NECK DEEP unveil new single ‘GROWING PAINS’ with a video set in the 90’s!

NECK DEEP unveil new single ‘GROWING PAINS’ with a video set in the 90’s!

NECK DEEP have revealed a brand new single, ‘Growing Pains’, taken from their highly anticipated debut full length, ‘Wishful Thinking’, which will see worldwide release via HOPELESS RECORDS on January 13, 2014.

“‘Growing Pains’ is the first glance at the diversity we have tried to implement on our debut album,” says bassist Fil Thorpe-Evans; “It remains true to the classic hallmarks of our genre, but we feel it has a flair of originality and uniqueness compared to what people have heard from us before.”


The single is released today via iTunes, along with a brand new music video. Directed by upcoming UK film-maker LOVE Vis-Art for KODE Media, ‘Growing Pains’ is a nostalgic homage to youth and young love.  “The video is supposed to be a fun attempt at recreating 90’s pop culture, revolving around simple, universal themes that anyone can relate to: adolescence, love and friendship,” explains Thorpe-Evans. “We think it looks, feels and sounds different to what’s out there in the scene right now. We wanted the whole thing to be like a big flashback. Being that age is such a distinct moment in time, and it retains a certain tone in your memory banks. Whether you’re young now or whether those days are long ago, we hope this video captures that glow a little bit.”

To me, young love, friendship and the idea of ‘the underdog’ are the three basic elements of Pop Punk,” says video creator LOVE Vis-Art. “Being born in ’88 I have a huge affinity with 80’s and 90’s culture, so I jumped at the chance to put something out that flirted with these ideas. ‘Growing Pains’ is a coming of age anthem big enough for a teen movie, so we set out to create our own version of The Breakfast Club, fused with Saved by the Bell with a hint of Brookside to bring it back home. This is a story of love, friendship and roller discos…’

Watch the video here:


Neck Deep recently returned from a hugely successful tour supporting The Wonder Years across the UK, which culminated in a rapturously received and highly praised set at Vans Warped Tour UK in London. They also spent a fortnight in Australia on their first ever headline tour, which saw multiple shows selling out in advance and the band received like returning heroes!


The band’s next round of live activity is a set of UK & North American tour dates. The UK headline 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. Shortly after these dates the band will also support their Hopeless Records labelmates WE ARE THE IN CROWD on their ‘Weird Kids’ UK run in February. The North American dates, which run from late 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. Tickets for both the UK and North American headline dates have begun to sell out, so it seems that Neck Deep fever really is spreading to a worldwide pandemic!

Tour Dates:


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) – SOLD OUT

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 – SOLD OUT

JAN 23 Exchange- Bristol, UK

JAN 24 The Pickett- Liverpool, UK

JAN 25 Rock City Basement- Nottingham, UK

UK tour supporting WE ARE THE IN CROWD

JAN  29 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms

JAN 30 – Leeds, UK @ Cockpit

FEB 01 – Glasgow, UK @ Garage

FEB 02 – Newcastle upon Tyne, UK @ Newcastle University

FEB 03 – Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy 2

FEB 05 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy 2

FEB 06 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy 2

FEB 07 – Bristol, UK @ Fleece

FEB 08 – Portsmouth, UK @ Wedgewood Rooms

FEB 10 – London, UK @ Koko

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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