See: Rainy Miller examines the small losses of our everyday in ‘Death At The TV Dinner’

Rainy Miller, photographed by Ellie Kidger

PRESTON’S Rainy Miller roams the Ribbleside Lancashire city, with its proud modernist architecture seeking its tales and bringing them to life with a breakbeat-informed modern pop, full of atmosphere; a modern Alan Sillitoe of West Lancashire, he peers through the curtains at the real lives being lived.

He’s just dropped a video for the future pop of “Death At The TV Dinner”, evoking the crisis in just one life, spilling out onto the icy streets, bare comfort in the balm of movement as he leaves the scene of some rupturing to travel forwards into a different future. The now arrived too soon.

There’s an autobiographical element to the tune; it’s an investigation of how Rainy has handled his own experience of parental grief.

“No matter where we choose to go, even to the places as beautiful as those in the video, we still come home at the end of the day to carry on our regular lives, as uniform and looped and mundane as we know them.” Rainy says.

“The term ‘death’ in its most translucent form, the way we die every day, the televisions on but nobody’s present, instead we sit and internalise our thoughts and anxieties in the comfort of our homes.”

The Lancashire artist is steadfast in his approach to creativity; he believes in truth and orsnervation and feeling first, working from the ground up; saying “technicalities can be learnt, and perspective is something every one of us holds unique; just like DNA.” It’s that commitment and vivacity that rings true, making him such an important pop chronicler.

Elsewhere in the sphere of music, Rainy is a member of the Fixed Abode arts collective, also home to Blackhaine.

Rainy Miller’s A Choreographed Interruption EP is out now on Fixed Abode.

Connect with Rainy Miller elsewhere online on Twitter, Instagram, Spotify and Bandcamp.

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