MODEST MOUSE US

Stage
Avalon
Show
17:00
Thursday 30 June 2022
Indie rock luminaries are finally back at Roskilde!


Life can be sweet even if you’re a pessimist.

Modest Mouse knows all about that.

Channeled through a buzzy and cacophonous type of indie rock that hits all the rights spots of punkish rawness, simmering atmosphere and catchy tunes, they have been going on about such subject matter since the mid-90s.

They’re singing about being lonely, angry, lost, lovelorn, anxious – all the difficult feelings that are hardwired into us human beings. Modest Mouse excel in the delicate art of making songs that are simultaneously universal and painfully personal.

They’re singing about being lonely, angry, lost, lovelorn, anxious – all the difficult feelings that are hardwired into us human beings. Modest Mouse excel in the delicate art of making songs that are simultaneously universal and painfully personal.

If you ask the indie kids they will tell you that the first three Modest Mouse albums – This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About (1996), The Lonesome Crowded West (1997) and The Moon & Antarctica (2000) – are all quintessential must-haves!

Later on, “Float On” – a song about keeping your chin up – became a crossover hit. A newfound bruised optimism sent the album that the single appeared on, 2004’s Good News For People Who Love Bad News, into the stratosphere, turning the local yokels from America’s Pacific Northwest into platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated titans of the 00s indie scene. Later, former The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr joined the band for 2007’s We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank.

Modest Mouse’s latest album is 2021’s The Golden Casket, which has been called “comfort food for the well-worn soul”. In this latest batch of songs, front man Isaac Brock is almost – but luckily not quite – an optimist well aware of life’s complexities as he sings about “making plans in the sands as the tides roll in”.

Modest Mouse first played at Roskilde Festival in 2001. Now, 21 years later, they are coming back! So, we’ll see all you optimists and pessimists at the stage for a rocking set of solid tunes, ok?