Millie Manders and the Shutup Release Mental Health Anthem
“There’s just so much spirit in that band… and she has such a great voice as well!” – Alex Baker, Kerrang Radio
"She’s got an incredible voice” - John Kennedy, Radio X
"Millie Manders and The Shutup as one of the u.k.’s most vital acts, and an adrenaline boost to even the most stoney-hearted music fan" - New Noise
"Manders’ music never feels overwrought with commentary, yet manages to convey its messages effortlessly" - Louder Than War
“I love it. REFRESHING. What a way to start my day” - Lynval Golding, The Specials
Fresh off the back of the nationwide success of Silent Screams, which received play on Kerrang Radio and the BBC, Millie Manders and the Shutup have announced their forthcoming single, Your Story, the latest glimpse at their hugely anticipated album, Telling Truths, Breaking Ties. With a driving guitar riff, Millie’s astonishing vocal range and a pounding rhythm section, Your Story is urgent, anthemic and sees Millie and the guys of their punk crossover powers:
“Your Story was inspired by a short, intense relationship where I was, unfortunately, a rebound.
Having been very guarded, it took me a long time to allow this person in. They said all the right things, and I fell. That was when they decided they had “said it all too early”.
Watching their “stories” on social media and wishing I was still part of them inspired the chorus, the first part of the song to be written”, explains Millie.
With pre-orders for the limited-edition vinyl version of their album, Telling Truth, Breaking Ties, already stacking up, 2020 is the year Millie Manders and the Shutup’s enter the public consciousness in a big way.
Released to huge acclaim, Silent Screams is the song Millie Manders & The Shutup have always seemed destined to release. A delirious mix of punk, ska, pop and dagger-sharp lyrics, it sees Millie Manders and the Shutup as one of the UK’s most exciting acts. At a time when fear and the unknown seems rife in the world, Silent Screams is a message to those feeling at their lowest that there is always hope.
Although it features many of the hooks, riffs and sheer power that fans have come to expect from Millie Manders & the Shutup, it is Silent Screams’ lyrical contact which really hits home hard. Dealing with suicidal thoughts and the feeling of being trapped, Silent Screams is typical of a band whose commitment to social justice is as ingrained in them as their love of music. With both Millie and George in the band constantly battling against mental health issues, there’s a truth and poignancy to the track which magnifies the song’s power immensely. Silent Screams feels destined to become an anthem for those feeling imprisoned by their own thoughts.
Limited Edition Silent Scream Merchandise is now available - £5 from each sale will go to both Mind and Papyrus , charities dedicated to helping people of all ages with mental health difficulties
Based in both London and Norwich, Millie Manders & The Shutup create cross-genre punk that is hard to ignore. With lyricism that pokes fun, draws you in or leaves you questioning social norms teamed with incredible vocal dexterity, grinding guitars, irresistible horn hooks and a pumping rhythm section, the Millie Manders Music Machine churns out more raw punk fusion than you can shake a stick at, with a huge amount of pop appeal.
Millie Manders: Vox/Ukulele/Saxophone
Alessandro Vitiello: Drums
James Pendle: Guitars
Georgina Boreham: Bass
Dominic Walker: Sax/Trumpet/Synths