Soft Riot – When Push Comes To Shove
Soft Riot is JJD; a former Vancouverite now residing in the UK who has clocked in around twenty years of musical output in various bands and projects, including half a dozen art-damaged punk and hardcore bands as well as first-wave post-punk revivalists Radio Berlin. Moving from Vancouver to London UK in the late 2000s, Soft Riot came into full being, having released a couple of acclaimed albums and EPs and staging numerous tours around Europe. Soft Riot’s sound contain elements of synthesiser-based film soundtracks, romantic italo-style flourishes, throbbing arpeggiations and angular, psychedelic synth-pop all tied together with an underlying tension. When Push Comes To Shove, released on 11 November 2019, is his seventh studio album. Resonating with references from all corners of the synthpop’s origins, it 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.
Label: Possession Records
Cat. # PSSN04