If you’re of a certain age you may remember how Rancid’s And Out Come The Wolves changed things. It moved music along and opened doors. The same could be said for Riot when Paramore dropped it on an unsuspecting world. And Dookie, Enema Of The State and a host more. Well now you can add to that illustrious list Telling Truths, Breaking Ties. It has all the ingredients to become an instant hit with the same timeless qualities that give the very best records staying power. The song writing is up-beat, a mix of punk, ska, pop, rap and rock. It has amazing pulling power from start to finish. The lyrics will resonate with anyone who cares or has feelings about who and what we are as a society right now. Millie Manders herself is already regarded as a fine singer but this is next level in terms of performance and depth. This announces her as an elite vocalist with some similarities to Skunk Anansie’s Skin in terms of range and delivery. ‘Glitter Mix’ in particular is a goosebumps moment. Telling Truths, Breaking Ties is also beautifully produced. Full marks to the sound engineer because this sounds like it had big record label money thrown at it which it didn’t. There are those that keep saying we have no new talent emerging, that the current crop of festival headline acts have no natural successors. With this record Millie Manders And The Shutup are basically rubbishing that with an album that’s a statement akin to hold my pint. A consistently high quality work Telling Truths, Breaking Ties is a ground breaking record, memorable for all the right reasons.