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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 […]

“Modern Dread” Video Premiere

27 November 2014

“Modern Dread” is a track off of Some More Terror, a release featuring 11 tracks of more filmic, instrumental synthesized soundscapes. The idea was always there to do some sort of promotional video for a track off the release, but in a different format from a standard DIY video for a “pop” song. The music […]

A Filmic Fall

17 November 2014

Having returned from a successful trip to Canada, things are now rolling back at the studio preparing the new upcoming album, You Never Know What Might Come Next. The final mixes are done and soon to be going into mastering. This new record will be released sometime after the new year in 2015 on Desire. […]

Mixing the New Album Plus Other Things

25 October 2014

So there’s been a number of things going on this fall and insight to all of those activities are found in this one convenient digest. First off, the new proper Soft Riot album, You Never Know What Might Come Next, was mixed earlier this month in London at Flesh & Bone Studios. On mixing duties […]

Keluar Shows Completed, TSTI Remix Released

23 September 2014

After many journeys on trains, trains and automobiles, the Soft Riot machine is back in Sheffield after a successful string of shows with Keluar in Netherlands, France and Germany. Thanks to all the promoters, venues, old friends, new friends and all of those who came out. More shows for 2014 will be coming before a […]

Some More Terror Pre-Order and Other Happenings

4 September 2014

The latest offering Some More Terror is now available for pre-order in Europe through the Desire Records website. The album comes in cassette and digital format, the latter which will be available once the cassette ships. Sanity Muffin will be releasing the North American version of the cassette with different artwork. Some More Terror is […]

“Your Own Private Underworld” Promotional Video

22 August 2014

Released as a single ahead of the Fiction Prediction album last year, the promotional video for the track “Your Own Private Underworld” has now premiered and is available for viewing online. The video was shot in London by Wild Beast Productions. Credits are as follows: A WILD BEAST PRODUCTION Director / DOP / Editor / […]

Some More Terror

18 July 2014

Some More Terror is the next of two full-length releases coming from SOFT RIOT. This recording containing 11 tracks of instrumental, ambient-influenced synth sounds and acts as a slight detour between the previous album, Fiction Prediction, and the proper follow-up to come called You Never Know What Might Come Next. Some More Terror will be […]

Soft Riot In Steel City

14 July 2014

After kick-starting things in early 2011 in London, England, SOFT RIOT has now set up base in the northern UK city of Sheffield. There’s a view of trees from the window of the new studio and rolling hills in the distance. Sheffield has a interesting history of experimental and electronic music, as well as the […]

Garçonne Show Postponed, Herzinfarkt in Sheffield

24 June 2014

Due to some complications with the event, I’ve been informed that this week’s show at Corsica Studios for Garçonne has been postponed. Apologies for those that have bought tickets and/or who were planning to attend. There’s a possible rescheduling of this event down the line but no details on that yet. https://www.facebook.com/events/1507016539521021/I’m really sorry to […]

Split Personalities’ “Top Of The Pops” Remix

14 June 2014

Following on the recently released remix of “Cleo” for Keluar, this version of “Top Of The Pops” by Croatia’s Split Personalities is now up online for streaming. This is a Soft Riot version of This will be released on a compilation of I/II and Split Personalities’ odds and ends; popular adaptations, rehearsals, out-of-prints and reworks. […]

The Month Of June, Shows, Split Personalities and Heading North

12 June 2014

Back after a very intense cluster of days in Leipzig at the Gothic Pogo Party festival, a big thanks goes out to the organisers for their efficiency and endurance, as well as the bands Paradox Sequenz, Lola Kumtus and of course, the energetic and enthusiastic Robert Görl! Many familiar faces were seen as well. And […]