August 12, 2022

Pulp’s seminal 1998 album This Is Hardcore turns 25 subsequent 12 months, and the band has a reunion within the works to rejoice the event. Jarvis Cocker stated as a lot at a latest Q&A, teasing, “Subsequent 12 months Pulp are going to play some live shows!”

Cocker was talking at a Guardian-hosted speak and Q&A about his new memoir Good Pop, Unhealthy 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 12 months 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 can mark the band’s first reside performances since 2012. They shared a one-off single known as “After You” that very same 12 months, 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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