VENNART: 'Build Us A Rocket Then' live video launched

Ex-Oceansize frontman and current Biffy Clyro touring guitarist Mike Vennart released his debut solo album […]
August 20, 2015

Ex-Oceansize frontman and current Biffy Clyro touring guitarist Mike Vennart released his debut solo album titled 'The Demon Joke' in June, and recently announced a UK headline tour for November. Before that though, he will play Arctangent Festival as well as two warm-up shows. To celebrate, a live video recorded in Manchester earlier this year has been launched.

You can check out Mike and the band (featuring former Oceansize members Steve Durose & Richard 'Gambler' Ingram as well as Ginger Wildheart alumni Denzel) performing the Oceansize track 'Build Us A Rocket Then' here:

The remaining Summer date is as follows.
August 21st - Arctangent Festival, Bristol (British Theatre will appear the next day)

As previously mentioned, Vennart recently announced a further run of headlining shows for this November. You can find the full list of dates below:
11/23/15 - Nottingham, Bodega Social Club
11/24/15 - London, Bush Hall
11/25/15 - Manchester, Deaf Institute
11/26/15 - Glasgow, King Tut's
11/27/15 - Wakefield, The Hop

Support on all dates comes from psychedelic rockers Knifeworld & noise-rock guitar/drum duo Cleft.

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

'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.

VENNART online:

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