Band of the Month – Marmozets

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The Marmozets are a five-piece alternative rock band from the United Kingdom. Formed in 2007 in Bingley, West Yorkshire, the band consists of Becca Macintyre (vocals), Sam Macintyre (guitar/vocals), Jack Bottomley (guitar), Will Bottomley (bass/vocals) and Josh Macintyre (drums). The band was signed to Roadrunner Records in October 2013 and released their debut album on the 29th September 2014.

The two sets of siblings formed the band while at school and they have played live shows since 2007 garnering widespread acclaim for their chaotic live shows despite their youth and their average age being only 18. Marmozets took the Bradford music scene by storm winning three local Battle of the Bands competitions. The band made an impact on National level by winning the Music for Youth Rock Section which culminated in the band performing at the largest youth music festival in the world held at the Royal Albert Hall in front of 6000 people.

They have shared the stage with bands like; Young Guns, Funeral For a Friend, Gallows, Hyro Da Hero and The Used. They have appeared at the Glastonbury Festival, Download Festival, Reading and Leeds, Slam Dunk Festival, 2000 Trees and Y Not Festival.

The band released their first EP Passive Aggressive in 2011 and followed up with Vexed in 2012.The band embarked on their first UK headlining tour in September 2013.

Gallows’ record label Venn Records released Marmozets first single Good Days in 2012. In 2013 the band self-released their second single  Born Young and Free before the band signed to Roadrunner Records, who released Move, Shake and Hide. Both singles received high praise from BBC Radio 1 DJs. Marmozets released the single Why Do You Hate Me? on 17 March 2014.

The band was nominated for Best British Newcomer at the 2013 Kerrang! Awards and they were voted Best New UK Band by Big Cheese magazine. A few unreleased tracks that the band has performed live include ‘Is It Horrible’, ‘Cover Up’, ‘Hit The Wave’, ‘Particle’ and ‘Vibe Tech’. These tracks will feature on the band’s debut album.

Few bands who started at their age have displayed such  fearlessness, passion and dedication as the Marmozets. Their stage shows are intense and they have a devil-may-care attitude which may inspire their peers to become more resilient to peer pressure. The combination of talent and youth is really refreshing, especially from a female-fronted band.

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The band has a unique way of combining  melodic hooks, tempo changes, riffs, intense drums and heavy bass to create a chaotic brew of punk-rock.

You can get some idea of how the Marmozets perform live in their official video for Move, Shake and Hide.

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Rock Regards,

Lauren K


Band of the Month – In This Moment

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In This Moment is a heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California. Maria Brink along with guitarist Chris Howorth formed the band in 2005. In August 2005 Maria Brink and Chris Howorth met through common friends. They soon realised that they shared some common interests and they began writing songs together. They later recruited drummer Jeff Fabb and the band was named Dying Star. Unhappy with the direction their music took, they changed their name to In This Moment and the band gained two new members guitarist Blake Bunzel and bassist Josh Newell. The band recorded some demos and decided to post them on MySpace. Close to the end of 2005 Josh Newell left the band to focus on his other project Ketaset and he was replaced with producer Pascual Romero who was replaced with a friend of the band, Jesse Landry shortly afterwards. Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (Bassist for Ozzy Osbourne’s band) became the band’s manager after discovering them through MySpace.

By the end of 2005 In This Moment had generated a fan base through internet-marketing and DIY touring. They sparked Century Media Records‘ interest and the band gained a worldwide record deal.

Jesse Landry was replaced in 2009 with Kyle Konkiel and Kyle’s place was taken by Travis Johnson in 2010. Jeff Fabb and Blake Bunzel left the band in 2011 and Tom Hane and Randy Weitzel took their place.

In This Moment’s debut album “Beautiful Tragedy” was released on the 20th March 2007 and delivered the singles “Prayers” and the title track “Beautiful Tragedy”. Their debut album was produced by Eric Rachel and it joined sounds of metalcore and hard rock. To support the album the band performed on several tours including “The Hottest Chicks In Metal Tour 2007“, Ozzfest, Megadeth, Rob Zombie and the Ozzy Osbourne tour. They recorded a cover of Lacuna Coil’s Heaven’s A Lie with the band Manntis as a part of Century Media Records’s Covering 20 Years of Extreme cover album.

Their second album “The Dream” was released on the 30th September 2008.  “The Dream” debuted at number 73 on the Billboard 200 chart. “The Dream” was produced by Kevin Churko and the album took a less heavy approach. Forever was the first single released off of their second album. A cover of Blondie’s Call Me was released as the album’s second single. The cover is available on a special edition, titled The Dream: Ultraviolet Edition to coincide with Warped Tour, which included unreleased tracks and acoustic performances. In This Moment embarked on their first headlining tour titled A Winter to Remember Tour.

Maria Brink revealed the title of the band’s third album “A Star-Crossed Wasteland” on her website in February of 2010. The album was released on the 13th of July 2010. The album’s first single “The Gun Show” was released on iTunes on the 1st of June 2010. The album sold 10, 500 copies and the album debuted at number 40. On the 24th of September 2010 In This Moment released a video for their song “The Promise” shot and directed by David Brodsky.

Maria Brink was named the Hottest Chick in Metal at The Golden God Awards in April 2010.

In May of 2011 In This Moment announced that they were working on a new album due for a 2012 release. The band’s two founding members were not scheduled to be part of the recording due to the fact that they started working with James Durbin from September 2011. Later in 2012 the band supported Shinedown and Papa Roach on their US headlining tour along with Mindset Evolution. In This Moment was the supporting act for  Halestorm from November 8 to the 14th of December 2012.

Their fourth album “Blood” was released on the 14th of August 2012 and debuted at number 15. With the recording of their fourth album Maria has been quoted as saying that she has let go of the fear that constricted creatively. Through the creation of “Blood” Maria decided to disregard other people’s opinions about their music. There will always be people who either love it or hate it. They have performed at several notable tours and festivals namely, Ozzfest (2007, 2008), Warped Tour(2009) , Download Festival (2009), Mayhem Festival (2010), Music as a Weapon V (2011), Uproar Festival (2012) and they are set to play the Download Festival in 2013 as well. The band has tours lined up for March, April, May and June of 2013 with possible headlining tours in August and July.

I heard about In This Moment from a link that Brent Smith (lead singer from Shinedown) tweeted. The link led to In This Moment’s video for “Blood”. At first I hated the song and closed the video halfway through. Shinedown kept sharing photos and news about In This Moment and their tour together. I decided to watch the video again and the more I listened to the song the more I liked it. Later on I listened to it about 5 times a day. I couldn’t get enough of the power and energy that I experienced through their music. Its loud in your face and addictive. Maria is unique and she creates a great contrast to the other band members. I love to expext the unexpected from Maria. She is one of a kind and I always look forward to In This Moment’s music videos. I adore their latest single and music video “Adrenalize Me”. The song is sexy, energetic and features a great guitar solo.

I can’t wait to see what In This Moment will come up with next!

Rock Regards,

Lauren K

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