Neck Deep are a Welsh pop punk band from Wrexham who formed in 2012 when vocalist Ben Barlow met former lead guitarist Lloyd Roberts. The pair posted a song (What Did You Expect) online under the name Neck Deep. The song soon gained attention online, resulting in the addition of rhythm guitarist Matt West, drummer Dani Washington, and bassist Fil Thorpe-Evans. They released a pair of EPs, Rain in July (2012) and A History of Bad Decisions (2013), both recorded by Barlow's older brother, before signing with Hopeless in August 2013. Following the release of their debut album Wishful Thinking in January 2014, the band became a full-time project, with the band members leaving their jobs and/or dropping out of university courses. Shortly after the release of their second album Life's Not out to Get You in August 2015, Roberts left the band due and Sam Bowden (formerly of Climates and Blood Youth) joined in his place.
On 27 June 2016, the band began writing new material for the bands third album. They began working on the album in the studio eight months after writing the bands new music on 21 February 2017. On 15 January 2017, the bands vocalist, Ben Barlow, stated that a band should always show progression in its music and they are certainly aware that is what they want to do in the bands third album. In an interview with the lead singer, Ben Barlow explains how his father’s passing influenced his motivation for writing Neck Deep most recent album. Ben connects his father’s death and the album by stating, “It’s definitely opened my mind up creatively, it’s gonna be a little ball of inspiration that I can kind of pick at, I guess." On 5 April 2017, the band finished the album and The Peace And The Panic was released on August 18th of the same year. On May 21st Neck Deep released two new songs along with music videos for them. "Where Do We Go When We Go" and "Happy Judgement Day".