FROM THE DEBUT LP TELLING TRUTHS, BREAKING TIES
MILLIE MANDERS AND THE SHUTUP have announced that their new single BROKEN RECORD and accompanying video will be released on 5 April 2021. BROKEN RECORD is taken from the band’s debut album, TELLING TRUTHS, BREAKING TIES, released in August of last year, and is one the tracks that was regularly singled out for attention in the multitude of reviews that welcomed the album’s release.
“So, you’ve been unceremoniously dumped,” says Millie when talking about the song. “You’re no longer part of their story but you can’t stop thinking about them, dreaming about them, playing out every last moment in your head. It’s like a broken record …”
Fronted by Millie’s staggering vocal dexterity and backed by grinding guitars, irresistible horns and a huge amount of pop appeal, the band’s live shows are renowned for their power and energy. Having naturally seen the postponement of their full 2020 UK tour scheduled to accompany the album, the dates have now been rescheduled and added to, and an expanded tour will be announced in April.
With the launch of their debut album, the accompanying videos for previously released singles BITTER, BURNOUT, PANIC, SILENT SCREAMS and YOUR STORY, and a conscience that ensures there will be zero plastic wrapping on any merchandise or release, MILLIE MANDERS AND THE SHUTUP are striving to make a difference whilst keeping us uplifted and brilliantly entertained.
The album can be ordered on CD and vinyl formats from the band at https://millie-manders.com/ alongside a range of limited-edition clothing and artwork that raises funds for NHS Charities Together, The Survivors Trust – an umbrella charity for survivors of rape and sexual abuse – and the mental health charities Mind and Papyrus.
“MMATS bring fierce and addictive ska punk with emotive and urgent lyrics; tipped as the UK’s answer to The Interrupters with high octane live shows and attitude backed with morality …” VIVE LE ROCK
“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
“If MMATS are not a success then one of two things are true: either British music fans no longer have any 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
“Burning with the can-do DIY attitude of punk, this is an utterly assured debut …” OUTLINE
“I love it. It’s refreshing. What a start to my day …” LYNVAL GOLDING | THE SPECIALS
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 alike. With lyrics that discuss loss, betrayal, anger, anxiety, heartbreak, bitterness, environmental catastrophe and political unrest, they inspire the questioning of social norms with a cross-genre punk that’s becoming increasingly hard to ignore.
SILENT SCREAMS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBo7UUI8LQo
YOUR STORY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Dt8UFIhZPY