More of a complete reworking rather than a traditional cover – only Cohen‘s lyrics from the original remain – ‘Avalanche (Terminal Velocity)’ will be released as Boys Noize and Erol Alkan‘s next single on September 12.
Pulp singer Cocker contributes the spoken word parts to the track, which was first released by the legendary singer-songwriter in 1971. Cohen apparently approves of the new version of his song.
The track has previously been covered by Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds on their 1984 album ‘From Her To Eternity’.
Meanwhile, Pulp are due to play two dates at London’s O2 Brixton Academy later this year.
The gigs, on August 31 and September 1, are the first non-festival shows to go on general sale in the UK since the Sheffield band reformed last year.