Pulp

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The Sheffield council house that became a pioneer of rock recording
Studio Electrophonique, built by panel-beater Ken Patten, gave the world Pulp, ABC and the Human League

Helen Pidd

27, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Good Pop, Bad Pop: An Inventory by Jarvis Cocker review
Clearing out his loft gives the former Pulp frontman a chance to look back at his formative years, and the objects that shaped him

Caroline Sullivan

25, May, 2022 @6:30 AM

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‘Everything comes back to the spirit of rave’: Jonny Banger in conversation with Jarvis Cocker and Jeremy Deller
Whether adding a Nike swoosh to NHS T-shirts or asking kids to draw their feelings on the government’s Covid letters, the work of Jonny Banger blurs the line between art, fashion and activism

Jeremy Deller and Jarvis Cocker

08, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Jarv Is … review – Jesus, rave and Pulp classics in Cocker’s cocksure revue
With his fabled stage moves still wonderfully intact, Jarvis Cocker leads his current band through songs that quizzically examine an ever-changing world

Dave Simpson

03, Nov, 2021 @12:27 PM

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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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