Welsh pop-punk band Neck Deep are keen for a protest in their new politically charged single “We Need More Bricks”, released on November 16th via Hopeless Records.
“We need more fight and need more grit. We need more punks and we need more bricks”
— Neck Deep (@NeckDeepUK) November 17, 2023
In an interview with Rock Sound, vocalist Ben Barlow said “We Need More Bricks’ is, in my opinion, Neck Deep at their political best. Touching on everything from the monarchy, immigration, protest laws and international wars. We find ourselves at a cross section in the zeitgeist where bricks could be used to build something, or to be destructive.
I’m calling on punks and those that want to make a difference, to do so. As well as being our most poignant political track to date, it also features my favourite riff/breakdown we’ve ever written, with a mosh call that, I hope, makes the listener think about their role in the world, and to speak up, take action on the many injustices the world faces today.”
The new track will be part of the band’s upcoming self-titled album which is set to drop on January 19th 2024. Neck Deep will be the rockers’ fifth studio album and will include previously released singles “Heartbreak Of The Century”, “Take Me With You” and “It Won’t Be Like This Forever”.
Still speaking with Rock Sound, Barlow stated “This album is the sound of us knowing ourselves and knowing our ability. It’s unapologetically us. We’re professional songwriters now and we’ve really honed in on what we’re good at – but it’s also about having fun and enjoying writing these tracks. And there are those little sonic signatures in the mix that even I can’t really put my finger on that just make it Neck Deep. It happens when we get in a room together and it clicks – it’s us just doing our thing like we always have.”
— Neck Deep (@NeckDeepUK) September 28, 2023
The tracklist for the upcoming album can be found below:
- Dumbstruck Dumbf**k
- Sort Yourself Out
- This Is All My Fault
- We Need More Bricks
- Heartbreak Of The Century
- Go Outside!
- Take Me With You
- The May Not Mean To (But They Do)
- It Won’t Be Like This Forever
- Moody Weirdo
Neck Deep are set to play an exciting show at London’s Alexandra Palace next year on March 28th. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the band’s website.