So if the fact that the new track from Millie Manders and The Shut Up is a tune that you need to get behind because it is steeped not just with a brilliant punk jump around melody but there is a message , yes a message and it is an important one. 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.
So now listen and watch, listen and watch, listen and watch we command you ……or just ask you very nicely too as you will love them.
Millie Manders: Vox/Ukulele/Saxophone
Alessandro Vitiello: Drums
James Pendle: Guitars
Georgina Boreham: Bass
Dominic Walker: Sax/Trumpet/Synths