Live Review: Neshiima @ The Shed, Leicester
In support of their brand new EP 'Purple', Glasgow's Neshiima hit The Shed in Leicester to deliver a pulsating onslaught of rap and electronic metal.
Performing the EP in full- the likes of 'Believe' and 'Pulled Apart' sounded absolutely huge, with the quartet also playing some older material as well as a newbie titled 'United State'- which we cannot wait to hear on a future release.
An aspect which could set Neshiima apart is the wireless instruments (except the drums of course- which were performed excellently by Danny Cameron), which allowed guitarist Ross Cloughley, bassist Craig Rankin and vocalist Liam Hesslewood to energetically cruise around the whole room at various stages of the show; integrating with the audience while clearly having the time of their lives, and this should be an extremely positive factor on all crowds who will witness Neshiima in the live environment going forward.
'Here Forever' (the lead single from 'Purple') sounded great with Rankin performing the vocals on the chorus- due to the studio version featuring former Forever Never singer Renny Carroll, and the closing 2017 single 'Livid' was also emphatic, backed up by some heavy yet catchy electronics, rounding off a very impressive set.
A special mention goes to November Plot who were the pick of the support acts. The fiery mob delivered a great set, primarily playing tracks off of their 2017 EP 'Revolt', with 'Slaves' and 'This is Potemkin' coming over the best; but the night belonged to Neshiima, who look like they've found their true sound since moving away from the technical metal side of their earlier material.
'Purple' deserves to be heard, and it's out now on Spotify and iTunes, with physical copies also available from the band themselves. Visit www.neshiima.com for more information, and with the video for 'Here Forever' currently circulating on Kerrang! and Scuzz- expect to hear more from the Scottish four-piece as we get further into 2018.
'Purple' is out now.