After the recent release of their new album ‘The Peace and the Panic’ on Friday 18th August, Neck Deep exploded onto the O2 Academy stage after outstanding support from Woes, Real Friends and As It Is.
Each support act brought distinctive passion to their individual performances and interacted with the crowd to create a fantastic, intimate bond between artist and crowd who were eagerly anticipating the exciting, imminent arrival of the main act.
Moreover, Neck Deep’s exceptional setlist lasted about an hour and contained songs mainly from their new album, including their latest single ‘In Bloom’, but also a few timeless tracks from previous albums ‘Rain in July’ and ‘Life’s Not Out to Get You’.
While the band provided an amazing performance with energetic stage presence, Hope for the Day, a suicide prevention platform, frequently conveyed their vital message about fighting against the incorrect stigma of mental health, and that ‘it’s okay not to be okay’. They united the crowd, creating a beautiful atmosphere while selling merchandise to help promote the positive message; encouraging people to seek out the support they need and that they are not alone and that each loved individual mattered.
Welsh Band Neck Deep, consisting of members Ben Barlow (lead vocalist), Dani Washington (drummer), Sam Bowden (lead guitarist), Fil Thorpe-Evans (bassist) and Matt West (rhythm guitarist), performed a total of 19 songs from emotional acoustic to true pop-punk hits which captivated the crowd who cried, screamed and connected with each piece.
Each of the five band members equally portrayed confidence and enthusiasm to create an electric show which had everyone in the room bouncing and singing with devotion.
They ended their performance with three emotional acoustic songs, however, they came back for an encore with such power and boldness; it was a truly impressive performance which fascinated every fan who relished every moment.