I know what you’re thinking…really, Jack? A track called “Love” on Valentine’s Day? Well, that sentiment can just suck on a chalk heart because today’s tune is certainly not your run-of-the-mill “love” song.
Enter Uzbekistani multi-instrumentalist producer Otabek Salamov AKA Bek, who first conceived his manifold-driven project NEEDSHES almost a full decade back. With a combined encyclopedic knowledge of hip-hop blues, punk, funk, and soul, the three-piece offers tantalizing alternative rock reminiscent of mid-aughts acts like Coldplay, Jack White, and The Killers but not without its own modern idiosyncrasies along the lines of alt-J, Tame Impala, and Guster. In the short time since playing their first gigs, NEEDSHES has accrued quite the following across Europe and beyond, on the radio, in commercials, and in concert.
Today NEEDSHES brings a ton of warmth to the Moscow area and the world with their first and undeniably kickass single of the new year, “Love”!
–Photo: Yan Yugay