Geoff Rickly “Poisoned and Robbed” in Germany


Poor Geoff Rickly cannot catch a break. Last week, the former Thursday head-honcho received a lot of backlash when it was revealed that the “Internet’s Most Hated Man,” Martin Shkreli, was a major investor in his record label, Collect Records. Following the backlash, he quickly revealed that he had cut all ties with Shkreli which may mean the end of the record label.

But if that wasn’t enough, over the weekend, the No Devotion frontman was reportedly poisoned and robbed in Germany. No Devotion was scheduled to perform at Rock Cafe St. Pauli as part of the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg on Friday (Sept. 25), when the incident took place outside the venue. As one can image, the show was cancelled and Rickly was taken to the hospital.

Taking to Instagram, Rickly recounted what happened. He reveals that due to the incident he had to spend the night at the hospital forcing the group to miss their show that night. But, it appears that Rickly has recovered nicely and in a timely manner because No Devotion made it to their show in Paris on Sunday (Sept. 27). According to travelers, the poisoning of tourists’ drinks is a quite common occurrence since it allows those doing the poisoning to rob them without that much of a hassle.

Rickly’s post can be seen below.

Even with this unfortunate incident which sadly is not the first time Rickly has been robbed (he was robbed at gunpoint in New York City in 2013), No Devotion will continue on their previously announced tours which continues tonight at The Portland Arms in Cambridge. Following a few more European stops, the group will head over to the United States for a couple of Northeast tour stops. Full tour dates can be seen on the band’s Facebook page.

No Devotion’s debut album, Permanence was released last Friday, Sept. 25.

No Devotion Premiere “Permanent Sunlight”


No Devotion has returned, giving their small but growing dedicated fan base a new song off of their impeding debut album, Permanence. The new song is titled “Permanent Sunlight” and will appear alongside their previously released tracks such as “Eyeshadow,” “Stay” and “Addiction” which was release to listeners back at the beginning of July.

“Permanent Sunlight” can be streamed below.

Permanence is set to be released on Sept. 25 through frontman Geoff Rickly’s Collect Records. For those interested in pre-ordering the album before its release next month, it’s currently available for purchase.

No Devotion Stream “Addiction”


A week after unveiling the official release date for their debut record, Permanence, No Devotion is giving fans another new song off the impending record.

The new song, which the band confirmed would be released this week, is titled “Addiction.”

“Addiction” marks the second “official” single from the record with “Death Rattle” being the first. “Death Rattle” is the song that plays in the background of the video the group released last week to announce the release of Permanence.

Also feature on Permanence are “Eyeshadow,” “10,000 Summers,” and “Stay” which were all released last year by the band and is also part of their singles boxset.

Stream “Addiction” below.

Permanence will be released on Sept. 25 through Collect Records, frontman Geoff Rickly’s record label.

The full track list for Permanence can be seen below.


01. “Break”
02. “Permanent Sunlight”
03. “Eyeshadow”
04. “Why Can’t I Be With You?”
05. “I Wanna Be Your God”
06. “Death Rattle”
07. “10,000 Summers”
08. “Night Drive”
09. “Stay”
10. “Addition”
11. “Grand”

No Devotion Confirm Debut Album for the Fall


It’s going to be a year since the remaining members of the now-defunct Lostprophets and Thursday frontman Geoff Rickly revealed they had joined forces and created a new band.

Now, almost a year after that announcement was made, No Devotion have officially confirmed the release of their long-awaited debut record for later this year. Since their inception, the band has released a couple of tracks and a singles boxset featuring those songs.

The debut album will be titled Permanence and is slated to be released on Sept. 25 through Rickly’s own record label, Collect Records.

In addition to the title of the record as well as its release date, the band have also revealed the complete track list and a teaser for the album which feature a snippet of a new song titled “Death Rattle.”

Watch the teaser here.

Permanence will feature 11 tracks, three of which had been previously released (“Eyeshadow,” “10,000 Summers,” and”Stay”).

The complete track list for Permanence can be seen below.


01. “Break”
02. “Permanent Sunlight”
03. “Eyeshadow”
04. “Why Can’t I Be With You?”
05. “I Wanna Be Your God”
06. “Death Rattle”
07. “10,000 Summers”
08. “Night Drive”
09. “Stay”
10. “Addition”
11. “Grand”

No Devotion Drummer Leaves Band

No Devotion to support Gerard Way on UK tour

No Devotion drummer, Luke Johnson announced earlier in the day that he has departed from the band. In a statement to fans, the drummer revealed that after two years with the group, who have yet to release a debut album, just a couple of tracks since their formation, he had decided it was his time to leave.

“No Devotion has been an integral part of my daily life for the last two years. It comes with great sadness to announce that after the NYC show on October 28th 2014 I parted ways with No Devotion. This was a very difficult decision to make; we have been through a lot together. Love ‘em like brothers! I’d like to say a big thank you to all the people that continue to support me, especially the Fans! Much love and Respect!”

A few hours after Johnson announced the news, the rest of No Devotion took to Facebook to release their own joint statement about the departure. In the statement, they reveal Johnson had gone to them a while back to tell them that he would not be able to fulfill his commitment to No Devotion.

Matt Tong, formerly of Bloc Party will be replacing Johnson for the remainder of the recording sessions while Phil Jenkins of Kids in Glass Houses will take over the drum kit during upcoming shows.

Read the band’s statement below.

“To clarify this morning’s news: A few months back, Luke approached us with the concern that he would be unable to fulfill commitments to No Devotion moving forward. It was sad to hear, because we’ve obviously been on quite the journey together over the past five years. We didn’t say anything publicly, because deep down we hoped he’d change his mind.

Matt Tong (formerly of Bloc Party) stepped in to fill in on drums for the remainder of recording, and Phil Jenkins from Kids in Glass Houses will be joining us for our upcoming shows.

We wish Luke all the best, and are looking forward to seeing everyone in this new year.”

No Devotion formed after the demise of Lostprophets two years ago with the remaining members of the defunct band and Thursday frontman, Geoff Rickly. As of now, the band have only released a handful of song while a debut record is currently in the works, like the band statement hints at.

No Devotion to Headline U.K. Tour in January

No Devotion to support Gerard Way on UK tour

It’s been a year since the creation of No Devotion, and the band are already planning on heading out on a headlining tour in January.

The band which features former members of the now tarnished and defunct Lostprophets as well as Thursday frontman, Geoff Rickly have revealed a handful of tour dates in the United Kingdom for January 2015.

The tour will begin on Jan. 19 in Bristol at The Fleece and wrap up a few days later in London at the O2 Academy Brixton.

Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way will be opening for them on selected dates including Birmingham, Southampton, and Reading.

Tour dates can be seen below.


Jan. 19 – Bristol @ The Fleece

Jan. 20 – Birmingham @ O2 Academy

Jan. 21 – Southampton @ O2 Guildhall

Jan. 22 – Reading @ The Bowery District

Jan. 23 – London @ O2 Academy Brixton

While No Devotion has released three tracks, the band have yet to formally announced the release date for their debut record. They have, though, released a special Singles 2014 boxset, which includes 12” versions of their previously released songs including “Stay” and “10,000 Summers.”

Listen to No Devotion’s “10,000 Summers”


No Devotion have been a little quiet in the last couple of month, but we’d like to believe it has to be because they’ve been busy touring.

Now, the band which is made up of the remaining members of Lostprophets and Thursday frontman, Geoff Rickly are back with a brand new track.

The new song is titled “10,000 Summers” and was up for sale beginning yesterday on both iTunes and on vinyl through Rickly’s Collect Records.

“10,000 Summers” is the third song that the band have released since they announced their formation. Lead single “Stay” was released back in July while the B-side track, “Eyeshadow” was released as a single in August.

Listen to the new song below.

No Devotion will be wrapping up their first headlining tour tonight at Glasslands in Brooklyn with Ricky Eat Acid, Black Clouds, and Creepoid.

Originally, the band were announced as a supporting act for Neon Trees’ “First Things First” tour, but due to Neon Trees bassist Branden Campbell needing to undergo open-heart surgery, the Las Vegas band scaled back their tour dates. But, that didn’t stop No Devotion from going their own way to promote the act.

As for that debut album we’ve been waiting for, there’s been no mention on when it will be released or a tentative release date. But we kind of understand because Rickly is such a busy man.

No Devotion Release Video for “Eyeshadow”


It’s been a few months since the remaining members of Lostprophets joined forces with Thursday’s Geoff Rickly to create a new band named No Devotion. Since announcing the formation of the band, Rickly and company have unveiled two songs from the group.

The first song, “Stay” was released on a 12-inch through Rickly’s record label, Collect Records. On the B-side of the record, the group released another track titled “Eyeshadow” which has now gotten the music video treatment.

As of now, there has been no word on a full length album, but we can assume one is coming soon since it was just confirmed that No Devotion will be heading out on tour with Neon Trees for their “First Things First Tour.”

In addition to the Neon Trees tour, No Devotion have announced a couple of headlining tour dates which can be seen below.


29 – Bakersfield, CA – Fox Theater *
30 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory *

02 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy +
04 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl at Hard Rock +
05 – Phoenix, AZ – Orpheum Theater *
06 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater *
07 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater *
09 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium *
11 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club +
12 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar +
14 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter +
15 – Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe +
17 – Harris, MI – Island Resort & Casino *
18 – Harris, MI – Island Resort & Casino *
19 – Clive, IA – Seven Flags Event Center *
21 – Wichita, KS – Cotillion Ballroom *
22 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom *
24 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe +
25 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose +
26 – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy +
28 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands +

* = supporting Neon Trees
+ = headlining dates

Former Lostprophets Members Speak About Tarnished Band Name


Last week, we uncovered that the remaining members of Lostprophets had joined Thursday’s Geoff Rickly to create a new band named No Devotion.

In the wake of the Ian Watkins chronicles where he plead guilty to 13 charges including attempted rape and sexual assault of a child under the age of 13, the four remaining members of the Welsh band were left with a tarnished band name.

In turn, they announced back in October that the band were splitting up in the midst of Watkins’ trial.

In an interview with The Guardian, it was revealed how much Watkins’ 29 year sentencing affected the band. It was so bad that guitarist Lee Gaze revealed he can’t listen to anything the band had put out.

“I can’t [listen]. It’s tainted, because he was the voice of the band, and it was his lyrics.”

The band’s former bassist, Stuart Richardson was so affected by the turn of events that he smashed a platinum disc that was given to each member in celebration of 2006’s Liberation Transmission platinum status.

“I don’t know how his badness can’t cancel out our music,” Richardson began. “We had platinum records in our houses, awards…I smashed Liberation Transmission the other day. The rest are in the garage and they’ll probably never come out again.”

But not all things are bad. In order to distance themselves from the damaged Lostprophets name, No Devotion which not only features Gaze and Richardson, but also Jamie Oliver, Luke Johnson and Mike Lewis, is set to release their debut album, Stay later this month. The newly formed band had released their first single last week, the same day they revealed the creation of the group.

Former Lostprophets Members Form New Band


When Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins was arrested for last year and tried earlier this year, fans and non-fans of Lostprophets had spoken out about how no one should support the band because Watkins would still be making money off of the band. Many pointed out that that kind of thinking and of course Watkins arrest and imprisonment reflected negative on the band that had nothing to do with his disgusting crimes. 

Now, the other members of Lostprophets have finally made the decision to move on from the band that helped make a name for them to another that could be a fresh start for them (you can read the full press statement about the formation below).

The former members, Lee Gaze, Mike Lewis, Jamie Oliver, Stuart Richardson, and Luke Johnson  have formed a new band with Thursday’s vocalist, Geoff Rickly. 
The newly-formed band has been named No Devotion and set to release their new song, “Stay” as a 12-inch single on Rickly’s label, Collect Records.

“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.”

The song is currently up on iTunes for sale, as well as the B-side , “Eyeshadow.”