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22 Feb '19
Song 'Time to See' in international movie 'Break'
Distributed In Russia, Germany, China, Japan, France, Korea, Hungary, Vietnam
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Pain (Official Video)
NEEDSHES is an alt/rock band founded by Tashkent-born singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Otabek Salamov. With a musically diverse experience in mind, Bek encapsulates his art for composing bluesy story-telling songs with love ballads infused with swagger punk and suffocating alt-rock tints. 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.
At the age of four, Bek began playing the piano. He attended a music academy where he was awarded the first price for his precision on clarinet. As a teen, his musical interests varied, and he was drawn to compose metalcore. One day he decided to dilute the metal with melodic undertones. Soon he realized that the switch was something that gravitated to his liking. He decided to create a melodic indie-rock project. In 2016 after several line-up changes, he enlisted in Ivan Petukhov (guitar) and Alexey Manakhov (drums) to round out the sound.
Bek gathered a traditional rock band with the intent to create true authentic music. His biggest influences stemmed from The Killers, Jack White, James Brown, David Bowie, Queen, RHCP, U2, a-ha, Coldplay, and Nirvana.

Since conception, the band has topped the iTunes, Apple Music charts with the singles 'Time to See' and 'Anything You Want' which have been featured in TV ads such as Lay's chips, Renault cars, internationally distributed movies "Break" (2019), "Quackerz" (2016), and have been placed on the Verizon in-store playlist across the US. The song 'Time to See' has become a winner of the Unsigned Only 2017 contest in the rock genre and a nominee of the Independent Music Awards 2018.
In 2019 they returned with the third studio album, Truth Power, with the leading singles 'U Babe,' 'Pain,' and 'Sometimes I Can Fly' which have been featured on Alt Press, idobi Radio, Substream Magazine, BBC 6 Radio Music, and The Hype Machine Most Popular chart.
In August 2019 they released new single 'My Heart' and performed as a special guest at the concert of You Me At Six in Moscow.

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