Marmozets’ Becca Macintyre is raring to go in the new issue of Dork: “I’ve got just a new lease on life”

Becca opens up about her difficult few years.
The time between Marmozets’ debut album, ‘The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets’, to their upcoming ‘Knowing What You Know Now’ was a taxing time from frontwoman, Becca Macintyre.

Forced to have surgery on both of her knees at the start of 2016 before undergoing painstaking physiotherapy to essentially learn to walk again, the medical attention that Becca needed forced Marmozets to cancel a US tour, bringing the globe-trotting cycle for that first full-length record to a grinding anti-climax.

“I think that period was like a massive trial,” says Becca in the new issue of Dork, out Friday 19th January. “You have to go through things to then step out and go further. You can always try and move forward, but it can go so terribly bad if you don’t fight the insecurities and the demons within.

“I’m a fighter inside, but everything was just closing in, and I would literally be fighting with myself. I’d be feeling so sorry for myself and thinking I’m not capable of doing anything, and then on the other side I’m watching TV, and I’m seeing Paralympians and people with their legs fucking blown off, and that’s just like a wake-up call in itself.”

“It was something that I had to completely go through, and you know what?” she continues. “This is the best I’ve ever been, I’ve got just a new lease on life. I think it’s important for people to share their story and testimonies and not hide it, because if you hide it, you can’t show a little bit of light for other people to be able to do the same thing.”

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