Pulp

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UK pop pilgrimages: from Paul McCartney’s Kintyre to Giggs’s Peckham
With festivals looking thin on the ground, why not visit the places that have inspired some of our best songs and greatest bands, including Pulp, the Undertones and … Cliff Richard

Malcolm Jack, Eamonn Forde, Sam Davies, Laura Snapes, Ian Gittins, Daniel Dylan Wray

25, Jun, 2021 @9:30 AM

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From Beyoncé to David Bowie: 10 of the best Glastonbury sets ever
Ahead of a livestreamed version of the festival, here are some of the biggest and best performances from years gone by

Dorian Lynskey

21, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Jarv Is… Beyond the Pale review – caveman Cocker rolls back the years
The ex-Pulp frontman’s pell-mell search for connection is a pulsating, sleazy treat

Kitty Empire

18, Jul, 2020 @1:00 PM

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The best storytelling albums from Bowie to Kendrick Lamar
Transport yourself with music that tells a tale, from country-soul star Bobbie Gentry to Pulitzer winner Kendrick Lamar

Sophie Harris

10, Apr, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Jarvis Cocker: 'Politics has turned into Game of Thrones – I can't see it ending well'
The former Pulp frontman is back with new band Jarv Is, unable to resist his holy grail: the perfect pop song. He talks about the death of mainstream politics – and how he still believes in the good of common people

Dave Simpson

05, Sep, 2019 @2:29 PM

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Jarvis Cocker: ‘I’ve lived in my head for most of my life’
The singer has never been one to stick to the script. Asked about his new music, instead he told Sophie Heawood about raves and caves, fatbergs and fatherhood, badgers and Brexit…

Sophie Heawood

19, May, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Jarvis Cocker to take on Bez in Bargain Hunt special edition
Pulp singer and bandmate Candida Doyle will face Happy Mondays pair in BBC TV show

Jim Waterson Media editor

31, Jul, 2018 @1:05 PM

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Every Mercury prize-winning album – ranked!
Following the announcement of this year’s nominees, we run the rule over the 26 albums that have earned the crown, from Klaxons and James Blake to M People and Talvin Singh

Dave Simpson

26, Jul, 2018 @10:45 AM

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From Do the Right Thing to Swimming Pool: culture's hottest heatwaves
Tension simmers, passions rage and things are never the same again. We pick the books, film and music in which heatwaves inspire race riots, sexual abandon – and even a chainsaw massacre

Ryan Gilbey

04, Jul, 2018 @12:36 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about rendezvous
Artists ready to meet up for this week’s date include Basement Jaxx, Canned Heat, Frank Zappa and the Rolling Stones

George Boyland

08, Feb, 2018 @12:00 PM

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From Barking to Bow: the songs that champion London's less glamorous corners
London rapper Ramz’s single Barking has risen to No 2 in the Top 40, joining a historic seam of songs hymning the capital’s squalid tower blocks and sleepy suburbs

Laura Snapes

22, Jan, 2018 @2:17 PM

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Disco rock – 10 of the best
Led Zep and the Stones liked to up the tempo, Blondie blazed a trail that led to Duran Duran and the Gossip … but was it all dreamed up by George Harrison?

David Bennun

14, Jun, 2017 @1:00 PM

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