Possession Records is Glasgow-based imprint label curating releases by select artists in the darker end of the synth and post-punk genres.

We are not accepting demos at this time.

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Soft Riot / GrGr / Dirt Brooks at The Flying Duck — Thursday, 23 November 2023

Possession Records Presents: Thursday, 23 November 2023 — Soft Riot, GrGr, Dirt Brooks


Thursday, 23 November 2023
The Flying Duck, 142 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 3AU

Doors 19:00 — Show 19:30 — End 22:00
£7.50 Tickets / £9.00 on the door

Tickets available through See Tickets

Soft Riot

Soft Riot is the project of Glasgow-based, Canadian-British synth artist Jack Duckworth (JJD). Based in this fair city for around seven years, Soft Riot is renowned in the European underground synth/post-punk scene for his signature sound, which showcases his unique, auteur approach to the “darkwave/synth” genre, roping in elements of synthpop, italo disco and EBM with an indie sensibility gleaned from his younger days of being involved in the North American underground hardcore/punk scene in the 1990s. Glasgow’s Possession Records along with Dutch label Wave Tension Records have recently released Soft Riot’s tenth album “No.”in vinyl LP, digipak CD and digital formats.


GrGr is a queer, Munich-based synth/punk artist whose music takes from the German “Neue Deutsche Welle” school of post-punk and minimal synth, but also with roots in the Gameboy/chiptune genre. GrGr’s second album “Kopf” was released in November 2022, taking in today’s socio-political issues to form an energetic and musically diverse sound, more lately with greater emphasis on the guitar compared to the reprogrammed Gameboys that GrGr has always had in the root of his sound. The result is minimal wave meets synth-pop — with punky moments that follow other more thoughtful ones. This will be GrGr’s first show in Glasgow, and indeed his first in the UK.

Dirt Brooks

The solo project of Edie from local Glasgow groups Woman Said and Ney, dishing out some nice psychedelic electronics for the masses.

New Soft Riot album "No." out now!

The new SOFT RIOT album — NO.
Out NOW on Possession Records and Wave Tension Records (NL)
Nine new tracks available on Vinyl LP, Digipak CD and Digital

Order now

No. is the tenth Soft Riot album by Glasgow-based Canadian synth auteur Jack Duckworth (also known as JJD). With origins from the mid-nineties in the vibrant art-punk/hardcore dominating the West Coast American/Canadian underground at the time, he has clocked in over twenty five years of musical output in various bands and projects, including first-wave post-punk revivalists Radio Berlin (1998-2005) and industrial synth-punk collective A Luna Red (Gold Standard Labs, 1999-2003).

No. is the logical follow-up to When Push Comes To Shove, released in November 2019 on the Glasgow UK-based label Possession Records, which saw some critical acclaim in the increasingly diverse synthwave scene.

Extended digital singles from the album to also be released include A Spade Is Played Again (released June 2023) and Linked Between Two Minds (released July 2023) contain the title album tracks, alternate versions, remixes and unreleased tracks from the No. Album sessions.

The first 40 copies of this LP that are sold through BandCamp and live shows will come with a limited edition zine (36-40 pages) containing writings, observations and other artist media related to the album. The zine won’t be reprinted once they’re gone and they are going pretty quick!

PLEASE NOTE: All orders shipped within the EU will be sent with registered/tracked shipping. The UK and elsewhere will be shipped regular standard/economy shipping. EU orders are shipped in bulk every 3-4 weeks and UK/elsewhere within 14 days (often earlier).


Transhuman Rebirth "Preparing Singularity" out as Vinyl LP on 25 March 2023

Transhuman Rebirth "Preparing Singularity" Vinyl LP Cover | Possession Records (PSSN09) and Wave Tension Records (W10.13)

Released in June 2022 on Digipak CD, cassette and digital, we’re now happy to announce that the album Preparing Singularity by Transhuman Rebirth will now be available on 25th March on a glorious vinyl LP in partnership with Wave Tension Records based out of The Netherlands.

Transhuman Rebirth is a musical project of Berlin-based Ben Bloodygrave, with his own unique take on the classic EBM genre. Already instantly recognizable on the European synth/wave scene and touring circuit with his high octane aggressive minimal synth, Bloodygrave started this new project over the past few years focusing more on classic, first-wave EBM, moulding the nine tracks on Preparing Singularity into a sound thats recognizable to fans of the starting foundations of the genre. While retaining a sound that’s unique and solely its own, elements of minimal wave and synth-punk are fused in these propulsive tracks, with nods to old idols such as Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft, Front 242 and Absolute Body Control.

Starting as a crowdfunding project on the Startnext platform, this vinyl LP was also picked up by Wave Tension Records and will be available through such known distributors where you can pick up a copy yourself:
Bordello A Parigi
Sonic Rendevous
Audio Globe
Wave Tension Records
Ben Bloodygrave


  • Soft Riot | Promo Photo - 2021

    Soft Riot

  • Possession Records | Transhuman Rebirth

    Transhuman Rebirth

  • Hausfrau "Trivial Pursuits" Screen Shot


Latest & Upcoming Releases

  • No.

    Soft Riot

    • Digital
    • LP
    • CD
  • Linked Between Two Minds

    Soft Riot

    • Digital
  • A Spade Is Played Again

    Soft Riot

    • Digital
  • Preparing Singularity

    Transhuman Rebirth

    • Digital
    • CD
    • Cassette


We don’t accept demo submissions. We are an extremely small imprint label with very limited resources. Sorry!

Press, Distro, etc.


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Store Information

Our online Bandcamp store stocks all Possession releases. Some releases may become out of print but the digital versions of those releases will always be available. We also stock select releases from our artists that have been previously released on other labels. This provides more selection when you’re making an order to get the most “bang for your buck” to offset shipping costs.

If you want to purchase releases but arrange special shipping, or if you wish to order significant numbers of records and/or other merch, email us directly with your request and we can look to find the best shipping price possible.

Average shipping costs work out as follows:

Vinyl LPs : UK — £4.50 per LP then £1.00 per additional LP | Europe — £8.00 per LP then £1.50 per additional LP | World — £10.00 per LP then £1.50 per additional LP

CDs : UK — £1.75 per CD then £1.00 per additional CD | Europe — £4.50 per CD then £1.50 per additional CD | World — £4.50 per CD then £1.50 per additional CD

Cass : UK — £1.75 per cassette then £1.00 per additional cassette | Europe — £4.50 per cassette then £1.50 per additional cassette | World — £4.50 per cassette then £1.50 per additional cassette

Shirts : UK — £3.50 per shirt then £1.00 per additional shirt | Europe — £7.00 per shirt then £2.00 per additional shirt | World — £7.00 per shirt then £2.00 per additional shirt

Combination Orders : see shipping on package items within the store as shipping costs vary.

Note : These costs may vary slightly for each release. Shipping prices subject to change based on the retail cost of shipping with this list current as of 08 June 2023.

All purchases in the store may be subject to VAT/sales tax in your resident country. This will be added to the cart total when purchasing through our online store.