Here at Anglophenia, we never thought we'd see the day! We couldn't be more thrilled to learn that Britpop stalwarts Pulp are reuniting for a slew of shows next summer.
NME reports that the celebrated mid-'90s lineup — frontman Jarvis Cocker, bassist Steve Mackey, violinist/guitarist Russell Senior, keyboardist Candida Doyle, drummer Nick Banks and guitarist Mark Webber — are currently set to headline the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona on May 27 as well as London's Wireless Festival on July 3.
Additional dates are supposedly scheduled to follow.
Here's hoping Pulp will visit the States, too. I am going to wager that a headlining Coachella performance might be in the cards or perhaps a spot playing Chicago's Lollapalooza?
This is absolutely fantastic news for the English collective, who've been on an indefinite hiatus since promoting 2001's brilliant We Love Life. These are also the first set of shows with Senior — who departed over creative differences in 1997 — in nearly 15 years. Cocker has gone on to enjoy a successful solo career with 2007's Jarvis and last year's Further Complications.
Anglophenia would like to commemorate today's news with our Top 5 favorite Pulp songs. Tell us, what are some of your Pulp favorites?
"Do You Remember the First Time":
by MacKenzie Wilson