Possession Records Presents
Friday, 19 July 2019
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.
New SOFT RIOT material is forthcoming in the later half of 2019.
Alice Hubble is the solo project of Alice Hubley (Mass Datura, Cosines, Arthur and Martha), and the product of one lady locked at home with her enormous collection of synthesisers. The debut album ‘Polarlichter’ was born out of a desire to work on a project without constraints, to move away from the traditional song writing process and to experiment with the form. Inspired by the 70’s recordings by Tangerine Dream, Ashra and Mike Oldfield (particularly the records he made with his sister Sally), Alice wanted to take a more delicate approach; a distinctly feminine take on the 70’s progressive synth sound. Other inspirations include Delia Derbyshire and Daphne Oram, Lee Hazlewood’s Swedish recordings, 80’s American synth pop band The Book of Love.
A new Glasgow group venturing into industrial/concrete territory reminiscent of the sound designs of early Industrial records or the 70s output of Cabaret Voltaire.