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Pulp — Radio City Music Hall, April 10, 2012

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Radio City Music Hall, April 10, 2012


Mar 18, 2024

Britpop icons Pulp have announced their first North American tour dates in 12 years. Last year the band reunited for dates in the U.K., Europe, and South America, but they haven’t performed in the U.S. since 2012. More

Pulp Bassist Steve Mackey Has Died at Age 56

He Was Not Scheduled to Take Part in the Upcoming Reunion Tour

Mar 02, 2023

Longtime Pulp bassist Steve Mackey has died. He was 56 years old. While no exact cause of death has been given, his wife, stylist Katie Grand, said in a post on Mackey’s Instagram page, that Mackey had been in the hospital for three months, implying an illness. More

Pulp Announce 2023 Reunion Tour

Tickets Go On Sale Next Friday

Oct 28, 2022

Pulp have announced a U.K. reunion tour for 2023. Tickets go on sale next Friday (Nov. 4). More

Jun 27, 2022

Glastonbury finally returned this past weekend after taking 2020 and 2021 off due to COVID-19 and quite a few British icons of the 1990s performed, including JARV IS… (aka Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker), Supergrass, Primal Scream, Saint Etienne, and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. More

Jarvis Cocker Announces New Memoir; Guests on New Climate Change Anthem “Let’s Stick Around”

Good Pop, Bad Pop Due Out May 26, 2022; New Song a Collaboration with Riton and Gucci Soundsystem

Nov 11, 2021

Jarvis Cocker has announced the release of a new memoir, Good Pop, Bad Pop, which will be out on May 26, 2022. Cocker has also just landed a guest feature on the new climate change anthem, “Let’s Stick Around,” by Riton and Gucci Soundsystem—its release coincides with the nearing conclusion of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference. More

Sep 23, 2021

Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker recently shared a cover of the 1965 Christophe song “Aline,” which was featured in the original trailer for Wes Anderson’s upcoming film The French Dispatch. Now, Anderson has directed a video for the cover. More

Hot Chip Announce Livestream Featuring Jarvis Cocker to Benefit Homeless Charity Crisis

The Livestream Will Also Include DJ Sets from Superorganism, Django Django, Kero Kero Bonito, and More

Dec 10, 2020

Hot Chip have announced that they will be hosting a charity livestream event, “Hot Chip and Friends,” on December 18 (next Friday). Proceeds will support Crisis, a British charity for the homeless. The livestream is set to feature back-to-back DJ sets from Hot Chip, Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker, Dillon Francis, Superorganism, Kero Kero Bonito, LA Priest, Django Django, Para One, Lou Hayter, Mighty Mouse, and Myd. More

Hot Chip Team Up with Jarvis Cocker for New Song “Straight to the Morning”

Song Available on 10-Inch Vinyl January 15, 2021 (Plus Watch JARV IS… Perform at the Barbican)

Oct 23, 2020

Hot Chip have enlisted Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker for a brand new song, “Straight to the Morning,” which was shared via a video for it. The song will be available on a limited edition 10-inch vinyl on January 15, 2021 via Domino. More

Jarvis Cocker’s Band JARV IS… to Stream Online Concert Film Tomorrow

The Beyond the Pale: Live From the Centre of the Earth Concert Will Be Live For Only 24 Hours On July 21

Jul 20, 2020

Last Friday Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker released a new album Beyond the Pale under his new band’s moniker JARV IS…. Only a few days out from the release, Cocker has announced a free live performance of the record tomorrow, July 21 at 3 p.m. EST/12 p.m, PST/8 p.m. BST via YouTube. It’s entitled Beyond the Pale: Live From the Centre of the Earth and will be available for only 24 hours. More

Jul 16, 2020

Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker has a newish band JARV IS… and their debut album, Beyond the Pale, came out today via Rough Trade. Now that the album’s out you can stream the whole thing here. Also, yesterday we posted our review of the album and on Wednesday we posted our podcast interview with Cocker. More

Jul 15, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives. This week, we got to know the many sides of Jarvis Cocker. More

Jarvis Cocker’s JARV IS… Share Video for New Song “Save the Whale”

Beyond the Pale Due Out July 17 via Rough Trade

Jun 11, 2020

Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker has a newish band JARV IS… and their debut album, Beyond the Pale, is due out July 17 via Rough Trade. Now they have shared another song from the album, album opener “Save the Whale,” via a video for it featuring live photos of the band taken by fans. More

Apr 01, 2020

Sexy is subjective. What someone finds sexy can depend on their gender, sexual orientation, and personal tastes. And yet we have tried incredibly hard, and I mean really, really hard, to come up with the undisputed sexiest album covers of all time. Here are the 18 sexiest. More

Mar 02, 2020

Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker has a newish band JARV IS… and now the project has announced their debut album, Beyond the Pale, and shared a new song from it, “House Music All Night Long,” via a video for the track.

Jarvis Cocker Shares New Version of “Running the World” in Campaign for UK Christmas #1

New Version Features Kaiser Quartett; Proceeds Go to Homeless Charity Shelter

Dec 19, 2019

Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker has shared a new version of his 2006 song “Running the World,” made with Kaiser Quartett, a string quartet based in Hamburg, Germany. It is timed to the fan campaign to make the protest song (its full uncensored title is “Cunts Are Still Running the World”) the #1 song on the UK singles chart on Christmas Day in response to last week’s British election results. More

Dec 17, 2019

It’s apparently a big deal which song is #1 on the UK singles chart on Christmas Day. A Facebook group has been launched by fans Michael Hall and Darcie Molina to help get a 13-year-old solo protest song by Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker, “Running the World,” into the #1 spot in response to last week’s British election results, in which Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party won in a landslide, in large part because of Brexit. More

Fat White Family Share Remix of “Feet” by Jarvis Cocker and DJ Parrot

Serfs Up! Out Now via Domino; UK Tour Dates Announced

Jun 18, 2019

England’s Fat White Family released a new album, Serfs Up!, back in April via Domino, their first for the label (and third album overall). Now they have shared a remix of one of its singles, “Feet,” done by Jarvis Cocker of Pulp alongside DJ Parrot. More

May 15, 2019

Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker has shared a new song, “MUST I EVOLVE,” under the band name JARV IS. More

Apr 12, 2018

Arcade Fire performed in London tonight and they brought Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker up on stage to perform his song “Cunts Are Still Running the World,” a song from his 2006-released debut solo album Jarvis (it was also featured during the closing credits of Children of Men). More

Jarvis Cocker Announces British Tour Dates Featuring New Songs

Is Cocker Prepping His First Album in Nine Years?

Mar 13, 2018

Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker has announced some new British tour dates via Instagram. A press release says “most of the songs are new but some will be familiar,” hinting at a new solo album from Cocker. More

Sep 18, 2017

Iceland’s Sigur Rós previously announced Norður og Niður, a new festival at Reykjavik’s Harpa venue from December 27 - 31. The band will perform four shows in Harpa’s main hall, Eldborg (which has a capacity of only 1,500 per show), on December 27, 28, 29, and 30. More

Listen to Jarvis Cocker, Richard Hawley, and John Grant Cover Scott Walker for BBC Proms

Susanne Sundfør Also Took Part in Live Event with An Orchestra

Jul 25, 2017

At a BBC Proms concert tonight at the Royal Albert Hall in London they paid tribute to Scott Walker. Jules Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra led the concert with guest vocalists Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker, Richard Hawley, John Grant, and Susanne Sundfør all performing Walker’s songs. More

Arcade Fire Announce New Album and Tour, Share Video for Title Track “Everything Now”

Everything Now Due Out July 28 via Columbia, Co-Produced by Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter and Pulp's Steve Mackey

Jun 01, 2017

As signs were pointing to over the last 24 hours, Arcade Fire have announced their new album, Everything Now, which is due out July 28 via their new label Columbia. They have also shared a video for the album’s title track and announced a tour. More

Under the Radar Announces Spring 2017 Issue with Father John Misty on the Cover

Issue 60 Also Includes Interviews with alt-J, Grandaddy, Jarvis Cocker, Mount Eerie, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Perfume Genius, Slowdive, Little Dragon, London Grammar, Mew, Real Estate, Goldfrapp, The New Pornographers and Much More

Apr 07, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Spring 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar’s app and the magazine app Readly. The print version is about to ship out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine apps Zinio and Readly). More

Apr 05, 2017

Leslie Feist is releasing a new album, Pleasure, on April 28 via Interscope. Previously she had shared the album’s title track. Now here’s another song from the album, “Century,” which features the guest vocals of Pulpfrontman (and solo artist) Jarvis Cocker. More

Jan 27, 2017

Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker has teamed up with Chilly Gonzales for a new collaborative concept album, Room 29, and have shared two songs from it and a teaser video. Room 29 is due out March 17 via Deutsche Grammophon. More

Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker Releases “Likely Stories” EP, Soundtrack to Neil Gaiman TV Series

Cocker's First New Solo Release Since 2009 Out Now on 7-Inch in the U.K. and Out Digitally on May 27

May 20, 2016

Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker has scored Likely Stories, a new TV series based on short stories by acclaimed author Neil Gaiman. Now the score has been released as the Likely Stories EP on 7-inch in the U.K. today. The EP will be released digitally on May 27 and as a 7-inch in the U.S. on June 3. More

Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker Writes a Letter to Father Christmas (aka Santa Claus)

Asks for a Batman Mask, Sexy Glasses, and a Guided Missile That Only Kills Evil People

Dec 09, 2015

Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker has written a letter to Father Christmas (aka Santa Claus) and asked for a 1960s Batman mask, cashmere underpants, sexy glasses, an electric car, and a “guided missile that only kills evil people & leaves nice people completely unscathed.”

Nov 23, 2015

Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker has debuted a new song, “Friday 13th 2015,” about the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. The British musician lives in Paris. The track is a spoken word piece, backed by Serafina Steer, in which Cocker talks about what he was doing when he heard about the attacks and how he was worried about his son, who he couldn’t reach at the time. More

Jarvis Cocker + Goldfrapp and Portishead Members to Perform at “Thunderbirds” Tribute Concert

In Honor of 50th Anniversary of Classic 1960s Science Fiction Puppet Show Created by Gerry Anderson

Nov 19, 2015

Jarvis Cocker and members of Goldfrapp and Portishead have teamed up for a tribute concert to honor the iconic 1960s British children’s show Thunderbirds. Thunderbirds debuted in 1965 and featured a mix of intricate models and puppets to tell the science fiction tale of International Rescue, a family team of futuristic rescue workers in 2065 who utilized various cool rockets and airplanes to avert disasters. More

Oct 28, 2015

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker visits the zoo in the strange video for “Completely Sun,” which is a song by Pilooski. Pilooski is the French DJ/producer Cédric Marszewski (he’s also one-half of Discodeine) and the song features spoken word sections by Cocker. More

Listen: Jarvis Cocker, Robyn + Joseph Mount (Metronomy), and Sébastien Tellier Songs from Partisan

Songs Released Under Pseudonyms as Part of the Film Partisan, Which is Scored by Oneohtrix Point Never

Sep 30, 2015

The indie film Partisan won an award at the Sundance Film Festival, opens in New York this Friday, and is released on DVD October 14. Oneohtrix Point Never scored the movie, but several other notable musicians (Jarvis Cocker, Jason Buckle, Joseph Mount of Metronomy, Robyn, and Sébastien Tellier) contributed to the soundtrack under pseudonyms. More

Watch Jarvis Cocker Explain His “20 Golden Greats” Project and Record New Music

Exhibition in Conjunction with Red Bull Now on in Paris

Jul 02, 2015

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has teamed up with Red Bull Paris for the “20 Golden Greats” project. It’s an exhibition at their art space in Paris (at 12 Mail, 75002 Paris, France) that is currently running until August 28. More

Nov 17, 2014

Earlier this year Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets debuted in theaters, capturing the legendary Britpop band’s final reunion show in their hometown of Sheffield. More

Pulp Documentary Will Screen In U.S.

Select Screenings in New York This Week

Aug 06, 2014

Good news Britpop fansyou no longer have to book a flight to England to catch a screening of Florian Habicht’s Pulp documentary Pulp: A Film About Life, Death, & Supermarkets. The film was previously reported to be limited to U.K. showings, but this week distributors announced it will play in select cities in November. More

Jun 30, 2014

Celebrating 20 years of Britpop’s influence, the BBC will be releasing a new best-of compilation this month called Britpop at the BBC. More

May 29, 2014

Alright: we’ll get this out of the way first—the new Pulp documentary A Film About Life Death & Supermarkets is only screening on June 7 in UK cinemas. More

Jarvis Cocker Working on New Music

New Pulp Documentary Out in the UK Next Month

May 27, 2014

Finishing a lengthy reunion tour with Pulp at the end of 2012—the last show of which was captured for a new documentary—frontman Jarvis Cocker has revealed in a new interview that he has begun working on some new solo material. More

May 23, 2014

Recently premiering as SXSW earlier this year, PULP: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets, captures the legendary Brit-pop band as they prepared for their final reunion show in their hometown of Sheffield back in 2012. More

Mar 10, 2014

Later tonight at Austin’s Vimeo Theater, SXSW will premiere director Florian Habicht’s rock documentary on UK rockers Pulp and the final performance of the band in their hometown of Sheffield back in 2012. More

Jul 01, 2013

Starting 2011 Britpop icons Pulp engaged in a number of reunion performances, the original line-up’s first set of shows since 2002. More

Apr 18, 2013

This Saturday on Record Store Day Soulwax brothers David and Stephen Dewaele will release a special 12’’ vinyl remix of Pulp‘s Jame Murphy-produced new single “After You.” More

Feb 04, 2013

Last night Pulp made their first television appearance in over ten years to perform on the British late night program “The Jonathan Ross Show.” More

Dec 27, 2012

Okay, so maybe Jarvis Cocker was lying when he said that Pulp’s reunion wouldn’t result in any new music. Or maybe he was just in the giving spirit. At a recent homecoming show in Sheffield, England, fans were given a Christmas card that featured a unique access code to a new song called “After You.” More

Nov 26, 2012

In a new interview Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker revealed that the band’s recent reunion will soon be coming to an end. More

Apr 16, 2012

Last year Pulp reunited and last Tuesday, April 10, Jarvis Cocker and co. played their first show in the United States in 14 long years at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Support came from Chromatics. Under the Radar‘s photographer Wendy Lynch Redfern was there to capture the band’s long awaited return to North America. More

Watch: Pulp Play “Fallon”

Perform "Common People" and "Like A Friend"

Apr 10, 2012

With the first of two sold-out shows scheduled to take place at Radio City Music Hall tonight, a reunited Pulp stop by the set of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to play a few familiar hits. More

Jarvis Cocker is Working on New Pulp Songs

We Wouldn’t Say no to a New Album

Apr 05, 2012

You know how Pulp got back together to play a few shows, and we got all excited, because you know, it’s Pulp, and Jarvis-freaking-Cocker is like, the coolest person ever? Well, turns there might be more where that came from.


Mar 29, 2012

While in New York with a reunited Pulp, Jarvis Cocker has revealed that he will perform at New York’s Whitney Museum April 5-8 with his electro side outfit Relaxed Muscle. More

Richard Hawley Announces New Album

Standing at the Sky’s Edge Due in May

Mar 13, 2012

Richard Hawley has announced a new album, Standing at the Sky’s Edge, due May 7 in the UK. More

Pulp Announce Additional U.S. Shows

One More on the West Coast, One of the East

Jan 23, 2012

Recently announcing they were to play their first U.S. gigs since 1998 at this year’s Coachella Festival, Pulp has revealed two more additional dates. More

Watch: Jarvis Cocker and The Strokes Cover The Cars

“Just What I Needed” at Reading Festival

Aug 29, 2011

On Saturday at the Reading Festival in the U.K., Pulp‘s frontman, Jarvis Cocker, joined The Strokes onstage to cover The Cars’ song, “Just What I Needed.” More

Jarvis Cocker to Release Lyrics Book

Watch Video of Cocker Discussing Mother, Brother, Lover: Selected Lyrics

Jun 30, 2011

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker is set to release a book of his lyrics, Mother, Brother, Lover: Selected Lyrics, due out in October via Faber & Faber. More

Watch Footage from Pulp’s First Reunion Show

The Band Deliver Classics to Rapturous French Audience

May 26, 2011

Pulp played the first show of their reunion tour in France last night. We have footage of three songs. More

Pulp Announces PulpTube

A Chance For Fans to Show Off Their Skills

Apr 06, 2011

It is a well-acknowledged fact sooner or later every blossoming musician must try their hand at a cover song. Britpop stalwarts Pulp have harnessed this phenonoman with their new project, PulpTube. We have the details. More

Pulp Headlining 2011 Isle of Wight Fest

King of Leon also headlines.

Nov 16, 2010

Pulp made a splash in the international music festival scene last week when Jarvis Cocker and co. announced that the band would reunite in 2011 for a reunion tour, which included headlining slots at the Primavera Sound Festival on May 27th in Barcelona and London’s Wireless Festival on July 3rd. Today, the seminal ‘90s Britpop group announced a third stop: the Isle of Wight Festival on June 11th. More

Jul 28, 2009

Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker played a show at The Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, CA last night. We sent photographer Wendy Lynch Redfern down to capture the action. Check out the full gallery of photos from the Wiltern show here. More

Saying the Unsayable SXSW Lecture

Jarvis Cocker on the Importance of Lyrics

Mar 19, 2009

“Saying the Unsayable” was an “investigation into the role of lyrics in popular song.” Jarvis Cocker, dressed as dapper as ever in a jacket and tie, stood in front of the eager crowd crammed into the small convention room, and armed with a slide/video projector and a long pointer, as he presented a near-two-hour lecture on the importance of lyrics. And if anyone should know about the value of lyrics, it’s Cocker, arguably one of the greatest British lyricists of the last two decades. “Everything expressed is solely based on my subjective opinion,” Cocker said in his opening, “but I’m usually right.” More


Mar 25, 2021

“Like a lot of people, I went through phases,” explains Jarvis Cocker, when asked about his first reaction to the closures and quarantining which occurred in the outbreak of COVID-19. More

Florian Habicht, director of ‘Pulp: a Film About Life, Death, & Supermarkets’

Documentary Chronicles the Band’s Final Hometown Show

Nov 21, 2014

Pulp: a Film About Life, Death, & Supermarkets was a collaboration between Jarvis Cocker, Pulp, and filmmaker Florian Habicht. The director approached it as a documentary that would be as much about the city of Sheffield and its inhabitants as it is about the famous band that hailed from there. Yes, Pulp are interviewed—but so are a local fish monger, a newspaper salesman, and fans waiting outside the arena. The resulting film captures a city and its people at a very specific time, and actually helps us understand the band far better than a more traditional rockumentary ever could have hoped to. More

Jul 31, 2014

For this Throwback Thursday we revisit our 2007 interview with Jarvis Cocker. At the time the Pulp frontman was releasing his debut solo album, titled Jarvis, was still married, and many years away from reforming Pulp. This is the full unedited transcript of the interview and is longer than what originally ran in the print magazine. Read on as Cocker discusses domestic life, marriage advice, fatherhood, the highs and lows of Pulp, time travel, religion, whether Hitler thought he was evil, William Shatner, and a myriad of other topics. More


Jun 10, 2024

The 2024 edition of NorthSide Festival took place in Aarhus last weekend (June 6-8) and Under the Radar photographer Laura Studarus captured the highlights More

Dec 06, 2023

Hong Kong’s major international festival bridges cultures and celebrates the distinct spirit of the place. More

Jul 16, 2023

Pulp slayed Sheffield at their first hometown show since 2012 and Under the Radar were there to see it. More

Jun 04, 2023

Under the Radar went to the Neighbourhood Weekender, didn’t get to shoot Pulp from the pit but saw some great new musical talents nonetheless. More

Feb 28, 2023

Under the Radar looks forward to May’s Neighbourhood Weekender in Warrington. More

Apr 18, 2012

Britpop heroes Pulp returned to the U.S. last week for their first American shows in 14 years, starting with a show at Radio City Music Hall last Tuesday night. More

Apr 16, 2012

Regardless of the setbacks, it was—as usual—a day of exceptional music. The day’s highlights) and lowlights included Neon Indian, Arctic Monkeys, Pulp, Mazzy Star, The Rapture, M83, and The Horrors.


Mar 19, 2009

“Saying the Unsayable” was an “investigation into the role of lyrics in popular song.” Jarvis Cocker, dressed as dapper as ever in a jacket and tie, stood in front of the eager crowd crammed into the small convention room, and armed with a slide/video projector and a long pointer, as he presented a near-two-hour lecture on the importance of lyrics. And if anyone should know about the value of lyrics, it’s Cocker, arguably one of the greatest British lyricists of the last two decades. “Everything expressed is solely based on my subjective opinion,” Cocker said in his opening, “but I’m usually right.” More