Long acclaimed as one of the most innovative and spellbinding bands on the contemporary British pop scene, The Verve finally broke through to a mass international audience in 1997 with the instant classic “Bittersweet Symphony.” The Verve were formed in Wigan in 1990 by Richard Ashcroft (vocals), Nick McCabe (guitar), Simon Jones (bass) and Peter Salisbury (drums). Simon Tong (guitar, keyboard) became a member at a later date. Beginning with a psychedelic sound, by the mid 1990s the band had released several EPs and three albums. The band’s commercial breakthrough was the 1997 album Urban Hymns, one of the best selling albums in UK Chart history. The album features the hit singles “Bitter Sweet Symphony”, “The Drugs Don’t Work” and “Lucky Man”. In 1998, the band won two Brit Awards, appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine and in February 1999, “Bitter Sweet Symphony” was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song. The Verve disbanded in April 1999, citing internal conflicts. The band’s original line up reunited in June 2007, embarking on a tour later that year and releasing the album Forth in August 2008, which spawned the hit single “Love Is Noise”. Amid revived tensions, the band broke up for the second time in 2009.
Lissome Art Studio are proud to introduce a range of stylish limited edition art prints dedicated to The Verve. Each typography poster is individually signed and numbered featuring song titles and lyrics from The Verve albums and most notable recordings.