Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker hinted at new material from the group, who are about to kick off their first U.S. tour in thirteen years at Radio City Music Hall on 4/10. “It took us long enough to re-learn the old songs, so we’ll have to see about that,” he told Shortlist Magazine. “But I’ve got ideas. I keep my little notebook, I’ve always got that with me. Hopefully there’s more stuff than nonsense in there.”
While still uncertain about the prospect of new material, Cocker was excited by the reception of the reunion tour. “The fact it wasn’t all bald heads when we looked out was nice as well. Some reasonably young people came to see us,” he said. “It was nice that people were bothered when we decided to play some shows.”
Pulp last released an album in 2001, with the excellent We Love Life. Their run in the ’90s – specifically His ‘n’ Hers (1994), Different Class (1995), and This Is Hardcore (1998) – was utterly genius; these albums are simply must-listens. Since then, Cocker has released two solo albums, Jarvis (2006) and Further Complications (2009). Pulp guitarist Richard Hawley also has a number of quality solo releases.
Cocker will be making an appearance in NYC tonight at the Tribeca Grand Hotel, at the after-party for the Kurt Cobain photography exhibit by Jesse Frohman. I’ll provide a recap of the event later this week.
04/10 – New York, NY: Radio City Music Hall
04/11 – New York, NY: Radio City Music Hall
04/13 – Indio, CA: Coachella Music Festival
04/17 – San Francisco, CA: The Warfield
04/19 – Pomona, CA: Fox Theater
04/20 – Indio, CA: Coachella Music Festival
04/23 – Mexico City, MX @ Palacio de los Desportes
05/04 – Murcia, ES: Estrella Levante SOS 4.8
07/06 – Turku, FI: Ruisrock
07/08 – Tunari, RO: B’estfest
07/13 – Azzano Decimo, IT: Fiera Della Musica
MP3: Pulp – Razzmatazz
MP3: Pulp – Disco 2000
MP3: Pulp Help The Aged
Would love the prospect of this. Culture needs another big dose of Jarvis Cocker and his off-kilter sense of humor, with silky-smooth “Pulp” to buffer the conversation.
But with such an elegant, melancholy face, why the facial hair? Show-off those lyrical features, Jarv, even if you’re afraid of looking like an overgrown schoolboy.