London band ‘The Miller Test’ will mark the release of their second album, Dead Blue, on November 5 with a single and video for the track ‘No Venus Moves’ ready to debut the November 29th
Pitched 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
Dead Blue was recorded in November 2020 and March 2021 with producer
John Winfield (Jimmy Somerville, Paul Mosley, Delta Saxophone
Quartet). In addition to No Venus Moves, it includes Eden Gaol,
described on its release earlier this year as “fun, ridiculous, and
catchy” by Alt77 and a “toe-tapping, hip-hoppish slice of art-pop
with echoes of Bowie and Funkadelic” by Jammerzine.
The Miller Test have been playing together for over a decade. For
most of that they’ve been hiding out in a small East London rehearsal
room, with occasional spells as the house band at Biddles Bros on the
Lower Clapton Road.
Their debut album, This Funk Is Political, released last year, was
described by Other Side Reviews as “a serious sonic experience that
will stick with you” and “a must-hear release” by FV Music. Dead Blue
will be available to stream from all major sites from November 5.