One of the best new bands on the UK’s punk scene tackle the issue of feeling suicidal on the first taste of their forthcoming debut album.
Silent Screams is the lead single from Telling Truths, Breaking Ties, the first full-length from Millie Manders And The Shutup, which is due for release in the autumn.
The band play high octane ska-punk, and were due to embark on a 15-date headline tour of the UK in April – their biggest yet.
Although none of the gigs were able to go ahead due to the coronavirus pandemic, the band decided to press ahead and release Silent Screams, the song which the tour was named after.
It is a literal dream-come-lyrical creation by Millie during one of her darkest hours to date.
Suicidal thoughts are hard to deal with, even harder to talk about, and Millie wanted to channel the frustration she has with herself when she feels like she can’t speak, by expressing it through her music instead.
Some of the postponed dates have also been rearranged, as follows:
Sat November 7, Louisiana, Bristol
Sat November 21, Head Of Steam, Newcastle
Sat, December 19, The Junction, Plymouth
London-born Millie, who fronts the Norwich-based band, plays clarinet, saxophone and ukulele, as well as singing.
The line-up is completed by James Pendle (guitar), Georgina Boreham (bass), Alessandro Vitiello (drums) and Dom Walker (tenor sax).
- Have you struggled with suicidal thoughts? Please reach out to a doctor, friend or family member, or call The Samaritans (UK) on 116 123 .