Millie Manders and The Shutup / Sweet Melody / June Tour





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


MILLIE MANDERS AND THE SHUTUP have released their new single, SWEET MELODY, a cover of the Little Mix song. It may seem slightly incongruous that the band should attempt their take on such a massive global hit, and you probably wouldn’t think to pair the two, but it works. Damn, does it work. The song blisters along at 100mph whilst retaining the essence of the original, but is transformed into a breathless, vibrant, ska-infused punk monster.


Talking about the release, Millie says, “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 last autumn 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.



Those tours will indeed live long in the memory of anyone who was there and will be quickly followed by a further headline tour and several festival appearances in June. Full dates as follows:





Wed         01             NEWPORT                                                   Le Pub

Thu          02             WESTON-SUPER-MARE                        Brit Bar

Fri             03             BOLSOVER                                                  Under the Castle Festival

Sat            04             MORECAMBE                                            Nice N Sleazy Festival

Sun           05             DUNOON                                                    Punk on The Peninsula Festival

Tue           07             ST ALBANS                                                  The Horn

Wed         08             BRIGHTON                                                  Brunswick

Thu          09             READING                                                     Face Bar

Sat            11             SALISBURY                                                  Winchester Gate

Sun           12             ABBOTSHAM                                             Here for The Music Festival

Wed         15             NORTHWICH                                             Salty Dog

Thu          16             STAFFORD                                                  Redrum

Fri             17             NOTTINGHAM                                          Old Cold Store

Sat            18             LEEDS                                                            Key Club

Sun           19             BLACKPOOL                                               The Waterloo


Tickets available here:


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:


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








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