Millie Manders and the Shutup come to Southampton this autumn

Millie Manders and the Shutup come to Southampton this autumn

Millie Manders and the Shutup have announced details of an autumn tour for their forthcoming sophomore album Wake up, Shut Up, Work – the eagerly awaited follow up to their acclaimed debut Telling Truths, Breaking Ties – which will be released on 2 August.

MMATSU are known for their ferocious and joyous live shows (check out our review of their recent Bournemouth show here) and have been championed by the likes of the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, BBC Introducing, Radio X and Vive Le Rock magazine – and In Common. With grinding guitars, irresistible horns, huge amounts of pop appeal and candid lyrics, the band delve into themes of loss, betrayal, anxiety, heartbreak, environmental concerns and political unrest, all while exuding the punk attitude and the prowess that sets them apart.

MMATSU have built a strong reputation through their live shows and discography. They have graced stages at such notable festivals as Slam Dunk, Bearded Theory, North West Calling, Kendal Calling, Rebellion and Boomtown, and previously supported the likes of Less Than Jake and Ferocious Dog on tour. Beyond their music, the band’s commitment to sustainability and charity is always evident, prioritising eco-friendly merchandise and raising funds for charitable causes through limited edition artwork and clothing sales. With their dedication to making a positive impact in the music industry, MMATSU continue to be a vital voice in the burgeoning cross-genre punk scene.

Talking about the new album, Millie Manders says: “Our sophomore album has been so much more collaborative as a band, and it’s been a really wonderful process in terms of expansion and evolution of our sound while maintaining a lot of what we have already put out on Telling Truths, Breaking Ties. It’s also been a great opportunity to bond as musicians, writing in rooms together in blocks over the last year or so. We are all so proud of what we have achieved, and we all hope that Wake Up, Shut Up, Work has a similarly warm reception when it’s released into the world.

Live Dates:


Thu 24 BRIGHTON Patterns


Sat 26 HIGH WYCOMBE Arts Centre

Sun 27 BEDFORD Esquires

Thu 31 BIRMINGHAM Actress & Bishop




Fri 01 BRISTOL Thekla

Sat 02 EXETER Cavern

Sun 03 SHEFFIELD Yellow Arch Studios

Wed 06 HULL New Adelphi

Thu 07 NEWCASTLE Cluny 1

Fri 08 MANCHESTER Club Academy

Sat 09 NOTTINGHAM Rescue Room

Sat 16 NORWICH Waterfront

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