Modests, The / Don't Hold Back
Album:Don't Hold Back Collection:General
Artist:Modests, The Added:Oct 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-12-11 Pull Date:2012-02-12 
Week Ending:Feb 5Jan 8Jan 1Dec 25Dec 18

Recent Airplay
1.Feb 01, 2012:Everyday Commotion
Don't Hold Back
4.Dec 28, 2011:meow
Don't Hold Back
2.Jan 04, 2012:Brownian Motion
I Need Your Help
5.Dec 21, 2011:meow
Don't Hold Back
3.Jan 03, 2012:Modern Donkey
07505412355, Don't Hold Back
6.Dec 15, 2011:The Songsmith Show
Call The Cops

Album Review
Deniz Cebenoyan
Reviewed 2011-12-09 
The Modests/ “Don’t Hold Back” / No Label

Very fun rock, upbeat and sunny, but balanced nicely with gritty tenor vocals. Sometimes slip into standard safe chord progressions, but still a good time. Well produced, layered songs, sounds like a band that’s been recording for a while despite it apparently not at all being true (they’re still in school according to the paper insert!) A couple of tracks feature singing in a foreign language, perhaps Gaelic/Scots seeing as how they’re from Scotland? You can definitely hear the singer’s accent pretty frequently.

No FCCs detected, though I can’t speak for the foreign language featured on tracks 4 and 5. Favorites include: 1, 5.

1. *2:05 Favorite! Sunny rock, makes you tap your foot to the beat, layered guitars, singer sounds like he’s having a good, wild time (“ooo ooo”s thrown in occasionally).
2. 2:14 Acousitic guitar, xylophone, builds to more uptemo ¾ of the way through. Vocals have a vague The Strokes feel, heavy Scottish accent pretty apparent here.
3. 3:40 Great uptempo, use of cowbell, nice powerchords on electric guitar.
4. 4:18 Slowly builds in beginning to faster tempo, electric guitars and xylophone. Begins in foreign language… I think. Before I knew it, they were speaking heavily accented English again! Oh you wild and crazy guys!
5. *3:17 Super uptempo like mid 90s punk, breaks down a bit to regular uptempo. Nice vocal harmonies. But then gets uptempo again! Then downtempo! You guuuys! Again with the language change-up too. Very fun.
Deniz Cebenoyan

Track Listing
1.Don't Hold Back 3.Call The Cops
2.Lucy's Fur Coat 4.I Need Your Help