With a screaming front woman to rival the competition, Marmozets have got plenty to shout about.
With a screaming front woman to rival the competition, Marmozets have got plenty to shout about. A new album on its way and a place at Reading & Leeds Festival this weekend are just the beginning of why Marmozets are our Band of the Week.
I’ve been following Marmozets for years, and think they are without a doubt one of the best British bands on the rise. They proclaim their place in the genre bank as ‘rawkous alternative math energy’ but they could easily fit the bill on any punk, rock, or hardcore stages.
Marmozets keep it in the family, with front woman Becca MacIntyre backed by siblings Sam MacIntyre on vocals and guitar, and Josh MacIntyre on drums. I have to say that Josh is one of the greatest drummer around, especially if you catch him live.
This guy is literally too good for the stage, and is often unleached, drum kit and all, into the thriving crowds. The MacIntyre trio are joined by Jack and Will Bottomley on guitar and bass, to form the outstanding musical prowess of the band.
Their album, aptly titled The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets, is due for release on September 29th on Roadrunner Records. If you can’t wait that long for a dose of Marmozets then you should head to iTunes and pre-order now to receive immediate downloads of the singles ‘Captivate You,’ ‘Why Do You Hate Me?’ and ‘Move Shake Hide.’
What do Marmozets have to offer?
I heard the earliest of these singles premiered at The Underworld in Camden last May, and have it seen it rise to become one of the most popular Marmozets hits. With a colourful video to capture your attention ‘Move Shake Hide’ isn’t one of the heaviest releases, but it still kicks things into high gear on stage and gives some great sing-along action.
Next release, ‘Why Do You Hate Me’ took us back to the heavier essence of Marmozets, with Becca’s impeccable vocals snapping seamlessly from soft rock melodies to gritty screams.
Their latest offering ‘Captivate You’ further shows the array of talents under the Marmozets belt, demonstrating how their math-rock influences can take to a variety of sounds. If you’re looking to ease yourself into Marmozets this could well be the place to start.
Join the Marmozets Wolf Pack
After countless UK tours it would seem that festivals are proving to be a Marmozets forte. In June they released a self-titled EP which gave fans a free taste of the ‘Zets before they took to the States for the first time to appear on the US Warped Tour.
Back on home grounds they’ve also appeared at Glastonbury and Download festivals, and are due to take their place at Reading and Leeds this weekend. In October they’re joining the Big Cheese Magazine Tour and finishing off the year with their own UK tour in December. With so many opportunities to catch Marmozets’ outstanding live performance you’d be crazy to miss it.
Marmozets just keep getting bigger and better, so why not join the wolf pack and give them a listen now?
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