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Oct 22, 2018

Richard Ashcroft (formerly of The Verve) released a new solo album, Natural Rebel, last week via Ashcroft's own label, RPA, and BMG. Now he has shared a video for previous single "Born to Be Strangers." Ashcroft self-directed the video, which features him dancing in front of a classic car (perhaps it's his own car). More

Album of the Week: Neneh Cherry

Broken Politics Out Now via Smalltown Supersound

Oct 19, 2018

Neneh Cherry has released a new Four Tet-produced album, Broken Politics, today via Smalltown Supersound and it's our Album of the Week.

Oct 19, 2018

Richard Ashcroft (formerly of The Verve) has released a new solo album, Natural Rebel, today via Ashcroft's own label, RPA, and BMG. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing here. More

Richard Ashcroft (ex-Verve) Shares New Song “That’s When I Feel It”

Natural Rebel Due Out October 19 via RPA and BMG

Oct 10, 2018

Richard Ashcroft (formerly of The Verve) is releasing a new solo album, Natural Rebel, on October 19 via Ashcroft's own label, RPA, and BMG. Now he has shared another song from the album, the string-backed feel good anthem "That's When I Feel It." More

Oct 05, 2018

Richard Ashcroft (formerly of The Verve) is releasing a new solo album, Natural Rebel, on October 19 via Ashcroft's own label, RPA, and BMG. Now he has shared a new non-album track, the acoustic song "Hey Columbo." He has also announced some new UK tour dates for next April. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Flight of the Conchords, Lala Lala, Little Dragon, and More

Plus BADBADNOTGOOD, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Young Galaxy, Ryley Walker, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 28, 2018

We tend to avoid including cover versions in our Songs of the Week list, as they are not truly new songs, but this week we have included two notable ones in our main list. We also rarely include live songs in our Top 10 songs, but have made a big exception this week. More

Sep 26, 2018

Richard Ashcroft (formerly of The Verve) is releasing a new solo album, Natural Rebel, on October 19 via Ashcroft's own label, RPA, and BMG. Previously he shared a video for the album's first single, "Surprised by the Joy" (which was an honorable mention in our Songs of the Week list). Now he has shared another song from the album, "Born to Be Strangers," which has kind of a classic rock/1970s vibe to it. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Kurt Vile, Villagers, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Low, and More

Plus Danielson, Jungle, Django Django, Farao, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 14, 2018

We spent the week wondering if Hurricane Florence was going to hit us here at our headquarters in Southwest Virginia. Lucky for us, it seems to have angled further south, and while we may still get some heavy rains and winds in the coming days and week, it likely won't be as devastating to Virginia as feared. More

Sep 10, 2018

Richard Ashcroft (formerly of The Verve) is releasing a new solo album, Natural Rebel, on October 19 via Ashcroft's own label, RPA, and BMG. When the album was announced no music from it was shared, but now Ashcroft has revealed the album's first single, "Surprised by the Joy," via a video for the song. More

Aug 15, 2018

Richard Ashcroft (formerly of The Verve) has announced a new solo album, Natural Rebel, and some UK tour dates. More

Mar 19, 2018

Former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher released his debut solo album, As You Were, last October via Warner Bros. Now he has announced some North American tour dates for this summer and they feature support from Richard Ashcroft of The Verve. More

Aug 16, 2016

Last week The Verve shared a video for the previously unreleased song "South Pacific," taken from the deluxe reissue of their 1993 debut album, A Storm in Heaven. Now the band has shared the other previously unreleased studio recording from the reissue, "Shoeshine Girl." More

Watch: The Verve – “South Pacific” Video

Previously Unreleased Track from A Storm in Heaven Reissue Due Out September 9

Aug 13, 2016

Listeners who only know The Verve of "Bittersweet Symphony" and their 1997 hit third album Urban Hymns might be surprised to hear their debut album, 1993's A Storm in Heaven, which was more shoegaze/space-rock in nature than the songs and album that later topped the charts. The album is finally getting the deluxe reissue treatment, alongside 1995 sophomore album A Northern Soul, on September 9 and the 4CD set includes two previously unreleased studio recordings: "Shoeshine Girl" and "South Pacific." The latter now has a music video featuring footage of the band recording A Storm in Heaven captured by its producer John Leckie.  More

Mar 23, 2011

For those of you who were too tired to make it through a number of opening monologues, celebrity chats, and your obligatory Top Ten List, yesterday featured a number of worthy performances on the late night circuit. More

Richard Ashcroft Sounds Off with Latest Solo Effort

'United Nations of Sound' Due March 2011

Feb 18, 2011

The Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft returns with United Nations of Sound, his first solo effort in four years. We have the info, plus a free download. More

Nov 03, 2010

Ex-Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft has announced the American release of solo album, United Nations of Sound. We have the details.  More



Reviews

The United Nations of Sound

The United Nations of Sound

Razor & Tie

Apr 05, 2011

Fifteen minutes into The United Nations of Sound, even the most casual of music consumers will ask themselves, "Is this guy kidding?" More