It looks like Jarvis Cocker will announce a “big” Pulp ad.
Jarvis Cocker has announced a “big announcement”, suggesting that Pulp could be ready to share details of their 2023 reunion shows.
Over the summer, Cocker confirmed that the band would hit the road next year for their first shows together since 2012. Pulp drummer Nick Banks later told fans to “keep calm, hug Pulp and have a dream go crazy sometime in 2023.”
No further information is known yet about Pulp’s live comeback. However, Cocker and Banks have taken to social media today (October 27) to reveal that the news is coming tomorrow (October 28).
Highlighting a graphic of a red and white mouth on Instagram, the Pulp member wrote: “Big announcement here just before noon tomorrow.” Cocker posted the hashtags “#justsaying” and “#bigbigbig.”
Banks, for his part, said on Twitter: “Hey guys, this time tomorrow (Friday), stay tuned for the NEWS you’ll be interested in. (hopefully). OK?” You can see both messages below.
In July, Banks told BBC Radio Sheffield that Pulp had a list of “possible” dates and venues in mind after “a few months” of planning, but said he could not confirm any further details at the time.
When asked if they would organize a concert in the Steel City, he replied: “It doesn’t take British brains to connect those dots.”
He continued, “It’s never been a case of us all swearing at each other and throwing our toys out of the pram. The band is kept in a drawer under the bed and you know it’s safe there and he will be resurrected at some point.”
The Britpop icons announced their last reunion in 2010, with the line-up of Cocker, Banks Russell Senior, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey and Mark Webber “Different Class”. Pulp made several appearances, including a surprise set at Glastonbury 2011 and a headline slot at Reading & Leeds the same year.
The group has not released new material since 2012’s independent single “After You”, produced by LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy.
Speaking to NME in 2015, Jarvis Cocker compared Pulp to a “dormant volcano”.