Watch Pulp Perform on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’
Now that Damon Albarn says that Blur are probably over for good, we need our other veteran Britpop acts to step in and pick up the slack. Fortunately, Pulp are on the reunion tour circuit, and they stopped by ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ on Monday (April 9) to perform the fan favorites ‘Common People’ and ‘Like a Friend.’
Although the band hasn’t released an album since 2001′s ‘We Love Life’ — and the lineup that’s currently touring dates all the way back to 1995′s ‘Different Class’ — Pulp sound none the worse for wear; perhaps nearly a decade away from the Pulp brand name is just what frontman Jarvis Cocker needed.
It certainly sounds that way from what he’s said in recent interviews. In an feature published in the latest issue of Shortlist, he admitted that although he’d had his doubts about the reunion, things have been working out well. “You may have spent your life doing something, but that doesn’t necessarily mean anyone else is bothered,” he explained. “So it was nice that people were bothered when we decided to play some shows. And the fact that it wasn’t all bald heads when we looked out was nice as well. Some reasonably young people came to see us.”
And could the Pulp reunion tour — which will find the band playing Coachella this weekend — lead to new material? It could happen. “It took us long enough to relearn the old songs, so we’ll have to see about that,” cautioned Cocker. “But I’ve got ideas. I keep my little notebook, I’ve always got that with me. Hopefully there’s more stuff than nonsense in there.”
Watch Pulp Perform ‘Common People’ on ‘Fallon’
Watch Pulp Perform ‘Like a Friend’ on ‘Fallon’