Sunday, July 15, 2018

NEEDSHES - exuberant big rocker - "Time To See"

The latest from NEEDSHES, Time To See is a big exuberant rocker hinged on singer-songwriter Otabek Salamov's (Beck) smoothly cool and emotional vocal performance. Salamov moves effortlessly into brilliant falsettos while Ivan Petukhov's staccato riffs create runaway rhythms and Alexey Manakhov pushes heavy drum patterns. The song has got strong indie rock pop hooks although I wish it would of veered off into a deep bridge and was just a longer song. It seems to end all too soon. In the end it still gets under your skin and you want to sing along.

The boys hail from the city of Tashkent, Uzbekistan and it is clear by Salamov's flawless English that he has been in large part influenced by American and Brit pop artists. Time To See makes me think a bit of if Coldplay, the Killers and Muse had a baby and I mean that in a good way. Other inspirations Salamov cite (besides the 3 aforementioned) are U2, David Bowie, A-Ha, Jack White, Red Hot Chile Peppers and Nirvana.

Robb Donker

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