PRAISE FOR TELLING TRUTHS, BREAKING TIES
“An uncompromising album of sometimes brutal honesty, wrapped up in superlative musical expression; an unashamed five-star album. MMATS should be massive, let’s make it happen …” THE PUNK SITE
“MMATS have created a plethora of DIY gold … an album jammed to the brim with huge songs that would be brilliant for the likes of Slam Dunk and Leeds Festival …” LEEDS LIVING
“Burning with the can-do DIY attitude of punk, this is an utterly assured debut …” OUTLINE MAGAZINE
“If MMATS are not a success then one of two things are true: either British music fans no longer have taste; or not enough of them have heard this album …” THREE SONGS & OUT
“Battling with yourself on an internal level, whilst launching an attack on the many wrongs you see in the world and attempting to entertain a captive fanbase, seems like a gargantuan task. Yet all that struggle has culminated in an incredible debut album that it is a true testament to them …” TURN IT UP LOUDER
MILLIE MANDERS AND THE SHUTUP release their debut album, TELLING TRUTHS, BREAKING TIES, on download, CD and red vinyl on 23 October. The physical releases can be pre-ordered from the band at https://millie-manders.com/ alongside a range of limited-edition merchandise that raises funds for The Survivors Trust – an umbrella charity for survivors of rape and sexual abuse – NHS Charities Together, and the mental health charities Mind and Papyrus.
A video has also been released for BURNOUT, the closing track on the album and a fitting song to end a memorable debut. Millie describes the song as, “a love letter to everything we do and everything we go through while we chase our dreams. It’s a celebration of the exhaustion and all the joy that it brings along the way.”
And videos for the three previously released singles from the album here:
SILENT SCREAMS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBo7UUI8LQo
YOUR STORY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Dt8UFIhZPY
The band’s full UK tour scheduled for earlier this year naturally had to be postponed. The dates are currently being rescheduled for when it becomes safe to do so, and an announcement on the full tour will follow as soon as possible.
With extensive support from BBC Introducing and Radio X and appearances at notable festivals such as Boomtown and Rebellion, the last two years have propelled MILLIE MANDERS AND THE SHUTUP into the conscience of both the public and the music industry with a cross-genre punk that’s becoming increasingly hard to ignore. With lyrics that discuss loss, betrayal, anger, anxiety, heartbreak and bitterness, environmental catastrophe and political unrest, they inspire the questioning of social norms. Fronted by Millie’s staggering vocal dexterity and backed by grinding guitars, irresistible horns and a huge amount of pop appeal, their live shows are renowned for their power and contagious energy.
With the release of their debut album; the previously released SILENT SCREAMS, YOUR STORY and BITTER singles and videos; the full UK tour currently being rescheduled; and a conscience that ensures there will be no plastic wrapping on any merchandise or release and that limited-edition artwork and clothing are raising money for health and mental health charities, MILLIE MANDERS AND THE SHUTUP are striving to make a difference whilst keeping us uplifted and thoroughly entertained.
“I love it. It’s refreshing. What a start to my day …” LYNVAL GOLDING | THE SPECIALS