Most people in the States wouldn’t discover The Verve until 1997, with the release of “Urban Hymns,” their third and most commercially successful studio album. By then, The Verve had already dissolved at least once and would soon dissolve again.
“Gravity Grave” was the first song on The Verve’s first studio release in 1992, the Verve EP. Back then they were known simply as “Verve,” and perhaps were dismissed by some as being simply another shoegaze band. But it’s clear from “Gravity Grave” that The Verve’s sound combined elements of shoegaze, neo-psychedelia and space rock while also managing to be distinctly their own.