Vennart (opens in new tab) have today released a video for the new single Dick Privilege, after it premiered on the Radio 1 Rock Show last weekend.
The track is backed by the song Rat Catch, with Mike Vennart revealing the inspiration for the song came after he was targeted by online trolls over the festive period.
He explains: “A while back, I found myself incurring the wrath of the far right, after I’d clumsily whacked their squalid little hive. Having encountered their diminutive Queen Bee and, being of not-entirely-sound mind, I called him a Nazi to his face, and he proceeded to give me more press than I’d ever had in my life.
“Unfortunately what came with that was thousands of threats of physical and sexual violence – via social media – to my wife and my mother, and death threats to myself. They threatened to burn down my house.
“They continued in earnest on Christmas Day and through into the New Year. They sent me pictures of my son and told me they were coming. All because I called a man – a man they’d never met – a Nazi.
“The experience of being hunted by white supremacists was, for me, exciting and hilarious. They bark hard, but they don’t bite. Well, I guess I’m not such a useful idiot. I’m not actually worth murdering. So it was great fun for me. Less so for my then-six-year-old son, who wept with terror as the police fire-proofed our house the day before Christmas Eve.”
Vennart adds: “All of this is, obviously, symptomatic of a darker force at work. White, insufficiently-endowed men – and it IS men – following the money, f'ing everything and everyone, while we suck on Love Island and argue about whether a pop-star is cancelled or not.”
The single is now available to purchase on 7-inch coloured vinyl through the official Vennart website.