Ex-Oceansize frontman and current Biffy Clyro touring guitarist Mike Vennart has signed with Superball Music for the release of his debut solo album under the Vennart moniker. Titled ‘The Demon Joke’, the album will be released on the 22nd June 2015 and is preceded by a Pledge Music campaign.

Mike had this to say:
“I’m delighted to be back in the artsy bosom of Superball Records, the label imprint set up specifically for my old band, Oceansize. They take good care of me in the way that every record label should - by encouraging me to make the records I wanna make. It’s a simple and beautiful arrangement.”

Superball label-head Thomas Waber adds:
"Oceansize were always very close to my heart, so I am thrilled that Mike has finally gotten around to recording his fantastic, debut solo album. It's been long overdue!"

‘The Demon Joke’ will be familiar territory to fans of Mike’s old band, but this time with a maturity and optimism lacking in his previous work. The album is a rich, densely layered, emotional psychedelic fuzz-rock odyssey.

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The Demon Joke
Special Edition CD, Gatefold black LP+CD, Digital album


Mike Vennart
(lead vocals, guitar )
Steve Durose
(guitar, vocals)
Richard 'Gambler' Ingram
(keys )