Straight off the back of the release of their debut album ‘The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets’, Marmozets have embarked on another run of UK shows, alongside fellow alt-rockers Lonely The Brave and Allusondrugs. With the band being hailed as one of Britain’s best new acts, King Tut’s was filled with high expectations for what Marmozets were going to deliver – and they didn’t disappoint.
From the get-go, Marmozets managed to fill the room with an electric energy that had the crowd break out a wall-to-wall moshpit within seconds of the opening track ‘Born Young and Free’, setting the tone for the night. Front-woman Becca’s distinctive vocals combine both melodic and catchy refrains with her grittier shouts and screams; combined with her relentless dance moves and the riff-fest provided by rest of the band, it made for a pretty impressive performance.
The fast-paced raucous nature of the set was punctuated on a couple of occasions by the (slightly) slower tracks ‘Captivate You’ and ‘Back To You’, and they still manage to reign things in for a few minutes, and it’s in these more exposed moments that you see the raw talent that lies in the heart of this band. Having played together since they were about 14 years old, it’s clear the two groups of siblings have been working on the band’s success for a long time, and that hard work and passion really comes across here.
If the crowd hadn’t already been convinced as to why Marmozets have got such a promising future, their last two songs ‘Move, Shake, Hide’ and the math-tastic ‘Vibetech’ would have – to say the place erupted would be a gross understatement.
In short, if you get the chance to see Marmozets live – which you almost definitely will, given their hectic tour schedule over the next year – then grab the opportunity with both hands. You certainly won’t regret it.
[Hannah Burke – @hannahcburke_]