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Live Gig Video: Marmozets return with performance video for ‘Play’

 
By on Wednesday, 23rd August 2017 at 4:00 pm
 

It’s been an age since we’ve heard from Bingley metal band Marmozets. A good 3 years, in fact. They’re back with a new single, ‘Play’, which they will no doubt be bringing to Reading and Leeds next weekend. It’s definitely more poppy, and with a smoother production than I recall them being before, but I imagine this was a calculated move to get more airplay and more fans, and you can’t fault them for that. To introduce their newest material, they’ve filmed a hectic performance video that sees the band go for it while strobe lights blink and rain pelts down. Watch they have at it below. If you’re missing Reading and Leeds, they’re playing a bunch of shows in the UK in October. For more on Marmozets here on TGTF, follow this link.

 

MP3 of the Day #863: Marmozets

 
By on Wednesday, 10th December 2014 at 10:00 am
 

Marmozets are getting into the holiday spirit by giving their fans a free download of their previously unreleased track ‘Broken Reflection’, which was recorded during the studio sessions for their debut album ‘The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets’. The free download is available at Marmozets’ Web site until the 21st of December, in exchange for adding your e-mail address to their subscription list.

As announced yesterday, Marmozets will be touring the UK in February 2015.

 

Marmozets / February 2015 UK Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 9th December 2014 at 8:30 am
 

Bingley metal quintet Marmozets have just announced their largest UK headline tour to date, including shows in London, Manchester and Newcastle. Support acts for Marmozets’ February headline tour will be Steak Number Eight and Thought Forms. Tickets for the following shows will go on sale this Friday, the 12th of December, at 9 AM.

Just on the heels of their recent American tour, the band are currently set to round out 2014 with a one-off show supporting Royal Blood at Brighton Dome. For past coverage on Marmozets, head this way.

Wednesday 18th February 2015 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Thursday 19th February 2015 – London Electric Ballroom
Friday 20th February 2015 – Bristol Fleece
Saturday 21st February 2015 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Monday 23rd February 2015 – Manchester Academy 3
Tuesday 24th February 2015 – Glasgow Garage
Wednesday 25th February 2015 – Newcastle Riverside
Friday 27th February 2015 – Leeds Beckett Student Union
Saturday 28th February 2015 – Birmingham Institute Library

 

10 for 2014: #9 – Marmozets

 
By on Tuesday, 3rd December 2013 at 11:00 am
 

What do some of the biggest names in metal, I’m talking Trivium, Killswitch Engage, Kvelertak and behemoths of all that is heavy, Slipknot, have in common with our #9 on our 10 for 2014 list? They’re all signed to Roadrunner Records, who for the last 30 years have been bringing the thrash which makes us, well, thrash…

Comparing up-and-comers Marmozets to Slipknot seems unfair, seeing as the latter have built up a phenomenal reputation since the ’90s as one of the definers of the genre. However, we should point out that Marmozets have been around for 6 years, although you’d be excused for thinking they had formed more recently since they look closer to their GCSEs than A-levels.

Their appearance at Reading Festival 2012 on the BBC Introducing Stage gave everyone an early taste of the carnage and chaos Marmozets would be thrusting upon us in 2013. Now, after touring slots with Enter Shikari and appearances at this year’s Liverpool Sound City and Great Escape, the band have honed their live show into a frenetic, fret-driven beast.

The group from Bingley, West Yorkshire who’ve only just become legal to drink alcohol will be inflicting anarchy on larger audiences throughout 2014, whilst putting pen to paper on a full album. Becca Macintyre is the kind of frontwoman any band starting out needs; she’s an absolute dynamo, showing all the traits of a metal superstar before she hits her twenties. With riffs ahoy and a helluva lot of youthful exuberance about them, there’s absolutely no reason why Marmozets shouldn’t be setting their sights on Slipknot’s level of fame.

 

Single Review: Marmozets – Move, Shake, Hide

 
By on Friday, 1st November 2013 at 12:00 pm
 

What sums up the youthful exuberance and blossoming success of the British hardcore/metal scene in 2013? Is it Bring Me the Horizon’s ‘Sempiternal’? Quite possibly. Is it the fact that Arcane Roots have just supported Muse on a stadium tour? Maybe. Or is it the fact that Bingley five-piece Marmozets have been signed to Roadrunner Records and with their new single ‘Move, Shake, Hide’ looks set to catapult them firmly in to the eyes of the great British public? Most definitely.

The rise of Marmozets over the past 2 and a half years has been a slow burner for the most, supplemented by some fearsome tour schedules. Over the last 10 months, though, Marmozets have encapsulated everything that is good about British metal at the moment: a fearlessness to experiment, an arrogance or confidence that can only be borne of youthful enthusiasm and raw talent. Probably the kind of mix Greg Dyke is looking for in the next generation of British footballers… In music though, we don’t get commissions and boards. But we are treated to, in much the same way as football, incredible breakthroughs that get us excited and have us off our seats.

While ‘Born Young and Free’ was probably that first goal which makes you take notice of them, ‘Move, Shake, Hide’ is that one of those feats of near brilliance which lets you know that there is something special. Becca Macintyre’s immense vocals are supplemented by a double guitar assault, with breakdowns that range from the heavy to the funky. I can pay testament to this track in a live arena is utter carnage; orchestrated by Miss Macintyre who is increasingly showing her credentials as the heir to the throne left vacant by Amy Lee – that of the faux-goth superstar.

Chuck in to the mixer that the hooks are despicably catchy, and it’s obvious that Marmozets are no longer new kids on the block. They’re ready to but their 18-year old noses in to the big leagues – at least now school is out.

9/10

‘Move, Shake, Hide’ will be Marmozets’ first single to be released on their new label Roadrunner Records on the 18th of November.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRmzIon9YG8[/youtube]

 

Great Escape 2013: John’s Day 2 Evening Roundup

 
By on Friday, 31st May 2013 at 3:00 pm
 

An American Diner hot dog and a chat with the lovely Nina Nesbitt was my treat for the interval between bands on Day 2 of the Great Escape 2013 as I ventured across the Brighton seaside for some rock and roll at Concorde 2, courtesy of Arcane Roots, Marmozets and to a far, far lesser extent, Hacktivist.

Following the release of their debut record ‘Blood and Chemistry’, Arcane Roots have built upon their already formidable stock, gained through endless touring and promotion to become a hearty prospect on any billing. The record ‘Blood and Chemistry’ itself is fantastic, and is chocka block with the kind of anthemic rock music that Arcane Roots are powering out at the moment.

Live at Concorde 2, the guitars are absolutely huge and frontman Andrew Groves and bassist Adam Burton throw themselves about the stage with such force, it’s a miracle that by the end of the 30-minute set that they haven’t collided in anger. Central to the showcase is Groves’ tremendous vocal range, with his piercing falsettos and screeches reaching the ceiling of Concorde 2 before plummeting down to meet us in the pit.

Slow is anthemic in its inception and it’s obvious that this festival season you’re going to hear a lot of it. Maybe not as much as Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’, but still, you can’t miss it. It’s huge. The entire set though proves a testament to how the band is destined for a massive 2013 and onwards. The songs are brilliantly constructed, and the three-piece pull those off with ease in the live arena, adding a beautiful bedlam to the proceedings. (9/10)

Marmozets offer up a less refined platter than Arcane Roots. Their music is very raw, with cutting riffs galore. Frontwoman Becca MacIntyre is not cut from the clichéd Hayley Williams or Florence and the Machine cloth that every female focal point is lambasted with these days, instead she hails from the relatively new school of Eva Spence. The kind of madam, who is not to be f****d with, if you get my drift?

While the rest of the band look no older than 16, they shred away through a set littered with wonky time signatures and shrieks. It’s a brilliant kind of catastrophe on stage as the band do look like they met 5 minutes before, but the music more than compensates as belting tune, after belting tune is produced by the five piece who have been garnering some more than favourable reviews from the associated rock press. (8/10)

Now after two brilliant sets of proper rock ‘n’ roll I was presented with the nu-metal sludgery of Hacktivist. A truly vile and awful band that genuinely upset me. Their cover of ‘Niggas in Paris’ by Jay-Z was frankly offensive and their nu-metal bile was aggressive and at times frankly just rude. No grace, no charm and arguably one of the worst bands I have ever seen live. Nothing more to say really, except that anyone saying nu-metal belongs in 2002-ish clearly hasn’t heard Hacktivist and realised that even Limp Bizkit had more going for them than this group. (0/10)

It didn’t get better from there sadly, as I ventured to The Loft for something a little lower key. Instead I was greeted by the tuneless aural assault that was The Weatherbirds. To give the lads credit, they are young and obviously were nervous, but it was a set of monotony, where each song blended seamlessly and regrettably, dully into the last. Luckily, it was only 15 minutes long. (3/10)

To close the night at The Loft were Nightworkers, a band who sported hairstyles from a variety of genres and generations. We had a faux Robert Smith on lead guitar and Huggy Bear’s English cousin on bass, fronted by a veritable Jim Morrison/Tom Meighan collaboration in the form of Jack Moullin. The songs are there, first and foremost, as a live outfit they are really tight regardless of whether their keyboard player Joe Haberfield is available.

Going back to the Meighan comparison though, Nightworkers have everything about them to emulate the Leicester-born, heirs to Oasis’ throne. Frontman Moullin is confidence personified and the lad-rock swagger is there in abundance throughout their short set. It’s all about boozing, broken romance and a bit more of the former and the crowd respond with a minor stage invasion, to which the band reacted well, by joining in the party on stage. (8/10)

After a break to catch my breath after the chaotic scenes at The Loft, it was off to arguably the biggest spectacle at The Great Escape 2013: the return of Klaxons. Now, I never got the fuss about Klaxons when they were first about, sure one of their members is fornicating with Keira Knightley and she’s swanning about Brighton and yeah, 2006’s ‘Myths of the Near Future’ was a top album. But 2009’s ‘Surfing the Void’ was utter bile, bar ‘Echoes’, so why the fuss? The whole ‘inspiring a genre’ is something I don’t buy into at all. However, with an opportunity to catch what the hassle was all about was one I couldn’t resist.

What I was met with was a slap in the face, as the synth-driven awesomeness of ‘Atlantis to Interzone’ hit me smack bang in the face. The set began at that pace and there were no signs of it ceasing, as the new songs which everyone was anticipating fitted seamlessly, into a set of Klaxons at their poncho wearing best.

Five new songs in total were what we were treated to, and if that is the quality that we should be expecting from their third record, then I am definitely in for a telling off. Thanks for proving me wrong, Klaxons. Now do something more awesome. I dare ya! (9/10)

To end the night, it was to somewhere a little more low-key than the Corn Exchange, the Green Door Store, where Canadian rock band The Balconies were closing the evening’s shenanigans. The sound was the opposite of low-key though, as frontwoman Jacquie Neville gyrated and gesticulated about the petit stage. The disappointment was that the band’s bass and guitar monitors were sadly far too loud and drowned out Jacquie’s voice, which on record for the Canadian outfit is the finest part.

However her energy and the sheer brutality of some of the songs were enough to limp along the set, for an extremely LOUD end to day 2 in Brighton. (5/10)

 
 
 

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