So I'm aware that everyone knows that the Verve is back together and have planned to tour the UK (please come to the US, please come to the US), but did you know there is a free download of the first track that they recorded together in ten years available at NME?
"We all decided, that rather than meeting for a cup of coffee or a beer or whatever, we should meet in a studio where we can do what we do. Straight away."
And so the outcome of that is the download. The song is called, "The Thaw Sessions" (Cold War?) and it is 14 minutes long. Listening now. Sounds more like the band jamming than a song, but does have an authentic Verve feel.
Richard Ashcroft and the crews entire interview is here.