New documentary to take fans behind scenes of Pulp’s last gig

'Pulp and Sheffield' will tell story of band's 2012 gig at Motorpoint Arena

A new documentary charting Pulp‘s homecoming show in Sheffield last year has been announced.

Provisionally titled Pulp And Sheffield, the film documents the whole day for the band as they prepared to play Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena on December 8, 2012. The film marks the last time Pulp played live and will be made by Pistachio Pictures. Speaking about the project, Steve Milne of executive producers British Film Company said; “Music has been a big part of my life and we are delighted to be able to support this exciting project.”

He adds: “It’s the second feature documentary the new company has backed after BAFTA-nominated McCullin and the second music project after [Belle & Sebastian frontman] Stuart Murdoch’s God Help The Girl, which is currently in post-production.”

Meanwhile, Jarvis Cocker has confirmed that Pulp will not play live again this year. When asked by NME what he meant when he told fans at the band’s triumphant homecoming show in Sheffield at Christmas “This is it, for now”, he replied: “For a while, you know. That was a good concert that, it was nice. But those things, you can’t keep doing them… Pulp won’t be playing this year.”

Cocker, did however, perform solo at the recent premiere of steel documentary The Big Melt, and he will also appear as part of Beck’s Songreader event in London on July 4.