It’s been seven years since No Devotion––featuring vocalist Geoff Rickly (vocalist of Thursday), bassist Stuart Richardson, and guitarist Lee Gaze––released their outstanding, Kerrang Album Of The Year-winning debut, “Permanence”.
Following a string of extremely unfortunate events, the members began to reimagine the project as a personal lab of new sounds; a private vault where they could store some of their most personal experiences. That is… until now.
No Devotion will release “No Oblivion” on the 16th September, their long-awaited follow-up album recorded and produced/mixed by Stuart Richardson. Getting to hear what the trio has been creating over the years, solely for one another and the joy of the process, is a blinding feat––its songs deeply rich in texture, innovative in form, and full of pain.
Click below to watch the video for “Starlings”
“No Oblivion” standout “Starlings” marks the first new music to be released from the band since Permanence, and it also might be the most relatable chorus that Geoff Rickly has ever written. “Does anybody else know how I feel?,” he wonders as the band paints the picture of depression’s Black Dog as an ever-twisting flight of blackbirds, moving across the sky in endless permutations, rendering life prismatic in its capacity for new hurt.
No Oblivion tracklisting
02. No Oblivion
03 A Sky Deep and Clear
04. Love Songs From Fascist Italy
05. The End of Longing
06. Endless Desire
08. In A Broken Land
No Devotions album “No Oblivion” is out 16th September 2022 via Equal Vision records.
No Devotion info: Permanence, the band’s brilliant debut album, was released on September 25, 2015 to near-universal acclaim and heavy BBC1 radio airplay. That same week, their singer Geoff Rickly (Thursday) was mugged and hospitalised on tour in Germany, the band’s record label collapsed, and they barely made it through the remainder of the scheduled dates. Nearly a year later, Kerrang awarded Permanence its Album of the Year––a strange omen for the members of No Devotion at the time but a foreshadow of the brilliant resurrection to come.