Are Pulp recording a new album? No they are not. And for that matter they might not be around much longer at all.
Asked about possible new material, Jarvis Cocker told Q: “I’ve enjoyed the fact that we haven’t been doing any new stuff [since reforming], because I felt that’s kept it quite simple… We haven’t been in the studio or anything. I don’t know what will happen in the future. It was a big enough challenge to learn how to play all the old songs and, hopefully, perform them in a convincing way”.
As for future live shows singing the hits, he continued: “We haven’t got any [shows] planned after the New Year… We’ll just be cruising off into the sunset. Seems poetic. Not wishing to make a big deal, but we’ve played for a while and it’s been really good, but you can’t keep doing that forever. Will you see Pulp again? Who knows?”
You can catch the band in their hometown of Sheffield on 8 Dec though, and if you’ve forked out for tickets to the SS Coachella cruise you can catch them on that too, so it’s not quite over yet.