World’s Fair

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”


To celebrate the release of their debut album, The Postmarks have put together an e-card that allows you to stream it in its entirety. You can also watch the video for “Goodbye” by Radical Friend, read reviews and lyrics. Click here to enjoy the goodness!

Album in stores February 6th. Pre-order January 23rd.

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.