At the end of May, MILLIE MANDERS AND THE SHUTUP released new single SWEET MELODY, a cover of the LITTLE MIX number. Does that seem odd? Well, it works! Find out for yourself here.
Millie: “I was approached by Christy Bullen, a singer and songwriter here in Norwich, and I loved his take on it, so I jumped at the chance. It was originally his idea to feature me, but it ended up swinging the other way. Haha!! It’s such a great version and it gets everyone bouncing and singing along whenever we play it live. It was such a pleasure to work on it with Christy and the producer Tom Joy and we can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”
The band embarked on their first full headline UK tour in autumn 2021, with most of the dates, including several O2 Academy shows, being sold out. Their reputation as one of the most exhilarating live bands in the country was further enhanced by their recent UK tour supporting the legendary Less Than Jake, converting legions of new fans every night with the rapturous audience receptions comfortably matched by the glowing media coverage.
“Our first headline tour and the Less Than Jake tour were nothing short of mind blowing,” says Millie. “As a band, we could never have imagined so many people coming out to see us and just how many voices we would hear singing our songs with us. We have made lifelong friends and incredible memories that we will always cherish.”
“Best gig of the year, in fact many a year, and it will take some topping; if you have not seen Millie Manders and The Shutup live, you haven’t lived yet …” THE PUNK SITE
“Everything Millie and co do tonight is essential and perfectly pitched; and Millie’s delivery makes it all the more captivating, with the most powerful belt we may have ever heard …” BITTERSWEET PRESS
Tickets available here: https://millie-manders.com/
Further festivals for the band will follow at Kendal Calling and Gabe Fest in July and Rebellion in August, followed by EU dates in the autumn.
In addition to this wave of activity, Millie also recently appeared on BBC Look East to discuss the numerical disparity between male and female headliners at UK festivals this summer. You can watch the interview here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1a9mgoDa6G3T5AN2UEK3kgKWwe4jKmL6g/view
Fronted by Millie’s staggering vocal dexterity and backed by grinding guitars, irresistible horns and a huge amount of pop appeal, MILLIE MANDERS AND THE SHUTUP are rightly renowned for their power and energy. Their debut album, TELLING TRUTHS, BREAKING TIES, is available on CD and vinyl formats from www.millie-manders.com