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“Your Own Private Underworld” Digital Single

9 April 2013

Preceding the official release of FICTION PREDICTION, now set for early June, Other Voices and Volar will be offering this digital single of the album track “Your Own Private Underworld” in early May with the exclusive B-Side “You’ve Been A Seeker For Long Enough”. More information to come along with the exact release date. The […]

In The Papers In Spring 2013

8 April 2013

Here’s some recent press, mostly regarding the recently re-released No Longer Stranger LP: I VACATION IN YOUR HELL April 2013 ivacationinyourhell.com/2013/04/07/soft-riot/ ELECTRONIC RUMOURS March 2013 electronicrumors.com/2013/03/18/audio-soft-riots-no-longer-stranger/ 20 JAZZ FUNK GREATS March 2013 www.20jazzfunkgreats.co.uk/wordpress/2013/03/god-is-in-the-dancehalls/ And more to come. A video for the track “Cinema Eyes”, on both the upcoming album Fiction Prediction and the Desire Records […]

Synthematic 12: A New Mix From Burning Flame

24 March 2013

A new track called “Cinema Eyes” has been put into the the new Synthematic 12 playlist curated by Burning Flame magazine. You can listen to this below in the embedded player. Synthematic 012 by Burningflame on Mixcloud

“No Longer Stranger” Full Album Stream + Purchase Links for Vinyl and Digital

20 March 2013

A full stream of the No Longer Stranger LP is now available to listen to above or on SoundCloud for a limited time. Both vinyl and digital formats are now available through the following links: VINYL available through the Volar website. DIGITAL available through Itunes, Amazon, Emusic and Spotify.

SOFT RIOT AND NŐI KABÁT ON TOUR THIS SUMMER

13 March 2013

Soft Riot and Női Kabát both will be returning to the highways of Europe this July on tour to promote their respective releases coming out in the first half of 2013. Some dates have been booked but there are still a number of gaps in the tour we’re looking to fill. If you are interested […]

The Measure Demos on Exclaim!

8 March 2013

After being put up in the JOURNAL section of this website last week, the national Canadian music newspaper Exclaim! has written a short news flash about The Measure. This was a short lived post-hardcore band around from summer of 1997 to summer or 1998 containing a young (19 years old) me and a cast of […]

AND YOU WILL FIND THEM IN THE BASEMENT

4 March 2013

Update: This release is now available for pre-order! See below for details. After about a year in the making it is of great excitement to announce the upcoming release of this compilation called “And You Will Find Them In The Basement” on Desire Records. This eight track compilation is a communal effort of a small […]

“NO LONGER STRANGER” AVAILABLE NOW

22 February 2013

The re-issue of No Longer Stranger is out now in digital format, available worldwide from all major digital outlets including Itunes, Amazon, Emusic, Spotify, etc. Note that this release contains two extra tracks not available from the previously released 6-track version released on Panospria in early 2011. The LP is available on pre-order and will […]

FOR ALL THAT IS FREE /N?I KABÁT REMIX

20 December 2012

Closing up what was quite a busy year for SOFT RIOT, here’s a holiday offering: a free download of “Seeds of Time (Soft Riot’s Shatter Version)” by Női Kabat! This track was originally released on their now sold out cassette single “I Corrode/Seeds of Time”. Some of these tracks may likely appear on a more […]

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 […]