Millie Manders and the Shutup (Gallery)

Not really my type of music. But I thought I would go along to support my local venue. Millie Manders and the Shutup were full of energy, stretched their genre with a saxophone that added a different dynamic to the kind of pop punk sound that’s been around since the late 90s. But I felt their music style was inconsistent at times. As if two bands had been mashed together. However, Millie has a really impressive voice and the band were tight. They just weren’t for me. I have heard quite a few of these pop punk bands over the years. None work for me. But Millie is one of the best of the bands that haven’t worked for me (if that makes sense). If this is you thing. Give them a try.

Support was from the Usual Players, who apparently hadn’t played together for quite a few years, and Codename Colin who I imagine are fun on a Friday night after a few beers. Very engaging with the audience, in that patronising way you can get away with as a Friday night pub band, but proved to be quickly annoying without any alcohol.

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