Jarvis Cocker refuses to rule out Pulp comeback: 'We're like a dormant volcano'

Pulp's contemporaries Blur have announced a new album and Hyde Park gig

Jess Denham
Tuesday 24 February 2015 15:26
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Jarvis Cocker has refused to rule out the possibility of a Pulp comeback, comparing his Britpop band to a “dormant volcano” that could erupt at any moment.

The 51-year-old frontman insisted that the “Common People” group do not deliberately remain “clock and dagger” about their future plans, but are “just not very together”.

“It’s like a volcano, you can think ‘Wow, that’s dormant’ and then the next day your house has gone because it’s erupted,” Cocker told NME at the music magazine’s awards ceremony last week.

“Everything to do with Pulp or to do with me happens at such a glacial pace that it’s hard to tell whether anything’s happening or not, but when it does, the whole geography of the planet is changed.”

Not megalomaniacal at all then, Jarvis.

Pulp said last summer that they “honestly” had not discussed recording new material, after releasing their seventh album, We Love Life, in 2001.

The Sheffield rockers reunited for live gigs in 2011 and 2012, but keyboardist Candida Doyle added that “if you step back into that environment where you want to release records, then all these complications step up”.

So it’s not sounding too positive, but we’ll keep on hoping for that surprise eruption anyway. At least we have the upcoming new album and British Summer Time Hyde Park gig from Pulp’s contemporaries Blur to get excited about.

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