Marmozets: The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets

British mathcore crew unleash their feral streak

Why you can trust Louder Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about how we test.

They’ve been bubbling along the underground for years and now, with the weight of Roadrunner behind them, the Yorkshire punks are making a break for the surface.

Coming from a mathcore background, the family quintet have turned up the accessibility rating. Frontwoman Becca MacIntyre’s vocals soar with knowing anthemic ability throughout Captivate You and Cry, but don’t go thinking it’s a Paramore joint: no sooner has the warbling started, the snarling and spitting isn’t far behind. Revved-up punkathons Why Do You Hate Me? and Particle flit effortlessly between huge choruses and instrument killing. And no finer example of this can be found on Vibetech, which harks back to Marmozets’ earlier Vexed EP in their mathier days. The tip of the hat to their underground past sits perfectly in this new soundscape. It’s beautifully constructed, the production is killer but they’ve kept the aggression. How could it get better?

Via Roadrunner

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.