The members of Lostprophets were left in a sticky situation when their vocalist and frontman Ian Watkins was convicted for underage sex offenses. The remaining members of the Welsh band: Lee Gaze, Mike Lewis, Stuart Richardson, Jamie Oliver and Luke Johnson will be teaming up with Geoff Rickly (of Thursday and United Nations) for an upcoming project.
In a recent interview with Radio Cardiff, Rickly voiced his excitement to be working with these guys and being a part of what he believes is their well deserved ‘second chance’; “It’s been my honour to work with them on their new band from a label perspective. And it’s just so good, man – people are not going to know what hit them when the new band comes out. It’s like everything I grew up on: a little bit of New Order, a little bit of Joy Division, little bit of The Cure. It’s just so forward-thinking. All the roots are everything I’ve ever loved from goth music. It’s just really cool. I think if ever there was a group of people that needed a second chance, it’s those guys -and they’re going to take full advantage of it. I’m really proud of them.”