Friday, May 8, 2015
Vennart: premieres 'Operate' from forthcoming album 'The Demon Joke'
Vennart:  premieres 'Operate' from forthcoming album 'The Demon Joke'
Ex-Oceansize frontman and current Biffy Clyro touring guitarist Mike Vennart recently revealed the release of his debut solo album titled 'The Demon Joke', due to be released via Superball Music on the 22nd June 2015. Now he is pleased to reveal the track 'Operate' which was premiered over on Stereogum here:

You can also listen to the track over on Soundcloud here:

Mike had this to say about the song:
"'Operate' was the song that opened a lot of doors, creatively, on this record. It's pretty much the best chorus I've ever written. It's the kind of heavy pop song I've been threatening to write for years. It's simple, but it's still got a few weird tricks up its sleeve."

The track 'Infatuate' was previously released as a free download, and you can get your hands on that here:

'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. Dan P Carter of BBC Radio 1 fame has already commented: "I'll let you in on a secret - the whole album's amazing!"

Mike will be embarking on his first solo headline tour in the UK this weekend, and will also make appearances at this year's Arctangent Festival and 2000Trees. The live band will feature former Oceansize cohorts Steve Durose and Gambler as well as Ginger Wildheart alumnus Denzel on drums, who all also feature on the album. Find all the dates below:

9th May - Sticky Mike's, Brighton
10th May - Fighting Cocks, Kingston
11th May - Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
12th May - Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
13th May - Soup Kitchen, Manchester
11th July - 2000Trees Festival, Cheltenham
20th August - Arctangent Festival, Bristol

The brilliant artwork for 'The Demon Joke' was created by Jon-Lee Martin and can be seen below. The album will be available on Special Edition Miniature Gatefold CD, Gatefold black vinyl with CD, & digital download.

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