Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Vennart: launches live video for Don't Forget The Joker
Vennart:  launches live 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. He recently completed a short run of UK headline dates, the first with his solo band that also feature former Oceansize cohorts Steve Durose and Gambler, as well as Ginger Wildheart alumnus Denzel on drums. The final date of the tour took place at a sold-out show in Manchester, and you can see a live video filmed at that show, for the track 'Don't Forget The Joker', here:

German fans can view it here:

The album version of 'Don't Forget The Joker' was premiered last week by London Evening Standard and you can listen to it for yourself here:

German fans can watch here:

The album is now available to pre-order from the following places, including a special yellow vinyl from the Superball store and an exclusive signed postcard from Record

Superball Shop:
Amazon MP3:

German fans can pre-order the album here:

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. 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.

VENNART online:
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