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Neshiima - Interview from Download 2019

Glaswegian act Neshiima's modern crossover of hip-hop, metal and electronica saw their 2013 debut ‘Distance’ rise up as a bold statement of the band's arrival to the Scottish metal scene.

Thanks to a successful crowd funding campaign, the quartet’s second EP ‘Beware of Gifts’ - a concept piece based around a story from Japanese mythology – landed with roaring success in August 2015, with a lead-up performance at UK Tech Fest in July and EP single ‘The Cycle’ featuring on the cover CD of Metal Hammer’s September 2015 issue.

March of this year saw Neshiima release the first of a series of three EPs. ‘Purple’ was accompanied by two videos singles – ‘Here Forever’ (featuring Renny Carroll of Forever Never) and ‘Believe’. ‘Here Forever’ was released exclusively by Metal Hammer and played by Alex Baker on Kerrang! Radio in the lead up to release. The track’s music video saw repeated plays on Kerrang! And Scuzz TV, and remains on their playlists to this day. As of July 2018, ‘Here Forever’ and ‘Believe’ have collectively racked up over 70,000 Spotify plays.

The as-yet-unnamed third and final EP of the series is scheduled for release in late 2018/early 2019.


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