Everybody is talking about Millie and The Shut Up, no I mean everybody , just have a look at who is raving .
“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
Now we insist you rave by checking out all the links and telling your friends or if you have no friends tell your enemies as the things they are singing about are crucial we feel .
And whilst we have your attention let us be really nerdy and even spotlight what the Shut Ups do as we know you love this kind of thing, next thing you know you’ll have a poster on ya wall .
Millie Manders: Vox/Ukulele/Saxophone
Alessandro Vitiello: Drums
James Pendle: Guitars
Georgina Boreham: Bass
Dominic Walker: Sax/Trumpet/Synths
Ok well got to get on so that’s a brief , say hi to Millie piece , as we know most of you are short on time as you have to head out to a gig……ah ok….well now we recall you have a lot of time on your hands here is a bit more information but only coz we love you and we love Millie and the gang . 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. Released ahead of the hugely anticipated album, Telling Truths, Breaking Ties, 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.