Neck Deep return to their roots in brand new pop-punk single, STFU

Welsh icons Neck Deep have made their long-awaited comeback with their new track STFU.

Neck Deep return to their roots in brand new pop-punk single, STFU
Zoya Raza-Sheikh

It’s the time you’ve been waiting for, Neck Deep have returned! Marking their first release in almost two years, the pop-punks have returned with a stomping hit.

Titled STFU, the track’s name hints that the band, and frontman Ben Barlow, have plenty to say. Ben explains: "As the world was falling apart at the time, and only seems to have worsened recently, it felt right to satirise the decline of society in typical punk fashion. Looking at the world through a screen and being lured into the impending sense of doom that’s overcome us all."

Neck Deep’s new music video takes a hit at the modern state of politics, the echo chambers of the internet, and modern societal standards: ‘On the next episode of living with the Trumps / We find that Boris took a dump on public funds to hand out to his chums.’

The band have unveiled the bold new single with an accompanying chaos-fuelled music video. Now, you might be thinking this is typical Neck Deep style, but an unusual set of circumstances led to band’s current video, which is directed by Max Moore.

After a planned video shoot and three flights to Louisville fell through, Neck Deep has to get creative and fast. As Ben puts it: “Three cancelled flights, eight hours in an airport, a $5000 taxi, a magical stray dog with a taste for gas station hot dogs and a twelve-hour drive.”

The Neck Deep singer adds: "Don’t ever say we haven’t busted our asses for this! And don’t tell me I look tired in the video!"

You can watch Neck Deep’s brilliant new music video for STFU below:

Catch Neck Deep on tour on the dates below:


31 Morrison, CO, U.S. – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (w/ blackbear)


3 Leeds, UK Temple Newsam – Slam Dunk North
4 Hatfield, UK Hatfield Park – Slam Dunk South
6 Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie
7 Cologne, DE – Live Music Hall
9 Warsaw, PL – Proxima
10 Krakow, PL – Kwadrat
11 Berlin, DE – Heimathafen Neukolln
13 Milan, IT – Magazzini Generali
15 Vienna, AT – Arena Wein - Grosse Halle
16 Hradec Kralove, CZ – Rock For People Festival
17 Scheessel, DE – Hurricane Festival
18 Nuehausen OB ECK, DE – Southside Festival
20 Zurich, CH – Dynamo
21 Munich, DE – Strom
23 Frankfurt, DE – Batschkappp
24 Ferropolis, DE – Full Force Festival
25 Ysselsteyn, NL – Jera On Air Festival
25 Munster, DE – Vainstream Rockfest Am Hawerkamp
27 Hamburg, DE – Knust
28 Antwerp, BE – Kavka Zappa
30 Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg


8 Sacramento, CA – Heart Health Park
9 Anaheim, CA – City National Grove Of Anaheim
12 Dallas, TX – Gilley's
13 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall – Lawn
15 Orlando, FL – Orlando Amphitheatre
16 Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
19 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage Ae Outdoors
20 Pittsburgh, MI – The Crofoot Festival Grounds
22 New York, NY – The Rooftop at Pier 17
23 Worcester, MA – Palladium
24 Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion
26 Columbus, OH – Kemba Live Outdoor
27 Newport, KY – Promowest Pavilion
29 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
30 Philadelphia, PA – Mann Centre


2 Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion
3 Lewiston, NY – Artpark
5 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave/Eagles Club


22 Las Vegas, NV – Las Vegas Festival Ground (When We Were Young Festival)
23 Las Vegas, NV – Las Vegas Festival Ground (When We Were Young Festival)
29 Las Vegas, NV – Las Vegas Festival Ground (When We Were Young Festival)

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