London’s Modestep, an immensely cool band combining drum and bass, rap, rock and dubstep, bring their London Road tour to the Crocodile on Sunday, September 20th. I’m especially stoked for this show because Modestep combines all those elements really effectively, and I love those tempo and speed changes the group employs. It’s just gorgeous and rambunctious. Sometimes they remind me of another British artist I adore, Itch. Mostly they do things that are original – and with a big sound.
Sunday’s concert, the final date of eight selectively chosen American engagements, will detail why Modestep has played so many big festivals: Reading, Pukkelpop, Coachella and others. So yeah, check them out and listen to cool songs such as “Snake,” and “Sunlight.” They’ve got two albums now, meaning there will be a lot more to play with since their most recent Seattle visit in 2013.
Venue note: Originally scheduled to play the Neptune, the show has been moved to the Crocodile. All tickets purchased honored and such. I don’t know which venue Modestep fans prefer, but since this is music to dance to, the flat floor of the Crocodile just might work better for the audience.