Milk+ - Venus Breakdown
A Clockwork Orange not only inspired Moloko’s choice of band name, but also Austria’s Milk+. Along with Nineteen Eighty-Four, Fahrenheit 451, Brave New World and the likes, Burgess’s book is one of the most well-known dystopian novels, a genre that dates back to (at least) godfather of science fiction H.G. Wells. So if you’re calling your band after one of these novels, that is pretty much a statement about your opinion of the human species and where it is headed.
The band have recently released the free download EP Venus Breakdown as an appetizer for their second full length album Band On Wire, which will be out in early 2013. Apart from a duet with Clara Luzia (a ballad called Melaforint), the other three songs on the EP are very energetic rock. A member of The Mars Volta was involved in this. Voicewise, the chorus of Venus Breakdown reminded me of Billy Talent, but of course we’re not dealing with melodic punk here. (This is not meant to be an insult, I really liked Billy Talent anno Try Honesty.)
Download the EP via the Milk+ Bandcamp.