Jarvis Cocker 'taking a break from radio to write new songs'

Pulp frontman and 6Music DJ says he wants to learn if he has "got any interesting songs left to write"

Jarvis Cocker 'taking a break from radio to write new songs'

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Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has said that he intends to get back to songwriting for the remainder of the year.

Cocker has spent the past few years splitting his time between working as a DJ on BBC 6Music and also in his position as editor-at-large with publishers Faber as well as the Pulp reunion which saw the Sheffield band headline festivals around the world as well as staging their own headline tours since 2011.

However, Cocker has confirmed in a new interview that he wants to return to songwriting in a bid to discover whether he has "got any interesting songs left to write."

Stating that he is "110 percent" committed to music, Cocker tod The Guardian: "Whether it's to impress girls, or whatever, music is the thing that has become my means of self-expression, so this year I'm taking a break from the radio show to find out if I've got any interesting songs left to write or whether I've written them all."

He also says that he judges the Pulp reunion to have been a success: "It was quite good because we had some distance from the songs and we weren't trying to flog them to people. We spent a lot of time standing in horrible dirty rooms with no heating trying to write songs, flailing around in the dark basically, and somehow in that process we wrote some stuff that still sounds all right. So it was good to realise that we hadn't wasted all our youth – that we'd done something that had a bit of life and energy in it."

A film about Pulp's reunion will be released later this year, Cocker recently shared a handwritten note with fans about screenings of the movie.

The documentary, which charts Pulp's homecoming show in Sheffield in December 2012, will receive its European premiere in Sheffield on June 7 at the City Hall as part of Sheffield Doc Fest 2014. In the note, Cocker has directed fans to a list of cinemas which will also be broadcasting the film live.

For a full list of cinemas taking part in the live screening, visit Pulpthefilm/screenings

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