Formed in 2012 in their native Wrexham, Wales, pop punks Neck Deep began as a fun part-time writing outlet for singer Ben Barlow and then-guitarist Lloyd Roberts. Encouraged by positive response to early demos posted online, the group rounded out their lineup and released a pair of early EPs, eventually gaining the attention of famed pop punk label Hopeless Records, who signed them ahead of their debut LP, Wishing Thinking, in 2014. Soon hitting the road with acts like We Are The In Crowd and Knuckle Puck, and taking part on the beloved Vans Warped Tour, it wasn’t long before Neck Deep attracted a rabid, scene-wide following, thanks to their frenetic, upbeat, and punk-rooted sound, blending influences of early pop punk acts like Descendants with edgier contemporary artists like The Wonder Years, taking cues from peers All Time Low, A Day to Remember, and New Found Glory for big, catchy hooks and pop sensibilities with some heavier bite. Over the last decade, Neck Deep have remained a fixture of the pop punk scene, breaking out to an even broader audience with 2015 sophomore LP Life’s Not Out to Get You, and flexing their range with 2017’s grittier The Peace and the Panic, all the while touring with artists like Fall Out Boy, A Day to Remember, State Champs, Piece the Veil, All Time Low, Bring Me the Horizon, and countless others, also nabbing awards from Alternative Press, Rock Sound, and Kerrang!, appearing at various scene specific fests, and cementing their reputation as one of the preeminent pop punk acts of the 2010s.
While, in those early years, Neck Deep seemed to play Nashville once or twice a year, their stops in Music City have slowed down considerably since the pandemic, performing in town just once since 2019, a few years back in support of 2020 fourth LP All Distortions Are Intentional. Prepping to release a highly-anticipated, self-titled new album later this week, one that seems to embrace the nostalgia of their early work a decade after their debut, that’ll soon change when the Welch rockers kick off their latest U.S. tour in support right here in Nashville, Jan. 25 at Marathon Music Works! Boasting a stacked, must-see lineup for fans of pop punk and hardcore, California hardcore outfit DRAIN, Canadian pop punks Bearings– both of who released new albums last year- and English hardcore group Higher Power have been tapped to support. Tickets are available now right here, but we’re excited to announce that we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan! Preview the lineup and enter to win below.
Neck Deep, DRAIN, Bearings, and Higher Power will perform Thursday, Jan. 25 at Marathon Music Works. The show is all ages, begins at 7 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $49.83.