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7 February 2012

Pulp to receive an Outstanding Contribution to Music Award at the NME Awards

It's been announced that Pulp will be presented with the Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution to Music Award at this year's NME Awards. The ceremony will take place at the O2 Academy Brixton on 29th February.

Pulp will also play live on the night. Some tickets have gone on public sale for the event (but unfortunately seem to have already sold out).

7 February 2012

Mexico City

Pulp will play Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City on Monday, 23rd April.

Jarvis received a warm welcome when he played solo in Mexico back in 2008, which may have been a factor in Pulp deciding to play a concert there for the first now.

The publicity pictures apparently do not feature Russell Senior, suggesting that he will not play. Russell's fear of flying prevented him from attending most of the 2011 shows that took place outside the UK.

7 February 2012

Fire reissues finally

After repeated delays it looks like the Fire Records reissues of Pulp's first three albums are finally going to be released on Monday, 13th February.

The remastered albums will be available on CD, 12" LP and digital download. They have redesigned sleeves, which will contain liner-notes by Everett True.


More details on the Fire Records website.

23 January 2012

More live dates announced

New US dates in New York and San Francisco have been announced, plus a festival in Murcia, Spain.

From official email message:

The echo returns
Razzmatazz in the birthplace of
Pulp at Radio City Music Hall: has anything of this magnitude happened since Ziggy landed there in '73?
“Dunno mate - fantastic sight-lines though”
Golden Gate? Gotta be great
Murcia, have mercy on us
Enough already.....
…are you sure you're ready for this?

  • 11 April - Radio City Music Hall, New York, USA
  • 13 April - Coachella, Indio, California, USA
  • 17 April - Warfield, San Francisco, USA
  • 20 April - Coachella, Indio, California, USA
  • 4 May - SOS Festival, Murcia, Spain

It remains to be seen whether Russell Senior will take part in these shows. His fear of flying prevented him from playing most non-UK shows last year. The 'Can we conquer our phobias?' message on the official site might imply that it is at least a possibility this time.

16 January 2012


On 10th January Pulp confirmed via their twitter feed and website that they would be playing both weekends at this year's Coachella festival, which takes place at Indio, California in April. They will play on Friday 13th and 20th April.

These will be the band's first Northern American shows since the This Is Hardcore tour in 1998.

Festival website.

6 December 2011

Paris book talk and signing

To celebrate the launch of his new book Jarvis Cocker will be talking about and reading from 'Mother, Brother, Lover', at Rough Trade On Tour chez agnès b.

Widely regarded as one of the most gifted lyricists of his age, and a funny, wry, tender and insightful observer of the human condition in all its minute and arch glory. Jarvis Cocker's first collection of selected lyrics will be presented by the man himself using PowerPoint and followed by a signing session.

This event will take place on Wednesday, 14th December at 7pm. The venue is the 'Rough Trade on tour' pop-up store, located at: Rough Trade chez agnès b, 6 Rue du Jour, 75001 Paris

More details: Rough Trade Shops blog

16 November 2011

Book talk and signing at Rough Trade East

Jarvis will give a talk about and read from Mother, Brother, Lover at Rough Trade East record store, London on Monday, 5th December (7pm). This will be followed by a book signing session.

A wristband is required for entry which must be obtained in advance by buying Jarvis' book either at the Rough Trade East store or on the Rough Trade website. Places are limited so it is advisable to buy a copy as soon as possible if you wish to attend.

More information on the Rough Trade website.

28 October 2011

Jarvis - radio interviews

BBC Radio 3 - Friday, 28th October - 22:00

The Verb:

Musician Jarvis Cocker discusses his lyrics and John Kinsella presents new poetry.

See the BBC website for more details.

Two interviews with Jarvis were broadcast on Monday, 24th October. You can still listen on the BBC iPlayer.

  • BBC World Service - The Strand - "Jarvis Cocker on a book of his song lyrics for 90s band Pulp." iPlayer link
  • BBC Radio 4 - Start the Week - "Andrew Marr talks to musician Jarvis Cocker about lyrics and the lyricism of the everyday" iPlayer link

26 October 2011

Leeds International Film Festival: The Beat Is The Law – Fanfare For The Common People

The Beat Is The Law - Fanfare For The Common People will have its official UK Première at the Leeds International Film Festival 2011 on Friday the 4th November at 9pm in the spectacular setting of Leeds Town Hall.

There will be a question and answer session afterwards which will include Pulp’s Candida Doyle and the film’s director, Eve Wood.

More information.

17 October 2011

It reissue delayed

According to the Fire Records website the reissue of It has been delayed until 28th November 2011 30th January 2012.

(Updated 16th November)

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