Jarvis Cocker’s Instagram post causes fans to speculate about a Pulp reunion

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21 Jul 2022, 09:12

Jarvis Cocker

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Excited Pulp fans are wondering whether the band is set for a reunion, after Jarvis Cocker shared a mysterious post on social media. 

Taking to Instagram last night (20th July) Jarvis Cocker posted a 15-second video which has the wording “What exactly do you do for an encore?”. 

These words are taken from Pulp’s song This Is Hardcore, which is on the 1998 album of the same name. 

The clip is soundtracked by cheering and applause, and the Pulp frontman captioned the Insta post with the words “Good question…” followed by the hashtag “#overtoyou”.

Pulp’s This Is Hardcore LP will turn 25 next year, and some fans are speculating that Jarvis’ cryptic Instagram post is some kind of clue about getting the band back together to mark the anniversary.

One commented: “25 years since this is hardcore next year….. tour?? Yes? Please say yes.”

Someone else wrote: “wait is this a reunion post???”

Another added: “omg. take my money and I'll be wherever I need to be.”

Meanwhile, one optimistic fan wants new material as well as live shows, saying: “Oh please be a Pulp show or new album!”

Whilst fans might very well be barking up the wrong tree, Pulp have reunited before. Do you remember the first time that they got back together, in 2010? They played a bunch of live shows including headlining at Reading & Leeds.

The last occasion that they played together was a decade ago, in 2012.

Pulp’s This Is Hardcore was the band’s sixth album, and the follow-up to the massive Different Class. It reached number one in the charts, and featured the singles Help The Aged, Party Hard, This is Hardcore and A Little Soul.

Jarvis Cocker currently fronts his own project, JARV IS. The band played at Glastonbury last month, and are known to include the occasional Pulp song in their set.