Evolution Theory: Modestep
‘Evolution Theory’ is the highly anticipated debut album from north London dubstep-rock band Modestep, released January 14th on Max Records/A&M. Containing all their hit singles – ‘Sunlight,’ ‘Feel Good,’ ’Show Me A Sign,’ and ‘To The Stars’, plus new single ‘Another Day’ Featuring Popeska – ‘Evolution Theory’ was written, recorded and produced by Modestep. The band will embark on a UK headline tour shortly after the album’s release, taking in the following 12 dates nationwide:
Aside from the singles – whose videos have received over 45 million views on YouTube – other album highlights include the immense, hook-heavy ‘Burn’, featuring Dirtee Stank’s Newham Generals, and the intense ‘Praying For Silence’ (featuring Document One), written about the 2011 riots. Modestep vary the pace with the spacey dub-rock of ‘Time,’ the lighters-in-the-air epic ‘Save The World’ – which sounds like the theme tune to a future Bond film – and awesome title track ‘Evolution Theory’ (featuring D Power, Jammin, Frisco & Jammer) which builds from downtempo, grime beginnings into a full-on dubstep monster. Cohesive yet continually surprising, ‘Evolution Theory’ promises to take Modestep’s thrilling, genre-hopping music to the masses.
Modestep were born online in 2008, when brothers Josh and Tony Friend started Modestep Radio to showcase their productions and dubstep tracks they loved. By late 2010 they were writing their own songs, one of which was ‘Feel Good,’ for which they made a cheap video. They gave the exclusive to dubstep Youtube channel UKF and within weeks it had 4 million hits. By Jan 2011 Modestep found themselves on the Radio 1 A-List and the hottest unsigned property in UK music. A&M won the race to their signatures, with the band creating their own imprint Max Records.
Modestep became a fully-fledged live band after Josh (vocals, keyboards) and Tony (decks, guitar) recruited Matt Curtis (drums) and Nick Tsang (lead guitar) in early 2011. Since then the band have toured relentlessly, smashing it at Festivals all over the world and touring the UK with Lost Prophets. The Modestep live show is a beast that has ignited crowds from Reading to Sydney to Las Vegas to Moscow to Ibiza – the band have played to 1.5million people in 2012 alone – making Modestep a truly international act, able to sell out gigs all over the world. Signed to Interscope in the US, they have the potential to be the UK’s biggest rock/dance crossover band since the 1990s.
‘Evolution Theory’ tracklisting: Show Me A Sign / Another Day feat. Popeska / Evolution Theory feat. D Power, Jammin, Frisco & Jammer / Sunlight / Praying For Silence feat. Document One / We Will Not Fall feat. Foreign Beggars / Time / Burn feat. Newham Generals / To The Stars / Leave My Mind / Feel Good / Bite The Hand / Up / Save The World
“There is no other band like Modestep in dance music right now” Mixmag
“The Modestep live show is something you have to see to believe” Kerrang!
“The kings of the crossover” Metro
EVOLUTION THEORY TOUR, FEBRUARY 2013
Saturday 2nd Feb Newcastle O2 Academy 2
Sunday 3rd Feb Manchester University – Club Academy
Monday 4th Feb Glasgow O2 ABC2
Wednesday 6th Feb Liverpool O2 Academy 2
Thursday 7th Feb Bristol Thekla
Friday 8th Feb Birmingham O2 Academy 2
Sunday 10th Feb Oxford O2 Academy 2
Monday 11th Feb Norwich Waterfront
Tuesday 12th Feb Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Thursday 14th Feb London Koko
Friday 15th Feb Exeter Lemon Grove
Saturday 16th Feb Brighton Concorde 2
Sunday 17th Feb Covert Plymouth