NECK DEEP have announced that their debut full length, Wishful Thinking, will see worldwide release via HOPELESS RECORDS on January 14, 2014. The album is now available for pre-order; fans can view bundles, including some limited collector’s packages at

“We’re very excited to get the ball rolling on all things ‘Wishful Thinking’,” says vocalist Ben Barlow; “We put everything into the writing and recording this album and we’re all very proud of what we have created, but now comes the really incredible part: finally getting to share our efforts with people!”

The album’s first single, “Crushing Grief (No Remedy)” is also released today via iTunes, along with a high-energy video compiled from fan submitted footage. “The song deals with getting out from under, about moving on from a bad place,” explains Barlow; “So, we posted on our social networks asking people to send in videos of what makes them happy – whether that be a certain place or activity, whatever helps them through hard times. We were blown away by the number of responses and the spirit in which the clips were made. We think the video really captures the soul of what this track is about.” Watch the video here:

Last but not least, Neck Deep have also revealed UK & North American tour dates. The UK dates in January 2014 will be the band’s first homeland headliner, and will include two official release shows for ‘Wishful Thinking’, in London and their hometown of Wrexham. The North American dates, which run from February – April, will be the quintet’s debut full N.A outing, following a wildly successful pair of impromptu shows in Florida earlier this year during a band vacation to theme parks.

The UK shows will see the band joined by Eastbourne pop punk crew ROAM, and stateside Neck Deep will team up with Knuckle Puck and Light Years. But before these runs, the band will join label mates The Wonder Years on their November UK dates, perform at Vans Warped Tour UK at Alexandra Palace in London, and undertake a headline trek of Australia. “When we formed Neck Deep a year or so ago we were just excited to play a handful of shows across the local area here and there, maybe a few weekends away,” says Barlow; ” The fact that we’re now looking at UK and Australian headliners, and shows all across North America is just absolutely surreal – we still can’t quite believe it’s happening, but we all know we can’t wait!”


Tour Dates:

UK w/ The Wonder Years

NOV 12 Met Uni- Leeds, UK

NOV 13 Academy 2- Manchester, UK

NOV 14 The Garage- Glasgow, UK

NOV 15 Warehouse 34- Newcastle, UK

NOV 16 Alexandra Palace- London, UK- WARPED TOUR UK

NOV 17 Clwb Ifor Bach- Cardiff, UK (Matinee Show)

NOV 17 Clwb Ifor Bach- Cardiff, UK (Evening Show)


AUSTRALIA w/ special guests Forever Ends Here & Trophy Eyes

NOV 21 Snitch- Brisbane, AU

NOV 22 Trinity Hall- Brisbane, AU

NOV 24 Annandale Hotel- Sydney, AU

NOV 28 Next- Melbourne, AU

NOV 29 Wrangler Studios- Melbourne, AU

NOV 30 Fowlers Live- Adelaide, AU


UK HEADLINE TOUR w/ special guests Roam

JAN 8 The Scholar- Leicester, UK

JAN 9 Avondale- Southampton, UK

JAN 10 Forum- Tunbridge Wells, UK

JAN 11 Central Station- Wrexham, UK (Wishful Thinking release show)

JAN 13 Barfly- London, UK (Wishful Thinking release show)

JAN 14 Cockpit- Leeds, UK

JAN 16 Non Zero’s- Dundee, UK

JAN 17 Audio- Glasgow, UK

JAN 18 Studio 24- Edinburgh, UK

JAN 19 Sound Control- Manchester, UK

JAN 21 Boileroom- Guildford, UK

JAN 22 Clwb Ifor Bach- Cardiff, UK

JAN 23 Exchange- Bristol, UK

JAN 24 The Pickett- Liverpool, UK

JAN 25 Rock City Basement- Nottingham, UK


NORTH AMERICAN TOUR w/ Knuckle Puck & Light Years

Feb 28 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen

Mar 01 St. Louis, MO – The Demo

Mar 02 Wichita, KS – Museum of Heart

Mar 04 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater

Mar 05 Salt Lake City, UT – The Shred Shed

Mar 07 Walnut Creek, CA – The Redhouse

Mar 08 Canoga Park, CA – Cobalt CafĂ©

Mar 09 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction

Mar 11 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues (Small Room)

Mar 12 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Underground

Mar 14 San Antonio, CA – The Ten Eleven

Mar 18 Birmingham, AL – The Forge

Mar 19 Douglasville, GA – The Seven Venue

Mar 20 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub

Mar 21 Tampa, FL – Transitions Art Gallery

Mar 22 Pembroke Pines, FL – The Talent Farm

Mar 23 Jacksonville, FL – Atticus Bar

Mar 25 West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern

Mar 26 Richmond, VA – The Camel

Mar 27 Baltimore, MD – The Sidebar

Mar 28 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary

Mar 29 Patchogue, NY – North Music Venue

Mar 30 Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs

Mar 31 Howell, NJ – Game Changer World

Apr 01 Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room

Apr 02 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose

Apr 03 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop

Apr 04 Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar

Apr 05 Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dees


Formed in 2012, Neck Deep is vocalist Ben Barlow, guitarists Lloyd Roberts & Matt West, bassist Fil Thorpe- Evans and drummer Dani Washington. The band hails from Wrexham, UK.



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