Neck Deep: The Peace and the Panic Tour! 

    On Friday the 13th 2017 Neck Deep, a popular pop punk band, performed a concert in the O2 Academy in Brixton as a stop on the tour for their album: ‘The Peace and the Panic.’ 

    Neck Deep are a Welsh pop punk band who were formed and have been performing since 2012. The band released their first EP called ‘Rain in July’ in September 2012, and their popularity has grown massively since then, as they have played live across the UK, America and Europe. ‘The Peace and the Panic’ Tour in the UK and Ireland started on the 4th of October in Belfast, and the London show was the penultimate concert they were to play before moving on to their tour in the rest out Europe. 

    The doors for the show on Friday the 13th opened at 7pm, but fans had been queueing to enter the venue for hours before that. There were 3 supporting acts before Neck Deep were due to perform, the first being Woes, a British pop punk band. Next came Real Friends, who are an American band who made their debut with their EP ‘This Is Honesty’ in Spring 2011, and the last supporting act to play were As It Is, a British band formed in 2012. 

    When Neck Deep came on and performed, they played both songs from their new album, ‘The Peace and the Panic’ released on the 18th of August earlier this year, and music from earlier albums, with acclaimed songs such as ‘December’ and ‘Lime St.’  from their album ‘Life's Not Out to Get You’ , released in 2015. The fans enjoyed the concert, and one young girl Alice said, “They’re my favourite band and seeing them live was amazing.” 

    After the concert, merchandise was available to purchase and fans gathered around to talk about the wonderful night.

By Prisca Romano-Stuart, Gumley House School.