NECK DEEP Return With New Single ‘STFU’

NECK DEEP return with new single ‘STFU’



Photo Credit: Errick Easterday
L-R: Ben Barlow, Seb Barlow, Sam Bowden and Matt West

Wrexham’s Neck Deep have returned with a huge new single, ‘STFU’, their first new music in two years, following 2020’s UK Top 5 album, ‘All Distortions Are Intentional’ – and their first self-released music in a decade, since the band’s original demos.

Recorded with Andrew Wade, who last worked with the band on 2015’s, ‘Life’s Not Out To Get You’, the band describe the thumping pop-punk song as “somewhat of a return to our roots, and a return to what we do best.” With singer, Ben Barlow, adding, “As the world was falling apart at the time, and only seems to have worsened recently, it felt right to satirise the decline of society in typical punk fashion. Looking at the world through a screen and being lured into the impending sense of doom that’s overcome us all.”

The band’s ability to find humour in challenging times, came in handy when their planned video shoot for the song with director, Max Moore, hung in the balance. What should have been a three hour flight to Louisville ended up as “three cancelled flights, eight hours in an airport, a $5000 taxi, a magical stray dog with a taste for gas station hot dogs and a twelve hour drive,” Barlow explains. “Don’t ever say we haven’t busted our asses for this! And don’t tell me I look tired in the video!” he laughs.

NECK DEEP – ‘SFTU’ (Official Music Video)


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31 – MORRISON, CO, US – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (w/ blackbear)

03 – LEEDS, UK Temple Newsam – Slam Dunk North
04 – HATFIELD, UK  Hatfield Park – Slam Dunk South
06 – PARIS, FR – La Maroquinerie
07 – COLOGNE, DE – Live Music Hall
09 – WARSAW, PL – Proxima
10 – KRAKOW, PL – Kwadrat
11 – BERLIN, DE – Heimathafen Neukolln
13 – MILAN, IT – Magazzini Generali
15 – VIENNA, AT – Arena Wein – Grosse Halle
16 – HRADEC KRALOVE, CZ – Rock For People Festival
17 – SCHEESSEL, DE – Hurricane Festival 
18 – NEUHAUSEN OB ECK, DE – Southside Festival
20 – ZURICH, CH – Dynamo
21 – MUNICH, DE – Strom
23 – FRANKFURT, DE – Batschkappp
24 – FERROPOLIS, DE – Full Force Festival
25 – YSSELSTEYN, NL – Jera On Air Festival
25 – MUNSTER, DE – Vainstream Rockfest Am Hawerkamp
27 – HAMBURG, DE – Knust
28 – ANTWERP, BE – Kavka Zappa
30 – AMSTERDAM, NL – Melkweg

Sad Summer Tour – US
08 – SACRAMENTO, CA Heart Health Park
09 – ANAHEIM, CA – City National Grove Of Anaheim
12 – DALLAS, TX – Gilley’s
13 – HOUSTON, TX – White Oak Music Hall – Lawn
15 – ORLANDO, FL – Orlando Amphitheatre
16 – ATLANTA, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
19 – PITTSBURGH, PA – Stage Ae Outdoors
20 – PITTSBURGH, MI – The Crofoot Festival Grounds
22 – NEW YORK, NY – The Rooftop at Pier 17
23 – WORCESTER, MA – Palladium
24 – BALTIMORE, MD – Pier Six Pavilion
26 – COLUMBUS, OH – Kemba Live Outdoor
27 – NEWPORT, KY – Promowest Pavilion
29 – ASBURY PARK, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
30 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – Mann Centre

02 – CLEVELAND, OH – Jacobs Pavilion
03 – LEWISTON, NY – Artpark
05 – MILWAUKEE, WI – The Rave/Eagles Club

When We Were Young Festival – US
22 – LAS VEGAS, NV – Las Vegas Festival Ground
23 – LAS VEGAS, NV – Las Vegas Festival Ground
29 – LAS VEGAS, NV – Las Vegas Festival Ground

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Neck Deep leapt from side project to full-time band in 2012, after a single track online led to a pair of EPs, followed by a deal with Hopeless Records. Across four albums, the band struck a chord with a burgeoning audience, quickly heralded as leaders of a resurgence in hook-heavy punk, with an immediate accessibility and fun attitude combined with genuine concern for issues like loneliness, depression, and anxiety. The instant relatability of the band’s songs and overall approachable attitude endeared them to a new and incredibly passionate generation, with devotion to rival the biggest titans of melodic rock.

Over the last decade, they’ve gatecrashed the charts, both at home and internationally, sold hundreds of thousands of records and concert tickets, graced magazine covers all over the world and toured with some of the biggest names in the business in the process. As the band enter their second decade as a band, you’d continue to be foolish betting against the boys from Wrexham.

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