Soft Riot and Női Kabát both will be returning to the highways of Europe this July on tour to promote their respective releases coming out in the first half of 2013. Some dates have been booked but there are still a number of gaps in the tour we’re looking to fill. If you are interested in helping with bringing both bands to your city, please refer to the Facebook Event we’ve set up below containing information on the tour and the itinerary of dates. You can also make contact directly through firstname.lastname@example.org as well.
Now soundly back in London from a grand week in the Black Forest and the Alps, Much love and thanks go out to great friends from Lebanon Hanover for taking me along, as well as Michael Städler of Cold Kings and all of the promoters and hosts in the cities we played for the amazing hospitality. Will be back in 2013 or so it goes…
In the meantime, here’s a FREE compilation from Other Voices Records for download. Features the Soft Riot track “Write Yourself Into The Void” from the forthcoming album FICTION PREDICTION on Other Voices/Volar Records in early 2013. Also features tracks from Agent Side Grinder, Stress, Cinemascope, Parade Ground and more…
Almost five months later since the incredibly memorable and amazing Soft Riot/N?i Kabát “Europhoria” tour across Europe in June, time for few sessions was found to hunker down and sort through a few hours of rambling, incoherent footage to splice together this 14 minute “mini-film” about the experience. It contains segments of the live performances in Berlin, Budapest, Prague and Vienna as well as well as incidental footage from the road. Incidental music provided by our friends in Gertrud Stein, Team Pi$$, Mild Peril, Linea Aspera, Guyer’s Connection, A Terrible Splendour and Lebanon Hanover. Thanks to all those involved and do share…
Originally posted 25 Sept 2012 / Revised 24 Oct 2012
Here’s peek at the cover for the upcoming album Fiction Prediction. This is proudly being released on the Other Voices label, responsible for some pretty stellar output by artists such as Eleven Pond, Tobias Bernstrup, Attrition, The Silicon Scientist and more. Check out the Other Voices website at www.othervoicesrecords.com. This will be out in LP/CD/Cassette and digital format. Note that the tracklisting may differ from the various formats it’s slated to be released on. Previews of tracks are in the works and ordering information should be announced a bit later this fall.
A few extras are to be provided with the release as digital only extras: including some extended mixes of a couple of tracks for those looking to squeeze a little extra juice out of the tracks when playing them in a more lively environment; such as a club, a celebration, or an exorcism in one’s own home.
This will follow shortly after the No Longer Stranger re-release (vinyl/digital) on Volar Records at the tail end of this year.
In the LIVE EVENTS section information on shows with LEBANON HANOVER can be found. Cities confirmed are Freiburg (DE), Zürich (CH), Luzern (CH) and St. Gallen (CH).
After numerous days, thousands of kilometers on motorways, many new faces, new cities and late nights, SOFT RIOT is back in London after a whirlwind 4-date tour with N?i Kabát. The shows in Berlin, Budapest, Prague and Vienna were fantastic and thanks to the promoters, hosts and attendees who came or helped both acts out.
Some additional photos or videos will likely materialize on this site or the Soft Riot Facebook page in the coming days/weeks/eons.
The photo to the left is Soft Riot performing live in Budapest at the Toldi Klub. It was shot by the talented György Cserkúti. More photos of his can be found at www.facebook.com/cserkutiphotography.
Below is some footage of the track “A Simulation” (to be included on the upcoming No Longer Stranger re-release) shot by Maria Ostermann in Vienna at Future Echo.
Thanks again and much love and respect. Let’s do it again sometime.