SOFT RIOT

With the official release date of the album You Never Know What Might Come Next on 19 September 2015 on EXBTN, the video for the title track officially premieres today with streams on Canada’s music website Exclaim! and the US music site Ghettoblaster.

The video, shot mainly in the Peak District (UK), plays on the what the title of the song might mean with a little bit of what usually is the underlying black humour bubbling to the surface a little bit.

You can watch the video here:

SOFT RIOT will be routing the album in the fall, more notably November with the following schedule so far. A lot of the tour is booked if you are in Belgium, Netherlands or Germany and are interested in booking a show, please . Thanks.

A September Release and Fall Dates

Filed under News

14 August 2015

After a bit of a delay the official release of the new album You Never Know What Might Come Next will occur next month, September 2015 on Exhibition Records. There is some work getting all the announcements and things set up behind the scenes.

A new video for the title track “You Never Know What Might Come Next” will premiere very soon. In the meantime here’s another streamable track from the album, “You Are A Caged Dancer”:

The limited edition CD version of this album is out and there are some copies still available. This version contains four extra bonus tracks. You can listen to and purchase that album from the Soft Riot store.

Finally, SOFT RIOT will be embarking on tour dates in the UK, France, Germany and more in the fall of 2015, including a date during the Sheffield festival Sensoria in early October. There will be further UK dates in Oct/Nov as well as a few shows in France in late October.

In mid-November dates are currently being lined up with friends Noi Kabát and Hausfrau in Germany. Some dates have been confirmed so far but if you wish to help book a show in Germany/Belgium during this time do get in touch.

Dates will be added to the LIVE EVENTS section soon.

Soft Riot | You Never Know What Might Come Next | LP coverIt’s been a couple of months since there’s been a news update on this site so here it is! First off, the official vinyl/digital version of the new album, You Never Know What Might Come Next, which was set for a June release, has been delayed to number of backlogs prevalent in the vinyl pressing industry these days. The record is now currently in the manufacturing stage and there will be an official announcement through the label Exhibition in the near future as well as pre-order information. So sit tight! At this point it’s likely a late summer release.

In the meantime you can still order the limited edition CD version of which there are still copies left.

A promotional video for the title track is done and ready to go and will have a premiere once the release information on the album is out.

There are tour dates in the UK and Europe for the autumn of 2015 in the works and more news on that will be announced soon.

In the meantime, a re-worked version of the track “Minimum” by Vancouver synthpop duo Sur Une Plage premiered in the last few days and is available as a free download! Sur Une Plage is Joshua Wells and Colin McKill, the former with whom also plays in Black Mountain and Lightning Dust — Josh and myself were also in the post-punk band Radio Berlin a good number of years ago so it’s been a great pleasure to join up again on this track. Josh also contributes some production skills on the alternate version of the title track from You Never Know What Might Come Next, available as a bonus on the limited edition CD version.

That’s it for now! Soft Riot will be playing a couple local Sheffield dates this summer, mainly for the purpose of trying out a new live set-up that will be rolled out for future dates starting the fall. Thanks for your support.

Dr. Caligari & Remote Control

Filed under Film Klub, Journal

01 June 2015

Dr Caligari film coverSo here we are, half a year later and picking up Film Klub again. I haven’t stopped watching film in that time but a lot of time has been spent doing music and planning things for Soft Riot, as well as design work as JJD Works. To quote a Soft Riot song, “There Just Isn’t Enough Time”

This is a short entry about two films that I’ve watch a number of years apart from one another: Dr. Caligari and Remote Control, both from around the same time period: 1989 and 1988 respectively.

I’ve grouped these two cult films together as they have some aesthetic and subjectual similarities. Both are very stylised underground 80s films that play a lot of colour and quirky plots but also take a bit of inspiration from novelty science fiction films of the 1940s and 1950s.

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DEF | Doncaster Electronic Foundation The new album You Never Know What Might Come Next will be in preview tomorrow night on the weekly online podcast for Doncaster Electronic Foundation. Tune in to hear some tunes from this record. The official version is out early June on Exhibition Records (Paris FR) with the limited edition CD extended version available now. The show starts at 9pm GMT on Monday, April 13th.

In other news there will be a live show in London this coming Friday promoting the album. Further UK dates will occur in late May (details coming soon), then a DJ slot with MM Lyle of Marcel Wave of Der Hammer in early June. With the album out that month, live dates should start to occur more frequently further into 2015 and beyond. More information as it comes.