Marmozets have managed to do remarkable things and create a huge name for themselves, despite only having one EP and their well received debut album The Weird And Wonderful under their belt. So their return after a hiatus of 3 years has had a lot of people itching to see if they were able to blow everyone’s minds as they did all those years ago.
This second new single effortlessly showcases Becca Macintyre’s voice which has somehow become even more impressive over the past couple of years. However, Macintyre’s screams, that used to have the toughest of metal vocalists quivering in their boots, have sadly gone and been replaced by some seriously high notes. Whilst this rather dramatic replacement leads to the track losing some of their edge, it does showcase some of her other vocal qualities and leaves us questioning what other little gems could crop up on the second album.
Whilst it may seem like a rather repetitive and unoriginal track for the Weird And Wonderful bunch, there’s still some raw qualities that gained them some of their fans within it. The unnerving opening which then slips into a bass heavy verse, to a soft bridge which encapsulates Macintyre’s new found high voice perfectly, into an upbeat pop chorus and back into the grunge infested verse. This is a song that holds so many different genre elements, but only one that Marmozets could somehow pull off whilst still sounding as gritty as they do.
Whilst this track sounds much more pop and mainstream that any of their earlier tracks, it is one that still holds some tiny, much loved Marmozets elements. However, the transformation from teenage thrash to mature Marmozets appears to have led to them losing some of the harshness and gritty female fierceness that everyone adored about them. However this is only the second track to be dropped by them before their highly anticipated second album, so that harshness could still return. Watch this space.
Habit is available via iTunes now. The Album Knowing What You Know Now comes out in January 2018.