“Most played it safe and stuck to the classics, though I have to hand it to Needeep, who blasted out “Let’s Put The X In Sex,” a song most people, KISS included, would probably like to forget. But if we’re going to celebrate this band, let’s celebrate it all, even the misfires. That’s what I was there to do, anyway, and as far as I could tell from those singing along, plenty of others agreed. As with any legacy band, the hits have been played to death. Mix it up a little! I took a swig from my Cabo-rita (expertly made with Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo tequila) in the commemorative KISS Kruise day 1 cup (with a stylized “Catman” makeup graphic) and pumped my fist in the air as Needeep blasted through “Lick It Up.””
“Normally being knee deep in anything isn’t a pleasant experience. But when it comes to Atla’s NeeDeep, you can expect to be immersed in a mix of dual hard rock guitars, atmospheric keyboards and male and female vocals. The band has established itself as a top rock act in Atlanta, headlining club shows and opening for touring bands like Nonpoint and Sevendust. In 2009 the band won Project 9-6-1‘s Homegrown to Headliner competition, earning itself an opening slot on Mötley Crüe‘s Crüe Fest. NeeDeep won the same contest in 2010, this time getting to play the main stage at Project 9-6-1′s Family Reunion festival headlined by Shinedown. And last October the band got to play the Kiss Kruise. With Kiss. On a boat...”
“Over the past couple of years, Atlanta’s NeeDeep has honed its hard rock skills, entrenching itself as a force on the local scene with plenty of potential. The band's dual guitars, reciprocating male/female vocals and somewhat goth-tinged keyboard textures are similar to bands like Lacuna Coil without being derivative. Having shared the stage with the likes of Buckcherry, Sevendust and Nonpoint in recent months, NeeDeep celebrates the release of its self-titled EP with a headlining show at the Masquerade tonight.”
"NEEDEEP has all the flash and hype of modern rockstars, but with actual talent"