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26 January 2013

Pulp announce digital release of After You

After You is to be released as a digital download on Monday, 28th January. It will be available from iTunes, and possibly elsewhere.

The track is Pulp's first new recording in a decade. The band made the recording with producer James Murphy late last year. It has previously been made available as a free download on Christmas Day exclusively to fans who attended the December Sheffield Arena concert and collected a Christmas card containing a download code.

According to a press release, the decision to give the track a commercial release was prompted by the “considerable interest” generated since the limited download in December.

26 December 2012

Pulp's Christmas gift - a new recording of 'After You'

At Pulp's homecoming show on 8th December, Christmas cards were given out containing a download code for a Christmas gift. This was made available on Christmas Day and surprisingly turned out to be a new recording of the song After You.

According to Pitchfork, this was recorded by the band in November, and then finished with the help of LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy in December in London and while on the Coachella cruise.

After You was written around 1999-2000 and at least one demo version was recorded at that time. It was never released, although some fans are familiar with it after a demo recording was mysteriously leaked by someone posting on the Bar Italia message board in 2008.

8 December 2012

Sheffield tonight

Pulp's eagerly awaited Sheffield concert is only hours away.

Contrary to earlier reports, the Boxettes will not be opening, instead 'home movies' will be shown at 7:30. One of these reportedly dates from 1979. At 8:15 there will be a 'countdown to Pulp' with Pulp taking the stage at around 8:30.

EDIT: see this page for more details.

4 December 2012

His 'n' Hers deluxe edition vinyl release

The deluxe edition of His 'n' Hers has been released on vinyl this week. It has come out on the Music on Vinyl label and was released on Monday (3rd December).


  • 2 × 180 gram vinyl
  • 8-Page booklet with liner notes from Jarvis Cocker - presumably the same notes as for the deluxe CD version.
  • Price: £36.00 (


    1. Joyriders
    2. Lipgloss
    3. Acrylic Afternoons
    4. Have You Seen Her Lately?
    5. Babies
    6. She's a Lady
    1. Happy Endings
    2. Do You Remember The First Time?
    3. Pink Glove
    4. Someone Like the Moon
    5. David's Last Summer
    1. Live On (BBC Mark Goodier Session)
    2. You're Not Blind (Demo)
    3. Space (BBC Hit The North Session Soundcheck)
    4. The Boss (Demo)
    5. Watching Nicky (Demo)
    6. Frightened (Demo)
    7. Your Sister's Clothes
    8. Seconds
    1. His 'n' Hers
    2. Street Lites
    3. You're A Nightmare (BBC John Peel Session)
    4. The Babysitter
    5. Deep Fried In Kelvin

More details: Music on Vinyl website

14 November 2012

Festival Les Inrocks

A couple of YouTube videos from the Paris L'Olympia concert:

Official Festival Les Inrocks video, includes Disco 2000

This is Hardcore

The setlist and more details can be found here.

10 November 2012

Pulp Receive Inspiration prize at Q Awards

Pulp, with full band in attendance (minus Russell whose "bad back" Jarvis gave as reason for absence), picked-up their second music magazine gong of the year at the Q awards on Monday October 22nd, following their "Outstanding Contribution To Music" award by NME in February. This time, the award was for "Inspiration".

4 October 2012

Party Clowns - Live in London 1991 CD

(edited 15th November)

Released: 14th November 2012 (although most online shops say 3rd December 2012)

Available from:
Floating World Records
Spin CDs (release date listed as 3rd December 2012)

Promotional info:

Recorded in 1991 at the tipping point of their fame throughout the 1990’s, Pulp perform a glorious set at London’s Town & Country Club in Kentish Town. As one of their first ever live performances on UK television, the band performed on a billtitled ‘Class of ‘91’.

Along with other emerging talent, in association with the NME, Central Television took the brave decision to record theband at the very point at which they were about to explode onto the mainstream music scene.The NME wrote “Pulp are the party clowns and wisely flaunt the metaphysical red noses with deadpannedglee. Singer Jarvis is to all intents and purposes Frank Spencer auditioning for Saturday Night Fever, andtherein lies the essence of Pulp - sartorial catastrophes dressed in funk-splattered overcoats. When they'renot getting groovy, the fivesome are manufacturing an absurd brand of pop which is more sly than a foxwith a crossbow. Furniture meets Chic and decides hey, maybe we can live together after all”.This amazing gig is an insight to the eclectic roots of the band’s musical style. The beginning of this recording even has aflavour of the eccentricity of lead singer Jarvis Cocker, arriving as he did just five minutes before going on stage, havingbeen stuck on a train returning from a stage night in Liverpool. His Rolf Harris-style Stylophone solo needs to be heard to be believed.

  1. Space
  2. The Bed is Full [correctly listed as Death II on the sleeve]
  3. Live On
  4. Love is Blind
  5. Separations
  6. Babies
  7. Legendary Girlfriend
  8. Countdown

NB: the above press release was clearly cobbled together from this PulpWiki page.

2 October 2012


Jarvis Cocker is to take part in a BBC Radio 5 Live show presented by Richard Bacon. It will be recorded live in front of an audience at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Jarvis will discuss his home town and influences on his career.

The show is taking place on Thursday 11 October from 2pm to 4pm. Tickets are free and are currently available via the 5 Live website and at the box office at the theatre.

5 Live's Octoberfest 2012 is a free three-day festival taking place in Sheffield from 11 to 13 October. This will feature "an exciting mix of live broadcasts and events across the city".

Programme details:

Richard hosts his 5 live show live from Sheffield. Expect surprise special guests including Pulp frontman, Jarvis Cocker, who will talk about his life in music and some of the programme’s popular features including the Moan-In.

2 October 2012

Live dates

Confirmed live dates:

There are also rumours of a date in São Paulo, Brazil.

29 August 2012

Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service

Jarvis returns to the BBC 6 Music airwaves on September 2nd to resume his two hour Sunday Service show.

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