Thursday, June 25, 2015
Vennart: premieres video for 'Operate'; 'The Demon Joke' out now!
Vennart:  premieres video for 'Operate'; 'The Demon Joke' out now!
Ex-Oceansize frontman and current Biffy Clyro touring guitarist Mike Vennart releases his debut solo album titled 'The Demon Joke' this week. To celebrate, the fantastic animated video for the track 'Operate' is premiering exclusively at Kerrang! here:

Germans fans can view it at here:

Mike had this to say:
"Operate is the biggest tune on the record, so I knew we had to do a video. Trouble is, I hate all music videos, particularly ones that I'm in. So my friends at ChogZoo fulfilled my life's dream and turned me into a cartoon character. In the video I get to kill a monster using only my guitar skills. What the hell more do you want from a rock video?
Retaliate has a groove. You can kinda dance to it, despite it being in a weird time signature."

'Operate' has also been nominated in the Anthem category at this year's Progressive Music Awards, and you can vote now here:

'The Demon Joke' has been receiving fantastic reactions from the media. Check out a select few below:
"A euphoric record that existing fans and newcomers alike will relish." - Rocksound
"a unique exhibition of the inner recesses of Mike's almost unparalleled musical mind." 4K's - Kerrang!
"The wait's been worth it - it's a pleasure to have him back." - Classic Rock
"As 'The Demon Joke' thrives, Vennart stands tall wearing a grin." - Upset Magazine

Last week, The Independent streamed the album in full alongside an interview with Mike. You can check that out here:

The album is now available to purchase from the following places, including a special yellow vinyl from the Superball store and an exclusive signed postcard from Record
Superball Shop:
Amazon MP3:

'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.

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

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:
German fans can view it here:

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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