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Gothic Pogo Festival XV - 15th Anniversary

Gothic Pogo Festival XV

5 March 2020

Well, it’s finally here… probably one of my favourite festivals in the world and probably one of the most unique and amazing ones at that: Gothic Pogo Festival XV in Leipzig DE! Soft Riot will be playing on the Sunday, May 31st with Light Asylum and Detachments.

Fate's Got A Bone To Pick With You | Video Still

“Fate’s Got A Bone To Pick With You” Video Premiere

20 February 2020

Out today! The third promotional video from the album When Push Comes To Shove for the track “Fate’s Got A Bone To Pick With You”.

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La Danse Macabre 7

19 February 2020

The track “The Lost Weekend” from the latest album, When Push Comes to Shove, is featured on a new, mammoth compilation from the German label At Sea Compilations featuring 53 tracks by artists in the gothic, darkwave and post-punk genres.

SOFT RIOT | GRGR| ANGELIC SINTESIS — March 2020 Tour Graphic

Into March with GRGR & Angelic Sintesis

7 February 2020

Next month I’ll be back on the road playing a selection of dates in Germany, Belgium and Netherlands with synthpunk artist GrGr (Münich) with DJ support from Berlin’s Angelic Sintesis.

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Some More “When Push Comes To Shove” Press

31 January 2020

As we close out the first month of 2020, there’s been some further press pick-up across the internet-o-sphere regarding the new album When Push Comes To Shove in the new year, as well as an in-depth review of the second and latest promo video from the album for the track “By The Skin Of Your Teeth”.

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“By The Skin Of Your Teeth” Video Premiere

17 January 2020

Now up! The second in a series of videos from the new album When Push Comes To Shove has now premiered and is ready for viewing for the track “By The Skin Of Your Teeth”.

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Marta Raya Laurentiustränen Video

15 January 2020

A new video done for the track “Laurentiustränen” by Berlin-based artist Marta Raya, created by Flustervision, a new video production partnership set up by myself and Glasgow-based video artist Georgina Penstkart.

Radio Berlin, 1999

Radio Berlin Re-issues at 5 Years

10 January 2020

This time five years ago Radio Berlin’s three main albums, Sibling, The Selection Drone and Glass, were re-issued digitally after all being long out of print. For one month you can now download these albums for FREE.

Soft Riot | It's No Laughing Matter (Obscure Dream Version)

It’s No Laughing Matter (Obscure Dream Version)

8 January 2020

We’re into the first month of the new year and here’s a free download of a track for those interested. A new version of the track “It’s No Laughing Matter” featuring vocals of MM Lyle (Marcel Wave).

Winter Waves & Cryptic Caves IV : Soundtracks Of The Mind

Winter Waves & Cryptic Caves IV : Soundtracks Of The Mind

5 January 2020

This is the final of three new instalments of the series of mixes done over the winter entitled Winter Waves & Cryptic Caves; this one being the most dynamic of the set, having more of a focus on favourite pieces from film soundtracks.

Soft Riot "When Push Comes To Shove" - Best of 2019

A New Year and In The Best of 2019

3 January 2020

We’re now into a new year… the year of 2020! It sounds and looks futuristic. There’s a lot coming soon from this camp but in the meantime this entry is to express gratitude for those including the new album When Push Comes To Shove on their Best Albums of 2019 lists.

Winter Waves & Cryptic Caves III : Drones & Tones

Winter Waves & Cryptic Caves III : Drones & Tones

23 December 2019

This mix, Winter Waves & Cryptic Caves III: Drones & Tones, is the most minimal and meditative of the bunch, focusing on ambience and sound design. It includes artists old and new — strangers, friends and peers I know expanding in that universe of sound, creating new worlds to travel in and out of.

Soft Riot in Stirling, Scotland (December 2019)

A Midwinter Missive

21 December 2019

Here we almost are at the shortest day of the year, Winter Solstice. In the couple two weeks of the year going into the new one I usually get some proper downtime and a chance to rest up before going into the next one.

Winter Waves & Cryptic Caves II : Synthesizer Worlds

A New Mix: Winter Waves & Cryptic Caves II

10 December 2019

This mix, Synthetic Worlds, is a selection of more synthesiser-based pieces from classic artists from years gone as well as newer tracks by current artists, including friends and peers I know expanding in that universe of sound, creating new worlds to travel in and out of.

SOFT RIOT | GRGR | ANGELIC SINTESIS - March 2020 European Tour

March 2020 European Tour

5 December 2019

Soft Riot will be on tour in Europe during the latter half of March with GRGR (Münich) and Angelic Sintesis (Berlin, members of Leather Ladder). The tour will go through Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden and other locations. There are already a number of dates confirmed with the listing of shows to come in the near […]

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“Voidamol” Video Screening, Talk and Q&A

26 November 2019

M Gallery in Glasgow have invited me to do a presentation and screening select music videos and short film works I’ve done accompanied by a talk and Q&A about these films. The event takes place on Friday, Dec 13th from 7pm-9pm with the video screenings totalling around 40 minutes of material. A selection of five […]

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Possession Records “Short Film 02” Out Now

25 November 2019

Possession Records has created a fifteen minute short film has been created with the purpose of promoting When Push Comes To Shove in a somewhat unique manner. It has premiered today on YouTube. The short film contains previews of tracks from the record as well as other things, including a feature on our Voidamol Limited Edition Travel Tin available in the online shop.

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Hear The Push On The Radio

17 November 2019

Tracks from When Push Come To Shove have been spreading over the airwaves over the last couple of weeks, both on the traditional airwaves and online. Here’s a summary of some of the online radio and mixes where some of these tracks have been played.

"When Push Comes To Shove" review on Altvenger

“When Push Comes To Shove” Review on Altvenger

12 November 2019

“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.”

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The New Soft Riot album “When Push Comes To Shove” Out Now!

11 November 2019

OUT NOW. “When Push Comes To Shove”, the seventh album by SOFT RIOT. Available through the Possession store and select distributors.