Millie Manders & The Shutup Announce “Wake Up, Shut Up, Work” Autumn UK Tour

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In troubled times, we need artists who will shine a light in the dark, and Millie Manders & The Shutup are emerging as the voice of a generation. Her eagerly anticipated second album, Wake Up, Shut Up, Work, which will be released on the 2nd August and is available for pre-order, is exactly the kind of tonic we need right now. It’s chock-full of ideas, opinions and huge hooks, marinated in teeth-rattling riffs and ska-tinged punk, led by Millie’s huge, emotive, clarion vocal. Outspoken, potty-mouthed, funny and refreshingly frank, it’s an album that tackles mental health and women’s rights, and nails how hard it is just to exist as a citizen of planet earth in 2024.

Millie Manders & The Shutup

When I’m writing, it has to come from my gut. Things that trigger me one way or another emotively is how I write. All of it is geared towards something that has angered me, upset me, or made me feel like I need to speak. There are songs about feeling like you’re absolutely insane, literally sitting inside your brain and looking outside of your skull going, I don’t know if I can escape this. There’s some about mental health and there’s a song about me being so shit poor that I can barely afford to eat.” (Millie Manders)

Millie Manders

The sessions came after a long period during which the singer had struggled creatively. She puts the three-year gap between Wake Up, Shut Up, Work and her debut, Telling Truths, Breaking Ties, down to the frantic promotion schedule for the latter, which was released during the pandemic. But Wake Up, Shut Up, Work however finds her refreshed, with a renewed love for music and a revived sense of passion and purpose. Millie Manders & The Shutup have now announced details of an Autumn UK tour in support of their forthcoming sophomore album with support on all dates from Ramona’s Tea Party.