The Verve, Richard Ashcroft (vocals), Simon Jones (bass), Nick McCabe (guitar) and Peter Salisbury (drums) released their first single for over ten years to radio this week. Entitled "Love Is Noise," this is their first single since 1998's "Sonnet."
Produced by the band and recorded at State Of The Ark and Metropolis studio in London, "Love Is Noise" will surprise and thrill even the most ardent Verve fan and looks set to become an anthem for the summer. The single is taken from their new album Forth which is due for release in Canada on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 on Parlophone/EMI Music Canada.
After finishing the record earlier this year the band went straight into an international tour, including a Toronto show and a triumphant appearance at the Coachella festival where "Love Is Noise" went down a storm as the set closer.
The band will be playing the following festivals over the summer:
27/06/08 THE EDEN PROJECT, CORNWALL
29/06/08 GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL, GLASTONBURY
04/07/08 WERCHER FESTIVAL, BELGIUM
05/07/08 BOBITAL FESTIVAL, BOBITAL
11/07/08 T IN THE PARK, KINROSS
12/07/08 OXYGEN FESTIVAL, DUBLIN
16/07/08 ITALIA WAVE FESTIVAL, LIVORNO
18/07/08 SUMMERCASE FESTIVAL, MADRID
19/07/08 SUMMERCASE FESTIVAL, BARCELONA
09/08/08 SUMMERSONIC FESTIVAL, TOKYO
10/08/08 SUMMERSONIC FESTIVAL, OSAKA
16/08/08 V FESTIVAL, STAFFORD
17/08/08 V FESTIVAL, CHELMSFORD