NO DEVOTION RELEASE SINGLE & ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, ‘NO OBLIVION’
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.
Out this September 16, No Devotion will release No Oblivion, their long-awaited follow-up album recorded and produced/mixed by 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.
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 tracklist:
2. No Oblivion
3. A Sky Deep And Clear
4. Love Songs From Fascist Italy
5. The End of Longing
6. Endless Desire
8. In A Broken Land
07/11 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
07/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
07/14 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
07/15 Cambridge, MA @ Sonia
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 hospitalized 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.