Modestep loses two members
There have been a lot of activity and some changes for the members of Modestep over the last year and a half, but the band hasn't missed a beat thus far.
It was February 11, 2013 that Modestep's "Evolution Theory" had its long-awaited release through A&M Records. It charted at No. 23 on the UK Albums Chart and went all the way to No. 1 on the UK Dance Albums Chart. The album also spawned a headline UK tour of the same name that ran from February 2-13th, 2013, supported by Document One and Koven.
Modstep later announced through their social media channels that they were in the studio working on new material. On October 16, 2013 they say they officially began work on the first track from their forthcoming second studio album. A few months later, the band embarked on the Foot Locker tour in Europe, promoting the popular and global shoe retail store.
Changes came in early 2014 when Nick Tsang and Matthew Curtis both left the band to pursue their solo careers. Despite losing two members of the group, Modestep said the album being worked on was still scheduled and a world tour is also expected. They also stated they would begin looking for new members.
In mid-2014, the remaining members of Modestep began recurring appearances in TheSyndicateProject's YouTube series, "Mianite", a series of videos based around the widely popular game "Minecraft."
Modestep is in step with the U.K. dance scene (Updated December 18, 2012)
If there's one band in the world that has a lot to 'Feel Good' about, it's Modestep. The London-based electronic/dubstep act has been making noise and headlines since 2010, and is one of the hottest young acts to climb the U.K. dance chart.
Founded by brothers Josh and Tony Friend, the duo rounded out the band by adding Josh's roommate Matthew Curtis and guitarist Nick Tsang to the mix. The quartet officially debuted in February 2011 with "Feel Good," a soaring, energetic single that reached both the Top Ten on the U.K. dance chart and crossed over into the Top 40 of the main pop chart. The single was part of a 3-track EP, with the follow-up "Sunlight" faring even better; it climbed into the Top 20 of the pop chart and gave ModeStep a ton of momentum as it planned the release of its first album.
Proving its social media prowess, the band released "Sunlight" and their latest track, "Show Me a Sign" on YouTube. The former passed one million views within four days, while the latter bowed on March 19, 2012 to an even wider Internet audience clamoring for new music. The group also continues to use live radio streams to take their show to the masses in the digital age.
ModeStep took its act on the road when it made the opening bill of the Lostprophets Weapons tour 2012. They also have a full calendar to open 2013, with shows already scheduled across Europe beginning January 11 with a DJ set at the Headline Club Show in Grenanda, Spain. Their freshman album will bow three days later, and will contain 14 tracks and 7 bonus tracks with the Deluxe Edition.
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