FI­NALLY! Mar­mozets are back. and they’re play­ing some tiny shows as part of their highly-an­tic­i­pated re­turn

Fi­nally, af­ter wait­ing For what Feels like a cen­tury, the york­shire rock­ers are back to re­claim the world For them­selves…

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how Does it feel to Be get­ting Back on tour?

JACK BOTTOMLEY (GUI­TAR): “It’s ex­cit­ing! It’s re­ally nice for us to go back into it with a ‘real gig’ as we like to say, where there’s no bar­rier and you’re right up in peo­ple’s faces.that’s the way we al­ways used to do it.” BECCA MAC­IN­TYRE (VO­CALS):“I just want to hug ev­ery­one when I see them at the venues – that’s all I want to do.”

you toured your De­but al­bum ex­ten­sively – DID you get Sick of it By the end?

JACK:“IT’S a weird one, be­cause you’re on a tour that you love, it’s great and there’s noth­ing bet­ter. Even­tu­ally though it got a bit ‘Woooooah’ and we be­came a lit­tle bit jaded be­cause it was very long and we’d been away for ages. It’s like be­ing a runner where you sud­denly hit a wall.” BECCA:“EVEN when the tour fin­ished, it felt like there was still a lot of shit to carry on with for that al­bum, and it never re­ally stops ei­ther.” you De­layed the an­nounce­ment of

your tour af­ter the news of ch­ester Ben­ning­ton’s Death Broke. what DID his mu­sic mean to you?

JACK:“ME and Sam [Mac­in­tyre, gui­tar] were dis­cussing this the other day… Hy­brid The­ory was prob­a­bly the first al­bum we ever bought. Even if you fell out of love with them since then, or stopped lis­ten­ing to them, or what­ever, Linkin Park and that al­bum in­flu­enced a lot of peo­ple our age with­out many of them even real­is­ing it. I re­mem­ber see­ing One Step Closer on Ker­rang! TV and just think­ing,‘wow!’ Me and my brother [Will, bass] used to run around the bed­room dye­ing our hair what­ever colour Ch­ester had it.” BECCA:“FOR peo­ple our age they def­i­nitely felt like the first rock band that you got into that you could shout and sing along to. It wasn’t mu­sic that was passed down from any­one in your fam­ily or any­thing like that – you dis­cov­ered it your­self.”

fi­nally, you’re play­ing read­ing & leeds festival Be­fore frank carter & the rattlesnakes – how much of a fire Does that light un­der­neath you as per­form­ers?

BECCA:“I think ev­ery­one on that stage [NME / BBC Ra­dio 1] on that day is go­ing to be pulling it out of the bag.we’re there to give it our all, and give the crowd what they de­serve. I haven’t ac­tu­ally seen Frank with this band yet, so I’m re­ally ex­cited about that. I’ll have to come straight back af­ter we’ve played and stand at the side of the stage.” DATES: New­cas­tle Think Tank? Au­gust 17, Sh­effield Plug 18, Liver­pool Arts Club 19, O2 Academy2 Ox­ford 21, Brighton Haunt 22, Lon­don Bor­der­line 23, Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach 24, Read­ing Festival @ Rich­field Av­enue 26, Leeds Festival @ Bra­ham Park 27. Head­line sup­port: Black­wa­ters, Strange Bones.

“All I WANT TO DO Is HUG EV­ERY­ONE WHEN I SEE THEM AT THE venues!” becca mac­in­tyre

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