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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 […]

Celebration’s “Razor’s Edge” (Soft Riot’s Piece Of Mind Version)

23 February 2015

Having been into the music of Celebration for a long time as well as their previous projects such as Love Life and Jaks, it was great to be able to connect with the band and have them offer their source material to create this version of the track “Razor’s Edge”. This is Soft Riot’s version […]

Radio Berlin Back Catalogue Re-issued

4 February 2015

Radio Berlin was a band I was in from 1998 to 2005, playing guitar, synths and handling 1/2 of the vocals. The group disbanded around ten years ago now and since then all of the albums have pretty much gone out of print. Within the last month or two myself and the other former members […]

Der Hammer : DJ JJD Selections 01

1 February 2015

It’s been a couple of years now but here’s finally a new mix on this site! Along with activities with Soft Riot, I’m also curating a club night in Sheffield called Der Hammer and this mix is selection of tracks I’ve been playing at our first couple of events containing tracks by classic artists as […]

For Your Entertainment: A January Sale

2 January 2015

While the wind howls in the stark winter sun outside, the Soft Riot store has been prepped up for a sale for all of January 2015 on BandCamp-run store! GO TO SHOP All items purchased in the shop will get a 20% discount by entering the discount code foryourentertainment until 31 January 2015. Cassette and […]

The Last Day of 2014

31 December 2014

Having returned from a great show last night in London, it’s now 6.30pm here in Sheffield. There’s still snow outside but it’s going to be trumped by rain very, very soon. This is just a short message to thank everyone for their support in 2014. There were a lot of cities in Europe (and one […]

Download “The Music Of Other People” Remixes

10 December 2014

It’s coming to that time of year where things slow down quite a bit. The weather is brisk, cold and biting and we all tend to hole up and re-focus for the coming new year. I’ve been spending a lot of time preparing things for 2015, including a new record. So while we take “five” […]

An Interview With A Blog That Celebrates

4 December 2014

A South American music blog called The Blog That Celebrates Itself (a reference to the early 90s “shoegaze” movement) recently got in touch to do an interview about all things Soft Riot. The introduction to the interview is in Portuguese with the actual interview itself in English. Here’s the result: Q. When did Soft Riot […]