Finally, after months of anticipation, Modestep have confirmed full release details for their second album… And they’ve done so with genuine class, hype and authority.
The album – entitled Modestep – London Road – will be released on Max Records, May 25. It promises to be a melting pot of the bands inspirations (garage, D&B, dubstep, metal, grime and more) and will feature collaborations with Funtcase, Genetix, Teddy Killerz, Culprate, Partysquad, Trolley Snatcha, Rude Kid, Big Narstie, Flowdan, Dialect, Discardia, Fricso & Lay-Z and Tom Syndicate. Much of which can be sampled – or at least teased by – on their album trailer below.
Earlier this year the band unveiled Snake exclusively on this site. Now they’ve revealed another rock-riddled electro bass stamper Machines.
Available as a free download if you pre-order London Road, Machines is just the tip of the iceberg. Now armed with two solid band members Pat Lundy (drums) and Kyle Deek (lead guitar) Josh and Tony Friend are delivering exactly what they said they would in our last interview with them…
“We’ve really strived to make sure everything is perfect. That’s the difference between this album and the last one… The last one felt very rushed, it felt like an anti-climax. There was so much pressure to finish it we didn’t have time to work on the sound we wanted. This is the complete opposite. We want to show people what Modestep is all about.”
Check the video below and you’ll see exactly what Modestep are all about. A barbed ode to the challenges, beauty, frustrations and opportunities of the UK capitol – narrated by Flowdan and featuring a cool sweary cameo with Big Narstie as a cab driver – their unique short movie is soundtracked by eight of the album’s 14 tracks and leaves you under no impression that they’ve invested everything in this project… And, unlike the unscrupulous London banking situation Flowdan calls out at the end of this trailer, ALL of us will enjoy the dividends.
Pre-order: Modestep – London Road