Flustervision, a video production parntnership between myself and Glasgow video artist Georgina Penstkart, have recently done a video for the Turkish post-punk band She Past Away for their track “Ritüel”, remixed by The Soft Moon off their most recently remix album X on Fabrika Records.
Many thanks to the music site White Light/White Heat for premiering the first video from the album Chin Up for the track “Who Knows Where You’ll Be”. “Detached, disillusioned lyrics tread through an unsure existence in a disconnected search to find comfort and understanding.”
Available on digital and limited CD and cassete, the majority of the tracks from this album were written at the same time as the tracks from the most recent release, When Push Comes To Shove. Chin Up was mostly written in the late night hours as an escape from the trappings of things like culture, scenes, political calamity, information overload, existential dread and the confines of what is considered synthesizer pop music.
As we are now in midst of a lockdown during a very monumental pandemic, I thought it seemed like the best time more than ever to do a very in-depth post about over 30 of my favourite and most influencial records. Get reading!
I’m back in Glasgow after an aborted tour in Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. All shows were cancelled by promoters, whom we worked with and unanimously felt this was the best idea. As I’m now back home, I thought I’d write this post.
Like many artists, especially those adversely effected by the ongoing COVID-19 situation, are going to be looking at support through sales of albums and merchandise to get them through this difficult time. For the next few weeks you can enter the code stayhealthy when checking out on the Soft Riot store and get 30% off all items.
The first SOFT RIOT show of 2020 was in Glasgow at Ivory Blacks supporting Linea Aspera along with Witch Of The Vale. Local music writer Anni Payne has penned this great review of the show for the online publication Brutal Resonance.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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”.
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”.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.