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 debut album called 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.