Toronto Indie Rock Duo Soft Set Release Their New Album ‘Still Life’

*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Fritz Media*

Photo Credit: Heidi Athay



“With ringing endorsements from so many with the progressive post-punk movement of late, it feels like Soft Set are due to become one of the most talked-about new arrivals on the scene in the months to come. With fresh and inviting energy running the length of this new release, it certainly feels like we are experiencing the dawn of something very exciting.” – Mystic Sons

“Harking back to early 90s dreampop, with reverential vocals heightening the timeless feel, this release by Canadian duo Soft Set carries much promise for their new album ‘Still Life’.'” – Electric Sound of Joy

“Offering deeply atmospheric, yet catchy dreamy soundscapes, their music lays down a glowing indie rock vibe shrouded in shimmering instrumentation.”
 – Plastic Magazine

“Guys, this one feels like a daydream to me…a warm and melancholic dream pop record with beautiful guitar riffs, washed out vocals and hazy synthesizer layers.” – Indie Tapes 

Toronto shoegaze/indie rock duo Soft Set are thrilled to announce the release of their new album Still Life out now on all digital streaming platforms. Listen here

Soft Set started the roll-out of music from Still Life backin January with the release of the lead single ‘More More More,’ followed by 2nd single ‘Diamond’ in June. Both singles received glowing press coverage and many Spotify playlist adds. 

Still Life is Soft Set’s debut full-length album and follows the release of their 2020 debut EP Love and Dancing, which was mixed by RIDE’s Mark Gardener at his studio in Oxfordshire, UK (OX4 Sound). Still Life was mixed by Shae Brossard (Arcade Fire, Godspeed You! Black Emperor) and mastered by Slowdive’s Simon Scott and features Mark Crozier (bassist, The Jesus and Mary Chain) on the first track ‘More More More.’ The shoegaze is most definitely alive and well on Still Life

“Like our debut EP, Still Life provides the listener with stories of youth and nostalgia and that longing to be loved,” says Soft Set’s Nathan Athay. “We feel that our music caters to all audiences and we hope everyone enjoys the songs as much as we had fun making them!”

The origin story for Soft Set begins with James Gray and Nathan Athay meeting for the first time in high school in Barrie, Ontario. It didn’t take long in their friendship for them to realize that they had a lot in common, especially their taste in music. Drawing on influences from iconic artists that have inspired them on their musical path—The Stone Roses, The Smiths, My Bloody Valentine, RIDE, Slowdive, Happy Mondays, The Boo Radleys, Mercury Rev—Soft Set’s music runs the gamut from shoegaze to dream pop to 90s Brit pop all behind a hazy, layered wall of sublime sound. 

Still Life is available now on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes and other digital retailers and streaming services worldwide. Still Life is also available in Limited Edition Vinyl and Digipack CD on Bandcamp.  For more info, please visit

RELEASE DATE: September 16th, 2022 


01.  More More More
02.  Mason Tip
03.  Still Life
04.  Parkas
05.  Diamond
06.  Your Eyes
07.  Love and Dancing
08.  Breathe


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