ALBUM REVIEW: Millie Manders And The Shutups – Telling Truths, Breaking Ties | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Bad Garnola Records

Released: 23.10.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

The London five-piece’s debut album is a rollicking mash-up of multiple genres from the opener Your Story, a short sweet slab of anthemic melodious punk rock, to the socially conscious Poor Man’s Show, with its lightning fast rapped verses and Kate Nash-like lullaby of a chorus.

Ska elements kick in on Here We Go Again (Black Dog) full of infectious hooks and brass section proving an upper in contrast to the downer subject matter of depression. The band more than flirts with nu-metal too on the vitriolic Bitter and the save-the-world battle-cry of Panic Master, whilst Glitter Mix is a mournful ballad on the perils of drug addiction a la Evanescence. A mixed bag, but one undoubtedly full of treats.

 

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