Issue 69 Cover Reveal: Neck Deep

Issue 69 features Wrexham pop punkers Neck Deep, whose new self-titled new album will be released January 19 on Hopeless Records.

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Five lucky subscribers will get a Neck Deep merch bundle with a 50-inch woven throw blanket, t-shirt, and a beanie, so now is a great time to gift yourself or a loved one with a year of New Noise delivered to your door! 

Neck Deep Cover

Fans have a bit to wait to hear the record, but we can tell you that from up-tempo tracks like the album’s explosive opener, “Dumbstruck Dumbfuck,” to the poetic and reflective “They Might Not Mean To (But They Do),” the release has all the earmarks of Neck Deep’s early records. “It’s fast; it’s pacey,” says frontman Ben Barlow. “There’s a little aggression just lingering.”

Following in the footsteps of genre heavy-hitters like Blink 182 may not break new ground, but it has allowed Neck Deep to carve out a space for themselves in the scene. Over the course of the last decade, they’ve uncovered a sound that is undeniably their own.

“When (pop-punk is) done well, it’s fucking awesome,” Barlow says. “And it’s some of the best music—some of the most emotive and just memorable, catchy fucking music.”

If anyone knows the formula for a perfect pop punk record, it’s Neck Deep.

You can also catch them on tour next year:

January 25 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works*
January 26 – Atlanta, GA – The Eastern*
January 27 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live Orlando*
January 29 – Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum*
January 31 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre*
February 1 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theater*
February 3 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield*
February 5 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo*
February 6 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory*
February 8 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom*
February 9 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman*
February 10 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre*
February 13 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music TheatreI*
February 14 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora*
February 16 – Boston, MA – Roadrunner*
February 17 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall*
February 18 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel*
February 20 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live*
February 21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE*
February 23 – Cincinnati, OH – Megacorp Pavilion*
February 24 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall*
February 25 – Chicago, IL – The Salt Shed*
March 28 – London, UK – Alexandra Palace^
October 19 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young+

Cover photo courtesy of Nat Wood

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