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The latest solo album from Verve singer Richard Ashcroft, United Nations of Sound, came out in the U.K last year, and reviews were not particularly kind in his home country. More »


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On-again, off-again Britpop outfit the Verve broke up, for the third time, in 2009, following their excellent comeback album Forth. Bummer. But the split is bittersweet: The band’s talented frontman… More »


Here’s a rundown of what’s available online and in record stores this week. Check out SPIN’s full review below, plus a stream of a song from each new album. TheMore »


It was a busy week in SPIN.com-land, as we deployed our fearless rock’n’roll vagabond Zack on the road with Radiohead; hosted a stream of the entire new LP from Heavy… More »


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Since the Verve officially split in 1999, the band’s — and not just frontman Richard Ashcroft’s — Shaman-like, transcendent qualities have been noticeably absent from the contemporary rock scene. And… More »


It seems 2008 is destined to be the year the Brits take back rock radio. Following the critical and commercial smash of SPIN July cover boys Coldplay’s Viva La Vida,… More »


New Verve Album Out Aug. 19

After a ten-year absence, gaunt, shaman-like frontman Richard Ashcroft’s recently reunited psych-pop outfit the Verve will return Aug. 19 with their yet-to-be titled follow up to 1997’s acclaimed set UrbanMore »


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