Brand new Roadrunner Records signings Marmozets unleash their debut single proper for the label with the charged, frenzied and catchy-as-hell 'Why Do You Hate Me?' Recorded with former Hundred Reasons guitarist Larry Hibbitt on production duties, the single emphasises Marmozets' growing skills in song writing as well as being a great taster for their debut album due later in 2014.
"We've been together for years. We've sacrificed so much and we deserve this opportunity. We're not taking it for granted. This is just the beginning," affirms vocalist Becca MacIntyre
"It's all about the guitars and they sound amazing," says guitarist Sam MacIntyre. "But we've experimented a lot too: there's distorted organ parts on one track, for example, as well as weird reverbs and strange synths. I really hope that this album allows us to break to the next level."
Completed by third MacIntyre sibling Josh (drums) and the Bottomley brothers Jack (guitar) and Will (bass), Marmozets first came to the world's attention following the plethora of ideas found on their first two EPs 'Passive Aggressive' and 'Vexed' as well as for their high octane live shows. Their last single 'Move, Shake, Hide' received great plaudits in the press and an In New Music We Trust playlist from Radio 1 as well as plays from Zane Lowe and Fearne Cotton. Marmozets have toured with the likes of Funeral for a Friend, Young Guns and Four Year Strong, Marmozets have also hit festivals including Download, Reading and Leeds.
The band are also backing up the single with a special run of UK headline dates in April. "It's been months since we've all played together in the same room because everyone does their parts separately during recording," adds vocalist Becca MacIntyre. "So now we're all back together in band practice it feels like the best thing ever."
Marmozets are poised to play a brief run of headline shows before hitting the Slam Dunk, Reading and Leeds Festivals later this summer:
14th - London, Underworld 24th - Leeds, Slam Dunk Festival North
31st - Newcastle, Cluny 25th - Hatfield, Slam Dunk Festival South
26th - Wolverhampton, Slam Dunk Festival Midlands
1st - Birmingham, Institute (The Temple) AUGUST
2nd - Manchester, Deaf Institute 22nd-24th - Reading and Leeds Festivals
3rd - London, The 100 Club
Take a look back at October's inaugural event.
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