Jarvis Cocker’s Relaxed Muscle to play alongside contemporary dance company

The Pulp frontman will provide a live soundtrack for the Michael Clark Company at London's Barbican

Jarvis Cocker is set to resurrect his electro Relaxed Muscle project in order to provide a live soundtrack to a contemporary dance production from the Michael Clark Company.

The shows will take place at London’s Barbican from October 17-27 and will also see the company performing to music by new wave band Scritti Politti.

Relaxed Muscle – made up of Pulp frontman Cocker and Jason Buckle of the All Seeing I – previously appeared alongside the Michael Clark Company at the Whitney Museum in New York in April. The duo released their only album, ‘A Heavy Nite With…’, in 2003.

This summer, Jarvis Cocker spoke about Pulp‘s future plans, saying that he and his bandmates hadn’t ruled out recording new material. The band reunited in late 2010 and played a number of festivals and well-received gigs.

Speaking to NME, the singer ruled out the band breaking up once again and, when asked about the prospect of new material, said:

“I don’t know about that. I mean, I’ve enjoyed doing these shows because the idea was, could we manage to do it again, to make it feel like it was worth doing and to make it sound right? And I think we managed to do that.”

He added: “I suppose once you’ve done that, the next thing is; would you make some new music? I’ve enjoyed the fact that we haven’t been doing any new stuff, because I feel that’s kept it quite simple. It’s hard one. We haven’t been in the studio or anything. I don’t know what will happen in the future.”