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No Devotion (featuring Geoff Rickley) Debuts Two New Songs

Posted by - 04:28 PM on 06/30/14
No Devotion, the first band from Collect Records and featuring Thursday's Geoff Rickley and former members of Lostprophets, just debuted two brand new songs on Dan Carter's BBC Radio 1 show. Miss it? They're up on Amazon UK for purchase.

Update: The official press release and song stream can be found in the replies.
 
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04:29 PM on 06/30/14
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I bought it hours ago, haha.


I'm guessing EP now and full-length this Fall?


Hopefully this BBC radio stream sheds more light about this.
04:30 PM on 06/30/14
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Fuck yes.
04:32 PM on 06/30/14
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The other band members are the ex-Lostprophets musicians, also.
04:37 PM on 06/30/14
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Those songs sound pretty great!
04:37 PM on 06/30/14
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Eyeshadow was fucking killer. Geoff sounds so good on these tracks.
04:38 PM on 06/30/14
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The name is so similar to No Devolucion.
04:38 PM on 06/30/14
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I'm not huge on Stay, but Eyeshadow is a hell of a jam. And they both sound like a continuation of No Devolucion, so I'm sold either way.
04:55 PM on 06/30/14
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Not bad.
04:56 PM on 06/30/14
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I love both tracks. So good to have Geoff Rickley back fronting a band and to have the rest of Lostprophets back making music!
04:56 PM on 06/30/14
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This is a story that starts with an ending. An atypical story for modern music, this is a tragedy that isn’t mythologized, a drama that couldn’t have been manufactured. In this story, a popular band does not rediscover friendship to deliver the best album of their careers. The story of No Devotion truly has no precedent.

By now, most people—or at least most anyone reading this—know what happened to Lostprophets, the Welsh sextet whose multiplatinum, fifteen-year career died instantly with the horrific actions of its former lead singer. What most people haven’t seemed to consider, however, is how the lives of the band’s remaining members—Lee Gaze, Luke Johnson, Mike Lewis, Jamie Oliver, and Stuart Richardson—were profoundly impacted. Harshly uprooted from their settled lives and careers, their own notions of trust and betrayal tested beyond measure, there was never going to be an ending in which everything could simply go back to where it was before.

“We didn’t know if we would ever make music again,” Richardson recalls, “if people would look us in the face. Everything felt like it was over.”

There was a long period of reflection, a sort of self-preservation for themselves and their families. And then, the music did come, albeit not like before.

By the time they approached former Thursday vocalist Geoff Rickly with a batch of instrumental tracks, an updated creative template had been forged and the singer’s famously eclectic musical interests—which he spent the last few years exploring as both a solo artist and as a member of United Nations—somehow perfectly aligned with this new direction.

“To be honest, I never really listened to Lostprophets,” Rickly admits. “But with this music, we speak a common language. You don’t really grow out of punk, you grow with it. To my mind, post-punk was about taking a more sophisticated approach to that sound, and I think we all have a shared respect for that era of modern music.”

After much consideration, Rickly agreed to front the new project. In light of the recent controversy, no one believed that this was an easy request.

“I had always liked these guys in passing: they’re funny and self-aware. I didn’t think it was fair, what was happening to them. And, well, the music was too good to pass up,” he says, simply.

Which is to say that this story is not so much about alienation as it is about connection, and it’s not about redemption as much as personal reclamation. No Devotion provided a vehicle for its members to become themselves again, and the two songs that comprise this, their debut 12-inch for Collect Records, were the fuel.

“We didn’t know what else to do,” Richardson explains. “We just wrote music. I didn’t know if anyone would ever want to hear it, I didn’t know if anyone ever would hear it. I just needed to occupy my brain.” He pauses, then adds, “We just needed this.”

05:02 PM on 06/30/14
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So good
05:06 PM on 06/30/14
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Not my cup of tea, but it's always great to hear Geoff.
05:24 PM on 06/30/14
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Awesome, look forward to the LP.
05:56 PM on 06/30/14
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So, how many bands is Geoff Rickly in now?

United Nations, his solo stuff, Strangelight, and now No Devotion? Fucking awesome.

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