New Marmozets Music Incoming?

We haven’t heard anything from Marmozets camp in a few years now since the release of their previous record, ‘Knowing What You Know Now’ back in 2018.

The last time we did hear anything was a statement from Josh Macintyre clarifying that the band have not broken up back in 2019.

Marmozets are not split. We are just living our own lives for a while, we have been doing this since we were 13 years old. We never got a proper childhood or “normal life”/adult lifestyle till recent and I’m personally loving it. But I also didn’t sign up for the usual too xxx

But now could a brand new release be on the horizon? It was posted yesterday via Instagram to their official Instagram account as they teased a new record.

Check out the post below.

At the time of writing there is no official word but any future announcements will be posted as they’re made public.

Marmozets To Release New Material Soon?

It’s not even been a year since the release of Marmozets lastest record, ‘Knowing What You Know Now’ and Yorkshire’s finest Marmozets are beginning to tease new material already! Well, since they’ve been away for so long, I guess they had a good amount of material to sit on right?

Could this be a B-side to the record? Could we get a new single? I guess we’ll find out soon.

You Me At Six Announce Headline UK Tour

Fres off their new record announcement, You Me At Six have announced a UK headlining tour in November with Marmozets and The Xcerts as their support.

Here are the dates.

November 2018

22nd Birmingham O2 Academy

23rd – Manchester Victoria Warehouse

27th – Glasgow Barrowland

30th – London O2 Academy Brixton

December 2018

1st – Cardiff University Great Hall

A Conversation With… Will Bottomley (Marmozets)

Newcastle Riverside 09/02/2018

Yorkshire based band Marmozets are on top of the world right now. They’ve just about to finish up a US tour before going on their fourth Headlining UK tour in less than a year and their latest record charted in the UK Rock and Metal Charts!. Backed with tracks off, ‘Knowing What You Know Now’, they’re ready to take on the world. I sat down with Will Bottomley to chat about how things are going for them.

 

Hey Will, How are you doing today?

“Not too bad, a little cold.”

 

I’m just surprised it’s not freezing in here at the moment.

“I’m just glad I’ve got a massive Jumper and a jacket on.”

 

It’s the best way to be at the moment.

“Exactly.”

 

And your new record, Knowing What You Know Now’, is a welcomed return from you guys.

“Well, it’s been a very eventful couple of years to get it together and we’re very happy to come back here with it and we were very looking forward to it.”

 

I did actually get to see you play Middlesbrough Empire on the last UK tour as well. That was really fun for me.

“I’ve never been to Middlesbrough and it was a really nice room, like an old theatre. That was a really good show for us.”

 

That place does feel as if it’s haunted though.

“Well, one of the guys said I’ll take you on the roof and we were wondering what are you on about? And we were taken up these stairs and it was where we right above the stage and they said, do you wanna climb across? There were some really sketchy looking wooden adders and I was like no, I’m okay, so I went for a shower instead.”

 

When in doubt you always go for the shower.

“Exactly, I was thinking, I need a shower, I’m sweaty, I’d rather go for that. It was after we played as well so I was bricking myself to.”

 

Going back to the new record, I was going to say that hit number 2 on the Official Rock and Metal charts. Massive congratulations on that one.

“Oh really? I didn’t realise that.”

 

But it’s no surprise there, the record is amazing. Major System Error and  Run With The Rhythm have been my personal favourites off that one.

“Major System is definitely up there for me and it was really good to do an album where we didn’t have to fight over the tracks. Because we only recorded 13 or 14 so it’s really nice to know which songs we’re going to use, we didn’t have to worry about any of that and the songs we had were still really good and might use them again, but we knew what felt right for the album and we’re really chuffed to have an album where we’re happy with every single song.”

 

On the writing, what felt different from this one to say The Weird and Wonderful or even the Vexed Ep?

“There wasn’t anything really different, I mean at first it took us a while because of Becca’s knee’s and stuff and then we wrote half and that but it wasn’t good enough and we felt like we’re trying too hard at that point and we said why are doing this? And then we had a couple of months off and when we came back to it, it all really flowed naturally like how it did before. We’d never sat down and been like right this is what we’re going to do now, it’s just a natural progression and just felt right to do it. It felt like we were writing the first album, a lot of fun, which is what it’s supposed to be.”

 

And the first single was Play. when that dropped and I heard it, I instantly knew I wanted to see you guys again.

“We weren’t sure what we were going to release first. I think we were originally going to go with Major System Error first, which I would’ve been very happy with as well but we got to the studio and Major System Error took a little while to get right because of the production and with Play we thought this is the song we’re going to release first without a doubt and then it came out and we were so happy with it.”

 

Are there any secrets to the record?

“I don’t think so. I know like there some different thoughts on songs. I think of some in a different way to some people but I don’t think there are any secrets because we don’t normally keep them.”

 

So they’re just open to interpretation? Maybe some fanfiction here and there?

“Absolutely.”

 

Well, I’ll be looking forward to reading some of that later. I’ll be on the hunt for it. And now you’re on your third headlining tour in less than a year. How do you all have the energy for that?

“Well, we took two years out and it’s all that energy we’ve built up added to the fact we love touring. We were asked do you want to do a tour, do you wanna do another and we’re just saying yes, that’d be really cool. To be honest, we don’t go out that much anymore but we’ve all calmed down a bit there’ll be the occasional night where we’ll celebrate but most times it’ll be we’ll pack up, go to the hotel and go to bed. I enjoy doing that, so we don’t have to feel rough the next day.”

 

No complaints here, I’d rather do that if I was in a band.

“Just play bass, I only play the one note through the whole album.”

 

*Laughs* is that your advice to musicians, just play bass?

“I mean everyone thinks it’s really easy but it’s really not.”

 

And what’s next for the band in 2018? Is it going to be a hectic year for you?

“Yeah. We’ve announced some festivals and it’s going to be pretty mental because we go to Europe, a few days off and then America and it’s non-stop until April where we might have a few days off there and then back to it again. So a busy festival season and hopefully more tours later in the year.”

 

And where are you looking forward to playing the most?

“Japan.”

 

Why Japan? I’ve spoken to a few bands and everyone says that.

“It’s a different world. It’s nuts. The last time we were there we had the best time and we learn so much. We walked into a pet shop with these little dogs and cats everywhere and you can buy them and just leave which was crazy.”

 

From what I’ve heard from others as well, it sound’s like a giant video game.

“Pretty much. You see all the characters everywhere and you just think what the hells going on here?”

 

And when you’re not playing shows, what do you do in your downtime?

“I literally just chill. I can drive so ill go places but it’s one of the things where we were home for a while which was a bit dull and now we’re at that point where we have fun at home, we see family and friends but it’s nice to go away for a week or something. We try and rehearse when we can but we can’t always do that.”

 

And lastly, what was the first gig you remember going to?

“My first every gig? I remember it quite clearly, The White Stripes in Blackpool at the ballroom I think it’s called. I was about seven and I went with my mum, dad and Jack and my dad could see but me and my mum couldn’t because my mums really little and so was I at that time and someone from Jack white’s team came out and asked us cant you see and they took us to this VIP box and we had the best time watching them and then Jack White ended up playing beneath us as he came into this side bit.”

That has to be the best first gig I’ve ever heard. And do you have anything else you want to say?

“Thank you for telling me about the record getting to number two and thank you for coming to chat to me.”

 

Here’s Marmozets latest video for Run With The Rhythm.

 

 

Marmozets are set for a headline UK tour for May.

Here are the dates.

 

May 2018

4th – Norwich Waterfront

5th – Liverpool Academy

6th – Newcastle Boiler Shop

7th – Exeter Lemon Grove

9th – Northampton Roadmender

10th – Coventry Kasbah

11th – Oxford Academy

 

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Marmozets Announce Tour Support

Black Peaks are the band on everybody’s lips at the moment and now, they’re ready to show the UK what they have to offer, as they join Marmozets upcoming tour as their support band.

 

Here’s where they’re playing

May 2018

4th – Norwich Waterfront

7th – Exeter Lemon Grove

9th – Northampton Roadmender

10th – Coventry Kasbah

11th – Oxford Academy

 

Live Review: Marmozets @ Riverside, Newcastle

Riverside, Newcastle, 09-02-18

Support: Queen Zee

Wow. Marmozets just proved they were back. I’ve been following this group for a number of years now and after their second record dropped I thought okay, this can’t get any better. I was completely wrong! Marmozets are back in full force now and the sky’s the limit on just what they can do.

Although they’ve been away a few years after a few complications, this date was part of Marmozet’s third headlining UK tour in less than a year. From the outset, it just shows that the band are hungry for more touring and non-stop mayhem on stage. Newcastle’s a city that’s always been kind to them so it was no surprise that they’d storm their set on the night.

Opening up the night was the amazing support set from Queen Zee. Initial thoughts before the set were that there’s not going to be much to this band and I can just relax through this set. But I was completely mesmerised by the band. I thought, hey massive cheers to Marmozets for bringing out someone new but the raw energy that came out of this set was almost unfiltered. This is a band the scene desperately needs to hear right now, not because of gender, but because this is a group that needs to be heard. The way they feed off of everyone was just in a way that I haven’t seen in a while and it’s always good to see a new rocking band who deserve to be out there more.

Now, I saw Marmozets perform in Middlesbrough on their last UK tour. Now that was good, but this performance in Newcastle was so much better. Their showmanship, sound and performance by everyone in the band just felt like a raw energy that they just couldn’t be rid of. It felt they were a steady form of energy and they just kept giving and giving to the point of which they wanted to perform more. I had to leave about three-quarters of the way through for the train but found a live link and watched it while I was travelling back home. Following this tour, they’re in America for a run of dates before coming back to the UK for another run of headlining dates. You don’t need to ask them do you want to play a show because I think they’ll be playing shows more than they have off days for this year and by the time the festival season comes, they’ll be up high on the standing where we can only cheer and get in those moshpits faster than move, shake hide comes kicks into their set.

Is this the best version of Marmozets yet? No. I’m only saying that because they’ve proven they can up themselves with every record they release and tour they play. If they continue the way they are, there isn’t anything they can’t do as a band. Especially with tracks such as ‘Born Young & Free’ or more recently ‘Run With The Rhythm’ or ‘Habits’, the sky is literally the limit and who knows? The next tour will bring their legions of fans back again for more! Marmozets are now above all else, a force to be reckoned with. They’re a product of the British scene that’s as important as anyone and you can expect them to be around for a long time.

 

Rating: 7/10

 

Queen Zee

 

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New Music Video’s 19/12/17

Hello, I know this post is coming a little late (4 Days) but that’s because I was away in Newcastle and otherwise preoccupied at the weekend and away from a computer screen. Although, it’s here now so let’s get on with these next ten music videos.

 

Up first are up and comers from Scotland, Divide who have had to change their name recently but this video for ‘Last Words’ comes off their recently released EP, Embers.

Speaking on the track, ‘Last Words’, vocalist Nicole Mason said:  ‘Last Words’ was inspired by a book called ‘The Lovely Bones’. The idea was to write a song from from the prospective of someone who has had their life taken from them, that really sparked something in me. To give them a voice, to give people who are lost in life the message that it’s okay to feel that way but you need to keep fighting.

I loved making this music video. We had our good friend Kitsch Me Vintage (Stylist & Make Up) on-board. I wanted to show people that there is beauty even in the darkest parts of this world. It’s okay to be different.”

 

Next, with their newest record ‘Underworld’ out in less than a month, Tonight Alive have recently dropped a new track off the forthcoming record; Crack My Heart. On the meaning behind this one, Jenna has said: “The concept of cracking the heart is to allow the precious, vulnerable self to come through and be free. The painful, yet liberating experience involves the emotional and energetic decalcification of the hardened heart.

 

This next band has just recently released their new EP, ‘Sunday Brunch’ and Chapel have served their own spot of brunch in this video for Don’t You Love Me.

 

Let’s take things a little heavier for this next track. Sheffield rockers Rolo Tomassi have just dropped a video to accompany a track off their soon to be released fifth LP, ‘Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It’. They’re away supporting TheNumber 12 Looks Like You in America for the first time ever. But in the meantime, here’s their newest video for Balancing The Dark.

 

Next month, the Yorkshire rockers Marmozets will release their second record, ‘Knowing What You Know Now’ which will be the follow up to ‘The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets’, released in 2014. For now though, here’s their latest video for Major System Error.

 

More from British Rock, this time it’s Black Foxxes who have a very busy 2018 ahead of them. They’ve recently released details of a new record, headline tour and their video for the brilliant, Sæla.

 

South Coasters Acres just debuted a video for their new track, ‘Unwelcome’, which was shot and directed by Zak Punchin (Modern Error Vocalist). This is their first material since the band’s EP, In Sickness & Health which was released earlier this year.

 

Next up is Sci-Fi brilliance from Our Last Night. This is taken from their latest release ‘Selective Hearing’ which is out now.

 

Penultimate track time. This is from Legends of Pop-Punk; New Found Glory. This track celebrates their 20th anniversary of the band with the video compiling of archived footage from across their career.

 

And the last video of the day is a live video. It’s from the new live album, ‘One More Light Live’  and it’s nothing ut beautiful. Check out Sharp Edges Below.

 

And that’s it for another round of music videos. I’ll do my very best to have the next post on time this week but as a final message from Almost Anything Music, Happy Holidays!

Marmozets Announce 2018 UK Tour

Well, that London dates was only the beginning.

Yorkshire rockets Marmozets are about to round off their second headlining tour of the UK this year, after some illness kept a member at bay but now…. they’ve announced they’re gearing up for another UK tour in February 2018.

So you’ll hear some of the new stuff.

Below are the dates for 2018 and the rescheduled dates for November.

 

November

1st – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms

2nd – Norwich Arts Centre

6th – Bristol Fleece

7th – Bournemouth Old Fire Station

9th – London Garage

 

February

2nd – Cardiff Tramshed

3rd – Southampton Engine Rooms

4th – Brighton Concorde 2

6th – Cambridge Junction

7th – London ULU

8th – Nottingham Rescue Rooms

9th – Newcastle Riverside

11th – Sheffield Leadmill

12th – Edinburgh Liquid Room

 

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