A GIRL WITH NO LOVE – New Noctorum Single

The first track aired from the new album is A Girl With No Love. Comical in its despair, the song explores the emotions of and options against physical loneliness in a world where, surrounded with many choices, one can find themselves not just alone with their thoughts but with the incessant pressing pain of nature’s physical needs. In removing the complicated social etiquette, the compromise, the personality, the perceived trouble involved, the cost – this one time expense might adequately satisfy that nature in a world where communication skills, empathy and love are lost in a lonely room full of blind sentient beings that are unable to connect, unable to trust and are doomed or blessed to an eternity of fantasy.



“I will start this review off by saying this: I love Marty Willson-Piper. He, to me, is the definition of an original musician and guitarist. And this single by his project, called Noctorum, is but another prime example of that fact. The track titled A Girl With No Love just jumps right in with an infectious six string groove that gets right to the point while quenching that thirst for the perfect groove. A Girl With No Love also displays the out-of-the-box thinking of the songwriter within Willson-Piper. Seamlessly diverging from rough rock style verses to a silky smooth chorus and into a lush and serenely styled bridge all within 4 minutes 27 seconds. This is originality incarnate.” (Ryan Martin, Jammerzine)

“As someone who was/is obsessed with The Church and more than a little in love with All About Eve, three words that are really going to make my day are Marty, Willson and Piper. So with a new Noctorum album promised and a teaser single landing in the review pile, everything in the world is good again.
Noctorum, a collaborative pairing of MW-P and producer Dare Mason, have been releasing albums that mix alt-rock drive, indie flair and melodic accessibility since 2002’s debut Sparks Lane, alongside the formers solo, touring and writing careers. And anyone who can add Grace Slick, Aimee Mann, Susannah Hoffs to their resume obviously knows their way around a song.
And A Girl With No Love is just another example of how well MW-P does indeed know his way around a song. Bristling with energy and rock and roll groove but retaining that slight psychedelic infusion that served his formative band so well, it is that trade off between its underground nature and hooky accessibility that will see it pick up fans across the spectrum. And whereas most people would be happy to just motor through such a well-conceived tune, the charm here is the addition of some ethereal dynamic drops which make the foot-on-the-monitor highs all the more effective.
A great song, but what else did you expect. Those of us in the know didn’t need to be sold on Noctorum’s talents and skills at fashioning such great songs and as a sonic calling card for the forthcoming album The Afterlife, it more than does its job.” (Dave Franklin, Dancing About Architecture)


Marty Willson-Piper – lead vocal, electric lead and rhythm guitars, acoustic guitar, bass
Dare Mason – rhythm guitar, harmonica, backing vocals
Georgia Dulcie – angelic vocals
Eddie John – drums

Written and produced by Marty Willson-Piper & Dare Mason
Lyrics by Marty Willson-Piper
Recorded and mixed by Dare Mason at the VIP Lounge, Penzance, England
Mastered by Poppy Weinberger for Riverfish Mastering
Design by Olivia Willson-Piper


I wanna know you
I wanna show you
I wanna mistletoe you
While you just stare

I don’t wanna switch you
I don’t wanna flick you
I don’t wanna stick to
How the book depicts you

So I turn another page
To see what to expect from you
Your skin feels like a real girl
As I love you again

Having you’s expensive
The benefits extensive
You don’t get defensive
And I don’t lose

I can choose your clothing
There’s no more self-loathing
I can do my own thing
Without you opposing

It says here that you were made for me
In a town somewhere outside Tokyo
You saved me from emotional despair
In a world with no love
With a girl with no love

I don’t wanna bait you
It’s difficult to hate you
It’s so easy to date you
So easy to make you

All my fears are washed away
As I lie right here beside you
In the darkness, with the heavy curtains drawn
The difference is so small

And I know should anything go wrong
I can call and simply just replace you
You will always be the same
‘Cause I have, I have your model number

[Schoolkids Records 2019]

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