Since forming in 2010, 4 piece electrorockers Modestep quickly established themselves as one of the key players in the then rapidly growing dubstep movement with their single “Sunlight” immediately going viral on UKF Dubstep, propelling them to instant fame and acclaim back in 2011. The single then went on to be A listed by Radio 1, became a top 20 chart hit, is still UKF’s fifth most viewed video to date and probably my favourite dubstep song, ever.
Instead of dying away, the hype surrounding the band (the fact that they are a full live band surprises many people, as they are categorised into a scene dominated by producers and DJs) continued to grow and grow, branching out into different scenes with the release of subsequent singles, sold out shows, a support slot on Lostprophet’s latest tour which confirmed their versatility as a credible rock act, as well as numerous festival appearances across Europe, their favourite of which they still cite as the disastrous Pukklepop in Belgium.
Shortly prior to tearing down the main stage at Nass Festival in Somerset, I got the chance to sit down with the band, getting a deeper insight into how their musical pasts have meshed together to create such a unique sound, their debut album Evolution Theory (which has since been pushed back to a January 2013 release) revealing a very big collaboration, their most embarrassing tour stories, the pensioners in their Sunlight video (which has got to be one of my favourite music videos of recent years) and more!
Evolution Theory is currently scheduled for release on 14th January 2013 and leave your guesses in the comments below for who the grime artists in the album’s title track could be, which if you haven’t yet watched it, is revealed in the interview! I’d say P Money and Wiley would be the most obvious candidates.
What do you think?