News Archive

17 October 2011

Guardian interview

The following appeared in today's Guardian (Monday, 17th October):

16 October 2011

Book signings

Jarvis will be signing copies of Mother, Brother, Lover at the following book stores:

  • Monday, 24th October
    Foyles, Charing Cross Road, London. From 18:30 to 19:30.
    For more details and to enter a competition to win a limited edition signed copy visit the Foyles website.
  • Thursday, 27th October
    Waterstone's, 24-26 Orchard Square, Sheffield S1 2FB. From 17:30.
    More details on the Faber & Faber website

For both events entry is free but early arrival is advised to avoid disappointment.

14 October 2011

Future of Pulp

When asked about Pulp's future plans during his talk at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, Jarvis said he did not want Pulp to become a 'heritage act', but suggested they may do something in the spring.

14 October 2011

Jarvis returns to his old school

The Star in Sheffield has published an article about a presentation Jarvis gave to pupils at his old school. He spoke about Pulp's early years with a presentation that included "home movies, photos, lyrics and some of Jarvis’s earliest songs".

Pulp were formed at City School in Stradbroke Road in 1978 and they played their first gig in the school hall in around March 1980.

Read the article.

14 October 2011

Faber appoints Jarvis Cocker as Editor-at-Large

It has been announced that Jarvis is to take on the position of Editor-at-Large at Faber. He will undertake a broad commissioning role for two years starting in January 2012.

Jarvis' book of selected lyrics, Mother, Brother, Lover, is published by Faber on 20th October.

Lee Brackstone, publishing director at Faber:

Jarvis felt like a natural fit with the Faber sensibility, both as author and editor, and I'm sure the small list of books he will develop will represent his eccentric and yet popular touch. We now have an excellent portfolio of authors from the pop world and our intention is to develop these relationships and continue to build a reputation as the home for exciting and original writing on music.


I am proud, and more than a little excited, to be asked to work with Faber in an editorial capacity. It is my dearest hope that we will produce some fantastic books together.

More information on the Faber website.

12 September 2011

It reissue: new tracklisting

Fire Records have again revised the tracklisting for their forthcoming reissue of Pulp's first album It. Three previously unreleased tracks are now included: Please Don't Worry (It LP Session version), Sink Or Swim and Blue Girls (Alternate Mix).

Full tracklisting:

  1. My Lighthouse
  2. Wishful Thinking
  3. Joking Aside
  4. Boats and Trains
  5. Blue Girls
  6. Love Love
  7. In Many Ways
  8. Looking for Life
  9. My Lighthouse (Single Version)
  10. Please Don't Worry
  11. Blue Girls (Alternate Mix)
  12. Sink Or Swim

The release date is 24th October 2011 (23rd October in North America). The album will be available on CD and vinyl.

Also, details of the previously mentioned reissues of Freaks and Separations have been removed from the Fire Records website suggesting that they have been delayed.

More details: Fire Records.

11 September 2011

'Close Up' featuring Jarvis Cocker

Another event has been announced to promote Jarvis' new book of selected lyrics called Mother, Brother, Lover.

On Sunday, 16th October, at Manchester Town Hall (Great Hall), Jarvis will be discussing his life and work with DJ/writer Dave Haslam. Tickets are available on for £7. The event is part of The Manchester Weekender.

More details here.

22 August 2011

Jarvis at the Cheltenham Literature Festival

Jarvis Cocker is to give a talk about his forthcoming book during the Cheltenham Literature Festival. The event will take place at Town Hall (Main Hall), Cheltenham on Saturday, 8th October 2011 at 21:00. Tickets £15.

Mother, Brother, Lover, a collection of Jarvis' lyrics, is to be published on 20th October by Faber and Faber.

For more information and tickets go to the Cheltenham Literature Festival website.

17 August 2011

Reading Festival TV coverage

There will be television coverage of Pulp's set at the Reading Festival on Saturday, 27th August 2011. It will be shown on BBC3 between 8:45pm and 10:30pm.

This will be the first television coverage since Pulp's reunion.

BBC website

13 August 2011

Make Do and Mend - Volume One

New compilation compiled by Jarvis.


  1. Carol Batton - Beeing
  2. Yamasuki - Yamasuki
  3. Jean-Claude Vannier - Le Roi Des Mouches Et La Confiture De Rose mp3
  4. Jacky Chalard - Super Man, Super Cool (Extended Version) mp3
  5. Billy Green - Death Trip
  6. Amral's Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Drum Orchestra - The World Is A Ghetto
  7. Gong - Rational Anthem mp3
  8. Fusioon - Tocatta y Fug
  9. Angelo Michajlov - Haxipola's Trip
  10. Angelo & Eighteen - Flight 2 mp3
  11. Jane Weaver and Wendy Flower - Silver Chord
    Bonus track
  12. Jean-Claude Vannier - Au Desepoir Des Singes
From the Finders Keepers website:

In response to the Finders Keepers/Twisted Nerve/Bird/Battered Ormnaments stock loss in the PIAS warehouse fires caused by rioting on August 8th a few of our close label mates have come together to compile some of their favourite moments from the Finders Keepers family discography. A series of 10 limited edition CD and MP3 compilations curated by the likes of Jarvis Cocker, Demdike Stare, David Holmes and Gruff Rhys including some exclusive and unreleased tracks are now ready to order directly from the website and like minded retailers in a bid to ease us back onto our feet releasing phantastic obscure and obselete music as soon as possible.

For the next five months we will present 10 limited edition albums (one every 2 weeks) kindly compiled by B-Music stalwarts and friends, including Jarvis Cocker, Demdike Stare, David Holmes and Gruff Rhys (amongst others) choosing their favourite songs from our expansive catalogue, as well as featuring exclusive songs, edits and remixes.

To order or for more information go to the Finders Keepers website.

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