On the 7th of April Soft Riot spoke to the folks at Donkaster Elektronische Freundschaft in the form on a 20 minute long interview for their ongoing digital radio show and podcast. Towards the end of the interview the track “You’ve Been A Seeker For Long Enough” is played (the b-side to the “Your Own Private Underworld” single) and the track “Bronze Contempt” by Dance Naked, for whom JJD did the artwork for under the JJD Works moniker. Dance Naked were a London/Coventry “synth-goth” group who were mainly active between 1986-1988 and are re-releasing their cassette material in the form of an LP on the Berlin-based label Aufnahme + Wiedergabe. Here is the archive of that interview, which starts at around the 20 minute mark:
This past fall Soft Riot was asked by friends in the Berlin duo Keluar to remix one of their tracks from their first EP, Ennoea, released on Desire. Choosing the track “Cleo”, it was reworked into something new but continuing some of the same atmospheres of the original. After being archived for several months awaiting a release date, this remix is available on the self-titled CD, Keluar, compiling the Ennoea and Vitreum EPs. You can also check out the remix on SoundCloud below:
dsr102 | Keluar | Keluar | desirehttp://www.desirerecords.com/release/dsr102/The CD ‘EPS’ compiles both ‘Ennoea’ and ‘Vitreum’ EPs with 2 unreleased remixes by Soft Riot and Distel.
A Soft Riot web shop has now opened where physical copies of both Fiction Prediction and No Longer Stranger can be purchased, but also various merchandise items such as shirts and posters as well. If you’re living in the UK or Europe this provides you a one stop shop for all of these items that will ship out within seven days of ordering.
Digital versions of these two albums can still be found at Other Voices and Volar Records.
Other items available in the shop include the one and only EP by Savage Furs, a goth/pop post-punk that was around between 2010-2011 including JJD and Chris Gilbert of Mild Peril in it’s ranks. This is available as a digital download or 12″ vinyl.
The new shop is hosted within BandCamp and can be access by clicking SHOP in the menu or by going through the link below.
Merch | Soft Riothttp://softriot.bandcamp.com/Soft Riot is JJD, a former Vancouverite based out of London, uses a lot of antiquated equipment and lighting performing sinister, minimalist electronic “pop” songs…
The new digital single “The Garden / Read You Like An Electronic Book” is out now as a FREE download from the ongoing Everything Is Chemical virtual 7″ series. These two tracks are outtakes from the recording sessions that resulted in all of the tracks the make up the Fiction Prediction album. “The Garden” was previously unfinished for a number of years and then completed in fall 2013. “Read You Like An Electronic Book” was a track from the original Hyperbolic Masses demo that was sent to various record labels in fall 2011.
You can download the single here.
More information on this release can be found here:
SOFT RIOT | The Garden Party / Read You Like An Electronic Bookhttp://softriot.com/recording/the-garden-party-read-you-like-an-electronic-book/For Release on 13 March 2014 “The Garden Party / Read You Like An Electronic Book” is Soft Riot‘s contribution to the Everything Is Chemical virtual 7? series. These are two tracks that were put aside during the writing and … Continue reading ?
Having been back in London for around four hours now, it seemed like a proper thank you was in order while still riding high on the fumes of a few fantastic days out on tour in France and Belgium with Női Kabát. A massive thanks to Coco and the Romance Moderne crew in Brussels, along with Café Central for the hospitality. Thanks to Rebecca, Agathe, Mateo and the Le Klub folks in Paris for a fun night that left us completely satisfied and drained of energy (in a good way!). Thanks to Nicholas, Isaure and the DMA Gallerie folk in Rennes for a packed and crazed night. It was a a grand trip. And of course Dee, Jonas and Mark for the grand times on the road. See some of you again in May! A selection of photos from the trip below. Credits to Rob DSOAudio, Anna Bat and Karen Bach for some of the live photos.