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Jarvis Cocker

Happy 50th Birthday, Jarvis Cocker: Words to Live By

It’s the very wonderful Jarvis Cocker’s 50th birthday today, and if you’re unsure as to who he may be, might I suggest starting here? He’s the one doing all the talky-singing: Ever the (dirty) old man trapped in a younger man’s body, in a sense he’s been rehearsing for this day for his entire life. […]

The Great British Songbook #8: ‘Common People’

I don’t know much about the personal circumstances into which William Shatner was born. I’m not aware if he was raised on a dirt-poor farm or carried around by servants in a penthouse suite at the top of the only invisible skyscraper in Manhattan. I’m fairly sure he didn’t study sculpture and St Martin’s College […]

Bryan Ferry

Five Great British Gentleman Singers

The British Gentleman Singer is a unique beast. Part peacock, part librarian, he exists in a strange world where being the beefiest, brawniest man in the room won’t necessarily get you all the girls. What you need is wit, sensitivity, good articulation and a tingling sense that it may not be solely the girls that […]

WATCH: Pulp Return to the Stage for Small French Gig

Ah, do you remember the first time? Some very lucky French fans are singing exactly that after seeing Pulp perform their first show nearly a decade on Wednesday night (May 25). At Le Bikini in Toulouse, the Sheffield-born Britpop collective looked to be in in tip-top form when playing all the favorites (check Setlist.fm for […]

Jarvis Cocker Takes On Children’s Classic ‘Peter and the Wolf’

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker descended Royal Festival Hall in London on Wednesday (December 29) for the first of four readings of Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev‘s Peter and the Wolf. The Guardian praised the Britpop icon’s narration, describing his voice as “a deep and warm tenor with vowels as flat as his native Sheffield is hilly.” […]

Something Changed: Pulp Reunite for European Festival Shows

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 […]

Anglo For Your Ear: Pulp’s “Underwear”

There’s “political” Jarvis Cocker, and then there’s “sexy” Jarvis Cocker. Those categories aren’t mutually exclusive, of course, as demonstrated by his former band’s best-known classic, “Common People.” However, I much prefer the big Cocker at his most priapic, and “Underwear” is his sexiest come-on. In it, he sings “I’d give my whole life to see […]

Pete Doherty’s Meltdown a Rousing Success: Watch Video.

Pete Doherty‘s rendition of “Chim Chim Cheree” at this weekend’s Meltdown Festival was, apparently, a revelation. The Jarvis Cocker-curated event included performances from Grace Jones, Nick Cave and Shane MacGowan, but Doherty stole the show, says Tom Horan of The Daily Telegraph: He was the only singer all night to have memorised his song. Almost […]