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Millie Manders and The Shutup Tour and Album news


Following their first full headline UK tour in the autumn celebrating the release of their debut album, TELLING TRUTHS, BREAKING TIES, most of which were sold out and included several O2 Academy shows, MILLIE MANDERS AND THE SHUTUP are now preparing to support Less Than Jake on their UK and Ireland tour alongside Skinny Lister and The Toasters. 

The headline tour cemented the band’s position as one of the most essential and exhilarating emerging live bands in the country, with the rapturous receptions from audiences being matched by the reviews and press and radio coverage.

Our first headline tour was 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.

The Less Than Jake tour is preceded by the following shows:


Wed 02 LONDON O2 Islington Academy (Headline)

Fri 04 KEWSTOKE Incider Festival 

Sat 05 CHELMSFORD Hot Box (Headline)

With the Less Than Jake support dates as follows:


Tue 29 DUBLIN Voodoo Lounge

Wed 30 BELFAST Limelight

Thu 31 GLASGOW O2 Academy


Fri 01 NEWCASTLE O2 City Hall

Sat 02 LEEDS O2 Academy


Tue 05 LEICESTER O2 Academy

Wed 06 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute

Thu 07 BOURNEMOUTH O2 Academy

Fri 08 BRISTOL O2 Academy

Sat 09 LONDON O2 Kentish Town Forum


Fronted by Millie’s incredible vocal dexterity and backed by grinding guitars, irresistible horns and a huge amount of pop appeal, MILLIE MANDERS AND THE SHUTUP shows are renowned for their power and energy. With the launch of their debut album, accompanying videos for its six singles, and a commitment that there will never be plastic wrapping on any merchandise or release, the band are striving to make a difference whilst keeping us brilliantly entertained.

TELLING TRUTHS, BREAKING TIES is available on CD and vinyl formats from alongside a range of limited-edition clothing and artwork that raises funds for NHS Charities Together, The Survivors Trust (the umbrella charity for survivors of rape and sexual abuse) and the mental health charities Mind and Papyrus.

With extensive support from BBC Introducing and Radio X and appearances at notable festivals such as Boomtown and Rebellion, MILLIE MANDERS AND THE SHUTUP have propelled themselves 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 has become impossible to ignore.

MMATS have created their own thing here; their witches brew of influences has produced a sound and band that is uniquely theirs, which makes me think that we haven’t heard the last of them, not by a long shot …” ALL MUSIC

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

The opening night of this long-awaited tour was totally triumphant, performing to a passionate audience but also impressing those who might have been watching them for the very first time …” OUTLINE

Best gig of the year, in fact many a year, it will take some topping; if you have not seen MMATS live, you haven’t lived yet …” THE PUNK SITE

As someone so focused on acknowledging the importance of discussing mental health, Millie extols the brilliance of everyone working and performing on the night; it’s a genuine sentiment and there are plenty of those throughout the show …” SHEFFIELD STAR

Punchy, engaging and thoroughly enjoyable, do yourselves a favour and go see these guys while they’re still in the smaller venues; it won’t be long before they’re packing the bigger places …” UBER ROCK

The pinnacle of the night is the astonishing power, anger and feeling of the mountainous Panic; if you can get to see them, damned well do it, you will not be sorry …” WITH JUST A HINT OF MAYHEM





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Raymond Thomson - Deputy Editor

I am a photographer/musician/engineer living in Scotland. My passion is music and motocross and I share my work on facebook/punk4RT and facebook/madmaxmedia. I do like a bit of throw back to the heydays of the 60’s/70’s/80’s when it comes to taking shots of bands. I grew up on the music papers (NME/Sounds/Melody Maker) and drew influence from Pennie Smith/Jill Furmanovsky/Anton Corbijn/Bob Gruen/Adrian Boot/Charles Peterson.
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