“We’ll just be cruising off into the sunset”.
After their dissolution in 2013, Britpop standard bearers Pulp reconvened last year for a series of reunion shows across the globe. The band also have a grand homecoming show in the works on December 8 in Sheffield.
Speaking to Q, Cocker categorically stressed that the band would not be producing fresh material. Asked if new music was in the pipeline, Cocker said: “No, it was a big enough challenge to learn how to play all the old songs and, hopefully, perform them in a convincing way.
“It also means you aren’t trying to flog anything to anyone – then you have to do interviews and convince people they have to go and but this new record as well! It was kinda nice not to have to do that.”
Cocker also revealed that the diary is clear for the band in 2013: “We haven’t got anything 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. I’m not stoking those particular rumours.”