Wishful Thinking

Wishful Thinking

by Neck DeepNeck Deep

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Overview

Contemporary pop-punk has been almost exclusively an American phenomenon, but don't tell that to Neck Deep. On their debut album, 2014's Wishful Thinking, the Welsh five-piece plays polished SoCal-style pop-punk complete with a sneering accent that splits the difference between Green Day and blink-182, and you'd have to dig deep to find a U.K. punk band that sounds less like they're from the U.K. than these guys. Neck Deep are certainly tight and powerful here, with Lloyd Roberts and Matt West keeping their guitar parts locked in tight throughout, and drummer Dani Washington revealing some metal-level chops in his bass drum-heavy attack, while vocalist Ben Barlow manages to sound both thoughtful and annoyed whether he's complaining about girls ("Crushing Grief," "Damsel in Distress") or the state of the world ("Zoltar Speaks," "Blank Pages"). Tuneful yet aggressive and performed with impressive technical skill, Wishful Thinking shows Neck Deep can deliver the same sound with the same force as their American contemporaries.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/14/2014
Label: Hopeless Records
UPC: 0790692078721
catalogNumber: 787
Rank: 18853

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Neck Deep   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Ben Barlow   Vocals
Matt West   Guitar
Lloyd Roberts   Guitar
Seb Barlow   Background Vocals
Fil Thorpe-Evans   Bass
Dani Washington   Drums
Laura Whiteside   Vocals,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
George Prole   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Sean Harrison   Orchestral Arrangements
Paul Jackson   Cover Art
Ben Humphreys   Engineer
Alex Gregory   Band Photo
Neck Deep   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Seb Barlow   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Sebastian Barlow   Producer
Jon Barmy   Layout

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