It’s the end of a Neck Deep era.
Since they surged onto the pop punk circuit in 2012 with their debut EP, Rain in July, the five-piece have made an extravagant impact on the scene with their hard-hitting yet infectious tunes that have continued to revolutionise the genre. The Welsh lads signed to Hopeless Records, released easily one of the best pop punk records of the mid-2000s (Life’s Not Out to Get You) and followed it up with The Peace and the Panic. They’ve helped pave the way for the next generation of pop punkers as they rise to greater prominence especially with their latest LP, 2019’s All Distortions Are Intentional.
But all good things must come to an end. Drummer Dani Abasi has made the heartbreaking, albeit difficult decision to end his time with Neck Deep. It’s not all sad news though. Dani will still be advancing his skills in other musical projects, like honing in on his drumming power, investing in his own studio and pushing his own brand, Rain.
While there is yet to be word for what this means for the future of Neck Deep, it should be known that there is no bad blood between Dani and the rest of the guys.
Goodbyes are never easy. We support Dani in his future endeavours and encourage you to do the same. Nothing but love and appreciation for the 10 years we spent in this. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/29iE6jr6kI
— Neck Deep (@NeckDeepUK) May 10, 2022
We wish the best of luck to Dani with his future endeavours and will always embrace the fact that he will forever remain a part of Neck Deep in our hearts. But to be honest, I feel like this is going to be a great change for the alternative/rock music world as we know it. I’m excited for everyone involved.
Words by Tamara May @citylightstam
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