With Pit-Starting Song ‘STFU,’ Neck Deep Embrace the Doom.
Simply put, the news seems to be getting worse all the time. The world is full with problems, but instead of curling up in a fetal posture, Neck Deep’s members have done what they do best: addressed the suck with a sardonic approach and ferociously fresh pit-starting riffs on the new song “STFU.”
Following the release of their All Distortions Are Intentional album in 2020, this is their first new music in two years. While no new album has been announced, this is the group’s first self-released material since their early demos… and there’s a little of that enthusiasm here as well.
“STFU” is a “return to our roots, and a return to what we do best,” according to the band, who worked on it with Andrew Wade.
Ben Barlow, the singer, went on to say about the song, ” “Because the world was falling apart at the time, and only appears to have gotten worse since then, it seemed appropriate to lampoon society’s deterioration in traditional punk fashion. Looking at the world through a screen and being drawn into the sense of impending doom that has descended upon us all.”
The tune features references to former President Trump, NFTs, livestreams, and social media uproar, keeping their finger on the pulse of present times.
The song is accompanied by a video directed by Max Moore, however it wasn’t without its difficulties. “What should have been a three-hour flight to Louisville turned into three cancelled flights, eight hours in an airport, a $5000 taxi, a miraculous stray dog with a passion for gas station hot dogs, and a twelve-hour journey,” according to Barlow. “Don’t ever say we haven’t worked our tails off for this!” he says. And don’t tell me in the video that I seem sleepy!”
If you enjoy what you heard, you can get Neck Deep’s “STFU” on a variety of platforms right now.
It’s also likely that the song will appear in the group’s live performances. Following a performance at Red Rocks in Colorado on May 31, the band will perform at Slam Dunk Festival in Leeds and Hatfield on June 3 and 4, followed by a European tour. In July, the band will return to the United States for the Sad Summer Fest tour, which will feature Mayday Parade, Waterparks, State Champs, and Hot Mulligan, among others. There are also gigs with Blackbear and a performance at the When We Were Young Festival to look forward to. Here you can see all of their upcoming dates as well as information on how to purchase tickets.