LIVE REVIEW – Marmozets + Black Peaks at the Waterfront

For me this is my second time seeing the Marmozets live, it’s always nice to be able to see bands multiple times because it gives you the opportunity to truly see the evolution of the band and how they have progressed. On my first time seeing them live it was off the back of them releasing their debut album ‘The Weird and Wonderful…’ and last night it was the beginning of their UK tour for ‘Knowing What You Know Now’ with Black Peaks accompanying as support.

Black Peaks

The band erupted on to the stage showcasing their heavy riffs and dynamic range that lead singer Will Gardner is capable of, with their songs expertly mixing heavy and clean vocals in with each other, it very quickly shows just how technically capable and tight this band is with their intricate riffs and mix of styles incorporated into most of their tracks that really make these guys stand out.

You could see from the offset that this band just wanted to jump and move as much as possible, due to the set up of the stage it offered limited space but Gardner paced around every inch. Crowd favourite ‘Glass Built Castles’ easily got the biggest reaction in the room, with mosh pits and singing creating a sea of energy that the band just fed off making their songs that much more intense.

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Straight from the beginning as much of their equipment was pushed as far back on stage as possible, creating room for the whole band to move as freely as possible. Lead singer Becca Macintyre made sure to make the most of this space, dancing and moving around with each beat of their songs, showing the passion each and every band member has for their music.

In the mix of the songs there was a point where Becca addressed the crowd, admitting to the struggles of her voice breaking whilst out on tour; from this issue the band had to cancel the rest of their US tour as Becca was under strict instructions not to sing; from these struggles she admitted to thinking about calling it quits, but from the adoration and reaction this and every song up to now had received, she confirmed “there is no way that’s happening now, this is beautiful”. Up to now the band have had their struggles with such a long stretch in between albums and numerous injuries and illnesses that has caused the band to have to cancel shows, it’s reaffirming to see that they have continued to fight through this, with Becca continuously going to prove why she is one of the best front women around.

The set throughout was perfectly layered with songs from ‘The Weird and Wonderful…’ and ‘Knowing What You Know Now’ mixing the heavier with the slightly slower, my only criticism being that it felt like ‘Insomnia’ came a little too early in the set being the first of their slower tracks to be played, personally it felt like they needed one that wasn’t as slow such as ‘Captivate You’ which would of kept that early energy running high, the placement of ‘Run with the Rhythm’ which followed on from the madness of ‘Vibetech’ fitted perfectly with Becca announcing “This next one means a lot to me as i’m sure it means a lot to you’ the sound just translated so well to the live stage, you could just feel the power and emotional weight emanate through the speakers.

To compare from when I first saw Marmozets to now, not a lot has changed, they have more material and are still developing as a band but thankfully the same passion and ferocity is still there at the core. From Becca being a constant source of fun energy to Josh Macintyre using every opportunity to stand on his drums, and even coming to the front of a stage to start a circle pit. The pure passion and energy has remained despite all the setbacks this band has faced and I certainly hope they go on to continue as they are and hope that they don’t suffer any more setbacks in the future.

Pearl Jam, Fick as Fieves and Marmozets all feature in this week’s Noisy Playlist!

This week’s Noisy Playlist is an absolute cracker!

The Horrors, Tom Grennan and Marmozets all feature as they were revealed to be playing at Hit the North Festival this May in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

We feature Pearl  Jam’s cracking new single ‘Can’t Deny Me’ as they announce plans for a new album ahead of their numerous festival appearances across the countries this year.

As Homegrown Music Festival unveil their 2018 line up we have the pleasure to include bands such as Fick as Fieves, THE CATCH, Among The Citizen and Mammal Not Fish who will all be making appearances at this fantastic local showcase.

We also have top tracks from Jeremy Loops and Fickle Friends as we reviewed their latest releases from the past couple of days, these are albums you really need to give a listen.

Orestea and JC Palmer both feature from The Forum’s ’25 years and beyond’ compilation album as they celebrate their 25th anniversary of operating as a local venue in Kent.

Listen to our full playlist here and let us know what you think of some of the tracks that feature this week!

Marmozets cancel remainder of North America tour

Due to doctors orders the Marmozets have been forced to cancel the remaining dates of their current North American run. Since March 7th the band have had to cancel shows due to singer Becca Macintyre being unwell and now have confirmed the remaining five shows have been cancelled to allow Becca to recover. Get well soon Becca!

The bands statement is as follows:

“IMPORTANT NEWS

 Dear Marmozets family,

We’re so, so sorry, but we’re not going to be able to continue with our North American tour. Becca remains unwell, and is under doctor’s orders to rest thoroughly and avoid singing for the immediate future. We’re absolutely gutted to have to cancel, and we guarantee that soon as we can come back and play for you guys, we will.

All tickets will be refundable from point of purchase.

Lots of love, and thanks for sticking with us,

Marmozets. x”

At last Marmozets’ new album is out! Here is what we think…

Now to clear things up before I get started, I love the Marmz, I thought ‘The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets’ was just a masterclass of an album, it peaked in the right places and gave you a breather at the perfect moments and was one I personally listened to on repeat…a lot. I think my top 100 songs on Spotify that year included the entirety of their first album, I ate that shit up!

I was a little surprised on how long it took for them to even release a single bit of information on their follow-up, it must be said in the time they were in the studio, lead singer Becca Macintyre did suffer a knee injury and I was surprised and saddened to hear that album number 2 almost never came to be, a band with such promise almost wasted, but 4 years on from ‘The Weird and Wonderful…’ and we finally have a follow up, ‘Knowing What You Know Now’

The 12 song album kicks off with the first single we heard from the returning Marmozets ‘Play’ which is a cracking way to lead into the album. ‘Habits’ for me is the triumph of the album, this for me is Marmz at their best, jazzy riffs, catchy chorus all whilst staying true to their sound…perfect.

‘Meant To Be’ and ‘Major System Error’ follows in similar fashion but both took a few listens for me to get into, on first listen, it just didn’t capture me as well as I hoped, the vocals for me feel as if it’s trying to hard to not follow the style from ‘The Weird and Wonderful…’ there is a special mention for the horns in ‘Major System Error’ though, it works so well.

Then we get to what throws this album so far off course it alters the entirety of the rest of this record ‘Insomnia’. Admittedly it is the right spot to slow things down after 4 quick paced songs, but it just doesn’t belong on this album. I have attempted to listen to this song numerous times now, each time I have skipped it.

The rest of the album just feels like it goes by without anything significant jumping out, aside from ‘New Religion’ and ‘Run With The Rhythm’. The latter particularly captures me as it starts off quiet with the vocals being similar to ‘Insomnia’s but then drops and drops nicely.

Overall, it’s an interesting next step for The Marmozets, I have really tried hard not to compare this to ‘The Weird and Wonderful…’ but that is the curse of producing a record that is truly brilliant, the follow up will always be compared to it, regardless of the band. Knowing What You Know Now tries to experiment in places with different sounds and vibes but sadly they don’t quite stick the landing which really throws listening to this album off. I still fully recommend going to see these guys live, and i’m really hoping that the next one doesn’t take another 4 years.

Album Rating: 3/5

Radio 1 Rocks one-off show looks mental!

Fantasy line-ups just got real

Radio 1 have announced that Arcane Roots, Architects, Enter Shikari, Marmozets, Neck Deep and PVRIS will all come together for a one off show called Radio 1 Rocks held at the Maida Vale studios on Halloween.

What makes this even more special is that YOU could be there by applying here!

Absolutely unreal line up this!

Weekly Playlist – 16/10

The This Is Noise Weekly Playlist is back for another week and it features a little bit of everything to meet all tastes.

This week we have new songs from Marmozets and Theory of a Deadman. We also have the latest single released by Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds ‘Holy Mountain’ which see’s the former Oasis guitarist go down a slightly different route but it’s bloody catchy, especially the whistle, he promised it would get stuck in your head and he wasn’t wrong.

We also feature some classics from Feeder and Letlive, as well as bringing back the massive hardcore band Your Demise, with arguably one of their greatest songs they released whilst they were still together ‘The Kids We Used To Be…’ although it was hard to choose between that and ‘Life of Luxury’.

Check out the playlist below:

Tracklist

  1. Rise Against – Intro/Chamber of the Cartridge
  2. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Holy Mountain
  3. Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name
  4. Theory of a Deadman – Wake Up Call
  5. Knuckle Puck – Gone
  6. Green Day – Oh Love
  7. Linkin Park – Waiting For The End
  8. Marmozets – Habits
  9. Foo Fighters – The Sky Is A Neighborhood
  10. Your Demise – The Kids We Used To Be…
  11. Deaf Havana – Trigger
  12. Moose Blood – Gum
  13. Letlive. – Renegade 86′
  14. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Bellbottoms
  15. Monster Truck – Saturday Night
  16. Avenged Sevenfold – Wish You Were Here
  17. Black Stone Cherry – Champagne & Reefer
  18. The Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight, Tonight
  19. Feeder – Just a Day
  20. The Swellers – The Best I Ever Had
  21. Alien Ant Farm – Movies

Marmozets reveal details on new album

We’ve been sat around patiently since the Marmozets have rebranded their social media pages for some form of announcement leading to a new album, and at long last, they have finally delivered.

The follow up to their absolute stormer of a debut album ‘The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets’ will be called ‘Knowing What You Know Now’ which will be released on the 26th January 2018 and was recorded with legendary producer Gil Norton, who previously worked with The Pixies, Foo Fighters and Jimmy Eat World to name a few.

Along with releasing details about the new album they have also released a new single ‘Habits’ which will appear alongside previous single ‘Play’ on the album

Track listing has also been released:

The album’s tracklist is as below:

1. Play
2. Habits
3. Meant To Be
4. Major System Error
5. Insomnia
6. Lost In Translation
7. Start Again
8. Like A Battery
9. New Religion
10. Me & You
11. Suffocation
12. Run With The Rhythm

Marmozets play the following live dates:

October 2017
17th – Hull, The Welly Club
18th – Middlesbrough, The Empire
19th – Glasgow, Saint Luke’s
21st – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (community room) (SOLD OUT)
22nd – Manchester, Academy 3
23rd – Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
25th – London, The Garage (SOLD OUT)
27th – Norwich, Arts Centre
28th – Bristol, The Fleece (SOLD OUT)
29th – Bournemouth, The Old Fire Station
30th – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms

February 2018
7th – London, ULU (ADDED DATE)

Marmozets to unveil new song tonight!

At last some more news from the Marms

After going dark whilst recording their follow up album to ‘The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets’ they came back by releasing ‘Play’ but not really telling us much more, and keeping whatever details of a new album relatively under wraps.

Well after the past 4 days of tweeting out letters which spelt out the word ‘Habits’ the Marms have now revealed that they will be on the Annie Mac show tonight on BBC Radio 1 from 7pm to play their newest track ‘Habits’.

We can only hope they reveal at least a little bit of information on their new album as it feels like forever since the release of ‘The Weird and Wonderful…’

Their single ‘Play’ can be found in the This is Noise weekly playlist below:

Let us know if you’ll be tuning in in the comments below:

Weekly Playlist – 09/10/17

Intoducing the This is Noise weekly playlist!

A compilation of what has been playing on our Spotify’s throughout the week.

This week’s playlist includes the latest singles from Shed Seven, Don Broco and Marmozets as well as some absolute classic tunes we couldn’t resist listening back to from Cage the Elephant, Wolfmother and The Rasmus.

This will be a feature that runs every Monday which will include the songs we have been listening to throughout the week before, which will include anything from the latest songs released to personal favourites. We hope you enjoy!

Let us know what you think of this week’s playlist in the comments below: –