SOFT RIOT

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…

 

 

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:

Donkaster Elektronische Freundschaft Radio Episode 17 |

Donkaster Elektronische Freundschaft Radio Episode 17 |http://defsynth.com/?p=386Jan Doyle Band – Fighters Gertrude Stein – U Bahn John Foxx – A Long Time Soft Riot interview Soft Riot – You’ve Been a Seeker for Long Enough Dance…

Soft Riot remixes Keluar

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17 April 2014

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 | desire

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.