Marmozets Q&A: 'It's lazy to compare us to Paramore'
Marmozets are one of Britain's most exciting rising rock bands, with infectious melody peppered with punishing breakdowns and experimentation.
Pressparty caught up with the band's guitarist Jack Bottomley for a quick chinwag to find out more ahead of the release of their debut album 'The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets' on September 29.
For those who haven't heard you yet, how would you describe your sound?
Our sound tends to vary through different songs while keeping the same Marmozets core. It's punchy and catchy.
And what can newbies expect from your live show?
They're hectic. We have a nuts fanbase that go wild which is always nice to see and experience. We go pretty barmy ourselves. It's the best bit for us.
What would you say is the highlight of your album 'The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets'?
It depends what you're into. If you like more straight forward stuff you may dig 'Back To You' or if you're into chaotic stuff then 'Particle' or 'Vibetech' may be your favourite. There's a lot of variation on this record. Hence the title.
What themes run through the band's lyrics?
A lot of the songs are about having a good time, being hungover or on the opposite to that feeling stuck in a certain place, lost, trapped etc. All just down to random experiences we’ve had.
You're an act that mixes melody with moments of brutality, but which side is the most important to you?
If it were a meal I’d say you'd order melody as your main and brutality as a side dish. Getting a strong melody is what people remember. So we just vibe it out, man.
Some elements of your style have drawn comparisons to Paramore - is that something that frustrates you?
We don't really see the comparison - we used to get it a lot more but we haven't heard that in a while now. I guess it's easy/lazy to compare us to that band; because we have a female vocalist and they're probably the biggest female fronted band in the world. It's no biggie, but we beg to differ.
They say there's a time and a place for everything, so what's the best time and the best place to listen to Marmozets?
ALL THE TIME.
How healthy do you think the British rock scene is at the moment?
I feel like it's growing and it's becoming really strong and diverse again. Bands like our friends in Royal Blood for instance, a great, great, great rock band with a number one album. Need I say more? There's loads of great upcoming bands also. It's an exciting time to be in a UK band for sure.
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