Back in September 2012, Neck Deep made their debut to the world with their Rain in July EP. The EP was released through the US label, We Are Triumphant, and was said to be "six songs about girls and one song about posers."
That's more of your stereotypical punk rock sound, but they sound more pop punk. So they really introduced themselves well, by messing with the known stereotype, and this lent a big hand in where they are today.
They released the first song, "What Did You Expect?" and began recording more songs in Ben Barlow's basement. Then they finally released the EP on September 18, 2012!
One of my favorite songs on the track is "A Part Of Me", which he said was about a girl he was crazy about at sixteen. It sounds almost like a diary entry about one of a crush. She means the world to you and will always stick with you because of how she is. Its really sweet everything he has to say to her, and I can only hope that the girl is or was grateful for all of the things he said about her.
Another track I want to acknowledge is the last one on the EP and is the shortest song I've ever acknowledged in a review. "All Hype, No Heart" is the one song about posers and its literally just calling out powers. Its a little pointless, in a way, but I can't help but laugh at it. Especially how it so bluntly ends with, "So go fuck yourself." Its just amusing, and I must say well done to them.
This was a great way to introduce yourselves to the world, but Neck Deep has grown a lot since then. They've only gotten better, stronger and a hell of a lot busier. If you would like to see what they're up to, please head on over to their official website. They're not doing a ton until September of this year, but then they will be performing at several festivals. Those festivals include the High Elevation Rock Festival, Riot Fest and Texas Munity. For more information, please visit the respective festivals website.
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