Modern Space is a young Canadian indie rock band that in the relatively short time span of only 4 years has already gained a good recognition both in their Country and abroad. Their style is basically a light and melodic version of indie rock with some influences from alternative rock: one of the most immediate references for their sound is given by The Strokes, from which they evidently managed to imitate the ability to compose sticky, catchy and “pop banging” riffs and choruses.
Modern Space’s new album, called Flip For It, is basically an enjoyable collection of songs made to dance, to have fun outside or to shake your head while driving the car. That’s cheerful rock and roll, without any desire to reach particular depths of expression or to use the music for transmitting any universal message. When the premises are so clear and the music is so catchy you can easily forget to look for any element of innovation, even because the absence of any tangible deviation from the canons doesn’t mean that the music of Modern Space is flat and anonymous. On the contrary, the band shows an impressive ability to vary rhythms, melodies and themes among the different songs, whilst maintaining the same level of enjoyability and catchyness across the whole LP. And sometimes is definitely healthy and libetating to leave aside all the complicated things and indulge in pure and simple rock and roll.
Highlights: Do or Dare, Come and Get It, the title track Flip for It and Secrets.