We’re glad to announce that London, United Kingdom-based band The Miller Test have released a new single, entitled “No Venus Moves.”
The Miller Test have been playing together for over a decade, during which most of the time they’ve been hiding out in a small East London rehearsal room and occasionally playing as the house band at Biddles Bros on the Lower Clapton Road. After releasing their debut album last year, This Funk Is Political, The Miller Test returned with their 2020 single, “Xmas in Istanbul.” In March 2021, they then released another single, entitled “Eden Gaol” (our review here), which is from their second album, Dead Blue released today. The album was recorded in November 2020 and March 2021 with producer John Winfield (Jimmy Somerville, Paul Mosley, Delta Saxophone Quartet); and The Miller Test mark the release of Dead Blue today with a second single from the album, “No Venus Moves,”.
Landing somewhere between the 80s pop-soul of When Doves Cry/Billie Jean and the morose mumble-lyricism of later Leonard Cohen, all hooked together with two rounds of Stonesy doo-doo-doos, “No Venus Moves” could be the theme song for a millenarian cult, blending troublingly bleak observations with moments of pulsating pop exhilaration.
The track begins with catchy, 80s-inspired percussion rhythms punctuated by bright, clean-toned electric guitar chords and staccato leads, while the bassline soon enters the mix to set the track into a chilled-out groove. As the deep, compelling vocals join in, “No Venus Moves”’s thoughtful lyrical passages are later accented nicely by reverb-laden electric guitar licks, while harmonizing wonderfully throughout the track by dynamic backing vocals. “No Venus Moves” is quite an enjoyable listen throughout, showcasing The Miller Test’s brilliant songwriting and superb musicianship; I would highly recommend this track to fans of alternative rock and pop alike.
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