Neck Deep Are Up To Something

What are Welsh pop-punks Neck Deep teasing? Hmmm…

Neck Deep Are Up To Something

As Neck Deep gear up to tour the States this summer with their pop-punk heroes blink-182, the band are seemingly also up to something else, judging by their social media.

The Wales mob posted a pretty cryptic photo of themselves standing in front of a colossal 'N' and 'D' (their initials, duh) with absolutely no caption whatsoever, leading many fans to respond asking the question, "New music?" We're all obviously hoping for a big fat "yes", given that frontman Ben Barlow recently told us that Neck Deep had "plenty of good shit floating around" for the highly-anticipated follow-up to The Peace And The Panic.

“We’ve actually written a lot," he told Kerrang!. "While we were doing the main bulk of the touring for The Peace And The Panic, we didn’t want to be in ‘album mode’ before that was all done. You’re not always ready for that, and you have to put yourself in a creative space or get yourself in the right mindset. We had such an experience recording The Peace And The Panic – it was born in a pressure cooker, pretty much – that we were just like, ‘Let’s not think about the album – let’s think about it when everyone has ideas to put forward.’ That time came and everyone was writing really good shit (laughs). We started compiling everything we had two or three months ago, and we’re making very good progress. It’s still gonna be a while off, because we want to make sure that it’s the absolute best it can be, but there’s plenty of good shit floating around!”

Ben also spoke of where things would potentially be heading musically: “Everyone’s on the same page: that it needs to be a little different, and it’s a culmination of where we feel like we can progress as a band, as well as taking inspiration from music that we listen to. I think you’d be surprised by some of the influences and the things that we’ve been writing! But it’s still gonna be a Neck Deep record; we’re not going to be doing anything mind-blowingly crazy, because that’s just not us. I’d love to make a fucking crazy prog-rock record or some shit like that, but that’s not Neck Deep, you know? As long as that core thing that makes it us is there, that’s the most important thing. On this one it’s definitely there – we’re not going to stray super far away, but it’s a good step forward.”

Anyway, check out the post below with some intrigued fan responses, and stay tuned…

Catch Neck Deep supporting their pop-punk heroes blink-182 at the following dates this year:


29 Hartford, CT, XFINITY Theatre
30 Atlantic City, NJ, Vans Warped Tour*


1 Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
3 Indianapolis, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
5 Hershey, PA, Hersheypark Stadium
6 Burgettstown, PA, KeyBank Pavilion
7 Toronto, ON, Budweiser Stage*
9 Holmdel, NJ, P.N.C. Bank Arts Center*
10 Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center
11 Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
13 Bangor, ME, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
16 Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center
17 Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Amphitheatre
20 Virginia Beach, VA, Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
21 Columbia, MD, Merriweather Post Pavilion
23 Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
25 West Palm Beach, FL, Coral Sky Amphitheatre
26 Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
27 Atlanta, GA, Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
29 Jacksonville, FL, Daily’s Place
31 Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion


1 Austin, TX, Austin360 Amphitheater
2 Dallas, TX, The Dos Equis Pavilion
4 El Paso, TX, Don Haskins Center*
5 Phoenix, AZ, Ak-Chin Pavilion
7 San Diego, CA, North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
8 Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
27 Irvine, CA, FivePoint Amphitheatre
30 Portland, OR, Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
31 Seattle, WA, White River Amphitheatre


2 Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
4 Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
6 Wichita, KS, Hartman Arena*
7 Council Bluffs, IA, Stir Cove*
8 Kansas City, MO, Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
10 Detroit, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
13 Chicago, IL, Riot Fest*
14 St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
16 Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
22 Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena

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