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From left to right: Sam Bowden, Dani Washington, Ben Barlow, Matt West, Fil Thorpe-Evans

Neck Deep are a Pop Punk band from Wrexham, Wales and a notable member of the Defend Pop Punk movement. They were formed in 2012 and contain the members Ben Barlow, Sam Bowden, Fil Thorpe-Evans, Matt West, and Dani Washington. They've released four EPs and three studio albums.


  • Rain in July (EP) (2012)
  • A History of Working (EP) (2013)
  • Wishful Thinking (2014)
  • Neck Deep/Knuckle Puck (Split EP) (2014)
  • Life's Not Out to Get You (2015)
  • Serpents (EP) (2016)
  • The Peace and the Panic (2017)
  • All Distortions Are Intentional (2020)


Tropes featured in Neck Deep:

  • Album Title Drop: 'Gold Steps' drops "Life's Not Out to Get You's"
  • Alliterative Name: Ben Barlow
  • Alliterative Title: 'The Beach Is for Lovers (Not Lonely Losers),' 'Smooth Seas Don't Make Good Sailors.'
  • Break Up Song:
    • Their song 'December' is about a girl who broke up with the singer and how much he misses her.
    • 'I Hope This Comes Back to Haunt You' is about a girl who broke up with the singer and how mad he is at her.
  • Femme Fatale: 'Serpents' is about this.
    "I gave her my heart, she didn't want it
    "Took it anyway and put a dark spell on it
    "Since then I haven't been the same
    "Needed a victim and she got it"
  • One-Word Title: 'Serpents', "Mileage', 'Candour', 'Parachute.'
  • Pop Punk: One of the most popular modern examples.