Pulp revival could see new material

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has suggested there may be a new Pulp album sometime in the future. Reinvigorated by the band's live shows, Cocker has been working on new material.

He told Shortlist that he had been writing again, although with no clear intention of what to do with the new tracks. He wasn't sure if they would feature in the live shows. “It took us long enough to relearn the old songs,” he said, “so we'll have to see about that. But I've got ideas. I keep my little notebook, I've always got that with me. Hopefully there's more stuff than nonsense in there.”

Cocker had qualms about getting Pulp back together for the reunion shows in 2011. He wasn't sure if Pulp still had a receptive audience. "You may have spent your life doing something, but that doesn't necessarily mean anyone else is bothered," he said. "So it was nice that people were bothered when we decided to play some shows.”

Cocker was also encouraged to see that it wasn't all middle-aged fans looking to revive some mid-90s Britpop nostalgia. “The fact that it wasn't all bald heads when we looked out was nice as well. Some reasonably young people came to see us."

Cocker had been developing careers outside the music business as a broadcaster, guest curator and film-maker. Last year's shows, and this year's charity gigs for the Teenage Cancer Trust seem to have revived his appetite for Pulp.

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