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VENNART PROMO 8-18-15Ex-Oceansize frontman and current Biffy Clyro touring guitarist Mike released his debut solo album titled ‘’ 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 dates are as follows. Support on the first two comes from Mike’s other project British Theatre.

August 19th – Firebug, Leicester w/ British Theatre

August 20th- Arts Centre, Colchester w/ British Theatre

August 21st – Arctangent Festival, Bristol (British Theatre will appear the next day)


As previously mentioned, 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:

’ has been receiving fantastic reactions from the media.
Check out a select few below:

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, 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.

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