Punk rockers Millie Manders And The Shut Up have released their new single, “Sweet Melody,” a cover of the Little Mix song. While it may be an unusual choice for the punk rockers to cover, the song blisters along at 100mph whilst retaining the essence of the original and is transformed into a breathless, vibrant, ska-infused punk monster.

Talking about the release, Millie says:

“I was approached by Christy Bullen, a singer and songwriter here in Norwich, and I loved his take on it, so I jumped at the chance. It was originally his idea to feature me, but it ended up swinging the other way. Haha!! It’s such a great version and it gets everyone bouncing and singing along whenever we play it live. It was such a pleasure to work on it with Christy and the producer Tom Joy and we can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”

The band embarked on their first full headline UK tour last autumn with most of the dates, including several O2 Academy shows, being sold out and follows their recent tour with ska-punk rockers Less Than Jake.

Says Millie:

“Our first headline tour and the Less Than Jake tour were nothing short of mind-blowing. As a band, we could never have imagined so many people coming out to see us and just how many voices we would hear singing our songs with us. We have made lifelong friends and incredible memories that we will always cherish.”

Remaining tickets for the show are available from here.

Following the tour, the band will undertake further festivals including Kendal Calling and Gabe Fest in July and Rebellion in August, followed by EU dates in the autumn.

Millie Manders Tour Poster 2022

Tour Dates:

06/01 – NEWPORT Le Pub
06/02 – WESTON-SUPER-MARE Brit Bar
06/03 – BOLSOVER Under the Castle Festival
06/04 – MORECAMBE Nice N Sleazy Festival
06/05 – DUNOON Punk on The Peninsula Festival
06/07 – ST ALBANS The Horn
06/08 – BRIGHTON Brunswick
06/09 – READING Face Bar
06/11 – SALISBURY Winchester Gate
06/12 – ABBOTSHAM Here for The Music Festival
06/15 – NORTHWICH Salty Dog
06/16 – STAFFORD Redrum
06/17 – NOTTINGHAM Old Cold Store
06/18 – LEEDS Key Club
06/19 – BLACKPOOL The Waterloo


I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.