Entertainment Today caught up with Richard Ashcroft and asked the ex Verve frontman if he felt pressure when he went solo. “Yeah, looking back. I didn’t necessarily feel it as I was doing it really that much. but looking back, I was definitely under pressure,” he admits. “What I mean is to say is, with all those influences, with a band, you can channel them quite easily after you’ve practiced for a while, once you’ve got that subconscious thing going between you when you don’t have to discuss things anymore; that’s important. So now I’ve had to find over the last few years a way of getting back to that point.” Ent-today.com has since removed the article.