NEEDSHES is an alt/rock band founded by Uzbekistan-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. Bek gathered a full traditional rock formation around his project with the intent to create authentic music. 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.
Since conception, they have topped the iTunes charts with singles "Time to See"
and "Anything You Want"
which have been featured in TV commercials including the Lay's chips, Renault cars, and movies including, Break, in 2019, and have been placed on the Verizon in-store playlist.
In May 2019, they released the third studio album titled, "Truth Power".
From the album, the single "Pain"
was in heavy rotation on idobi Radio, "U Babe"
hit #5 on The Hype Machine Most Popular chart, "Sometimes I Can Fly"
was featured on Alt Press, Substream Magazine, BBC 6 Radio Music and became a finalist of Unsigned Only.
In August 2019 they released single "My Heart"
and performed as a special guest at the concert of You Me At Six in Moscow. In November the band released 2-track single called "When The Music's Going Through You"
with the songs "Unbelievable" and "Superstar." Both tracks became a musical theme for the Lay's one-year TV Ad campaign in 32 European countries.
NEEDSHES released new single "Love" on February 14, 2020. Press Release with Bio here