Neck Deep Stream New Album “Wishful Thinking”/PGH Date APR 2 Smiling Moose

NECK DEEP have announced that their debut full length, ‘Wishful Thinking’, is streaming in its entirety via the HOPELESS RECORDS YouTube channel today! The album is to be released January 14, 2014 and is now available for pre-order; fans can view bundles, including some limited collector’s packages at hopelessrecords.com/neckdeep

 Listen to the album in full here:  http://bit.ly/1kovYTp

 Watch the music video for “Crushing Grief (No Remedy)” here:  http://bit.ly/1kovgFG

 The band is about to embark on their headline tour in the UK and will head to North America with Knuckle Puck & Light Years late February! Dates are below! Tickets are on sale now!

 UK HEADLINE TOUR w/ special guests Roam

JAN 8 The Scholar- Leicester, UK

JAN 9 Avondale- Southampton, UK

JAN 10 Forum- Tunbridge Wells, UK

JAN 11 Central Station- Wrexham, UK (Wishful Thinking release show)

JAN 13 Barfly- London, UK (Wishful Thinking release show)

JAN 14 Cockpit- Leeds, UK

JAN 16 Non Zero’s- Dundee, UK

JAN 17 Audio- Glasgow, UK

JAN 18 Studio 24- Edinburgh, UK

JAN 19 Sound Control- Manchester, UK

JAN 21 Boileroom-  Guildford, UK

JAN 22 Clwb Ifor Bach- Cardiff, UK

JAN 23 Exchange- Bristol, UK

JAN 24 The Pickett- Liverpool, UK

JAN 25 Rock City Basement- Nottingham, UK

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR w/ Knuckle Puck & Light Years

Feb 28 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen

Mar 01 St. Louis, MO – The Demo

Mar 02 Wichita, KS – Museum of Heart

Mar 04 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater

Mar 05 Salt Lake City, UT – The Shred Shed

Mar 07 Walnut Creek, CA – The Redhouse

Mar 08 Canoga Park, CA – Cobalt Café

Mar 09 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction

Mar 11 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues (Small Room)

Mar 12 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Underground

Mar 14 San Antonio, CA – The Ten Eleven

Mar 18 Birmingham, AL – The Forge

Mar 19 Douglasville, GA – The Seven Venue

Mar 20 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub

Mar 21 Tampa, FL – Transitions Art Gallery

Mar 22 Pembroke Pines, FL – The Talent Farm

Mar 23 Jacksonville, FL – Atticus Bar

Mar 25 West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern

Mar 26 Richmond, VA – The Camel

Mar 27 Baltimore, MD – The Sidebar

Mar 28 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary

Mar 29 Patchogue, NY – North Music Venue

Mar 30 Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs

Mar 31 Howell, NJ – Game Changer World

Apr 01 Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room

Apr 02 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose

Apr 03 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop

Apr 04 Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar

Apr 05 Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dees

Formed in 2012, Neck Deep is vocalist Ben Barlow, guitarists Lloyd Roberts & Matt West, bassist Fil Thorpe- Evans and drummer Dani Washington. The band hails from Wrexham, UK.

 

MORE ABOUT NECK DEEP:

www.neckdeepuk.com

www.facebook.com/neckdeepuk

Instagram / Twitter: @NeckDeepUK

Neck Deep Release New Song & Music Video for “Growing Pains”/ Apr 2 Smiling Moose PGH

NECK DEEP have revealed a brand new single, ‘Growing Pains’, taken from their highly anticipated debut full length, ‘Wishful Thinking’, which will see worldwide release via HOPELESS RECORDS on January 14, 2014.

“‘Growing Pains’ is the first glance at the diversity we have tried to implement on our debut album,” says bassist Fil Thorpe-Evans; “It remains true to the classic hallmarks of our genre, but we feel it has a flair of originality and uniqueness compared to what people have heard from us before.”

The single is released today via iTunes, along with a brand new music video. Directed by upcoming UK film-maker LOVE Vis-Art for KODE Media, ‘Growing Pains’ is a nostalgic homage to youth and young love.  “The video is supposed to be a fun attempt at recreating 90’s pop culture, revolving around simple, universal themes that anyone can relate to: adolescence, love and friendship,” explains Thorpe-Evans. “We think it looks, feels and sounds different to what’s out there in the scene right now. We wanted the whole thing to be like a big flashback. Being that age is such a distinct moment in time, and it retains a certain tone in your memory banks. Whether you’re young now or whether those days are long ago, we hope this video captures that glow a little bit.”
“To me, young love, friendship and the idea of ‘the underdog’ are the three basic elements of Pop Punk,” says video creator LOVE Vis-Art. “Being born in ’88 I have a huge

affinity with 80’s and 90’s culture, so I jumped at the chance to put something out that flirted with these ideas. ‘Growing Pains’ is a coming of age anthem big enough for a teen movie, so we set out to create our own version of The Breakfast Club, fused with Saved by the Bell with a hint of Brookside to bring it back home. This is a story of love, friendship and roller discos…”

Watch the video here:http://smarturl.it/growingpainsvideo 

Purchase the song on iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/getgrowingpains

 

Neck Deep recently returned from a hugely successful tour supporting The Wonder Years across the UK, which culminated in a rapturously received and highly praised set at Vans Warped Tour UK in London. They also spent a fortnight in Australia on their first ever headline tour, which saw multiple shows selling out in advance and the band received like returning heroes!

 

The band’s next round of live activity is a set of UK & North American tour dates. The UK headline dates in January 2014 will be the band’s first homeland headliner, and will include two official release shows for ‘Wishful Thinking’, in London and their hometown of Wrexham. Shortly after these dates the band will also support their Hopeless Records labelmates WE ARE THE IN CROWD on their ‘Weird Kids’ UK run in February. The North American dates, which run from late February – April, will be the quintet’s debut full N.A outing, following a wildly successful pair of impromptu shows in Florida earlier this year during a band vacation to theme parks. Tickets for both the UK and North American headline dates have begun to sell out, so it seems that Neck Deep fever really is spreading to a worldwide pandemic!

Tour Dates:

UK HEADLINE TOUR w/ special guests Roam

JAN 8 The Scholar- Leicester, UK

JAN 9 Avondale- Southampton, UK

JAN 10 Forum- Tunbridge Wells, UK

JAN 11 Central Station- Wrexham, UK (Wishful Thinking release show)

JAN 13 Barfly- London, UK (Wishful Thinking release show) – SOLD OUT

JAN 14 Cockpit- Leeds, UK

JAN 16 Non Zero’s- Dundee, UK

JAN 17 Audio- Glasgow, UK

JAN 18 Studio 24- Edinburgh, UK

JAN 19 Sound Control- Manchester, UK

JAN 21 Boileroom-  Guildford, UK

JAN 22 Clwb Ifor Bach- Cardiff, UK – SOLD OUT

JAN 23 Exchange- Bristol, UK

JAN 24 The Pickett- Liverpool, UK

JAN 25 Rock City Basement- Nottingham, UK

 

UK tour supporting WE ARE THE IN CROWD

JAN  29 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms

JAN 30 – Leeds, UK @ Cockpit

FEB 01 – Glasgow, UK @ Garage

FEB 02 – Newcastle upon Tyne, UK @ Newcastle University

FEB 03 – Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy 2

FEB 05 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy 2

FEB 06 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy 2

FEB 07 – Bristol, UK @ Fleece

FEB 08 – Portsmouth, UK @ Wedgewood Rooms

FEB 10 – London, UK @ Koko

 

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR w/ Knuckle Puck & Light Years
Feb 28 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen – SOLD OUT

Mar 01 St. Louis, MO – The Demo

Mar 02 Wichita, KS – Museum of Heart

Mar 04 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater

Mar 05 Salt Lake City, UT – The Shred Shed

Mar 07 Walnut Creek, CA – The Redhouse

Mar 08 Canoga Park, CA – Cobalt Café

Mar 09 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction

Mar 11 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues (Small Room)

Mar 12 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Underground

Mar 14 San Antonio, CA – The Ten Eleven

Mar 18 Birmingham, AL – The Forge

Mar 19 Douglasville, GA – The Seven Venue

Mar 20 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub

Mar 21 Tampa, FL – Transitions Art Gallery

Mar 22 Pembroke Pines, FL – The Talent Farm

Mar 23 Jacksonville, FL – Atticus Bar

Mar 25 West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern

Mar 26 Richmond, VA – The Camel

Mar 27 Baltimore, MD – The Sidebar

Mar 28 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary

Mar 29 Patchogue, NY – North Music Venue

Mar 30 Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs – SOLD OUT

Mar 31 Howell, NJ – Game Changer World

Apr 01 Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room

Apr 02 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose

Apr 03 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop

Apr 04 Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar

Apr 05 Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dees

 

Formed in 2012, Neck Deep is vocalist Ben Barlow, guitarists Lloyd Roberts & Matt West, bassist Fil Thorpe- Evans and drummer Dani Washington. The band hails from Wrexham, UK.

 

MORE ABOUT NECK DEEP:

www.neckdeepuk.com

www.facebook.com/neckdeepuk

Instagram / Twitter: @NeckDeepUK

Hopeless Records Celebrates 20 Years

On December 4th, 2013, Hopeless Records – the home to bands such as All Time Low, Taking Back Sunday, The Wonder Years, The Used, We Are The In Crowd and many more – will celebrate its 20year anniversary as an independent record label.

 

Label founder and president Louis Posen remarks:
“There is a proverb that says, ‘If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’ We recognize these past 20 years have everything to do with the fortune and opportunity to work with amazing fans, co-workers, artists, managers, agents, distributors, retailers, media outlets, individuals and organizations. There aren’t words to describe the level of gratitude and appreciation we feel for all those who have supported Hopeless Records and Sub City these first 20 years.  We hope we have given to you as much as you have given to us.”

Founded in 1993, Hopeless Records has had much to celebrate in its 20 years. In two decades, the label has been transformed from small beginnings as the punk-centric hobby of Posen into one of the largest independent record labels in the world according to market share, while releasing music spread across a valley of genres.

 

Hopeless first gained recognition in the 1990’s with releases from 88 Fingers LouieDillinger FourAtom and His PackageMustard Plug, The Weakerthans, Samiam, The Queers, Fifteen, the Cinema Beer video compilation seriesthe Hopelessly Devoted compilation series and more.

The second decade of the label’s history kicked off with the first two releases from multi-platinum artist Avenged Sevenfold and genre-defining legends Thrice. In 2005 Hopeless Records scored its first gold record with Avenged Sevenfold‘s “Waking The Fallen” and its first gold single in 2011 with All Time Low‘s popular song “Dear Maria, Count Me In”.

 

Recently, Hopeless has developed the careers of young bands like The Wonder YearsWe Are The In CrowdAir DubaiNeck Deep and many others. The label has released albums from established acts like YellowcardThe UsedSilversteinEnter Shikari and All Time Low. Meanwhile, Hopeless continues to attract iconic established artists like Taking Back Sunday and Bayside.

 

The label’s 501(c)(3) charity arm Sub City was established in 1999. It has raised over 2 million dollars for over 50 non-profit organizations by connecting bands and fans to causes they are passionate about. Sub City has been recognized for its efforts by the 110th U.S. Congress, the California Senate, the Los Angeles City Council, the National Association of Retail Merchandisers (NARM), Billboard magazineAlternative Press Magazine, the Los Angeles Times and many other publications.

 

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Hopeless Records will be holding a private event at legendary venue, The Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA on December 14th, 2013.

 

The event will also help raise awareness for Sub City’s first benefiting charity, the Foundation Fighting Blindness – a charity founded in 1971that is dedicated to funding innovative research to find preventions, treatments, and cures for inherited retinal degenerative diseases that lead to blindness and affect more than 10 million people in the United States.

 

Limited edition, commemorative 20th anniversary merchandise (including t-shirts and snapbacks) will be available soon via the Hopeless Records web store and at the event. Proceeds from these purchases will be donatedto the Foundation Fighting Blindness.

For more information on Hopeless Records

www.hopelessrecords.com

wwww.facebook.com/hopelessrecords

@hopelessrecords (twitter & instagram)

For more information on Foundation Fighting Blindness

http://www.blindness.org/

https://www.facebook.com/FoundationFightingBlindness

@fightblindness (twitter)

 

Hopeless Records signs Taking Back Sunday, Bayside, and Neck Deep

Exciting news around Hopeless Records!

Taking Back SundayBayside, and the UK’s own Neck Deep are now part of the Hopeless Records family!

Also, they released Ocean Avenue Acoustic by Yellowcard just last week.

Taking Back Sunday

TBS will be releasing their next full length album in early 2014 on Hopeless Records. They have been working on the album since May with two different producers and have already completed a portion of the record at Rancho Recordo with producer and long-time sound engineer Marc Jacob Hudson (Saves The Day, The Swellers.)  They head to Long Island this month to finish up with Mike Sapone (Brand New, O‘Brother) who also worked with them on the Demos for Tell All Your Friends.

Taking Back Sunday will embark on a 23 date tour of US Markets on October 11, following a handful of September one-offs that include supporting Blink-182, making up the missed 2012 TAYF10 shows at Starland Ballroom which was devastated during Hurricane Sandy and a main stage slot at the Chicago stop of Riot Fest.

Bayside

Bayside has joined Hopeless Records!

Lead singer Anthony Raneri explains, “In our 13 years as a band we have released records through a bunch of labels and different situations. When we were looking for a label this time around, we really set out to find a label that could be our last label. We wanted to be somewhere that was actually emotionally invested in their bands no matter what the bands potential or situation was. Hopeless really had the family vibe that we were looking for. We have already had friends on the label and we hit it off with the staff on a personal level immediately. It is nice to have a label that feels like a member of your team instead of a third party.”Bayside will perform at the KOI Music Festival in Canada & Riot Fest- Chicago in September.  They embark on a tour with Motion City Soundtrack come October.

Neck Deep

Wrexham, UK natives, NECK DEEP have joined Hopeless Records! Formed in 2012, the band is quickly becoming one of the UK’s most exciting and fastest rising names in pop punk with their live shows winning them fans both at home and across the Atlantic!Watch the music video for Neck Deep’s song “Part Of Me (feat. Laura Whiteside)”  here: http://youtu.be/VOyYwzkQB98

Yellowcard Ocean Avenue

In celebration of the ten year anniversary of Yellowcard’s classic Ocean Avenue album, we just released Ocean Avenue Acoustic. The album is a full acoustic re-imagining of the 2003 original.

The band kicks off their Ocean Avenue Acoustic Tour September 4th.

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