Pulp are to give their James Murphy collaboration ‘After You’ an official digital release.
The jaunty ‘After You’ – which sounds like it could have been plucked straight off The Rapture’s Pieces Of The People We Love LP – had been knocking for over a decade before the freshly reconvened band sat down with the DFA man to put the finishing touches on the track. The band subsequently made the collaboration available to stream online as a Christmas Day treat.
Following “considerable interest” from fans, ‘After You’ will be made available on iTunes on Monday January 28. The track will mark their first official single release since 2002’s valedictory ‘Bad Cover Version’. [via The Quietus]
Cocker has previously ruled out the possibility of any new Pulp material, saying “it was a big enough challenge to learn how to play all the old songs and, hopefully, perform them in a convincing way.” Murphy, meanwhile, is about to re-release classic LCD Soundsystem single ‘Yeah’.