Alternative rock band NEEDSHES was formed by singer-songwriter and producer Otabek Salamov (Beck) in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
He devoted himself to music from early childhood. Being a №1 awarded clarinetist in his home country at the age of 14, he spent his time as a teenager composing and performing metalcore, up to the decision to create melodic brit-pop, indie rock music in 2011, at which time the project NEEDSHES was formed.
Beck brought together full band in 2013. NEEDSHES issued first album Feel Alright in 2014, two singles in 2015, EP Mixed Feelings with lead song Time to See on Dec 9, 2016 and new single Anything You Want on Mar 22, 2018.
Music is grouped with various genres, including mostly alternative rock, indie rock and brit-pop, but also blues, funk, reggae, soul. According to Beck, he was influenced by all world rock music, but especially U2, David Bowie, A-Ha, Coldplay, The Killers, Muse, Jack White, RHCP and Nirvana.
Current line-up: Beck (vocals, guitars, keys), Ivan Petukhov (guitar), Alexey Manakhov (drums).
In 2017 their song Time to See won Unsigned Only Contest (TN) in Rock genre and became finalist of John Lennon Songwriting Contest (NY) and International Songwriting Competition (TN). The song I Believe is in soundtrack to international cartoon Quackerz (2016).