Manchester Academy
23rd Feb 2015

Photographer Melanie Smith went to check out energetic alt-rock band Marmozets on their sold out UK tour. She and her colleagues were rammed tight in the photo pit, representing the fact that this is a band everyone wants to shoot. Check the brilliant photos out in the gallery below after a few words from Melanie about the band.

Marmozets are a young 5 piece band hailing from Bingley, West Yorkshire, who are destined to become one of the biggest names in the world of alternative rock. They’re renowned for their high octane, frenetic live shows, making this one of the hottest tickets in town tonight.

The band formed in 2007 whilst they were studying at School, and unusually it consists of two sets of siblings. Breaking the 5-piece down we have Becca Macintyre (Vocals), Sam Macintyre (guitar), Josh Macintyre (Drums), Will Bottomley (bass), and Jack Bottomley (Guitar). The band’s debut album was released in September 2014.

The Manchester audience was captivated by their dynamic performance, and the venue was suitably packed out to reflect their ever-increasing fan base. Watch this band reach dizzying heights this year as they attack the crop of summer festivals with their explosive live set.


  • Move, Shake, Hide
  • Is it Horrible
  • Weird And Wonderful
  • Love Young Good
  • Captivate You
  • Broken Reflection
  • Particle
  • Hit The Wave
  • Born Young And free
  • Vivetech
  • Back To You
  • Why Do You Hate Me?


Marmozets’s website is here: They’re also on Facebook and tweet as @marmozets.

All words and photos by Melanie Smith, whose portfolio can be found at her website:

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Live reviews editor and head of photography: I can't imagine my life without music or photography, both go hand in hand and have played a big part in my life. I have experienced many musical genres, northern soul in 1975, the early punk movement, drifting into the electronic 'new Romantic' era, a trip around the rock scene, a taste of indie and a smattering of pop. I possess an eclectic taste in music and a lust for life; new experiences are what drives this machine. I still have that punk DIY spirit and used this to create my own website Mudkiss Fanzine in 2008 - 2013. I am the official photographer for 'Louder Than Words' music literary festival and a house photographer for Academy Music Group. Available for commissioned work, please contact me


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