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.
In the mean time production work has begun on some promotional films, for both the new album as well as the recently released Some More Terror; a cassette/digital album of more synthesizer soundscape instrumentals. Shooting has begun on a short film for the track “Modern Dread”, which is arguable one of the more minimal, dronier tracks on that release. This film will feature a bit of acting from yours truly! Here are a couple of stills from the source footage:
This coming Friday is the premiere of the Der Hammer club night here in Sheffield. The night is curated with MM Lyle of Marcel Wave; a Sheffield Synthesizer night. There will be a live Soft Riot performance along with a set by locals The Silent Age. Guest DJs are friends Less Than Zero (Berlin/London). Here is the event below:
http://www.facebook.com/events/394055454083531/A SHEFFIELD SYNTHESIZER NIGHT Synthpop, Postpunk and Wave Happenings in The Steel City. Your host DJs are JJD + Lady Boy. http://www.facebook.com/derhammerclub |…
Finally, SOFT RIOT is booking new shows in 2015. A number of shows are being booked in Belgium, Germany, France, Italy and beyond starting February 2015 so do get in touch if you want Soft Riot to come to your town. Thanks.
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 was Owen Pratt, formerly of Noi Kabát. There are eight tracks in total and they’ll be released early next year on Desire out of France. Later on this fall production will commence on a couple of promotional videos that will hopefully coincide with the release of the album.
Soft Riot plays in Vancouver BC tonight at “Grey Area”. More information on this event here. If you miss this one there’s plans to come back to play more shows in Canada and the US next year.
While in Vancouver there was a drop in at the studios of I Die: You Die, a go-to Vancouver-based music website for all things electronic and and synth/wave/industrial, etc. The result is an interview with ID:UD host Bruce Lord about Soft Riot and an old Vancouver-based project A Luna Red. You can check that interview out here.
A new night called Der Hammer, curated by JJD and Lady Boy (Marcel Wave) kicks off on November 21st in Sheffield at Dada Bar. This will hopefully be the first of a number of regular nights, with live performances by Soft Riot and The Silent Age, as well as DJing by your hosts and Less Than Zero (Berlin/London). Find out more about this event here.
Finally, keep your eyes on this space for further live shows in 2015. Currently announced shows in the Live Events section.
Thanks again for your support.
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 break to gear up things for the upcoming album.
Soft Riot’s re-worked version for TSTI‘s Evaluated album is finally available to the public this week. After finishing “Queen Of Swoons (Soft Riot’s Rituals Version)” last fall, the track now sees a release in LP and CD as a regular and deluxe format. You can listen to this track streamed below.
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 a a collection of instrumental soundtrack style recordings that were composed and documented in the winter of 2013-2014 (as well as a bit in the summer of 2014) in between sessions recording the next proper Soft Riot album, You Never Know What Might Come Next, which will be unveiled to all in the not so distant future. You can listen to the track “Private Lives At Dawn” below:
And more press on that below and through Peek-A-Boo (Belgium):
In the meantime the new promotional video for “Your Own Private Underworld” has been getting around:
“Soft Riot releases video for “Your Own Private Underworld,” readies new records” | Ghettoblaster Magazine
Week in Pop | Impose Magazine (29 August 2014)
FINALLY — more shows being added. Soft Riot hits the UK, Canada and Europe (with Keluar) this fall!
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 / Mikko Makela
Assistant Director / Assistant Camera / James Watson
Additional Assistance / MM Lyle
Figure / Benedict Douglas Stewardson
©2014 Wild Beast Productions
Fiction Prediction is still available through the vendors outlined here. You can check out the video for the other track from the album, “Cinema Eyes”, here.