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Jarvis Cocker working on new music

27 May 2014, 11:28 | Written by Luke Morgan Britton

Currently embarking on a hiatus from radio, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has revealed he’s been spending his spare time working on new music.

Cocker recently took a year’s leave​ from his weekly Sunday Service show on BBC Radio 6 Music, telling The Guardian that the absence has given him time to explore songwriting. “Whether it’s to impress girls, or whatever, music is the thing that has become my means of self-expression, so this year I’m taking a break from the radio show to find out if I’ve got any interesting songs left to write or whether I’ve written them all,” Jarvis is quoted as saying.

The Sheffield singer also touched upon his band’s recent reunion - subject of a new documentary film - which he regards as a success: “It was quite good because we had some distance from the songs and we weren’t trying to flog them to people. We spent a lot of time standing in horrible dirty rooms with no heating trying to write songs, flailing around in the dark basically, and somehow in that process we wrote some stuff that still sounds all right. So it was good to realise that we hadn’t wasted all our youth – that we’d done something that had a bit of life and energy in it”.

Jarvis last released a solo album in 2009 with Further Complications. The Pulp documentary will air at British cinemas this June.

[via NME]

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