Neck Deep Reschedule UK Tour With Nothing, Nowhere & Higher Power

Neck Deep have announced they have pushed back their upcoming All Distortions Are Intentional UK dates to 2022.

The Welsh Pop-Punks originally planned their shows for September 2020 before moving them to Spring 2021. Unfortunately these dates won’t be going ahead either which means the dates have been pushed back again to January 2022.

Nothing, Nowhere and Higher Power will be the support acts for the tour.

“Unfortunately, as many people might have guessed, we have no choice but to move our UK tour once again,” Neck Deep say. ​“Hopefully this will be the last time we have to do this but it will be worth the wait.

“We can’t wait to get back on the road and see you all soon.”

“So, it’s happened again, another tour gets pushed back,” adds frontman Ben Barlow. ​“While it’s obviously a bummer to have to reschedule tour dates again, we’re confident this time we’ll be going ahead and getting back to something we have all missed dearly. Sharing that connection with people, music and moments in the form of live music. Also, as an extra kicker we’ve added a Dublin date. Having only played a few shows in Ireland, it’s great to be able to go back and show some love to our Irish fans. One time we played Dublin on St. Paddy’s day and it was something I’ll never forget. I’m sure the whole tour will be just as memorable, being our first tour back, and the first tour playing material from ADAI. We can’t wait to jam with you guys, and we promise it will be well worth the wait!”

The band have also announced an additional date on the All Distortions Are Intentional tour: in Dublin on January 21. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday.

Here are the tour dates.

January 2022

11th – O2 Academy, Birmingham

12th – O2 Academy, Bristol

13th – O2 Academy Brixton, London

14th – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

16th – City Hall, Newcastle

17th – Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

18th – Barrowlands, Glasgow

19th – O2 Academy, Leeds

21st – Olympia, Dublin

Neck Deep Release Acoustic Version of ‘What Took You So Long?’

Neck Deep have released an acoustic version of their track, ‘What Took You So Long?’, which is a track from the latest full-length record, ‘All Distortions Are Intentional’.

Check out the acoustic version of ‘What Took You So Long?’ below.

Neck Deep’s record, ‘All Distortions Are Intentional’ is out now via Hopeless Records.

Orders or the record can be made via the label’s webstore.

Watch Neck Deep Perform As Slipneck For Halloween

Halloween has come and gone but for those who let this fly under the radar, you have to check it out.

Slipneck started off as a once off idea for Halloween but it turned into ultra rare performances but now SlipNeck live again.

This time, they “hijacked” Neck Deep’s Twitch stream where they play ‘Wait And Bleed, ‘Duality’ and ‘Left Behind’ in between ‘Sonderland’ and ‘Telling Stories’.

Check it out below.

In addition to this, the screamed vocals are provided by Olli Appleyard of Static Dress! Didn’t expect that one, I can say for sure!

Leeds & Reading Festival 2021 Adds Five More Acts to the Lineup

Now I don’t know if this was due to criticism of the initial acts that had been previously announced a few days ago or to add to the hype but Leeds and Reading Festival 2021 have added five more acts to the lineup.

The previously announced mostly all male bill came as a surprise to following the organiser Melvin Benn’s recent comments in saying it would be ‘the most all encompassing and inclusive Reading & Leeds line-up ever’.

Now I’m glad there have been more female additions to the lineup because it’s long overdue but to be more inclusive I think there needs to be more added to make it truly inclusive.

Also, in addition with Neck Deep and Yungblud being added, I think more rock acts need to be added because the festival becoming more of a glorified Indie and Pop festival. It’s definitely not pleased quite a few fans of the festival who’ve said previously online that they feel they’ve being pushed to the side more and more. I am glad however that the Fever 333 are performing at the festival because they transcend their performances. They push the boundaries on the genre and use everything at their disposal to make sure they’re not forgotten, whether it’s their music, the way Jason Butler speaks on stage or even they way they present their gigs as demonstrations.

Leeds and Reading Festival 2021 will take place 27th – 29th August 2021.

Neck Deep Announce Rescheduled UK Touring Dates For March / April 2021

After the release of their latest record, ‘All Distortion Are Intentional’, Neck Deep have announced their headlining UK touring dates for 2021.

They were originally set to take place in September but now have been postponed but to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. They are now set to go ahead in March and April of 2021 instead.

The support bands have been announced as Nothing, Nowhere and Higher Power.

Here are the tour dates.

April 2021

31st – 02 Academy, Birmingham

May 2021

2nd – 02 Academy, Bristol

3rd – 02 Academy Brixton,, London

5th – Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

6th – Barrowlands, Glasgow

7th – 02 Academy, Newcastle

9th – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

10th – 02 Academy, Leeds

Tickets for the tour dates are on sale now.

Neck Deep’s Latest Record, ‘All Distortions Are Intentional’ Debuts At No.04 In UK Albums Chart

Last week, Neck Deep released their amazing new record, ‘All Distortions Are Intentional’ via Hopeless Records.

It’s now been announced that the record placed at No.04 in the UK albums Chart.

This is the third time in the band’s history that the band have placed in the top ten, with 2015’s ‘Life’s Not Out To Get You’ at no.08 and 2017’s ‘The Peace And The Panic’ at no.04 as well.

Be sure to check out their video for ‘Sick Joke’, below.

And be sure to watch the video for ‘Fall’ as well.

Music Video Roundup 31/07/20

Hello everyone! Welcome back to the new music video roundup. We’re here for a roundup of ten of the best recently released music videos. They’re not all within the same genre and they’re all different in some way or another but that means that there’s a little something for everyone here but come on, let’s get down to the music!

First up this week is Jamie Lenman. With his EP, ‘King Of Clubs’ getting closer and closer, he’s released a new video in the form of ‘I Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend’.

This initially premiered over on Louder, the video was shot during lockdown, and features a handful of familiar faces from bands such as Black Peaks, Ithaca, Wargasm, Haggard Cat, and more.

This is what Lenman had to say of the song.

“After my last originals album ‘Devolver’ was a quite a contemplative, inward-looking record, I started looking outwards for ‘King Of Clubs’ and obviously I got pretty angry pretty quickly about the state of the world. The first single, ‘Summer Of Discontent’, was all about feeling helpless in the face of corrupt governments, and now this new single is about calling out unacceptable behaviour amongst your own peers.

I’m fed up of all the excuses people use to explain away things like bullying or racism and it felt good to finally say something about it publicly. I feel like there are a lot of lines being drawn in the sand at this time and hopefully here’s one more.”

We’re heading over to Buffalo for our next pick in this weeks countdown with the metalcore quartet Until I Wake, with the band’s latest release in ‘Less Of Me’, shot during lockdown.

Cody Johnson (Vocals) says:

“‘Less Of Me’ is a song that shows our softer side. We recorded the video ourselves due to lockdown from COVID-19. The lyrics are about giving up on a relationship that feels one sided, watching someone move on and not seem to care while you are left hurting.”

Who’s up for a live performance?

Northlane recently announced the details of a streaming event where they’ll be showcasing their sold out Roundhouse, Sydney show from October 2019.

“Like everybody on this platform around the world, we really miss live music. Both watching and performing, it’s a life changing and defining passion that runs through our veins. We’ve always wanted to bring this experience home to you, and right now there is no better time to do that.

If you’ve watched Negative Energy, you’ll know how big of a deal it was to come and sell out the Roundhouse in Sydney on the Alien world tour, after such a difficult time prior to this landmark album coming out. We knew we’d want to revisit this night so we brought in a whole camera crew, captured all the audio and had it pro mixed & mastered. Many of the older songs sound better than they ever did on record.

This will be your ONLY chance to watch this show in it’s entirety. Tickets are $10USD per stream. Not bad for the price of a beer in Sydney. We’ll be live chatting to you during the event too.”

Now, here’s what you can expect with a live video of ‘Bloodline’.

Keeping things Aussie for one more track but switching up the genre, we have Yours Truly. The bands animated video venture for ‘Together’ is the second track from their upcoming debut record, ‘Self Care’ where they have a Mortal Kombat style to things

‘Self Care’ is set to be released on September 18th via UNFD.

Vocalist Mikaila Delgado had this to say about the album:

“There was this almost electric feeling of excitement about getting to sit down and write our first record but also a huge feeling of anxiety at the same time.

We didn’t want to release something and have people say that we’re actually not that good and weren’t worthy of all the success we were getting… it was like we all had imposter syndrome.”

Moving to the Rap Metal genre for the next video of choice but still keeping the animation theme going are the California’s Body Count.

This track of choice for ‘Three Critical Beatdown’ is off their recently released record, ‘Carnivore’, which is available now via Century Media Records.

Who wants a new band to be checking out?

I haven’t found much information on this band as I’d like to for the post but there was something so compelling about the track and the video an exception had to have been made. I’ll be keeping an eye on Coldcasket in the near future as they storm on the video for ‘Letting Go’.

From Pouring Rain to their raging fires, Malevolence have their release of ‘The Other Side’ which is something must be watched because visually, it’s one of the most exciting things I’ve seen in a while.

Vocalist Alex Taylor had this to say about what the song means to them:

“The Other Side is a big step outside of our comfort zone both musically and visually. Anyone that has followed us since the beginning will be aware that we have tested the waters with a more melodic sound previously but we have never taken the full plunge until now. 

“We were very apprehensive as to how The Other Side would be received by our supporters, since it seems that progression is something that is rarely welcomed within the metal world. However, we strongly believe that we have a lot more to offer as musicians than just heavy riffs and hard mosh parts, and that the strength of the song would be enough to win over even the most skeptical metal purists. 

Lyrically the song covers the topic of losing someone, whether we are referring a romantic relationships or bereavement is open to your interpretation.”

Moving into Arizona territory right now with one of Rude Record’s latest signings in Sundressed.

The video for ‘Your Frequency’ is the band’s first new track since their signing with the label where their second studio record, ‘Home Remedy’ will be released September 18th 2020.

Frontman Trevor Hedges had this to say of the track.

“‘Your Frequency’ is about the “side-hustle” culture. How it’s never okay to relax, how something always comes up when you’re almost ahead. This song is about the desire to have less worry about essential needs and have more time to be human.”

After releasing their latest track a few week’s ago, Hot Milk have now a visual approach for ‘California’s Burning’.

The band had the following to say:

“We had something to say so we just fkin said it. Not anti-American, just anti-asshole.

“This is a rally cry against greed and the ruling class that so desperately cling to control the freethinkers and the good hearted.  We are all children of today and mavericks of tomorrow.

“We can build a bridge because their minds are too narrow.”

In addition, the track is available to buy on 7′ record with a portion of the proceeds going to the Black Lives Matter movement as well as Stop Hate UK.

Last week Neck Deep released their fourth record as a group which was ‘All Distortions Are Intentions’ where this video was the last before the album cycle started. The track they had for this video? ‘Sick Joke’.

On the release, Ben Barlow (Vocals) had the following to say:

“It’s a song that questions the fabric of reality whilst battling mental health. Jett contemplates whether life itself is even real, in fairly ethereal terms, due to the internal suffering he is experiencing. Shredding solos, punchy rhythms and stomping drums drive the song along, and it sonically represents the more minor driven side of the record.”

And that’s it for another week of a countdown of the best singles out in the world in the last week. Be sure to check back next-time for another round of great music videos. If you have any suggestions for me to check out, be sure to send an email or message us via the socials on Facebook or Twitter!

Neck Deep’s ‘Life’s Not Out To Get You’ Has Been Certified Silver In The UK

It’s been nearly five years since Neck Deep’s second record, ‘Life’s Not Out To Get You’ was released.

Those five years have passed and now the record has been certified Silver in the UK.

This is the equivalent of 60,000 sales! That is a massive well done to the record and the band for which, is the first certification the band has received for any of their records or tracks!

Back when the record was released, ‘Life’s Not Out To Get You’ peaked at No.08 in the Official UK Albums Chart and hit No.01 on the Independent Albums Chart.

Need a revisit? Check out ‘Can’t Kick Up The Roots’ below.

Music Video Roundup 24/07/20

Hey everyone. First off, I have to say apologies on my end for no New Music or Music Video Roundup last week, life got in the way of things for me when I got some more hours at my regular job which added to my other responsibilities. But now, we’re back to normal with things.

But now, we’re back! Welcome back to another weekly Friday post of ten of the best recently released music videos and sometimes a little information that comes with them! They’re not all within the same genre and they’re all different in some way or another but that means that there’s a little something for everyone here but come on, let’s get down to the music (videos)!

First up this week is the Pop-Punk Songstress herself, Bronnie. Keeping herself busy down in lockdown, there’s been some shooting, editing and more which culminate in the video for ‘R U The Same’.

Heading over to Hertfordshire for The Hunna, the band have released a video for ‘I Wanna Know’, which is a track from their upcoming record, ‘I’d Rather Die Than Let You In’.

Ryan Potter (Vocals, Guitar) says:

“‘I Wanna Know’ is up there for us with one the best songs we’ve ever written, it’s high octane all the way through and doesn’t let up, it’s kind of our Motley Crüe moment on the album. we played it on tour before we’d even started recording the album from a demo we did with Feldy and it was insane every time! Its story comes from a place of extreme lust and infatuation with someone, wanting to know how they tick, what the feel, what they believe, wanting to be apart of anything they do, almost so much you could literally blow up.”

Next, heading onto a newly fresh band who’ve recently signed onto Hopeless Record, we have Point North! They’re gearing up for the release of their record, ‘Brand New Vision’ which is set to be released on August 17th 2020.

For the time being though, here’s a visual for the track, ‘Personal’.

Heading over to the heavy hitting Flordia duo, Bloodbather next, we have a new track titled as ‘Void’ which is expected to feature on the band’s yet to be announced debut record.

Kuler Millo (Vocals / Bass) says:

“‘Void’ is about fixation on a person and perceiving how good they have it. And wanting to wear their skin metaphorically and literally after observing them (stalking them) for an undisclosed period of time.”

Moving back across the pond for the latest Inklings incarnation, we have the third single off the upcoming EP, ‘Is This Who You Are?’.

Kemp comments on the track and the message below.

“‘Like It Or Not’ is about losing people. You know when you have that friend that meets someone and seems to just disappear? That feeling. This is the third single now from the EP and I couldn’t be more excited. I’ve also got some other tasty collaborations I’ve been doing with some friends coming soon too. All systems go”

How about some Welsh Pop-Punk now? You know who we’re on about! That’s the faves from Neck Deep who have released the single, ‘I Revolve (Around You)’ comeplete with the animated stylings.

This is off their upcoming record, ‘All Distortions Are Intentional’ which is set to be released on July 24th via Hopeless Records.

Ben Barlow (Vocals) has said:

“‘I Revolve (Around You)’ is a song about love on a planetary scale. It is one big metaphor, comparing love to the movement of the planets. Picturing love on that scale really makes everything else seem small and insignificant. The song comes at a point of epiphany on the record- the realisation that despite life’s trials and tribulations, love conquers all.

Musically it’s hard hitting and impactful, and actually features one of my favourite ever sections in a Neck Deep song where I got to channel my inner Tom Delonge, which for a song about space I feel is pretty fitting! It’s the first time we’ve done a full animated video and we’re so stoked on how it came out, the amazing team at Remembers in France did a beautiful job embodying the feeling of the lyrics.”

Checking into Japan for the next pick in the form of Man With A Mission. They have ‘Rock Kingdom’ for the world which is one of the new tracks from their recent greatest hits record, ‘Man With A “Best” Mission’.

The video features Tomoyasu Hotei, whom for those if you don’t know, is a legendary guitarist and he filmed his appearance from his London home who’ve said the following on the track.

“Man With A Mission and I got to collaborate on my song (‘Give It To The Universe’), and we got along so well they asked me in return to collaborate on one of their songs. I’m super excited that the song turned out to be a very powerful track! It was lonely filming the video on my own, but hopefully I’ll get to rock out with the wolves very soon!”

Moving to the band ides now. We’re eaergerly awaiting their upcoming third record, ‘Ultra Mono’, set to be released on September 25th 2020 via Partisan Records.

Frontman Joe Talbot says:

“‘A Hymn’ is a hymn that rejoices in the sinister flesh-eating virus of the pedestrian. It sings the tune of normal’s teeth sinking into your neck as you sleep stood up with your eyes open. Amen.”

Taking to Sacramento for the penultimate pick in the form of Dance Gavin Dance. They have an animated video for ‘One In A Million’, the latest cut off their recently released ‘Afterburner’ EP which sees the bull character off their album release living a stressful work life who’s then transported intot the 2D world.

And now for our final pick in the week’s video, we have the enigmatic, larger than life and utterly fantastic Yungblud.

He’s been low on the radar for the last few weeks in preparation for the first release single ‘Weird’ a few months ago. The video for the latest cut ‘Strawberry Lipstick’ is weird, wonderful and fits right into that Yungblud spectrum. Enjoy!

And that’s it for another week of a countdown of the best singles out in the world in the last week. Be sure to check back next-time for another round of great music videos. If you have any suggestions for me to check out, be sure to send an email or message us via the socials on Facebook or Twitter!

New Music Video Roundup 18/06/20

We’re back! We’re here for a roundup of ten of the best recently released music videos and sometimes a little information that comes with them! They’re not all within the same genre and they’re all different in some way or another but that means that there’s a little something for everyone here but come on, let’s get down to the music (videos)!

We’re going acoustic for our first pick this week with The Amazons with the UK tour video for ‘Mother’.

Matthew Thomson has said on the track:

“This video encapsulates everything we love about being in a band. Performing live is in our blood. When we tour, the music evolves.

“It was such a fun process looking back on our UK tour with Phoebe Fox as she put the video together. We hope we can join our fans again soon, and safely.”

Keeping things a little light for the next pick this week is the phenomenal Machine Gun Kelly. The other month, the release of ‘Bloody Valentine’ saw him collaborate with none other than Travis Barker where now an acoustic version has been released. This version of the track sees him playing guitar, all the while looking out at a sunset over LA.

Bloody Valentine is the first off MGK’s upcoming record, ‘Tickets To My Downfall’, which is set to be released on July 17th via Bad Boy / Interscope Records where the narrative will “revolve around a complex and seductive love story”.

Heading for British shores for the next pick of this week’s roundup, we have Luzzy Farrall.

This latest cut from her record, ‘Bruise’ is the track ‘Okay’. And it’s a home made video for this one to!

On the track, here’s what Lizzy said:

“‘Okay’ is what I’d call the interlude on the album. The lyrics are very personal and the performance on the track is very raw. The song itself is based around being stuck in your own head and being forced, because of life situations, to be independent but also discovering whilst doing so, just how much self-hate is actually present. This is also probably more relevant to me now than when I wrote the song.”

Moving to Remo Drive for our next pick of the week, and with the band’s third record, ‘A Portrait Of An Ugly Man’ released today, they released this video for ‘A Flower And A Weed’ just a few days in advance for its release.

Following the premiere over on Triple J, the Aussie powerhouses Hands Like Houses have a new cut in the form of ‘Space’.

This is the second release of material since their 2018’s ‘-Anon’, following on from the track, ‘Headspace’ which came out in March of this year.

Trenton Woodley (Vocals) has said:

“It’s weird to think that we wrote this song about emotional isolation and this sense of claustrophobia before any of this crazy year had gone down. It’s about this emotional collage of situations where I felt like I was going through the motions, grappling with exhaustion, trying to do the right thing but still coming up short of other people’s expectations… it was really important to me that the lyrics carried the weight of what I was singing about without getting caught in the specifics.

I wanted it to feel tired, but not hopeless. I wanted it to feel worn out, but not ready to give up yet. I didn’t want to sound like I’d stopped trying, I just wanted it to feel like coming out of a long silence to say, “Be patient, I can get this right. I just need a little more faith, a little trust and some space to get myself back together.””

Here’s some new Pop-Punk from those lads you either love or hate, Neck Deep!

Following on from the release of their new track ‘Fall’, they have a new video where they team up with a lot of skaters including Cordano Russell, Alex Dechuna, Roxana Howlett and more! There’s some skateboarding footage (of course) and some tour footage back from when they actually could.

Ben Barlow says:

“COVID-19 has made shooting videos all the more challenging. So, we looked at some of the things we love most: fucking around on tour and skateboarding. We decided to reach out to skaters that we have met along our touring journey, that we believe deserve some recognition, and give them a platform to display their amazing talents.

We’re switching things up to a heavy track now! The giants Machine Head have dropped a double digital single (wait. Is that even a thing?) where the double single suggests the two tracks act as protest anthems which were written after the murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery.

Here’s the video for the a side track ‘Stop The Bleeding’ which features Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach.

Second to last video now for this week’s roundup pick and we have the British singer/songwriter Inklinks (whom is none other than the ex- Fearless Vampire Killers frontman Kier Kemp!) as he lifts another track off his upcoming ep, ‘Is This Who You Are?’.

Here’s what Kemp has said:

“‘Dizzy’ is a song for everyone that ever felt that they needed a new start. Sometimes it can feel like things change and you’re never going to be the same… but ultimately the song is about combating that idea head on. You’ve got this.”

‘Is This Who You Are?’ is set to be released on August 28th 2020 via Marshall Records.

I had to choose this track as the last one and you’ll know why when you see the name. This is Chester Bennington’s pre Linkin Park band, Grey Daze. The track, ‘B12’ is off their upcoming release ‘Amends’ which will feature vocals Chester actually recorded before his tragic passing.

There’s also an appearance from Korn’s Munky and Head.

And that’s it for another week of a countdown of the best singles out in the world in the last week. Be sure to check back next-time for another round of great music videos. If you have any suggestions for me to check out, be sure to send an email or message us via the socials on Facebook or Twitter!