Official release date : 09 February 2018
Pre-Orders start: 08 January 2018
- The Eyes On The Walls
- Keep Your Eyes On The Prize
- Now World Romancer
- Waiting For Something Terrible To Happen
- You See How They Burn
- He’s Gone Underground
- The Saddest Music In The World
- The Outsider In The Mirrors
The Outsider In The Mirrors is the second release on Possession Records, and the sixth full-length release by Soft Riot.
Soft Riot is JJD; a former Vancouverite now residing in Glasgow 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 is an amalgamation of JJD’s personal experience with music, containing elements of synthesiser-based film soundtracks, romantic italo-style flourishes, and angular, psychedelic synth-pop all tied together with an underlying tension. It is a science-fiction heavy soundscape that narrates the listener through today’s fractured, excessive landscape with hints of black humour.
When playing live JJD mans no less than three synthesizers, a microphone, an on-stage mixer, and a variety of outboard effects augmented by atmospheric on-stage lighting. Soft Riot has toured Europe numerous times, all the way from Rennes, France to Moscow, Russia with some shows in North America. Stages have been shared with such peers as Keluar, Drab Majesty, Lebanon Hanover, Noi Kabát, Robert Görl of Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft and more.