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Millie Manders & The Shutup release video for “Lollipops”

Norwich, UK based ska punks Millie Manders and the Shutup have released a video for “Lollipops”, a track from their recently released, EP “Shutup”, which came out back in September. The video follows single “One That Got Away“.

Have a watch below.



Album Review: Millie Manders and the Shutup – “Shutup – EP”

One of my favorite things about punk, as a genre, is when chaos is expressed through mixing different genres and creating a sound that is unique. Millie Manders and the Shutup’s new release Shutup – EP gives us a glimpse of this magic.

The album opens with a soulful raspy solo vocal but quickly explodes into a cacophony of horns which is then subsequently mixed with an aggressive lyrical delivery that is equal parts UK grime and the punk-ska stylings of Sonic Boom 6. “The Right to Life”, a song about animal rights, showcases Millie’s vocal chops. From the opening jazzy solo, to the fast as lightning rap, to the growl through clenched teeth, this track blends a lot of influences and Millie is more than capable of delivering with style.

The second song “Brave” continues to explore the boundaries between grime and punk with some fantastic instrumentation. I cannot decide which part I like most, the bass and drum lines, the slick guitar work or the jazzy horns during the breakdown. It truly is allowing Millie Manders and the Shutup to “break the walls, burn down the doors, and recreate our (their) world” in a unique way.

“Lollipops” follows this with a more straightforward punk rock jam that has infectious guitar work pushed by a driving drum line and punctuated by a very busy horn section. In a song about the refugee crisis, they display both a high degree of empathy and rage.

The last of this four song trip is “One That Got Away” and it is a more traditional ska-core ripper. Featuring the classic back and forth between metal guitar riffs and loud blaring horns, it’s a song that would be at home on a Devils Night Out era Bosstones playlist. This song showcases Millie’s outstanding rockstar voice.

My concern with this album is that there is magic in the first two songs and they seem to move away from that as the album progresses. There is a unique sound that stands out among the plethora of ska/ska punk releases this year. Even “Lollipops” seems to be a natural derivative of this formula if you want to mix up the ingredients. Then comes “One That Got Away” which from a technical standpoint is a great ska-core song as it is catchy, poppy, and has a memorable chorus that will have you singing along. But so will a lot of other albums that have been released this year. The reason you will return to this album more often is found in the earlier songs.

Shutup – EP gets 4 stars from me, mainly because of the sample size. 3 out of the 4 songs are beautifully mashed chaos that demand attention. The fourth, while still being super solid ska-core, degrades the energy of the album. I know the math does not quite add up, but the album is so excellent otherwise, I rounded up on the stars.

4/5 Stars



Millie Manders And The Shutup release video for “One That Got Away”

Norwich, UK based ska punks Millie Manders and the Shutup release new EP “Shutup” on September 21st. Ahead of the EP, they have released a video for a track off it, “One That Got Away”. You can watch it below.

The band tour extensively through the UK and Europe for the rest of the year – details of all dates are also below.



Millie Manders and The Shutup to release new EP via Kickstarter Campaign

Norwich, UK based ska punks Millie Manders and the Shutup are to release a new EP, the follow up to last year’s “Obsession Transgression”. The EP is being funded by a KickStarter campaign, which has a few days to go. You can help pay for the record by pledging on a variety of merch options.

The band’s back catalogue, including Millie’s recent acoustic EP, is available on the band’s Bandcamp page.



Millie Manders releases video for “Monster”

Norwich based ska punk Millie Manders (who usually performs with her band Millie Manders and the Shutup) has released a video for “Monster”, a track from her recent acoustic EP, “Upside Down”. The track is the closing track of the five song effort, which came out back in March.

You can have a watch of the video below.



DS Exclusive: Millie Manders streams new EP “Upside Down”

Millie Manders has been touring the UK for the last few years relentlessly, with her band (Millie Manders and the Shutup), amassing ska punk fans wherever she’s toured. The band released EP “Obsession Transgression” back in the spring last year, a four track offering that is available for free/download via Bandcamp. Now, Millie is releasing a stripped down EP, “Upside Down”, on March 23rd, showcasing tracks she performs at her solo, ukelele sets.

The EP deals with issues such as “addressing depression, loss, heartbreak, homelessness and anxiety” and Millie describes it as a “heartfelt and aggressive expression of innermost anguish, observations and pain”. Dying Scene is proud to exclusively stream the release ahead of its street date, exclusively. Ska fans the world over won’t regret having a listen. Check it out below – along with full 2018 tour dates so far…