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Marmozets: Bright Sparks

How did West Yorkshire’s finest mathcore troupe end up becoming the hottest band of 2014? Step inside the weird and wonderful world of Marmozets...

If you’re looking for a reason as to why Marmozets’ debut album The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets sounds so fresh and modern and vital and utterly alive, consider this: until she was 10 years old, vocalist Becca Macintyre had never heard a musical recording by any other artist. There were no CDs or vinyl records in the Macintyre household. There was no computer or TV, either. Growing up in Norfolk in lieu of such distractions, Becca and her brothers Sam and Josh did what kids used to do: played and fought and sang made-up songs around their parents’ piano and generally became thick as thieves. It was only when the family finally moved to the market town of Bingley in West Yorkshire, and the siblings started secondary school, that rock music began to seep into their consciousness... and by then the trio already knew exactly what they wanted to do with their lives

“The first time I heard a guitar played through an amp it blew my mind,” laughs Sam Macintyre. “I remember thinking, ‘That’s insane!’ I got my first guitar for my sixth birthday and Becca and I would make noise and sing and shout for hours. And we’ve never really stopped since!”

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