Marmozets proved that they are destined for bigger things with a triumphant show at the sold out ULU. Following the release of Knowing What You Know Now the quintet have an arsenal of songs that some bands could only wish for in their entire career.
Opening the show were Marmozets’ touring friends, Queen Zee. Their highly energetic brand of punk rock really grew on the crowd. By the end of the set the majority of the crowd were dancing or jumping to closing song Fly The Pink Flag. A highly impressive aspect of the band was the way they layered vocals with each member of the quintet adding depth to both choruses and verses.
The venue slowly filled out before Marmozets came on. With the sold out crowd growing in anticipation, the lights went down. The members of Marmozets wandered onto the stage to a rapturous applause. Opening with an album track (New Religion) would usually be considered a risky move if the band wasn’t Marmozets. In truth Marmozets could have opened with any song from their two albums and got the same reception. Each song off the new album tonight got the same reception as any of their biggest singles.
It says a lot about a band when one of the biggest sing a longs at a live show is from an album track (Insomnia). This is in part due to both the quality of their live show and the quality of the songs in their back catalogue. One of the key factors in Marmozets being the force of nature they are is front woman Becca. Even guitarist and brother Sam noted how breathtakingly talented she is. The versatility of her vocals, whether it be screaming, or softly singing she appears to do it all. Couple this with a stage presence that few individuals can rival and you have the recipe for one of the best front persons from one of the best live bands around.
Playing almost every song from their two albums Marmozets left everything they had on the stage tonight. As the house lights came back up you knew that this was the last time Marmozets will play venues of this size, with much bigger venues on the horizon for the best band in the UK.