Marmozets LIVE @ The Deaf Institute, Manchester – 4.5 / 5

2014 has been a huge year for Marmozets. Playing the biggest festivals in the UK and releasing their début album (The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets). However, there’s no days-off for this band as they head straight out on the Big Cheese Tour 2014 across the UK, co-headlining with Lonely The Brave.

First band on the bill, its allusondrugs. Not knowing what to expect at all from the band, they really seemed to catch the crowd’s attention including ours, delivering a sound that can only be summarised as what would happen if Nirvana and Joy Division were warped together.

Next up Marmozets, the band who are hands-down the hottest prospect in English music right now especially with an album that is contender for record of the year. You could sense the crowd already knew: this show was going to be incredible. The Yorkshire outfit kicked things off with “Born Young And Free” and the crowd were immediately electric, getting the floor literally bouncing underfoot. The new songs aired tonight were performed perfectly. All ten songs they played feature on their début, but it was for their biggest hits “Why Do You Hate Me?” and “Move, Shake, Hide” that the crowd ran riots.

Yet any fan knows, a Marmozets set wouldn’t be complete without vocalist Rebecca Macintye on top form. Did she disappoint? Not at all her. Her vocals were on point as always with the fierce delivery you’d expect. Instrumentally and on-stage the band were amazing too. Shredding riffs in abundance, nailing solos and even diving from stage in the case of the bassist.

And to finish, all hell broke loose during staple set-closer “Vibetech”, with anarchy on stage and in the crowd. Without doubt, Marmozets are well on their way to becoming the most energetic band with the most incredible stage presence in UK.

To finish off the night, Lonely The Brave proved themselves worthy co-headliners. Though much of the crowd seemed to be here for Marmozets tonight, for a band whose music may have been unfamiliar to some tonight, their strong live delivery of their anthemic rock showed that their Radio 1 and Kerrang! hype is entirely deserved.

With three very promising bands on the bill tonight, The Big Cheese tour 2014 definitely showed a ripe variety of talent who will no doubt only mature with age.

Score: 4.5 / 5

Words: Luke Corcoran