The Verve have made 14 minutes of brand new material available to download from NME.com 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 Richard Ashcroft 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 review 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 Uncut.co.uk’s previous report.
The band are playing the following dates starting next month – with a new added date at Nottingham Arena on December 11.
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)
Pic credit: Dean Chalkley