Friday, May 22, 2015
Vennart: launches lyric video for 'Don't Forget The Joker'
Vennart:  launches lyric video for 'Don't Forget The Joker'
Ex-Oceansize frontman and current Biffy Clyro touring guitarist Mike Vennart is set to release his debut solo album titled 'The Demon Joke' on the 22nd June 2015, and is now pleased to reveal another brand new track. 'Don't Forget The Joker' was premiered by London Evening Standard here:

Watch and share the video here:

German fans can watch here:

"'Don't Forget The Joker' is pretty much the centre piece of the album, certainly from a lyrical standpoint. It's different to the rest of the material, in that it sounds drunk, half-played and slurred, which is kinda what the words are about."

The track 'Operate' was recently premiered over at Stereogum, where they said it combined "complex, math-y psychedelia with... roaring, naked bombast". Listen to it here now:

The track 'Infatuate' is available 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 recently embarked on his first UK headline tour, and will also make appearances at this year's Arctangent Festival and 2000Trees. Prior to those festivals, Vennart will also play some warm-up shows which you can find details of below. The live band features former Oceansize cohorts Steve Durose and Gambler as well as Ginger Wildheart alumnus Denzel on drums, who all also feature on the album. Expect more dates later in the year.

10th July - Brudenell Games Room, Leeds
11th July - 2000Trees Festival, Cheltenham
19th August - Firebug, Leicester w/ British Theatre
20th August - Arts Centre, Colchester w/ British Theatre
21st 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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