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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 […]

“Quality” Apparel, Autumn Tour Dates, Vinyl and A Few Other Things

19 October 2015

This entry covers a number of different things going, mainly about live tour dates this autumn as well as a few things that will soon be available in for purchase. First off, the Soft Riot store will very soon have copies of the vinyl format for You Never Know What Might Come Next. EXBTN Records […]

Vinyl version of new album shipping now

23 September 2015

Out officially on September 19th on the Paris-based label EXBTN Records, the vinyl version of the newest album You Never Know What Might Come Next is now available for ordering and shipping on their website. Copies of the record will soon be available in the Soft Riot store as well. The vinyl version features the […]

Premiere of Video for “You Never Know What Might Come Next”

4 September 2015

With the official release date of the album You Never Know What Might Come Next on 19 September 2015 on EXBTN, the video for the title track officially premieres today with streams on Canada’s music website Exclaim! and the US music site Ghettoblaster. The video, shot mainly in the Peak District (UK), plays on the […]

A September Release and Fall Dates

14 August 2015

After a bit of a delay the official release of the new album You Never Know What Might Come Next will occur next month, September 2015 on Exhibition Records. There is some work getting all the announcements and things set up behind the scenes. A new video for the title track “You Never Know What […]

New Album Delays, New Version of Sur Une Plage Track

28 June 2015

Official version of new album delayed until later in the summer, new remix by Sur Une Plage, show dates, video and other news.

New album preview on Doncaster Electronic Foundation and more

12 April 2015

The new album You Never Know What Might Come Next will be in preview tomorrow night on the weekly online podcast for Doncaster Electronic Foundation. Tune in to hear some tunes from this record. The official version is out early June on Exhibition Records (Paris FR) with the limited edition CD extended version available now. […]

“You Never Know What Might Come Next” Limited Edition CD Ordering Information

20 March 2015

The new album You Never Know What Might Come Next is finally here! Well, the first phase of it anyway. Ahead of the official vinyl/digital release on the French label Exhibition Records that comes out in late May/June, an exclusive limited edition pre-release CD version of the album is now available for pre-order. This special […]