The follow-up to 2018's The Outsider In The Mirrors, was recorded and mixed by JJD in sessions from June 2018 until May 2019 at Studio 75 and Studio Carillon in Glasgow. It will be out in November 11 through Possession Records. Get your copy here.
Resonating with references from all corners of the synthpop’s origins (DAF, Fad Gadget and John Foxx to name a few), Soft Riot’s latest release nonetheless manages to retain its own individual voice, melding and reinterpreting its antecedents with a personal twist and an impressive demonstration of synth-craft and programming. Following on from 2018’s The Outsider in the Mirrors, these ten tracks represent a change in themes and an evolution in production and sound.
The forthcoming single and album opener "Taking The Edge Off" sets out the Soft Riot manifesto, a propulsive future-synth tale of forging ever-forwards in an increasingly noisy world. "It's No Laughing Matter" is a hedonistic yet propulsive dance-floor slammer — shades of minimal synth and metallic Belgian new beat condense in side one closer "Fate’s Got A Bone To Pick With You" and the dizzying italo-matic muscle workout "Don’t Get Yourself Bent Out Of Shape" is the ultimate self-help smack down.
Check out the album's tracklist and listen to his new single "Taking Off The Edge", below.
When Push Comes To Shove Tracklist:
01. Taking Off The Edge
02. It's No Laughing Matter
03. The Lost Weekend
04. Fate's Got A Bone To Pick With You
05. By The Skin Of Your Teeth
06. Don't Get Yourself Bent Out Of Shape
07. Heads Turn Around
08. Your Work Is Never Done