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PREVIEW OF “ANOTHER DRONE IN YOUR HEAD”

7 January 2012

Happy 2012 everyone and fresh into the new year you can now preview the three main original tracks from the upcoming Another Drone In Your Head EP coming out in late February on the Tundra Dubs label. This EP will contain five remixes by artists Funerals, Babe Rainbow, ?AIMON, Chris Flatline and William Winslow-Hansen which […]

SIGN YOUR NAME IN DIGITAL BLOOD

22 November 2011

Subscription capabilities have been wired into this site, which now gives you the opportunity to submit your email to receive updates. You can even choose from which category to choose your updates. You can go down the straight and narrow and receive updates on Soft Riot from the news category or take a more divergent […]

‘YOU’RE NOT FROM AROUND HERE” PROMOTIONAL VIDEO

7 November 2011

Thee third and final promotional video for the track “You’re Not Around Here” as been done for the No Longer Stranger EP, for which there will no longer be made any promotional videos for. Thanks to MM Lyle and Greg Allan for their assistance on this project. Further videos for this EP can be found […]

ANOTHER DRONE IN YOUR HEAD FOR 2012

26 October 2011

Ah, 2012. Those digits alone look monumental with attachments to the cryptic Mayan calendar and also pre-dating the fictional storyline to the album 2112 by  Rush by one hundred years. Whatever events this four digital number may entail, a small fraction of good news is that a new Soft Riot extended single, entitled “Another Drone In […]

SYNTHEMATIC 006

18 October 2011

The track “Your Secret Light Shines At Night” has been included on the latest Synthematic mix, which is administered and curated by the folks behind the fantastic Burning Flame blog. Here’s the track listing below: Selebrities-Secret Garden Mania– Guilty Party Gina X Performance– Plastic Surprise Box Vivabeat– Man From China The Associates– A Severe Boat […]

LIVE, LIVE FROM THE RHYTHM HIVE

12 October 2011

As indicated cryptically above there are some SOFT RIOT live performances coming up. You can view all of the details in the LIVE EVENTS section of this website. A lot of newer material will be played from a new collection of songs under the banner HYPERBOLIC MASSES, which more information on that will be coming […]

WHITE LODGE MIXES ALSO AVAILABLE ON MIXCLOUD

20 September 2011

Two of the White Lodge mixes have now found an additional home on the popular MixCloud website. WHITE LODGE 006 : WINTER WAVES AND CRYPTIC CAVES www.mixcloud.com/softriot/white-lodge-006-winter-waves-and-cryptic-caves/ WHITE LODGE 005 : SYNTH OR SWIM www.mixcloud.com/softriot/white-lodge-005-synth-or-swim/ The others will follow suit over the next little while when there’s a moment in the storm to upload and […]

“HOLDING CASH IN FIELDS OF ASH” PROMOTIONAL VIDEO

4 September 2011

A new promo video for SOFT RIOT for the track “Holding Cash In Fields of Ash” using film footage. A third video (with original footage) is coming down the pipe in the near future… SOFT RIOT “Holding Cash In Fields Of Ash” Promotional Video

HANSEL AND GRETEL

7 August 2011

Here’s the final version of the the film “Hansel and Gretel”, a seven minute sort about the fairy tale filmed by Lauren Levitt and Mitch Patrick. Soundtrack by Soft Riot. This has been submitted to this year’s London Underground Film Festival. HANSEL AND GRETEL (2011) HANSEL AND GRETEL (2011) from MITCH PATRICK on Vimeo.

STEPPING SOFTLY INTO… SUMMER

7 July 2011

The skulking behemoth that is Soft Riot, one JJD (me) behind stacks of hodge-podge equipment is safe and sound with two shows into the year 2011. I’d like to thank all you fine people in London for coming out and the fellow artists, musicians and disc jockeys I’ve played with. The shadow-y storm is still […]

UPCOMING LIVE PERFORMANCES

6 June 2011

While the frequency of content submissions to this site has been somewhat sucked dry in recent months, that energy has been displaced elsewhere. Displaced and multiplied. After getting a live set together, I’m very happy to announce two SOFT RIOT live performances within this coming month in London, England. I’ve only done one before and […]

MENTIONS HERE AND THERE

5 May 2011

Here’s some passing around of the recently premiered “Your Secret Light Shines At Night” video on various reputable sites on the internet: PENDU.ORG www.pendu.org/mag/2011/04/29/soft-riots-secret-light/ BLAM BLAM FEVER! blamblamfever.tumblr.com/post/5208403642/discovered-this-sweet-savage-furs-side-project SUCKINGFACE suckingface.tumblr.com/post/4961248341/cameronr-soft-riot-your-secret-light-shines-at SUBBACULTCHA www.subba-cultcha.com/news/article.php?contentID=24453 At this point, in the lovely month in May, efforts are being turned toward tracks for a single for Everything Is Chemical Virtual […]

‘YOUR SECRET LIGHT SHINES AT NIGHT” PROMOTIONAL VIDEO

25 April 2011

The promotional video to “Your Secret Light Shines At Night” has been premiered today, after some ideas came about to put some visuals to the song that represent the mood of the song. Slightly psychedelic, slightly goofy, a some what frightening with a mash up of science fiction visualized through the eyes of Kenneth Anger, […]

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 […]