So things are buzzing for Millie Manders and The Shut Up , everywhere you look they seem to being tipped, if not Kerrang Radio , then the godlike Louder Than War , so what is the hype all about and why should we care? Well listen up people , here is a punk band with a message, yes you know a real message something that in the past would have us marching in the streets in support. Let us explain shall we! But first you will get a real feel if you watch their video –
Now do you get it? Based in both London and Norwich, Millie Manders & The Shutup create cross-genre punk that is hard to ignore. With lyricism that pokes fun, draws you in or leaves you questioning social norms teamed with incredible vocal dexterity, grinding guitars, irresistible horn hooks and a pumping rhythm section, the Millie Manders Music Machine churns out more raw punk fusion than you can shake a stick at, with a huge amount of pop appeal.
Released ahead of the hugely anticipated album, Telling Truths, Breaking Ties, Silent Screams is the song Millie Manders & The Shutup have always seemed destined to release. A delirious mix of punk, ska, pop and dagger-sharp lyrics, it sees Millie Manders and the Shutup as one of the UK’s most exciting acts. At a time when fear and the unknown seems rife in the world, Silent Screams is a message to those feeling at their lowest that there is always hope.
Although it features many of the hooks, riffs and sheer power that fans have come to expect from Millie Manders & the Shutup, it is Silent Screams’ lyrical contact which really hits home hard. Dealing with suicidal thoughts and the feeling of being trapped, Silent Screams is typical of a band whose commitment to social justice is as ingrained in them as their love of music. With both Millie and George in the band constantly battling against mental health issues, there’s a truth and poignancy to the track which magnifies the song’s power immensely. Silent Screams feels destined to become an anthem for those feeling imprisoned by their own thoughts.
Limited Edition Silent Scream Merchandise is now available – £5 from each sale will go to both Mind and Papyrus , charities dedicated to helping people of all ages with mental health difficulties.
And if you are still not convinced here are some more links for you to check out –