SOFT RIOT

Due to some complications with the event, I’ve been informed that this week’s show at Corsica Studios for Garçonne has been postponed. Apologies for those that have bought tickets and/or who were planning to attend. There’s a possible rescheduling of this event down the line but no details on that yet.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1507016539521021/I’m really sorry to have to announce this, but Thursday’s Garçonne is sadly cancelled + postponed for a later date. I’ll share more later but everyone who has so…

Upcoming shows include the first night of Herzinfarkt, a new series of events myself and MM Lyle of A Terrible Splendour are looking to push up in our soon-to-be new homebase Sheffield. Our first night is at Redhouse Sheffield with live performances by Soft Riot and Jan Doyle Band (Doncaster) with ourselves and guest Mo Dettes DJing. You can check out the event below, or join us on our very new Facebook Page and Group.

https://www.facebook.com/events/242782412584706/01 AUGUST 2014 SOFT RIOT JAN DOYLE BAND … with DJs Ladyboy (A Terrible Splendour, Marcel Wave) + JJD (Soft Riot) Synthpop • Minimal • New Wave • Post-Punk • Coldwave Italo •…

Following on the recently released remix of “Cleo” for Keluar, this version of “Top Of The Pops” by Croatia’s Split Personalities is now up online for streaming. This is a Soft Riot version of This will be released on a compilation of I/II and Split Personalities’ odds and ends; popular adaptations, rehearsals, out-of-prints and reworks. Available soon on micro limited edition cassette (edition of 15) and ltd cd-r (edition of 50), all kindly mastered by miro p. catalogue no. b13. The release date scheduled for June/July 2014 at www.innumerals.bandcamp.com.

You can also listen to the original here:

Soft Riot @ Gothic Pogo Party | Photo by Christoph Kaffee

Live at Gothic Pogo Party | Photo by Christoph Kaffee

Back after a very intense cluster of days in Leipzig at the Gothic Pogo Party festival, a big thanks goes out to the organisers for their efficiency and endurance, as well as the bands Paradox Sequenz, Lola Kumtus and of course, the energetic and enthusiastic Robert Görl! Many familiar faces were seen as well.

And also thanks to those who showed up in London on the 5th for Soft Riot’s dual bill with Vancouver’s Terror Bird. The next London show will be at Corsica Studios on the 26th of this month playing for the night Garçonne. Also on the bill are London’s Krista Papista as well as Berlin’s Crime. This night will be a pre-Pride event and with a nice crowd so there’s a looking forward to this one. More information here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1507016539521021/Girl. Boy. Other. All. >> Garçonne LIVE << This (pre-Pride) edition of Garçonne is going to be very special….. Opening earlier at 8pm, the first part of the evening…

This will be Soft Riot’s last show with London as a homebase. In July the whole studio and roots move up to Sheffield — a new place to call home! There’s many reasons for this, which perhaps will be outlined later but there’s much anticipation for these new surroundings. Soft Riot’s first show in this new city will be at the Redhouse venue on July 25th, again with Terror Bird as well as Jan Doyle Band from Doncaster. More information below:

https://www.facebook.com/events/242782412584706/25 JULY 2014 SOFT RIOT TERROR BIRD JAN DOYLE BAND… with DJs Ladyboy (A Terrible Splendour, Marcel Wave) + JJD (Soft Riot) Synthpop • Minimal • New Wave • Post-Punk • Coldwave…

Herzinfarkt is the moniker of a new night that a group of us are looking to start up in Sheffield. More information on that to come soon enough.

Finally, a new remix for Zagreb’s Split Personalities will debut this Friday on the Soft Riot SoundCloud. This remix is to be included on a retrospective of Split Personalities’s musical output. This project is the brainchild of Ivan Antunovic of the Half Releases label and the affiliated Small Doses zine.

The track is called “Top Of The Pops” and you can listen to the original here:

That’s it for now, although there’s a realization that the ordering of the news is different than in the title. Oh well. In the meantime, stay cool out there.

Another Drone In Your Head Revisited

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24 May 2014

Mild Peril | A Wizard's Voyage Through Unknown ZonesMild Peril has released an expanded version of his Unknown Zones release on Bandcamp, available in digital and CD formats. This expanded version contains the “Variations on ‘Another Drone In Your Head’ by Soft Riot”, which was originally released on the Another Drone In Your Head EP back in early 2012 on Tundra Dubs.

The original track, “Another Drone In Your Head”, was not only included on Fiction Prediction, but also on a digital EP of the same name including two other exclusive tracks (“You Can’t Please Everyone” and “Do Less”) as well as five remixes by Mild Peril, Babe Rainbow, Funerals, ΔAIMON and William Winslow-Hansen.

You can listen to that EP here, and purchase it digitally as well:

Finally, check out the live shows section! More and more dates will be added in the near future. Soft Riot is playing live in London on the 5th of June in London as well as on the 8th of June in Leipzig DE for Gothic Pogo Party opening for Robert Görl of DAF!

https://www.facebook.com/events/300038703498885/Sanctum Reigns Presents SOFT RIOT + TERROR BIRD w/ Ponygirl (Endurance) on the decks … Thursday, 05 JUNE 2014 The Stag’s Head Doors at 7pm Bands start around 9pm SHOW ENDS…

https://www.facebook.com/events/550303741752270/Doors open at 7 pm / admission – 12 € -1st floor Shock Wave- Live on stage:… Paradox Sequenz (GER) – 8 pm Lola Kumtus (FI) – 9 pm Soft Riot (UK) – 10 pm Robert Görl (GER) – 11…

SOFT RIOT + TERROR BIRD / A6 FlyerSoft Riot will be performing a few live shows next month, the first being 05 June 2014 here in London at The Stag’s Head. Some new material will be tried out as well as warming up the equipment ahead of a live appearance at the Gothic Pogo Party festival in Leipzig DE a few days later (opening up for Robert Görl).

Terror Bird, aka Nikki Nevver, from Vancouver, Canada (my hometown) will also be on the bill and this show is part of an extensive European tour she’s on in June and July.

Ponygirl from London’s popular Endurance clubnight will be playing tunes before, in between and after the bands at this event.

Do come out! This’ll be one of the last shows in London north of the river for a little while as there’s a lot of change and things happening moving into the second half of 2014.

A second London show south of the river is soon to be announced for late June, performing live for the regular series of events from Garçonne.

More live dates to be announced and expect to see Soft Riot out and about on the roads of UK and Europe in fall 2014.

http://www.facebook.com/events/300038703498885/Sanctum Reigns Presents SOFT RIOT + TERROR BIRD w/ Ponygirl (Endurance) on the decks … Thursday, 05 JUNE 2014 The Stag’s Head Doors at 7pm Bands start around 9pm SHOW ENDS…