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No Devotion talk moving on: “It’s about letting go of the past”

No Devotion – formed from the ashes of Lostprophets, and former Thursday singer Geoff Rickly – release their debut album ‘Permanence’ on 25th September.

“It’s about letting go of the past” says Geoff in the new issue of Upset. “A lot of this record is about letting go of a lot of the things that happened to both of us in the past and starting something new, building something real from the ground up.

“I think when people get seventeen years into a career and have a devastating thing happen, I think it’s really hard to find something new. A lot of the time they try to recreate what they had and they put out a half-assed version of the thing they just had. That’s what I’m used to; it’s always watering down the same old shit.

“We had this really long talk about that, like it can’t be that, it can’t be like our old bands. It has to be new, it has to have new life, it has to be worth something. It can’t just be the same shitty old thing again. It has to be real. That’s what ‘Permanence’ is about: building something new.”

Read the full feature in the October issue of Upset, out Friday 18th September. Pre-order your copy here, or take out a subscription.

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