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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, Seb Barlow, Matt West, and Matt Powles. 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)
  • Neck Deep (2024)

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.