Mark Vennis & Different Place - Fighting On All Fronts - CD - Released 27/11/20
Mark Vennis' And Different Place's third album - following the acclaimed 'Uncharted Water' and 'A Beautiful Lie Or The Ugly Truth' - again features an eclectic mix of different types of music influenced by the DIY ethos of punk rock. The album's influences, lyrically and musically, are broad; take in films, books and indeed the current state of the world. Bedded in the band's sound is their unique take on rock n roll and reggae. Whilst his job is in film - he has produced Maxine Peake's 'Funny Cow", music is a huge part of Mark Vennis's life (he also producedthe Slits documentary 'Here To Be Heard' and the Don Letts documentary 'Rebel Dread' These songs are about the underdogs, the oppressed, the forgotten, the downtrodden and down at heel, These are the people you don’t read about: the loved, the lost, the sinking, the drowning, the burning. Fighting On All Fronts' is an album about the insecurity of modern life, tales from the end of the world, and that age-old battle with yourself. There is light and shade and there are good times and bad.As Vennis himself says, 'We are just trying to make sense of it all the only way we know how – through our songs.