The embryonic stage of NEEDS consisted of a burning desire by BeatRoute editor Glenn Alderson to be in a band with Sean Orr, local cynic and noodle dancer. When one incarnation of the band folded, Alderson called in the big guns. Heavy hitter from Gang Violence Bobby Siadat, You Say Party's Derek Adam and Orr's bandmate from Taxes, the venerable Al Boyle (WPP, Hard Feelings, and Rotting Hills).
The immediate energy and experience became palpable, and the band ambitiously booked their first gig as an impetus to write songs. The resulting tension culminated in an implosion of creative forces. Blood was shed. Lines were drawn.
Calling on their past influences, the group invokes feelings similar to the first time you heard Nation of Ulysses and Big Black, or that time you discovered the Wipers. NEEDS call on the mighty lords of DC; They pillage the record bags of Trash Talk and Fucked Up; They kneel before fuzz and distortion… Pay heed to the gods of avarice.
Recently the group lost drummer Bobby Siadat to a little thing called WEED* and guitarist Al Boyle has embarked on a mandatory life mission to Toronto. The two members have been replaced by Devin O'Rourke and Colin Spensley of the band Eeek!
Sensing the volatility of the energy they have sparked, the boys have already recorded five songs with Jordan Koop at the Noise Floor in Ladysmith, BC. With a seven-inch release on its way shortly.