hmv.com reviews... Lonely The Brave & Marmozets @ Cardiff's CF10
Lonely The Brave and Marmozets. Two of the UK's fastest rising rock bands have joined forces to celebrate their brilliant debut albums. Here is our full review...
Two of the hottest rock acts in the UK. Marmozets and Lonely The Brave.
At a very hot and sweaty CF10 in Cardiff Students Union
Was it full? And how were the crowd?
The crowd was rammed for both bands with everyone trying to get a view of the stage. Both are very different in their musical styles, but that didn't stop the audience showing their appreciating by jumping and singing along to both sets.
So what was the set like? What did they play?
Both bands ran through the key points from their brilliant debut albums. On this joint headline tour Lonely The Brave have the pleasure of going first. They have songs built for the big stages in mind, but they can make even the smallest of venues like this seem epic. The crowd sing along to favourites 'Trick Of The Light"'and set closer 'Backroads' and are swept under the melodic tone of it all. 'Black Saucers' was another highlight, which really got the crowd moving along. On the strength of sets like this one, it's clear the band are destined to fill much bigger places than this.
Marmozets come out full throttle with a ferocious 'Born Young And Free' leading into the mathcore belter 'Particle'. The crowd sing along to the words of every song as if they have been listening to it every day for the last three years. 'Why Do You Hate Me' sees the energetic crowd bouncing and shouting every word to singer Becca MacIntyre, who spends half of the set in the first few rows of the audience. The band are impeccably tight, they've clearly refined their sound over the past couple of years and really bring their fantastic new album to life live.
Any good between song banter?
Both bands kept the chat to a minimum but regularly thanked the appreciative crowd for their support.
Did they put on much of a show?
Lonely The Brave give a sense of intimacy from the unique way singer David Jakes faces inwards into the band. There are no gimmicks here just a band completely in their element with the music. Marmozets on the other hand are chaotic from the outset, launching themselves into the crowd and ending with half of the members and a drumkit in the centre of the sweaty pit to the breakdown of 'Vibetech'.
What was the highlight of the set?
'The Blue The Green' showcased Lonely The Brave at their finest with the slow build up into a chorus and final section which really sends shivers down the spine.
'Captivate You' from Marmozets really resonated with the crowd. What's great is how it perfectly balances being a sing-a-long anthem with getting the mosh pit going. Arms were raised in the air singing along to every word and there was a real sense of euphoria within the room.
Where can I catch them next?
Their tour sees them travelling to various locations across the UK in October from London to Birmingham. Marmozets will also be supporting Taking Back Sunday on their upcoming Winter gigs.