11:11 presents Marmozets

Wild Throne March 24 For an All Ages show at The Pub Station

Brian Ripple

Marmozets: the story of how two sets of siblings battled against the odds to fully deserve their reputation as one of Britain’s brightest new hopes. To the outsider, the rise and rise of Marmozets might feel like an overnight sensation following their recent signing to Roadrunner. Scratch beneath the surface, however, and you’ll discover their shared commitment to their music.

Marmozets started recording their upcoming debut album in November 2013 in Castleford UK and eventually finished this January. “We talked about doing it over in America, but we’re a UK band, it’s our first album and we wanted to do it in England,” states Sam. “Going abroad would’ve been a big distraction, and we didn’t want to treat it as a holiday.”

Indeed, Marmozets’ unconventional double sibling line-up helps them face any challenge head-on. As Sam explains, “We obviously squabble but we’re family and we always make-up in five minutes. Also we can be very very honest and we don’t have to hide feelings from each other. We see other bands who struggle to talk honestly and it does build problems.”

Such challenges go back to the band’s early days when they were considered dropouts because they were so dedicated to the band – they didn’t have jobs and were only sporadically in education. “We knew that something good was going to happen, so we just kept going and going,” recalls Becca. “But we never had a Plan B. We were in and out of music college, but there was never anything there for us. They pretty much tell you that none of you will make it in the industry.”

It’s a classic case of proving the doubters wrong. Marmozets aren’t just making it in the industry; they stand on the cusp of becoming one of 2014’s most vital breakthrough bands. The debut album emphasizes their growing skill in developing a broad range of styles, including the snappy, punk attack of ‘Cover Up’, the brooding dynamic contrasts which feature on ‘Captivate You’, the visceral aggression of ‘Why Do You Hate Me?’ and the soaring progressive epic ‘Cry’. In essence, it stands true to their initial sounds while also remaining sufficiently accessible to crossover to a wider audience.

Tickets for this show and all 11:11 presents shows are available at www.1111presents.com, Tickets300-Billings (2502 First Avenue North), Ernie November (919 Grand Avenue), 1-866-300-8300, Pub Station (2502 First Avenue North). Look for the 11:11 display ad in the events calendar in this magazine.   

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