Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Elly McCabe releases new EP 'Wake'

Elly McCabe, singer/songwriter and daughter of famed Verve and Black Submarine guitarist Nick McCabe, has released a new 4-track EP titled Wake.

The EP, recorded in December 2015, is "a collective of mostly nautical themed songs, both old and new." For more details, visit Elly McCabe on bandcamp or reverbnation.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Richard Ashcroft rehearses with new band

New photos of Richard Ashcroft in the studio rehearsing with his new band (post-United Nations of Sound) have been posted by Steve Kutner, Ashcroft's manager. Pictured is Adam Phillips (guitar), Anthony Gorry (keyboards), Steve Sidelnyk (drums), and Damon Minchella (bass), who is out of frame. In the photos, Kutner is quoted as saying "It's alive" and "Real music is coming home." No release date for the album is available yet, but it seems that the long five year wait for new material is soon coming to an end.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Richard Ashcroft finishes recording next album

According to new manager, Steve Kutner, former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft has finished recording songs for his upcoming record. Kutner took to Instagram to share the news and posted a picture of a CD with the words: "It's finished #richardashcroft," written below. The new album was recorded at Metropolis Studios where The Verve recorded Urban Hymns, the band's third studio album and first commercial breakthrough.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Richard Ashcroft to play Bilbao Festival 2015

Richard Ashcroft has been added to the lineup at Bilbao's festival, BIME Live 2015, to be held in Bilbao, Spain on October 30 and 31st.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Richard Ashcroft to make live return with two festival dates later this year

Richard Ashcroft has announced plans to make a return to performing live with two festival dates confirmed for later this year.

Ashcroft has not played a full solo gig since he appeared at Latitude Festival in 2013, though he did perform briefly last year at a gig in Dubai.

The former Verve frontman's live return will take place on October 22 with a solo, acoustic slot at Zermatt Unplugged in Zurich, Switzerland. He will then follow this up with a set at Corona Capital in Mexico City, Mexico on November 22. Both dates are confirmed by International Talent Booking, Ashcroft's booking agency.
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