Marmozets Interview

We caught up with Becca Macintyre, frontwoman of Leeds based quintet, Marmozets. Check out the interview below.

How are you?

I’m good! We had a really good show, so I’m a bit sweaty now and just cooling down. Don Broco are on at the moment and The Used are on after – they’re going to be amazing!

This tour has been relatively short. What has been the highlight of it?

Definitely Manchester. We played somewhere that we have never played before. All the other venues have been smaller, but the Manchester venue had a theatre style to it and the crowd were awesome. The sound was great as well.

What is it like to tour with The Used?

They’re amazing guys! A lot of people have grown up listening to their music from a young age. We were kind of suspicous of how they would be but they’re the most nicest guys. They would come over and talk to you. It’s just small talk. They are human.

You’re a relatively new band, could you tell us how it all started?

We’re relatively new, but we’ve been going for about 6 years. Even though we’re young now, we were very young when we started. We were a lot more pop-punk. We started in school together. People from the school and companies outside of the school like Music for Youth got interested in us and we ended up playing The Savoy Hotel. None of us wanted to be in a band. We had no idea what it would be like. Our parents had taught us a bit of guitar and I did a bit of singing in the school choir. We entered a school competition and ended up playing the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.

What festival are you most looking forward to playing this year?

To be honest we’re a band that have never been to many festivals or played may either. We’re really looking forward to playing Download. It’s got a great line-up and will be our first massive festival to play at.

Your EP “Vexed” came out a little while ago, have you been happy with the response its been getting?

Of course we have! Even if its 3 people that are buying it, its being plugged into somones ears and they’re learning the lyrics. Even though The Used are big, we’ve had people on our Twitter saying that they’re just coming to see us. We’re getting a bit of a fan base. We dont know where this will go in the future, but we’re enjoying it!

Has your sound changed between the release of “Passive Aggressive” and the release of “Vexed”?

It’s kind of matured in a way. We’re not the kind of band that sits down and says we want to sound like this. It just happens.

If you weren’t in a band, what would you be doing?

I really don’t know what I’d be doing. In my younger days, I wanted to be a dancer. I’m definitely into the performing side of things, but from being in a band with my brothers and my best friends we don’t want to do anything else.

Apart from the tour with Young Guns in October and the festivals, what are you guys up to?

We’re just recording and writing at the moment. We’re going to be working on our album and will be bringing out some radio songs to keep the fans buzzing.

For more information on Marmozets, go to their official website: www.marmozets.co.uk/