World exclusive track is available for 7 days only


[b]The Verve[/b] have made 14 minutes of brand new material available to download from today (October 22).

The band’s first new material – entitled ‘The Thaw Session’ is the band’s first to emerge since they announced their reformation after an eight year hiatus.

Rather than talking over ideas for their reunion with a band meeting, the Wigan legends met in a studio in Richmond and jammed out some musical ideas together, resulting in the track they have given to Uncut’s sister title NME.

Front man [b]Richard Ashcroft[/b] said: “We all decided that rather than meeting for a cup of coffee or a beer, we should meet in a studio where we can do what we do. Straight away.”

The track will be available for seven days only.

Check out Uncut’s [b]review[/b] of The Thaw Session – read John Mulvey’s verdict on his blog here.

For more information on The Verve’s new material – which they expect to record early next year, click here for’s previous report.

The band are playing the following dates starting next month – with a [b]new added[/b] date at Nottingham Arena on December 11.

[b]Glasgow Academy (November 2,3)
Blackpool Empress Ballroom (5,6)
London Roundhouse (8,9)
Nottingham Arena (11)
London O2 Arena (December 13)
Glasgow SECC (15)
Belfast Odyssey Arena (17)
Manchester Central (20, 21)[/b]

Pic credit: Dean Chalkley