Gig Review: Modestep - Koko, London ✭✭✭✭

Koko, London

Review by Christina Benneworth

Thursday 14th February – Pumped with energy and enthusiasm, London-based live dubstep and electronic rock band Modestep, took the stage at KOKO in Camden for the first time, clearly excited about their sold out headline stop in their hometown.

The band includes brothers, Tony (DJ) and Josh Friend (Vocals), Matthew Curtis (Drummer) and Nick Tsang (Guitarist), they are back on tour promoting their debut album Evolution Theory which was released on the 11th February.

Modestep took to the stage around 9.40pm, the event was a +14 event and in hind sight it’s good for under 18’s to get the opportunity to go and see live music at one of my favourite music venues in London, however at some moments it felt like I was at an out of control school disco, but once you find a good spot and aren’t surrounded by, sweat soaked teenagers, you can finally enjoy the night and watch an extremely energetic performance.

A gig that is probably suited to a younger audience, Modestep clearly know how to engage their attention, because as soon as they hit the stage the ‘younger audience’ started to focus on music rather than each other. Modestep played some of their most well-known hits from their debut album; Feel Good, Show Me a Sign, Sunlight and To the Stars. I especially enjoyed their selection of covers performed on the night, one of which included Coldplay’s Paradise.

It’s hard to write down in words how much energy this group have when they are on stage, if you are a fan of dubstep infused with electronic rock, I suggest you try and make one of their gigs, but if you can’t, then buy their album and make your own mini concert at home, just turn the music up really loud. I look forward to seeing what this group do next.

4 Stars ✭✭✭✭