Marmozets – The Exchange, Bristol (Live Review)

It would seem that for Northern Rock band ‘Marmozets’ that the sky is the limit in terms of festivals and gigs this year, playing at Download Festival, Slam Dunk to name but a few. But before that it is their own headline tour that is making waves. The ‘Why do you hate me?’ tour which has been supported by ‘Boy Jumps Ship’, hit Bristol on Tuesday night and what I witnessed was something actually pretty cool.

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this show, I hadn’t heard much about these guys so an open mind was certainly needed. As soon as they walked on stage is was heavy, full of attitude and packed a fair old punch. Then the Mosh Pit began followed by a quick lunge of the stage by guitarist Sam MacIntyre who joined the crowd for a bashing and a banging to ‘I’m Alive’.

Following the theme of hard rock and strong vocals from Becca MacIntyre the night continued with ‘Born young and free’ which was a crowd favourite and a track from their new album called ‘Back to You’ which also demonstrated the ability of female vocalist Becca. Showing off a humorous side with ‘Cover Up’ which was conveniently dedicated to pop star Miley Cyrus it was definitely a strong performance complete with drummer Josh MacIntyre making an appearance off stage . . with his drums! Within seconds and left for the last song, the kit was swiftly taken apart, put on the floor letting the crowd simply mosh around him. Brilliant!

When asked after the show about how they felt it went Becca said, ‘It was absolutely incredible, you definitely missed out if you didn’t come see us, it has been a pleasure’.

Smiles and sour heads all round.


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