Marmozets Announce Splendour Sideshows
If you’ve got your finger on the pulse when it comes to British rock, then you’ll no doubt have come across the alt rock good-time family band Marmozets. As it stands, the quintet are headed for the big leagues off the back of their debut full-length, The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets, and a run of big-name festival slots including Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, and Download in their homeland. Having earned high spots on a slew of Best Of lists at the tail-end of last year and with triple j cranking their hook-fuelled track “Move, Shake, Hide”, the timing seems right for the band to break in Oz. Splendour In The Grass may have sold out faster than fresh snapper at a restaurant for seals, but the good news is that you can catch Marmozets playing intimate club venues in Sydney and Melbourne this July.
Joining the band for the Sydney leg will be locals Born Lion, fresh from a run of shows with pop-punk stalwarts Yellowcard and Mayday Parade. The Lion deal almost exclusively in energetic punk rock and are doing an admirable job of keeping the riff alive in 2015 with their latest record, Final Words, so it’s safe to say that the Newtown Social Club stage ought to be sufficiently warmed by the end of their set. As for Melbourne, support duties will be courtesy of the gruff post-punk trio The Sinking Teeth, who’ve been honing their live chops alongside Bodyjar and Shihad as they ready themselves for a follow-up to their 2014 EP, Salt & Stitches.
In case you missed it in our yearbook issue, acquaint yourself with Marmozets by checking out our interview with frontwoman Becca Macintyre where she talks about working towards the band’s first full-length, tackling the live arena, and how music’s always been a part of their family life. Guitarist Sam Macintyre also filled us in on the albums that have influenced him over the years in BLUNT #139.
Tickets are on sale now.