MILLIE MANDERS AND THE SHUTUP embark upon their biggest headline UK tour this autumn in delayed celebration of the release last year of their debut album TELLING TRUTHS, BREAKING TIES.
Having built extensive support from press and radio and an increasing loyalty amongst their audience, the band create cross-genre punk that, once heard, is impossible to ignore.
With lyrics that discuss weighty and imposing subjects – loss, betrayal, anxiety, heartbreak, bitterness, political unrest, and environmental catastrophe – alongside a constant questioning of social norms, the band’s raw punk fusion, fronted by Millie’s staggering vocal dexterity and a huge slice of pop appeal, mean the live shows never fail to create a sense of joy and exhilaration.
Fri 29 NORWICH Brickmakers *
Fri 05 BIDEFORD Palladium
Sat 06 PLYMOUTH Junction
Sun 07 BRIDGWATER Cobblestones
Wed 10 PRESTON Continental
Thu 11 GLASGOW Broadcast
Fri 12 NEWCASTLE Cluny 2
Sat 13 LIVERPOOL Arts Club Loft *
Sun 14 YORK Fulford Arms
Wed 17 STAFFORD Redrum
Thu 18 CARDIFF Moon *
Fri 19 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute 3 *
Sat 20 OXFORD O2 Academy 2*
Sun 21 SOUTHAMPTON Joiners
Wed 24 GLOUCESTER Dick Whittington
Thu 25 BANGOR Blue Sky Cafe
Fri 26 SHEFFIELD O2 Academy 2 *
Sat 27 MANCHESTER Star & Garter *
Sun 28 BRISTOL Louisiana
Thu 02 CAMBRIDGE Portland Arms
Fri 03 LEICESTER O2 Academy 2 *
Sat 04 LONDON Islington O2 Academy *
Fri 10 BRIGHTON Brunswick
Sat 11 HIGH WYCOMBE Phoenix
Sun 12 BEDFORD Esquires
Sat 18 CHELMSFORD Hotbox *
* WITH JORA THE FORTUNETELLER
Tickets from: HERE
To coincide with the tour and following the huge success at radio for the recent single Broken Record, the band are now taking SILENT SCREAMS to radio. Originally the first single from the TELLING TRUTHS, BREAKING TIES album, and always a firm live favourite, you can watch the video here:
Silent Screams tackles the terrors of feeling caged and feeling trapped, of displaying suicidal thoughts and the struggle to fight against them, subjects all very close to Millie’s heart
“Suicidal thoughts are hard to deal with, and even harder to talk about,” says Millie, “and I wanted to channel the frustration I have with myself when I feel like I can’t speak, by expressing it through music instead. It’s OK to not be OK but, when you aren’t OK, it’s so hard. Please try to remember, however, that talking is the first step to healing.”
Millie would like to encourage anyone who struggles, as indeed she does, to reach out to a friend or a family member or a doctor. You are not alone. Samaritans [UK] can be contacted on 116 123.
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.