Soft Riot, Vieon, Sham Gate, Dave (Null Void)

23 November 2018

The Old Hairdressers Renfield Lane, Glasgow, G2 5AR  (MAP)
£6.00 20:00 - 23:59

Possession Records presents

VIEON (Coventry/Manchester)

This is the last Possession Records event until sometime later in 2019 after the hours of darkness start to get more light.

Soft Riot

Having released the LP “The Outsider In The Mirrors” on Glasgow’s Possession Reocords earlier this year, Soft Riot concludes 2018 with a last live performance of the year at The Old Hairdressers after a year of successful touring in Europe and North America. This’ll likely be the last local show until springtime of the coming year… who knows.

Soft Riot is JJD, a former Vancouverite now residing in the Glasgow who has clocked in around twenty years of musical output in various bands and projects. Moving from Vancouver to the 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.

Using an arsenal of synthesizers and effects, 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, throbbing arpeggiations 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.


VIEON is the electronic musical project of Matt Wild, based in Coventry, UK. Expanding to a live three-piece including recently hired sound engineer Stephen Dorphin and VJ Adrian Brian Thompson, their sound is inspired heavily by the 70s and 80s European art electronica pioneers (Jarre, Moroder, Kraftwerk), combined with the more recent influences of contemporary synthpop artists (Daft Punk, Royksopp, Justice) as well as infusing aspects of dance, post-rock and ambient music.

Signed to Manchester label AnalogueTrash in 2014, VIEON’s first release came immediately with the lauded 9-track album THE SOUND OF THE FUTURE, spanning genres as diverse as synthpop, drum and bass and sample-driven ambient house. Follow-up concept album FLY BY LIGHT dropped in early 2016, dealing with themes of exploration, loss and opportunity; an immediate hit with critics including Emily Oldfield of LOUDER THAN WAR who described it as “a trip you certainly won’t regret taking… powerful music opening up new mind space”.

Sham Gate

The solo electronic project of Niall Morris, who also plays synthesisers in LYLO. Sham Gate performs only occasionally so this is your chance to see his set this year!

And on the decks we’ll have Dave Graham from the club night NULL/VOID spinning synth, post-punk, electronic and other oddities.