Pulp will reunite for a series of concerts in 2023, Jarvis Cocker confirmed during a Guardian-hosted live Q&A today. He responded to a question about a recent Instagram post, which quoted “This Is Hardcore” in a “deliberately cryptic” way. “Next year Pulp are going to play some concerts,” he said. Further details are currently unknown, but next year also marks the 25th anniversary of the band’s 1998 album This Is Hardcore. The shows would be Pulp’s first since 2012.
Cocker is currently promoting his new memoir Good Pop, Bad Pop. He recently provided music for Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch. In 2020, his band Jarv Is… released a new album called Beyond the Pale.
Read Simon Reynolds’ Sunday Review of Pulp’s Different Class, and read about Pulp in Pitchfork’s list of “The 50 Best Britpop Albums.”
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