August 14, 2022

Pulp’s seminal 1998 album This Is Hardcore turns 25 subsequent yr, and the band has a reunion within the works to have fun the event. Jarvis Cocker stated as a lot at a latest Q&A, teasing, “Subsequent yr Pulp are going to play some live shows!”

Cocker was talking at a Guardian-hosted discuss and Q&A about his new memoir Good Pop, Dangerous Pop when a fan requested a couple of mysterious clip the Pulp frontman posted to Instagram on July twentieth. Within the video, the phrases “What precisely do you do for an encore?” seem over a black display screen. The identical line seems in “This Is Hardcore,” which Cocker was certain to level out in his response.

“It was intentionally cryptic,” Cocker stated. “It’s a line from ‘This Is Hardcore’… Subsequent yr Pulp are going to play some live shows!”

When and the place, precisely, these live shows will happen has but to be revealed, but when a Pulp reunion does happen in 2023, it’ll mark the band’s first stay performances since 2012. They shared a one-off single referred to as “After You” that very same yr, whereas their final studio album was 2001’s We Love Life. 

Final October, Cocker shared the solo LP CHANSON d’ENNUI TIP-TOP, a French-language album that served as a companion piece to Wes Anderson’s movie The French Dispatch.

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