Adult rock rules state that your bracing disco rock thumper must be followed by a haunting ballady one. And The Verve are doing as they should. Shitter than ‘On Your…

All farewells should be sudden” declared the sleeve of The Verve’s 1995 single ‘History’, as the band chose to announce their first split in clear and uncompromising terms. Turned out…

Richard Ashcroft is a one-poet kind of guy. After rearranging William Blake’s ‘London’ as ‘History’, he’s only gone and re-bored another of the mystic’s opening lines: “Will those feet in…