NEEDSHES is an alt/rock band founded by Tashkent-born singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Otabek Salamov. He encapsulates his art for composing bluesy story-telling songs with love ballads infused with swagger punk and suffocating alt-rock tints. His biggest influences stemmed from The Killers, Jack White, James Brown, David Bowie, Queen, RHCP, U2, a-ha, Coldplay, Nirvana. Someone once described them as a balancing act between the atmosphere of The NBHD, with dainty anthems reminiscent of The Killers, a bit of the oddball nature of Jack White and the heartbreaking ballad skillset of Coldplay. Bek gathered a full traditional rock formation around his project with the intent to create authentic music. In 2016 after several line-up changes, Ivan Petukhov (guitar) and Alexey Manakhov (drums) joined his team and made it possible for the sound created in the studio to fully sound live.
Over the years, NEEDSHES have garnered tremendous recognition for their singles “Time to See” and “Anything You Want.” Featured on BBC Radio 6 Music with Tom Robinson, “Time to See” was the featured track in Renault Duster Car Commercial and is featured in the film, Break, 2019, distributed in theaters in Europe, Asia, and South America. Besides, “Time to See” has topped the iTunes and Apple Music charts and won the Unsigned Only 2017 songwriting contest in Rock genre. Following, the band unleashed “Anything You Want” which was featured in the Renault Kaptur car commercial, the 2019 Lay’s commercial, and added to the in-store music playlist for Verizon.
With the release of the new album, Truth Power, in May 2019, they got press support from Alt Press, idobi Radio, Substream Magazine. The single “U Babe” hit #5 on the Hype Machine Most Popular chart. While the single “Pain” was the featured track in the interactive thriller “She Sees Red” 2019 and got heavy rotation on idobi Anthm. And the single “Sometimes I Can Fly” has been featured on BBC Radio 6 Music and became the finalist of Unsigned Only 2019 contest.
In August 2019 the band has released the single “My Heart” and performed as a special guest at the concert of You Me At Six on August 15th in Moscow.
U2, David Bowie, A-Ha, Coldplay, the Killers, Muse, Jack White, RHCP, Nirvana