Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Vennart: launches live video of 'Retaliate'; Summer shows underway!
Vennart:  launches live video of 'Retaliate'; Summer shows underway!
Ex-Oceansize frontman and current Biffy Clyro touring guitarist Mike Vennart released his debut solo album titled 'The Demon Joke' two weeks ago, and is now set to play some select Summer live shows. In advance of his appearance at 2000 Trees Festival this weekend, as well as a warm-up show in Leeds, a live video for the track 'Retaliate' has been launched. The clip was filmed during the short UK headline tour in May, and you can check it out here:

German fans can view it here:

The full list of live shows this Summer can be found below:
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

An animated video for the stunning single 'Operate', created by ChogZoo animation, was also recently released, and you can watch that below:

German fans can view it here:

'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:
"The Demon Joke is an utter joy of a record" - Drowned In Sound
"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

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.

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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