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Hear Mike Vennart’s solo album before release

Former Oceansize vocalist, and touring member of Biffy Clyro – Mike Vennart is streaming his forthcoming debut solo album online. Give it a listen below.

Due on 22nd June, and released under the name Vennart, ‘The Demon Joke’ preceded appearances at both 2000trees (11th July) and Arctangent (21st August) this summer.

“There’s going to be some stuff on the record that’s going to rub the older audience up the wrong way,” he recently told Upset. “Some of it’s a little more playful, but I don’t fucking care.”

“The thing is, you can’t worry about that,” he explains. “There are things that I would never have got away with in the old band. I get to do guitar solos now, albeit in a stupid way, and that’s great fun. Oceansize’ realm of virtuosity was reserved strictly for the drum department and I wanted to have a go. It’s my turn.”

(via The Independent)

Catch Vennart at:

10 Leeds, Brudenell Games Room
11 2000trees

19 Leicester, Firebug
20 Colchester, Arts Centre
21 Arctangent

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