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No Devotion – Brixton O2 Academy – 23/01/15 | Live Review

We headed down to Brixton to see No Devotion as they support Gerard Way on his UK tour. See what we thought of them here!

Source: Kennerdeigh Scott

Rising from the ashes of 2012’s catastrophic break-up, ex-LostProphets members have finally moved on from the scandal that used to follow them with new band, No Devotion. They’re not the only faces in the band you might recognise; with vocals from Thursday frontman Geoff Rickly and Kids in Glass HousesPhil Jenkins filling in as drummer on this tour, No Devotion is made up of a medley of band members from your teenage years.

For a support band, their stage presence is pretty phenomenal (although perhaps that’s a given considering the years of experience they’ve clocked up between them), with frontman Geoff commanding the stage with the natural ease of a born performer. None of them seem phased to be in a supporting slot, and that rubs off on the crowd who throw themselves into it with surprising enthusiasm.

Source: Kennerdeigh Scott

You can hear the grungey alt-rock background from which the band members emerged in songs like ‘10,000 Summers’, which has a huge sound – partly stemming from the passionate lead vocals – that totally consumes the venue. However, the pop-rock catchiness of synth-infused ‘Stay’, which uses the winning combination of emotive lyrics and upbeat melodies, takes them in a brand new direction that the audience seems to love.

The band admit that they don’t have much material released yet, but that only serves to make the supportive crowd reaction that No Devotion have managed to extract from Brixton tonight even more impressive. If this is what they are already able to achieve at this stage, we can’t wait to see them crank things up a gear.

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