Neck Deep win Best Live Band at 2016 APMAs

July 18, 2016
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United Kingdom’s Neck Deep have won the award for Best Live Band, presented by Audio-Technica, at the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards!

After a fan vote, the group won against Attila, Beartooth, Issues, Motionless In White and Slipknot. This is their first time taking home a Skully!

“This is crazy, dude,” said frontman Ben Barlow. “Genuinely though, playing live music together is… I don’t know how the fuck we got this after Babymetal. If you try hard and focus, you can do whatever you want.”

Neck Deep headlined a world tour this year with support from State Champs and Knuckle Puck that sold out multiple dates on its run.

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Neck Deep have a big presence at the 2016 APMAs: They are also nominated for Best Drummer, Breakthrough Band and Album Of The Year.

The band’s second studio album, Life’s Not Out To Get You, was released in August 2015. They just finished recording their follow-up, with a release date yet to be announced.

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Written by Kika Chatterjee