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CANADIAN TUXEDO MIX FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE

14 December 2012

A new 2-part mix has been uploaded to the MIXES/PLAYLISTS section: a retrospective of Canadian synth-pop, new wave, post-punk and more from 1978-1986. Check it out here: SOFT RIOT / WHITE LODGE 007 : CANADIAN TUXEDO 1&2https://softriot.com/2012/12/05/white-lodge-007-canadian-tuxedoThis two-part mix makes up a 2-hour retrospective of Canadian synth, new wave, electronics and post-punk music with some […]

“DON’T LET ME DOWN (SOFT RIOT’S WORMHOLE VERSION)” PREMIERES ON THE FADER

13 December 2012

Soft Riot’s version of the Window Twins track “Don’t Let Me Down” premiered on the US mag The Fader yesterday. It is available as a free download. Both artists are on the US label Volar Records, who are responsible for the upcoming re-release of No Longer Stranger (LP/digital) and co-releasing the new LP Fiction Prediction […]

“SEEDS OF TIME” (SOFT RIOT’S SHATTER VERSION)

29 November 2012

Earlier this year Soft Riot embarked on a whirlwind tour of several cities with a small gang of good friends in the London group Női Kabát (and Rishi Shah from Pavlov’s Children). It was an exciting ride, if doubled by the intensity of some of the late nights, long drives, occasional obstacles but moreover great […]

BACK FROM TOUR / DISTANT VOICES COMPILATION

26 November 2012

Now soundly back in London from a grand week in the Black Forest and the Alps, Much love and thanks go out to great friends from Lebanon Hanover for taking me along, as well as Michael Städler of Cold Kings and all of the promoters and hosts in the cities we played for the amazing […]

SOMETHING SOFT (RIOT) ON YOUR CHEST

14 November 2012

With three days until the live show (in a slightly scaled down format) is taken by air and placed in the Alps, the first run of SOFT RIOT “Head” t-shirts are available for sale in the store and will be available at upcoming shows. Breaking my own taboos of what should and shouldn’t go on […]

SOFT KABÁT EUROPHORIA TOUR 2012 VIDEO

2 November 2012

Almost five months later since the incredibly memorable and amazing Soft Riot/N?i Kabát “Europhoria” tour across Europe in June, time for few sessions was found to hunker down and sort through a few hours of rambling, incoherent footage to splice together this 14 minute “mini-film” about the experience. It contains segments of the live performances […]

FICTION PREDICTION / NOVEMBER TOUR

24 October 2012

Originally posted 25 Sept 2012 / Revised 24 Oct 2012 Here’s peek at the cover for the upcoming album Fiction Prediction. This is proudly being released on the Other Voices label, responsible for some pretty stellar output by artists such as Eleven Pond, Tobias Bernstrup, Attrition, The Silicon Scientist and more. Check out the Other […]

NO LONGER STRANGER RE-RELEASE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

10 October 2012

The re-release of “No Longer Stranger” is now available through Volar Records in vinyl format. This release will include a digital download and available for purchase as a stand-alone digital download. This recording was originally released in early 2011 as a 6-track digital-only release on Panospria Records and is now being offered with two additional […]

SOFT RIOT ON TXTBK’s CHVRCH XV BRXK3N 7ANGvAG3 RADIO

19 September 2012

A 3-hour SOFT RIOT-curated playlist is now available online from TXTBK’s CHV?CH XV B?XK3N 7ANGvAG3 Radio on the online station www.bummerbliss.com. This set, split into two parts, aired Sunday, 23 September 2012. Part I starts off with an introduction by JJD himself and then moves into 7-8 tracks showcasing a selection of the current crop […]

NO LONGER STRANGER RE-ISSUE, COMING NOVEMBER 2012

11 September 2012

SOFT RIOT / No Longer Stranger / Vinyl LP/Digital A re-release of the digital EP put out January 2011 / 2 extra tracks / Coming late 2012 on Volar Records. More information, including tracklisting here in the SOUNDS section. Previews coming soon.

FUTURE OBSCURA vs. SANCTUM REIGNS PLAYLIST

6 September 2012

For the upcoming show this month on the 21st at Ryan’s Bar, a YouTube playlist has been assembled my the promoters Future Obscura and Sanctum Reigns (the latter being, er, JJD). See below. Information on the show itself can be found in the LIVE EVENTS section or here. There are a number of large announcements […]

LONDON SHOW FOR 21 SEPT 12

21 August 2012

Next performance: More information in EVENTS or you can find the online social media version at www.softriot.com/21sept12.

VEXXED OUT OF STOCK / UPCOMING RECORDINGS

7 August 2012

Hard copies of the VEXXED/SECTION 5 split zine are no longer available. A 60+ page fanzine that is a joint publication JJD and writer/poet Robert Monk, this publication features collages, writings, and illustrations from both contributors. Whether or not this will be republished in a physical format is to be seen, but this out of […]

HYPERBOLIC MASSES HAS REACHED CRITICAL MASS

20 July 2012

It’s official. HYPERBOLIC MASSES is now OUT OF STOCK from the softriot.com online store. Any purchases will need to be made through Rough Trade and [aufnahme + wiedergabe] as they likely have remaining copies. Most of the unreleased tracks from this release are to be moved onto a full length coming late 2012. Thanks for […]

SOFT RIOT ON CLOTH OVER YOUR SKIN

19 July 2012

Having abstracted the face into near obscurity, here is the design for an upcoming run of t-shirts and possibly some other apparel to come this fall. This will be a full frontal print, white on black (possibly colour on white) in a very classic style. Printing to be handled by Jonas Ranson at Blacklist Editions. […]

LAST MINUTE SHOW

17 July 2012

SOFT RIOT has been added last minute to the “Where Do You Belong” EP release party for the up-and-coming DIGITS (Berlin/CA). It’s in London, TOMORROW night at the Shacklewell Arms. This is likely one of the few shows, if any others, that will be happening over this summer until September. More dates in UK and […]

FRIEDRICH STRASSE ON “HYPERBOLIC MASSES”

27 June 2012

Here’s a relatively in-depth look at “Hyperbolic Masses” from the online web zine FRIEDRICH STRASSE: Friedrich Strasse: Soft Riot-Hyperbolic Masseshttp://friedrichstrasse.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/soft-riot-hyperbolic-masses.htmlSoft Riot have been mentioned on here a couple of times now without receiving any of the individual attention they deserve. So, it’s an enormous pleasure to now say a few words…

OH… AND STOCKS ARE RUNNING LOW

26 June 2012

Over the last month or so the majority of the limited edition “Hyperbolic Masses” cassettes have been relayed to all you good people out there by mailorder, distribution and purchases at live shows. They’re down to the last half dozen copies and then they’re gone. There are likely some still available through Rough Trade or […]

A RETURN FROM THE FOUR CITIES

26 June 2012

After numerous days, thousands of kilometers on motorways, many new faces, new cities and late nights, SOFT RIOT is back in London after a whirlwind 4-date tour with N?i Kabát. The shows in Berlin, Budapest, Prague and Vienna were fantastic and thanks to the promoters, hosts and attendees who came or helped both acts out. […]

“YOU CAN’T PLEASE EVERYONE” PROMO VIDEO

5 June 2012

Here’s the new promo video for the track “You Can’t Please Everyone” from the Another Drone In Your Head EP on Tundra Dubs. Bucolic, pastoral yet sinister; forests, synths in fields, devils over the shoulder, knives — and a bunch of other stuff on no budget… A bit of press from the Canadian nationwide magazine […]