Pulp

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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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Skepta wins songwriter of the year at Ivor Novello awards
Star also won best contemporary song as rise of grime was seen at ceremony previously dominated by white artists

Hannah Ellis-Petersen

18, May, 2017 @6:28 PM

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Jarvis Cocker: 'People fall in love with an illusion, something that’s never existed'
For his new album, the former Pulp frontman checks in to Hollywood’s most storied hotel to explore celebrity, memory and myth

Kathryn Bromwich

12, Mar, 2017 @9:00 AM

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