Track of the Day: The Miller Test – No Venus Moves

With their music being described as “fun, ridiculous and catchy” by Alt77 and “a serious sonic experience that will stick with you” by The Other Side Reviews (yes, that’s us), The Miller Test can certainly knock your proverbial socks off. Featuring in Rising Artists Blog, Sinusoidal Music, Pop Fad Blog and YMX, the UK-based five-piece are building a loyal global following. In addition to their music reaching audiences internationally, The Miller Test’s sound reaches all ends of the genre-sphere drawing together post-punk, indie-rock, soul and folk. Today we’re looking at their track ‘No Venus Moves’.



As part of their latest album Dead Blue, ‘No Venus Moves’ adopts an eclectic melodic arrangement with elegant lyricism as part of the kaleidoscopic soundscape. Highlighting their innovativeness, there is a combination of guitars, synths, pounding drums and keyboards creating a soothing, smooth, laid-back sound. Yet, while there is a strong post-punk meets 80s-synth-pop tone to ‘No Venus Moves’, the Leonard Cohen folk influence enhances the intimacy and intensity of the song.

Described as being a possible “theme song for a millenarian cult”, ‘No Venus Moves’ infuses observations of challenging societal situations with sensational expressions of pop culture. The smouldering nature of the track is like a heavy tapestry with a thin shining silver thread of objective sincerity woven into the material. In other words, ‘No Venus Moves’ is great fun but with a profoundness in its genuineness.

Alongside tracks like ‘Eden Gaol’ (read our review here) and ‘Dead Blue’, ‘No Venus Moves’ showcases the band’s versatility as a sliver of their well-received album Dead Blue. In addition to the song, The Miller Test released an official music video. Please note: the music video is filmed in black and white and does contain image transitions that can trigger seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.


THIS VIDEO USES IMAGE TRANSITIONS THAT CAN CAUSE SEIZURES IN PEOPLE WITH PHOTOSENSITIVE EPILESY
VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED

For more from The Miller Test, check out their official website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Spotify.

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