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This site is a user-generated resource for everything related to the band Pulp. All the pages are editable meaning that anybody can easily add new content or improve what's already here.

PulpWiki began in August 2006 and since then has grown to over 1,500 pages. There's lots to explore, but also still much that could be improved - all contributions are most welcome.

If you are interested in Jarvis' other projects, in particular his solo work and Relaxed Muscle, then no problem because they are certainly covered as well.

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1 December 2022

'Hardcore' book project successfully funded!

With 964 backers, the recent crowd-funder for Hardcore, a unique photobook of Pulp’s This Is Hardcore era, has successfully reached its target of £45,000 and is confirmed for publication in autumn 2023.

Designed by Paul Burgess and Louise Colbourne, the lavish photobook will feature a myriad of previously unseen photographs of the band from late 1997 to late 1998, as well as newly commissioned artworks and essays. All backers will have their name published as a thank you.

28 October 2022

2023 UK tour dates announced - but no Steve Mackey

Jarvis, Candida, Nick and Mark will hit the road in May 2023, playing standalone shows as well as headline sets at the TRNSMT and Latitude festivals, but this time without bassist Steve Mackey.

"I’ve decided to continue the work I’m engaged in – music, film-making and photography projects,” Steve posted on Instagram. “Pulp is a very important part of my creative life and I’m exceptionally proud of the body of work we’ve created together."

Dates announced so far:

MAY 2023
26 – Bridlington Spa, Bridlington SOLD OUT
28 – Neighbourhood Weekender, Warrington

JUNE 2023
9 – St Anne’s Park, Dublin LIMITED AVAILABILITY
15 - Isle of Wight Festival

JULY 2023
1 – Finsbury Park, London (support from Wet Leg) SOLD OUT
7 – TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow
9 – Open Air Theatre, Scarborough SOLD OUT
11 – International Arena, Cardiff SOLD OUT
14 – Utilita Arena, Sheffield (support from Richard Hawley) LIMITED AVAILABILITY
15 – Utilita Arena, Sheffield (support from Richard Hawley) LIMITED AVAILABILITY
21 – Latitude Festival, Suffolk

Tickets will go on sale at 9am UK time on Friday 4th November.

6 October 2022

'Hardcore' book project seeking funding for 2023 publication

Hardcore, a lush visual celebration of Pulp’s sixth studio album, This Is Hardcore, featuring unseen photography, behind-the-scenes interviews and revealing visuals, is currently seeking crowdfunding pledges.

British photographer Paul Burgess was invited by Jarvis Cocker to document Pulp's activities throughout the This Is Hardcore era, taking photographs during video shoots, live gigs and other events. Written and designed by Burgess and Louise Colbourne, Hardcore contains a candid selection of previously unseen images of the band, behind the scenes and on set, of the four main video shoots made to promote the album.

With carefully curated images from Burgess’s archive, Hardcore also includes quotations and interviews from then and now by the video directors, band members and other artists involved with the album. Contributors include Doug Nichol, John Currin, Stephen Mallinder, Sergei Sviatchenko, John Stezaker and Florian Habicht, all of whom have a connection to the album, the band or the era. There are also visual responses from a selection of younger artists and designers, such as Alexa Vieira, who have been inspired by Burgess’s photographs and the band’s legacy.

Due for publication in mid-to-late 2023, the 256 page square-back hardback volume will be bound in a textured stock and feature the artwork ‘Rosebush’ (2003) by American artist John Currin (whose paintings feature in the Help the Aged video) as its cover.

Pledges begin at £40 (currently £35 for early birds) with a series of additional rewards offered for higher pledges, including author signed copies, t-shirts, badges, alternate slipcase, a specially created 3D lenticular photograph and one of four exclusive prints. All pledges will be refunded in full if the funding goal is not met by the deadline of Wednesday 9th November (7pm GMT).

Please consider pledging for your copy today to help make this special project happen.

26 July 2022

"Next year Pulp are going to play some concerts!"

After almost a decade away, and a teasing cryptic Instagram post from Jarvis, it has been revealed that Pulp are planning a return to the stage in 2023.

Jarvis announced the band's latest reformation at a Guardian Live talk and Q&A held in London last night for his new memoir Good Pop, Bad Pop, with drummer Nick Banks later tweeting "Stay calm, hug your Pulp records and dream of going mental sometime in 2023".

Nick later appeared on the Toby Foster at Breakfast show on BBC Radio Sheffield, confirming plans had been underway for "a few weeks, couple of months".

There's no news as to where, when or how extensive these concerts will be, but that's enough good news for now, yeah?

30 May 2022

Cuckoo Song newly recorded for charity project

Only ever played live during the summer of 1999, the hitherto unreleased Pulp song Cuckoo Song has been newly recorded by Jarvis for a new charity project in aid of our feathered friends.

The brainchild of Grammy Award-winning music supervisor Randall Poster, For The Birds features more than 200 artists including Nick Cave, Beck, Mark Ronson, Damon Albarn, Karen O and Tilda Swinton. These award-winning artists all donated their talents to help spread a love for birds, with all proceeds going to the Audubon Society to raise awareness about the threats birds face and protect the places they need to live.

Cuckoo Song was one of the early candidates to appear on the album that would become We Love Life, with a demo recorded at Wessex Studios in October 1999 which sadly remains unreleased to this day. This 2022 version is therefore the first official release of the song.

Volume 1 is available now on all streaming platforms.

26 June 2021

Glastonbury 95 returns to BBC iPlayer

With the legendary festival cancelled for the second year running, the BBC have once again made several classic Glastonbury performances available to view on iPlayer for a short period, including Pulp's triumphant 1995 headline set.

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Also available on iPlayer for the next few weeks is the 2018 Bargain Hunt music special featuring Jarvis and Candida.

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2 January 2021

The Story Of Pulp's Common People available on BBC iPlayer

The 2006 BBC Three documentary The Story Of Pulp's Common People is currently available on the BBC iPlayer platform until 27th January, following a recent BBC Two repeat on 29th December.

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28 September 2020

Royal Albert Hall 2012 concert footage on YouTube

Previously unseen footage of Pulp's 2012 concert at the Royal Albert Hall is now available to watch via the Teenage Cancer Trust Unseen YouTube channel. The four songs included are This Is Hardcore, Common People, Babies and Disco 2000. The band and the charity are urging fans to donate, to help make sure every young person with cancer can get support from specialist Teenage Cancer Trust nurses or youth support teams.

To donate, text GIVE10 or GIVE20 to 70500 to donate £10 or £20, or click here to donate online.

27 June 2020

Glastonbury 95 available on BBC iPlayer

As part of this year's unique Glastonbury Experience, the BBC have made Pulp's iconic 1995 headline set available uncut for free on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds until 26 July 2020.

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13 June 2016

Island Album Vinyl Reissues

His 'n' Hers, Different Class, This Is Hardcore and We Love Life have been reissued on limited edition vinyl as part of HMV's "Vinyl Week".

To purchase: http://store.hmv.com/music/exclusive-vinyl

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