Modestep were born online in 2008, when brothers Josh and Tony Friend started Modestep Radio to showcase their productions and dubstep tracks they loved. By late 2010 they were writing their own songs, one of which was ‘Feel Good,’ for which they made a cheap video. They gave the exclusive to dubstep Youtube channel UKF and within weeks it had 4 million hits. By Jan 2011 Modestep found themselves on the Radio 1 A-List and the hottest unsigned property in UK music. A&M won the race to their signatures, with the band creating their own imprint Max Records.
Modestep became a fully-fledged live band after Josh (vocals, keyboards) and Tony (decks, guitar) recruited Matt Curtis (drums) and Nick Tsang (lead guitar) in early 2011. Since then the band have toured relentlessly, smashing it at Festivals all over the world and touring the UK with Lost Prophets. The Modestep live show is a beast that has ignited crowds from Reading to Sydney to Las Vegas to Moscow to Ibiza – the band have played to 1.5million people in 2012 alone - making Modestep a truly international act, able to sell out gigs all over the world. Signed to Interscope in the US, they have the potential to be the UK’s biggest rock/dance crossover band since the 1990s.