Pop

Vennart – “Don’t Forget The Joker”

The Demon Joke is the debut album from former Oceansize frontman Mike Vennart; it’s not out till next month, but I find myself prematurely, preemptively frustrated by the reception I’m expecting it to receive in America. Oceansize were an excellent British band that never got much attention over here, and I imagine the same will […]

Pop

Vennart – “Operate” (First Listen)

Soon after the demise of Britpop, the United Kingdom produced a wave of excellent guitar bands that had trouble finding traction in the States; bands that combined elements of post-rock, indie rock, emo, and prog to create dizzying sonic towers of fury and sadness. (Frustratingly although unsurprisingly, the one band operating in this mode that […]