“NEEDS is a sinister, ferocious juggernaut of an album,” writes Vice’s Alex Hudson about the debut LP from Vancouver post-hardcore act NEEDS. The praise comes as preface to an interview with singer Sean Orr, who says he wanted the album to sound “really sharp and nice and sexy” when the band took it to Noise Floor Studio in British Columbia to record. While their sound has turned heads across the US and Canada, NEEDS has also gained a reputation for onstage shenanigans – such as putting fried chicken in their pants and eating garbage – that aren’t particularly sharp, nice, or sexy. How does Orr explain his antics? Read the interview, here, to find out.
Earshot, the Canadian campus and community radio report, also has an interview with NEEDS in which Scott Wood asks probing questions aimed at pushing the singer’s sense of humor. “Do you hate yourself?” Wood questions, referring to the band’s encouragement of fans to pelt them with objects while performing. “I don’t think it’s a good show if people aren’t throwing beer cans at me,” Orr replies. Check it out here.