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Pulp News

Pulp documentary to stage European premiere in Sheffield

'Pulp' will open up the 21st Sheffield Doc/Fest on June 7

  • Apr 14, 2014

Pulp drummer thought 'Common People' was a 'tuneless dirge'

Nick Banks has said he didn't like the demo version of the hit track

  • Apr 13, 2014

Pulp's 'Common People' voted greatest Britpop anthem by BBC Radio 6 Music listeners

Oasis, Blur and Suede also featured in the Top Ten of the public-voted poll

  • Apr 11, 2014

'Pulp' documentary unveiled at SXSW by Jarvis Cocker and director

'Pulp' documents the band's homecoming show at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

  • Mar 13, 2014

Pulp's Jarvis Cocker to give songwriting lecture at SXSW

Frontman will discuss his craft and growth as a musician at Texan festival

  • Feb 6, 2014

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Pulp Music Videos

Mis-Shapes Play Video

Mis-Shapes

Watch the official Mis-Shapes video by Pulp in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Help The Aged Play Video

Help The Aged

Watch the official Help The Aged video by Pulp in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Lipgloss Play Video

Lipgloss

Watch the official Lipgloss video by Pulp in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Babies Play Video

Babies

Watch the official Babies video by Pulp in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

A Little Soul Play Video

A Little Soul

Watch the official A Little Soul video by Pulp in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

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Pulp Reviews

Live Review: Exit Festival

Live Review: Exit Festival

Serbia, Thursday, July 7 – Sunday, July 10

  • Jul 19, 2011

Live Review: Primavera Sound

Parc Del Forum, Barcelona, May 26th-28th

  • Jun 14, 2011

Jarvis Cocker: Running The World

Jarvis is back, singing for the kids and sticking it to the G8

  • Aug 7, 2006

Pulp : Hits

Common people? Hardly

  • Nov 28, 2002

Jarvis Cocker And Friends /Lee Hazlewood : London Royal Festival Hall

Jarvis is unwell

  • Oct 11, 2002

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Pulp Biography

Pulp are an English alternative rock band who formed in Sheffield in 1978. Their best-known line-up from their heyday (1994-1996) consisted of Jarvis Cocker (vocals, guitar), Candida Doyle (keyboards), Russell Senior (guitar, violin), Mark Webber (guitar, keyboards), Steve Mackey (bass) and Nick Banks (drums). Senior quit in 1996 and has since 2010 returned for tours, while Leo Abrahams has been a touring member of the band since they reunited in 2011, contributing electric and acoustic guitar.

Throughout the 1980s, the band struggled to find success, but gained prominence in the UK in the mid-1990s with the release of the albums His 'n' Hers in 1994 and particularly Different Class in 1995, which reached the number one spot in the UK Albums Chart. Different Class spawned four top ten singles, including "Common People" and "Sorted for E's & Wizz", both of which reached number two in the UK Singles Chart. Pulp's musical style during this period consisted of disco influenced pop-rock coupled with "kitchen sink drama"-style lyrics. Jarvis Cocker and the band became reluctant figures in the Britpop movement, and were nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 1994 for His 'n' Hers; they won the prize in 1996 for Different Class. They headlined the Pyramid Stage of the Glastonbury Festival twice.

The band would release two further, much less successful albums, This Is Hardcore (1998) and We Love Life (2001), after which they entered an extended hiatus, having sold more than 10 million records.

Pulp reunited played live again in 2011, with dates at the Isle of Wight Festival, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Sziget Festival, Primavera Sound, the Exit festival, and the Wireless Festival. A number of additional concert dates have since been added to their schedule.

On 28 January 2013 Pulp released "After You", a re-recording of a We Love Life demo track, as a digital download single. It was the band's first single release since "Bad Cover Version" in 2002.

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