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Elly McCabe releases beautiful debut EP ‘Wake’

Elly McCabe releases beautiful debut EP ‘Wake’

After a five-year incubation period, Bristol-based singer-songwriter and harpist Elly McCabe last month released her debut EP, Wake. The daughter of musician Nick McCabe, who is most famous for playing guitar with The Verve, Elly has clearly inherited her father’s musical genes. Her 12-minute nautically themed EP is a beautiful collection of four delicate, intimate […]

Noel Gallagher wants to make a record with Richard Ashcroft

An Oasis fan/news site, Stop Crying Your Heart Out, has reported on comments Noel Gallagher allegedly made in NME recently. “I haven’t seen Richard for ages, but whatever he’s doing I hope he’s making a record,” Gallagher is quoted as saying about former Verve front man Richard Ashcroft. “I don’t know anyone who’s got his […]

An iconic piece of Verve memorabilia: the Space Echo t-shirt – on sale for £14.99

You can now buy this wicked reissue of the 1997 classic designed by Brian Cannon at Microdot. The Verve ‘Space Echo’ image was originally applied to a t-shirt when the band reformed for the first time in 1997. Simon Jones would often be seen wearing the garment and indeed sported it at the first gig on the comeback […]

Discover the stories behind your favourite Oasis, Verve and Suede sleeves.

Whether you realise it or not, Brian Cannon is central to the images you associated with Britpop. The driving force behind Microdot Creative, which he established in 1990, Cannon designed some of the most iconic album sleeves of the Britpop era. He created all of Oasis and The Verve’s sleeves released in the ’90s, and […]

‘Butterfly’: Supergrass vs. Mansun vs. The Verve vs. Shack

Wow! Four, count ’em, FOUR Britpop bands released songs called ‘Butterfly’! Is Britain a land of lepidopterists? Are they all obsessed with the excellent William Wyler film, The Collector? Well, let’s give a listen to the four butterflies to see what they’re all about. Supergrass – Butterfly This is the final track on their last […]

‘Blue’: Elastica vs. The Verve vs. Monaco

Elastica – Blue The quintessential Britpop girls (and Justin Welch) explode with another punchy, angular post-punk blast of noise. It’s pretty, it’s dirty, it’s Elastica. VS. The Verve – Blue Wigan-based The verve have cornered the market on hazy, slightly mystic soundscapes. And this song is classic Verve. ‘Blue’ was the first single from their […]

forth album cover the verve

The Verve Album Review: Forth

Describing the power and beauty created when Richard Ashcroft’s song-writing and vocal talents combine with guitar maestro Nick McCabe’s galaxy-spinning magic is almost as futile as predicting if and when The Verve will reform. By 1999, only six years after The Verve’s first album had been released, the band had split for the second time. […]

The Verve Gravity Grave Promo Shot

Favorite Verve B-Sides & Rarities

Though widely remembered for the massive hit single “Bittersweet Symphony,” the Verve’s back catalog is a treasure trove of beautiful songs. I’m sure we’re all familiar with the albums, but how often do we listen to the Verve’s b-sides and other rarities? “I See the Door” was featured on the “On Your Own” single. It’s […]