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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

The Verve - 11 Previously Unreleased “Urban Hymns” Era Tracks Have Surfaced Online

Urban Hymns Reissue Out Now, But These Tracks Aren't on There

Sep 22, 2017

The Verve recently put out a deluxe 20th anniversary reissue of the British band's classic 1997 album Urban Hymns (the one with "Bittersweet Symphony," "The Drugs Don't Work," and "Lucky Man" on it). It includes various unreleased tracks and demos, but now, as Stereogum reports, even more unreleased tracks not included in the reissue have mysteriously surfaced on YouTube.  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

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


Interviews

The Verve

History Repeating

Sep 01, 2008

The fact that The Verve’s 1997 breakthrough mainstream hit was a song called “Bittersweet Symphony” is apt in almost every way. Not only did the track catapult the little-known and criminally ignored band from Wigan, England into superstardom, it also epitomized their future (or lack thereof) and proved to be a fitting epitaph for a band on the cusp of continually falling apart. Indeed, when “Bittersweet Symphony” became a hit, it already seemed that The Verve’s days were numbered. More


Reviews

Urban Hymns (Super Deluxe Edition)

Urban Hymns (Super Deluxe Edition)

Virgin/UMe

Dec 19, 2017

In 1997, there were three monumental British albums that caught the imagination of fans on both sides of the Atlantic. While Radiohead (on their way to becoming one of the world's biggest bands) released the career-making OK Computer and Spiritualized put out the groundbreaking Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in SpaceThe Verve took angsty lyrics, their own much improved songwriting from Richard Ashcroft, and Funkadelic/CAN-like fuzz and repetition to the top of the U.K. charts and made a significant dent in the American charts as well on the back of songs like "Bitter Sweet Symphony."  More