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Jarvis Cocker has denied he is planning a Pulp reunion.

Despite being joined onstage by Pulp bassist Steve Mackay, auxiliary guitarist Richard Hawley and keyboard played Candida Doyle for a solo show in November, he admitted that he hadn’t considered a full-blown reunion.

When asked about it Cocker declared: “Hell would have to freeze over first! No, I don’t know. The members of the group are all in touch with each other and all friendly, there have been no deaths that I know of.

“So there is no barrier other than the fact that at the moment I can’t really see a point. If it was to seem like the right thing to do then there’s no reason why not, but I am certainly not planning it at the moment.”

Cocker also said he considered making a Pulp album before making his first solo album ‘Jarvis’, due to the fact former Pulp member Steve Mackey played on the album (and is also in Jarvis’ touring band) along with Richard Hawley, who was also briefly in the Sheffield band.

He said: “If I wanted to make a Pulp record, I would have made one. We talked about that before we did it and also we didn’t want to sound like one of his (Hawley’s) records, not because I don’t like his records, but because that wouldn’t do either one of us any favours.”

Cocker also considered his musical legacy, he told The Trip Wire: “I hated that term (Britpop) and never considered Pulp to be a part of that…I actually don’t think that much interesting music came out of Britpop really, maybe other people would disagree with me.”


The former Pulp frontman will release his first solo album, Jarvis, April 3 in North America via Rough Trade.

Download: Jarvis Cocker – “Don’t Let Him Waste Your Time”


Drawing comparisons to Pulp, The Wedding Present & Blink 182 – all of which I find rather baffling, mind you – The Winterkids seem poised to be the next buzz band of the moment. A 5-piece of teen/twenty-somethings hailing from the countryside village of Peaslake, the Kids are releasing their first full-length, Memoirs, on April 9th through Rough Trade & Banquet Records.

Preceeding the release, the Winterkids are making a few stops in New York before playing an impossible number of shows at SXSW.

The Winterkids – Tape It
The Winterkids – All The Money

Also available is the video for the first single, ‘Tape It’ in which you can see lead singer James Snider looks roughly 12 years old. I guess the Kids part of their name is quite literal.

US Tourdates:
03-11 New York, NY Smash It Up Sundays @ Niagara
03-13 New York, NY Live From London @ Mercury Lounge
03-14 Austin, TX – SXSW Levis / Fader Party @ The Fort
03-15 Austin, TX – SXSW The Blind Pig
03-16 Austin, TX – SXSW Austin Convention Center
03-16 Austin, TX – SXSW Pangea Party @ Barcelona
03-16 Ausitn, TX – SXSW Official SXSW Showcase @ Whisky Bar
03-17 Austin, TX – SXSW The Musebox party @ Habana Annex

Albert Hammond, Jr. – best known for his work with The Strokes and his famous songwriting father – is finally seeing a stateside release for his album ‘Yours To Keep’. The album features guest musicians such as Sean Lennon, Ben Kweller, Jody Porter (Fountains of Wayne), Sammy James Jr. (The Mooney Suzuki) & fellow Stroke Julian Casablancas.

1 Cartoon Music for Superheroes (2:04)
2 In Transit (3:32)
3 Everyone Gets a Star (3:05)
4 Bright Young Thing (3:13)
5 Blue Skies (3:17)
6 101 (3:27)
7 Call an Ambulance (3:11)
8 Scared (4:41)
9 Holiday (3:08)
10 Hard to Live in the City (5:13)

The release of the album will be followed by a brief headlining tour with The Mooney Suzuki and then 6 dates supporting Bloc Party. Dates below.

8 – San Francisco, CA – Popscene #
10 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre #
13 – Dallas, TX – Gypsy Tea Room #
14 – Houston, TX – Meridian #
15 – Austin, TX – SXSW New Line Showcase – Blender Bar @ Ritz
17 – Atlanta, GA – Roxy Theatre #
18 – Nashville, TN – Exit Inn #
20 – Indianapolis, IN – Birdy’s #
21 – Columbus, OH – The Basement #
23 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre ^
24 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Theatre ^
25 – Toronto, ONT – Koolhaus ^
27 – Montreal, QUE – Metropolis ^
28 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre ^
30 – New York, NY – United Palace Theatre ^
31 – New York, NY – United Palace Theatre ^

2 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
3 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
5 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

# Headlining w/ The Mooney Suzuki as support
^ Supporting Bloc Party

Rough Trade Records has joined forces with World’s Fair Label Group. This will allow them to license and market select titles for North American release. The deal will give the UK indie label direct access to the U.S. market; which it has been without due to the financial woes of Sanctuary Records (part owner).

The first offerings include the latest albums from Jarvis Cocker, British Sea Power, The Veils, Brakes, and 1990s. The first batch of releases is expected in April or May.

image copyright: Coffeestain Studios
It’s hard to believe that former Moldy Peaches cohort, Adam Green has come so far. Looking like a dapper second-fiddle to the Strokes, Green sports the mod look with so much finesse that I expected his album to sound like a knockoff of the same sort.

Thankfully, it’s nothing of the sort.

While Green’s fellow lead, Kimya Dawson went off to do cute and fun anti-folksongs after The Moldy Peaches, Adam decided to up it a notch. His album, “Jacket Full of Danger” is rich and full, with lush strings and piano accompaniment to back up his Nick Caves-ish style of singing. And when the guitar picks up, it’s got enough grit and grime to sound like he sat a cigarette between the strings.

This album’s sound is heavily influenced by some of music’s greats. His bluesy-smooth voice croons through the fifteen tracks, singing about everything from bad drug trips, to even worse women, and satisfying his own animal desires. If it were done with any less style, I’d probably just laugh. But his convoluted narratives and lounge-like musical backing holds my ear at attention. And if that weren’t enough, he ends the album with a closeout song dedicated to “Hairy Women”.

With that, I can assure you that this album will get heavy rotation on my CD player.

The new Jarvis Cocker single “Don’t Let Him Waste Your Time” will be released January 8. Three versions will be available”

7-inch #1: A Side: Dont Let Him Waste Your Time B Side: Big Stuff

7-inch #2: A Side: Dont Let Him Waste Your Time B Side: One Man Show

CD Single:

1. Don’t Let Him Waste Your Time
2. The Mouse, The Bird & The Sausage (Jarv Cast)
3. Running The World (Karaoke Video)

Watch the video: click here

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