Having started her musical journey at the tender age of five, London born Millie Manders has a rich background in classical, big band jazz and contemporary music ranging from punk to soul and back again, learning clarinet, saxophone, voice and ukulele.
Millie creates 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.
Having had various musical projects, most notably Second Sense, Millie launched her solo career in 2013, taking her acoustic sound around the UK, building her loyal fan-base and releasing her first EP “Demon”. Singles Demon and Raw saw her get airplay on multiple local radio stations including BBC Introducing Norfolk, Coral Rose Radio in Liverpool, RKC in France, Krystal Radio in Essex and Shoreditch Radio in London, plus regular spins on internet stations in New Zealand, Canada and America.
In 2015 Millie formed her band “The Shutup” And released two EP’s, The Free-P and Obsession Transgression, both to widespread critical acclaim. “Hole In Your Chest” was given multiple spins on John Kennedy’s “Xposure” show on X-fm, and Matt Stock’s ‘The Punk Show’ on Team Rock Radio, and magazines such as Rock Sound, Fortitude, Melographic and MOSH have all been hugely positive about EP Obsession Transgression and predictive future of Millie Manders.
2016 has been a huge year for Millie Manders and The Shutup, having completed a UK tour and playing at several major festivals including Boom Town Fair, Kaya Weekender, London International Ska Festival and Tramlines as well as numerous smaller festivals all with hugely positive reviews.
“High-octane, fierce, bursting with attitude and almost obnoxiously addictive.” — Fortitude Magazine
“If Kate Nash was actually any good, she’d probably sound like this.”— Rock Sound
“The world needs more ballsy female vocalists like this.” — MOSH/Hit The Floo
Millie Manders has been one of our regulars at FARMFEST. Millie Manders and The Shutup played at FARMFEST 2018.
Visit her official website.