'Hopefully there's more stuff than nonsense,' says singer of potential new tracks
Speaking to Shortlist, the frontman admitted that although he wasn’t sure what would happen with the new material, he had still been thinking about the possibility of a fresh batch of tracks.
Asked if there were any new Pulp songs in the pipeline, he answered:
It took us long enough to relearn the old songs, so we’ll have to see about that. But I’ve got ideas. I keep my little notebook, I’ve always got that with me. Hopefully there’s more stuff than nonsense in there.
Cocker also admitted he had been “super-worried” before Pulp’s reunion shows last year. “You may have spent your life doing something, but that doesn’t necessarily mean anyone else is bothered,” he said. “So it was nice that people were bothered when we decided to play some shows. And the fact that it wasn’t all bald heads when we looked out was nice as well. Some reasonably young people came to see us.”
Last week (March 31), Pulp played their first live show of 2012 at London’s Royal Albert Hall as part of this year’s run of Teenage Cancer Trust gigs.
The set spanned Pulp’s vast career, even including a rendition of 1983’s ‘My Lighthouse’ during the encore.
Cocker’s sister Saskia and her school friend Jill Talbot – who sang backing vocals on the original track – were invited onstage to perform, almost 30 years after the song was first recorded. Pulp also played the likes of ‘Mis-Shapes’, ‘I Spy’, ‘Common People’ and ‘Disco 2000’.
In February of this year, Pulp picked up his year’s Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music gong at the NME Awards – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch their acceptance speech.