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Vennart Retaliate in lyric video

Former Oceansize frontman Mike Vennart has released a lyric promo for his track Retaliate.

It’s taken from his debut solo project The Demon Joke which is released on June 22 via Superball Music.

Vennart tells Rock Sound: “Retaliate is a big, dumb stomper rock tune. I wrote it for just bass and drums, then I asked Richard ‘Gambler’ Ingram to play the really perverted keyboard lines, then flung on the ridiculous and impossible guitar solo at the end.

“That solo is a real career highlight for me.”

The Demon Joke features Vennart, his ex Oceansize bandmates Ingram and Steve Durose, and Ginger Wildheart drummer Denzel. It’s now available to pre-order via iTunes and Amazon.

Vennart released a video for Don’t Forget The Joker last month. He’ll play a run of summer dates, including appearances with his other project British Theatre:

July 10: Leeds Brudenell Games Room

July 11: 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham

Aug 19: Leicester Firebug – with British Theatre

Aug 20: Colchester Arts Centre – with British Theatre

Aug 21: ArcTangent, Bristol

The Demon Joke tracklist

  1. 255 2. Doubt 3. Infatuate 4. Rebirthmark 5. Duke Fame 6. Don’t Forget The Joker 7. Retaliate 8. A Weight In The Hollow 9. Operate 10. Amends
Scott Munro

News editor for Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog and Louder. He’s been at the news desk since 2014 and when not writing, he can be found watching baseball and visiting whisky distilleries.