Welsh pop-punk outfit Neck Deep were set to head on an international tour in fall 2020, with an initial Los Angeles date at The Novo on November 14, 2020. Due to Covid-19, the tour has been pushed back to this fall, with a new Los Angeles date at The Novo on November 11, 2021. The tour follows the release of their fourth studio album album All Distortions Are Intentional, released on July 24th, 2020.
Neck Deep formed in 2012 by founding members Ben Barlow (vocals) and Llyod Roberts (guitar). After releasing a pair of EPs, the band took a more full-time approach to Neck Deep and released their first studio album Wishful Thinking in 2014 via Hopeless records. Their current lineup consists of Ben Barlow (lead vocals), Sam Bowden (lead guitar), Matt West (rhythm guitar), Seb Barlow (bass) and Dani Washington (drums).
Their latest release All Distortions Are Intentional tells the story of a loner named Jett, who lives in fictitious place called Sonderland, a combination of “Wonderland” and the somewhat obscure word “sonder”: the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own, with their own ambitions and worries, as the event site explains. “It’s that strange existential realization that you are not the entire world,” says singer Ben Barlow. “Everyone around you feels and lives the same way that you do. You’re just an extra in their story.” The album was produced by Matt Squire Grammy nominated A-list producer Matt Squire (Panic! At The Disco, Underøath, Ariana Grande, One Direction).
Catch this up-and-coming pop punk act live at The Novo this fall!
Location: The Novo
Address: 800 W Olympic Blvd a335, Los Angeles, CA 90015