Sorry Pulp fans—although you got some fantastic reunion shows, it looks like there won’t be any new material coming from the band anytime soon.
In a recent interview with Q magazine, frontman Jarvis Cocker talked about the challenges that arise when writing new music and how it’s nice to not have to deal with them.
“No, it was a big enough challenge to learn how to play all the old songs and, hopefully, perform them in a convincing way,” Cocker told Q. “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 buy this new record as well! It was kinda nice not to have to do that.”
Pulp is set to perform a special Christmas show in Sheffield, England on Dec. 8, but have not made any plans to continue touring after it. Instead, it seems as if Cocker and the rest of the guys of Pulp are looking to the horizon for a much deserved break.
“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 rumors.”
For tickets for Pulp’s Sheffield performance click here.