-a-boo / Soft Riot - Top 10 Albums

JJD (Soft Riot) “Ten Albums That Changed My Life”

11 August 2016

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, […]

Interview with Electronic North

27 July 2016

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 […]

Young & Cold Records Sampler | Vol. 3

Lovers In A Dangerous Time

12 July 2016

Germany meets Canada! Soft Riot has recorded a version of the Canadian classic “Lovers In A Dangerous Time” for an exclusive release on the Young & Cold IV Festival Compilation, out now on Young & Cold Records based out of Augsburg, Germany. The song was originally written and recorded by Canadian songwriter Bruce Cockburn on […]

"Years Of Riot" Mix Cover

Repartiseraren meets Soft Riot

8 April 2016

Years Of Riot (Mixtape 2016) The Swedish online music magazine Repartiseraren recently got in touch to ask if they could compile a mixtape of Soft Riot material into an online mix. The result is a 2 hour retrospective of material. Here’s more info from Repartiserarnen themselves: “Soft Riot is just not another electronic act to […]

A Third Video and Happenings for Spring 2016

21 March 2016

Following the the previous two videos for “You Never Know What Might Come Next” and “For Your Entertainment” over the past several months, here is the third and final video to be released from the latest album, You Never Know What Might Come Next for the track “You Are A Caged Dancer”. Following the style […]

A Video For Your Entertainment

12 January 2016

Here we are in 2016 and this is the first entry on softriot.com for the new year, back with a new promotional video for the track “For Your Entertainment” off of the recent album You Never Know What Might Come Next. It’s a glitched out, black satire of the modern media-drenched world we live in. […]

Back From Tour, Interview, Videos and into 2016.

23 November 2015

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 […]