• Charlotte Hardman

LOUDER NEWS: Millie Manders and the Shut Up unveil new single 'Panic'

Millie Manders and the Shut Up are a band unafraid of standing up and speaking out. This was encapsulated in a monumental way on their debut album, 'Telling Truths, Breaking Lies', which was released in the latter part of last year. Blending elements of ska-punk with the vitality of pop-punk and the fiery grit of post-hardcore riffs, it is an explosive and dynamic record that hits every note with razor-sharp precision.

Perhaps one of the most evocative tracks on the record, ‘Panic’, is now getting it's own moment in the sun as a new single - and very deservedly so. It's opening moments are woven from sound bites illustrating the strain that the climate crisis is having on our natural world. A relatively soft introduction, characterised by isolated cymbal hits and gentle rolling drums, attempts to lull the listener into a false sense of security. However, the unsettling feeling of something ominous lurking on the horizon remains ever-present. That ‘something’ makes it’s appearance in the form of unapologetically scathing lyricism, highlighting the crisis into which we have plunged our natural world. In a time when it is easy to feel helpless, Millie Manders and the Shut Up are using their voice to implore people to make an active change in their world, and making no mistake that the burden of responsibility for this tragedy is an individual as well as a collective one. Now that's punk rock!

The video for 'Panic' is out now - take a look here:

Want to get the inside scoop on what inspires Millie to write her lyrics? Check out our Lyric Breakdown of the band's previous single, 'Bitter', below:


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