Monday, June 8, 2015
Vennart: launches new track 'Retaliate'
Vennart:  launches new track 'Retaliate'
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. With the album just two weeks away from release, he is now pleased to reveal another brand new track in the shape of 'Retaliate' which you can view exclusively here:
www.rocksound.tv/features/read/this-vennart-track-has-an-awful-lot-of-british-rock-history-behind-it

German fans can view here:
www.muzu.tv/vennart/retailiate-lyric-video-video/2427140/

Mike had this to say:
"Retaliate is a big, dumb stomper rock tune. I wrote it for just bass and drums, then I asked Gambler to play the really perverted keyboard lines, then flung on the ridiculous and impossible guitar solo at the end. That solo is a real career highlight for me.

Retaliate has a groove. You can kinda dance to it, despite it being in a weird time signature."


A live video for the track 'Don't Forget The Joker', filmed on the final date of Vennart's recent headline tour, can be viewed here: youtu.be/0g4Mh7_uLd0
German fans can view it here: www.muzu.tv/vennart/the-demon-joke-live-video-video/2421779/

The album version of 'Don't Forget The Joker' was premiered by London Evening Standard, who called the album "a ten-track opus of madness and joy". Hear 'Don't Forget The Joker' here: youtu.be/VDdpyypbaKo

German fans can watch here: www.muzu.tv/vennart/vennart-dont-forget-the-jokerlyric-video-video/2418996/


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 Store.co.uk:
Superball Shop: smarturl.it/thedemonjokeINOshop
RecordStore.co.uk: bit.ly/1cQ5iZw
iTunes: smarturl.it/thedemonjokeITUNES
Amazon: smarturl.it/thedemonjokeAMAZON
Amazon MP3: smarturl.it/tdjAMAZONMP3

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: soundcloud.com/superballmusic/vennart-operate/s-dBKGC

The track 'Infatuate' is available as a free download, and you can get your hands on that here: soundcloud.com/superballmusic/vennart-infatuate

'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:
www.facebook.com/vennartvennart
www.mikevennart.tumblr.com
www.twitter.com/vennart
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