Jarvis Cocker records soundtrack for Neil Gaiman TV series

Pulp frontman's music will be heard in 'Likely Stories'

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has recorded the music for Neil Gaiman’s forthcoming TV series Likely Stories.

Gaiman, best known as the author of comic book The Sandman and novels including Coraline, is behind the new Sky Arts series based on a collection of his short stories. As Loaded reports, Cocker has recorded a soundtrack for the series which will air later this year. However, there are no plans to release the soundtrack commercially.

The cast for Likely Stories includes Johnny Vegas and Friday Night Dinner actor Paul Ritter. It will be directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, the directors behind Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days On Earth.


Jarvis Cocker’s last solo album was ‘Further Complications’ in 2009. Pulp reformed in 2010 and released the one-off single ‘After You’ in 2012.

Away from his band and solo work, Cocker has written songs for Marc Almond and performed Stephen Sondheim’s song I’m Still Here for HBO documentary Follies.

Pulp spoke to NME about the likelihood of new material and future tours Speaking at the NME Awards with Austin, Texas in February 2015, Cocker said, “We’re very cloak and dagger about that, well, it isn’t cloak and dagger, we just don’t know! We’re not being mysterious, we’re just not very together.” Scroll below to watch the video interview in full.