Lee Gaze, Stuart Richardson, Mike Lewis, Luke Johnson and Jamie Oliver took a six month hiatus after Ian’s conviction and now they’ve recruited American musician Geoff to front their new band.
The ex-Thursday singer has revealed that he hadn’t heard of Lostprophets when they asked him to join them as part of No Devotion.
“To be honest, I never really listened to Lostprophets,” he said. “But with this music we speak a common language. 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.”
No Devotion have unveiled their first new song and they’ll also set off on tour later this month.
Months after Ian’s sentencing, guitarists Lee and Mike spoke for the first time, with Mike stating: “I feel incredibly bad for his mother and his whole family and the stigma they have to endure now because of what he’s done and what his actions have done to hurt many people.
“But I have no interest in questioning him about it. Never.”
“I don’t think I’d get the answers I wanted,” Lee said, when asked if he would visit Ian in jail. “And I don’t know what knowing answers to certain questions would give me now, either.”
Listen to No Devotion’s debut track below...