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Premiere: Soft Riot interview for Japan

1 April 2018

A new interview is up now for the Japanese online website, Cold Experiment. This interview was conducted somewhat recently and covers a lot of topics, including a lot of things relating to the music and the creative process as well as films, directors, architecture and top five records (well, at least the first top five […]

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The Man In The Mirrors: Interview with Ghettoblaster

15 March 2018

A new interview is up on the US music website, Ghettoblaster. It was done with Tim Anderl, who has done a couple of other interviews with Soft Riot over the years. Here we cover anniversaries, humour, re-location and Fleetwood Mac vs. Antioch Arrow. Glasgow, Scotland’s Soft Riot is the stylised musical alter-ego of JJD. Canadian […]

Video Interview with The Wave Of Things

1 March 2018

  Recently a video interview was done with André Savetier, a European synth/post-punk music writer who has recently started a new video series called The Wave Of Things. This interview was the first in the series, which provides an interesting approach to discussing music that artists in the synth/wave scene create in a more candid […]

Impressions : Possession Records interviews Bob Hatchett

9 February 2018

The Outsider In The Mirrors is officially out today on Possession Records! We asked JJD from Soft Riot‘s neighbour for his thoughts on the record to share with you in a short interview. This is the result. The album is available in LP, CD, Cassette or Digital format. There’s also some information on the Possession […]

Organised Chaos: Hausfrau talks to The Skinny about Possession

2 February 2018

  Claudia Nova (Hausfrau) had a chat with The Skinny recently about our label Possession Records about how it started, future plans and our love for bad sci-fi and Unsolved Mysteries: Glasgow’s music scene is one that we’re all very aware of and proud of as a nation – it’s testament to the bazillion artists, […]

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“The Eyes On The Walls” Video Premiere

2 February 2018

The first official “music video” for the forthcoming album The Outsider In The Mirrors premieres today on post-punk.com. It is the second video from the album, the first being a informational film about the album as if it were set in some alternate dimension. The first video from the latest Soft Riot album is a […]

Soft Riot | MirrorCube | Summer 2017

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, […]