The Verve

The Verve

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 Own’, light years better than any of Ashcroft’s solo oeuvre, this is kind...

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The Verve

The Verve

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 their “Hellos” were similarly brief – the reunion...

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The Verve

The Verve

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 modern times walk on soles that were made...

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The Verve; Carling Academy, Glasgow, Friday November 2 and Saturday November 3

The Verve; Carling Academy, Glasgow, Friday...

The number of bands reforming in the last few years has ballooned. It’s a roll call of rock that’s encapsulated the good (Pixies), the bad (The Police) and the ugly (Happy Mondays). Uniquely though, tonight marks The Verve’s second attempt...

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