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VEXXED LAUNCHES THIS FRIDAY

4 April 2011

Three years is a long time but some things only get chipped away in tiny little increments during that time. Years ago when time seemed to be more abundant and the inner critic less prominent it was far more common to see me sending numerous hours bashing out strange stories and surreal episodes on a […]

A SHORT MENTION

18 March 2011

Here’s a short mention from on the online magazine Everything Is Chemical: “Anyone else hear/feel that “Ike Yard vibe”? If you like this project (which I don’t see why you wouldn’t), Jack Duckworth has another (main) project called Savage Furs. They sound like a mix between “modern Goth/Punk-Rock”, Oingo Boingo, and Tuxedomoon..” www.everythingischemical.blogspot.com/2011/03/check-into-soft-riot.html

SAVAGE FURS EP OUT MARCH 21, 2011 ON 12″ VINYL + DIGITAL

1 March 2011

Two birds with one stone for the dawning months of 2011. First “No Longer Stranger” and now this release by Savage Furs. Their debut EP is slated for release on March 21, 2011  in 12″ vinyl and digital download formats. There will be more information on how to get your copy in the coming weeks […]

YOUINDIE.COM REVIEWS “NO LONGER STRANGER”

1 March 2011

A review of No Longer Stranger by Tim Anderl of Youindie.com: No Longer Stranger, our first introduction to the electro post-goth/punk output of Soft Riot, aka Jack Duckworth (Savage Furs, A Luna Red, Radio Berlin, etc.) is an exercise in spooky aesthetics that sets its hazy mood with dark drones, throbbing electronic rhythms, and dread-dripping […]

NO LONGER STRANGER OUT NOW!

17 January 2011

Well isn’t this something. A Soft Riot update. After a few years of on and off activity while lots of energy was poured into other things an unexpected train of thought struck me about a month ago to finish up and complete a bunch of half finished tracks built over the last two years that […]

NOVEMBRATING

8 November 2010

Many tasks at hand. The writing of new tracks for Savage Furs and things of major development in that entity. I’ve hit a renewed stride with the Soft Riot material as well and that will whittling it’s way into an EP of sorts. Also work on White Lodge 06 is underway. More of the late […]

SAVAGE MACHINA RIOT

22 October 2010

View the engaging graphics to the left. This event is coming up this Saturday: Savage Furs are performing at London’s “brutalist euro disco”, Deus Ex Machina. Sophomore show. Good times.  Limited silk screen posters are done by Jonas Ranson and I personally think they look quite snazzy. After this event I’ll be hauling all the […]

THE BLADED RAINBOW

3 September 2010

It’s fair to say that although this site hasn’t had any Soft Riot news in – well – a year it’s not to say that nothing has been going on! This news thread is more of a general document of the creative activities that your author is involved in. After a year of writing and […]

AUGUST LOVE TRIANGLE

16 August 2010

It seems out of place but the old city of London feels autumnal these days. I even had a mild chill despite wearing a jacket when waiting on the platform for the tube this morning. In a strange way it was comforting; good ol’ gray and glum England. After a number of months of a […]

IN THIS SUMMER OF OUR SYNTH CONTENT

9 June 2010

So, still no Soft Riot material if that’s what you’re here looking for — all two of you that is. Not to say that there hasn’t been a lot going on. In fact, quite a bit has been going on. A lot of this activity has been going on with Savage Furs, who have finished another […]

THREE NEW WHITE LODGES

4 May 2010

After 8-9 months of sporadic work and random late night sessions, there are now not one but three new White Lodge Mixes up on this site! The ideas behind some of these mixes have been brewing around in the back of my mind of seemingly years and I’ve finally put in the ear and brain […]

WE ARE HERE, WE ARE THERE

19 January 2010

Here. There. SAVAGE FURS are everywhere. Well, not quite yet. We’ve bled like a virus into digital arenas. Painting pixels with a blackening psychedelic cancer. My writing is getting a bit pretentious now. Oops. Yeah, please visit www.myspace.com/savagefurs, www.facebook.com/savagefurs/, and www.last.fm/artist/Savage+Furs at your convenience. SAVAGE FURS are currently recording three new songs for a second […]

SANCTUM REIGNS

23 December 2009

Well, after finishing mixing in October and since then doing some rehearsing and getting the other bits of the whole “package” together, SAVAGE FURS are available for listening on a 5-song demo and on our MySpace at www.myspace.com/ savagefurs . We are currently looking for a third member who can play guitar or synth or […]

GHOSTS OF VICE GRIP THE WHEELS WITH TALONS OF ICE

23 September 2009

SAVAGE FURS are currently mixing and I in lieu of that have been incredibly busy. Should have some announcements on that next month.

OK, I THINK WE’RE SORTED

5 August 2009

This summer comes up a little past three years since I’ve started the SOFT RIOT project — a production that is usually executed in spastic bursts as a solo thing that I did on the side to playing in other bands. The first burst was spring of 2006 when I, under the influence of a […]