Thrash Hits

September 6th, 2011

Future Hits 090: Marmozets

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Marmozets
From: Bingley, Bradford, UK
Lazy Equation: (Paramore + The Dillinger Escape Plan) x Yorkshire youth
URL: Website // Facebook

Thrash Hits Verdict:
At Hevy Festival we pointed out how “slick and frighteningly young” the “math-pop upstarts” are. An obvious comparison would be to the original female-fronted Yorkshire spazz-core quintet, Rolo Tomassi so we made that as well. It might be time for the slightly more tuneful Marmozets to steal some thunder.

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Describe your sound in 3 words
Rawkous Math Energy

How did you meet?
We’re two sets of siblings: Sam, Bec, Josh MacIntyre and Will and Jack Bottomley. So that’s kind of self explanitory. We first started it all up in school.

How old are you all?
Becca (vocals) is 19, Jack (jack) and Sam (guitar) are 18, Josh (drums) is 17 and Will (bass) is the baby of the bunch at 15!

What made you want to start a band?
It was the natural thing to do because we all love music so much. Also we want to make a career out of our music to avoid having to do a proper job as we are all lazy arses!

Where did the name come from?
It’s derived from the small monkey Marmoset. Jack got the spelling wrong and put a ‘z’ in instead of the ‘s’ but we stuck with it.

What are your musical influences?
Bands that have had a big influence on us are Blakfish, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Fall of Troy and The Mars Volta to name a few.

So far, what has been the best thing about being in a band?
Playing gigs, meeting awesome people, seeing different parts of the country and getting free beer.

How many gig have you played?
We first started gigging about 4 years ago and I bet we’ve done well over a hundred…

What’s the best show you’ve played?
The best show so far has to be Hevy Festival, it was such an awesome experience for us.

With which band would your dream tour be?
A tour with any of our main influences (that are still going) would be amazing.

What bands do you consider as part of your scene or as your peers?
Alt Track were a big help for us. We’ve gigged with them countless times in and around Bradford in the earlier days of us starting out. Let us in on little tricks of the trade and general live knowledge. Really cool band also.

What other band should everyone find out about?
If you’re into Happy Folk stuff then our good friends ‘The Coopers’ are Brilliant.

Tell us a joke.
Here’s a shit joke that Will created…

“who shredded the wheat?”
“…The cereal killer…”

Anyway…

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Marmozets are going to release a five-track EP, Passive Agressive soon. Then they’re going to release another EP, tour and then, they guess they’ll do an album. It seems reasonable to us. Keep an ear out. In the meantime, go to Marmozets.co.uk and listen to their songs.

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