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Under the Radar Announces Spring 2017 Issue with Father John Misty on the Cover

Issue 60 Also Includes Interviews with alt-J, Grandaddy, Jarvis Cocker, Mount Eerie, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Perfume Genius, Slowdive, Little Dragon, London Grammar, Mew, Real Estate, Goldfrapp, The New Pornographers and Much More

Apr 07, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Spring 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version is about to ship out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine apps Zinio and Readly). More

Apr 05, 2017

Leslie Feist is releasing a new albumPleasureon April 28 via Interscope. Previously she had shared the album's title track. Now here's another song from the album, "Century," which features the guest vocals of Pulpfrontman (and solo artist) Jarvis Cocker. More

Jan 27, 2017

Pulp's Jarvis Cocker has teamed up with Chilly Gonzales for a new collaborative concept album, Room 29, and have shared two songs from it and a teaser video. Room 29 is due out March 17 via Deutsche Grammophon. More

Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker Releases “Likely Stories” EP, Soundtrack to Neil Gaiman TV Series

Cocker's First New Solo Release Since 2009 Out Now on 7-Inch in the U.K. and Out Digitally on May 27

May 20, 2016

Pulp's Jarvis Cocker has scored Likely Stories, a new TV series based on short stories by acclaimed author Neil Gaiman. Now the score has been released as the Likely Stories EP on 7-inch in the U.K. today. The EP will be released digitally on May 27 and as a 7-inch in the U.S. on June 3. More

Feb 11, 2016

Pulp's Jarvis Cocker is set to score Likely Stories, a new TV series based on short stories by acclaimed author Neil Gaiman. There will be four half-hour episodes that will air in the U.K. on Sky Arts. There's no word on when it will premiere and if it will also air in the U.S. (and on which channel if it does). More

Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker Writes a Letter to Father Christmas (aka Santa Claus)

Asks for a Batman Mask, Sexy Glasses, and a Guided Missile That Only Kills Evil People

Dec 09, 2015

Pulp's Jarvis Cocker has written a letter to Father Christmas (aka Santa Claus) and asked for a 1960s Batman mask, cashmere underpants, sexy glasses, an electric car, and a "guided missile that only kills evil people & leaves nice people completely unscathed."

Nov 23, 2015

Pulp's Jarvis Cocker has debuted a new song, "Friday 13th 2015," about the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. The British musician lives in Paris. The track is a spoken word piece, backed by Serafina Steer, in which Cocker talks about what he was doing when he heard about the attacks and how he was worried about his son, who he couldn't reach at the time.  More

Jarvis Cocker + Goldfrapp and Portishead Members to Perform at “Thunderbirds” Tribute Concert

In Honor of 50th Anniversary of Classic 1960s Science Fiction Puppet Show Created by Gerry Anderson

Nov 19, 2015

Jarvis Cocker and members of Goldfrapp and Portishead have teamed up for a tribute concert to honor the iconic 1960s British children's show ThunderbirdsThunderbirds debuted in 1965 and featured a mix of intricate models and puppets to tell the science fiction tale of International Rescue, a family team of futuristic rescue workers in 2065 who utilized various cool rockets and airplanes to avert disasters. More

Oct 28, 2015

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker visits the zoo in the strange video for "Completely Sun," which is a song by Pilooski. Pilooski is the French DJ/producer Cédric Marszewski (he's also one-half of Discodeine) and the song features spoken word sections by Cocker.  More

Listen: Jarvis Cocker, Robyn + Joseph Mount (Metronomy), and Sébastien Tellier Songs from Partisan

Songs Released Under Pseudonyms as Part of the Film Partisan, Which is Scored by Oneohtrix Point Never

Sep 30, 2015

The indie film Partisan won an award at the Sundance Film Festival, opens in New York this Friday, and is released on DVD October 14. Oneohtrix Point Never scored the movie, but several other notable musicians (Jarvis Cocker, Jason Buckle, Joseph Mount of MetronomyRobyn, and Sébastien Tellier) contributed to the soundtrack under pseudonyms. More

Watch Jarvis Cocker Explain His “20 Golden Greats” Project and Record New Music

Exhibition in Conjunction with Red Bull Now on in Paris

Jul 02, 2015

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has teamed up with Red Bull Paris for the "20 Golden Greats" project. It's an exhibition at their art space in Paris (at 12 Mail, 75002 Paris, France) that is currently running until August 28. More

Sep 19, 2014

In New York City this weekend on Sunday, Sept. 21 close to 100,000 people are expected to take part in the People's Climate March, a rally that will coincide with a UN summit of global leaders addressing the world's climate crisis. More

Jarvis Cocker Working on New Music

New Pulp Documentary Out in the UK Next Month

May 27, 2014

Finishing a lengthy reunion tour with Pulp at the end of 2012—the last show of which was captured for a new documentary—frontman Jarvis Cocker has revealed in a new interview that he has begun working on some new solo material. More

Jan 10, 2014

Back in 2008 the Scottish arts collective and charity Transgressive North visited the Light of Love Children's Home in Tuni, southeastern India, a place that housed some 600 young "untouchables." More

Oct 24, 2013

A stable of impressive musicians have teamed up for an ambitious, two-part international outreach album in aid of Dalit “untouchable” children in southeast India. More

Beck Will Perform “Song Reader” Live in London on July 4

Guests Include Jarvis Cocker, Franz Ferdinand, Charlotte Gainsbourg and More

May 16, 2013

Remember last year, when we got all excited that Beck was about to release his first album since 2008’s Modern Guilt…and it turned out to be a collection of sheet music called Song Reader? Well, we can finally put down our guitars. More

Apr 16, 2012

Last year Pulp reunited and last Tuesday, April 10, Jarvis Cocker and co. played their first show in the United States in 14 long years at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Support came from ChromaticsUnder the Radar's photographer Wendy Lynch Redfern was there to capture the band's long awaited return to North America.  More

Mar 29, 2012

While in New York with a reunited Pulp, Jarvis Cocker has revealed that he will perform at New York's Whitney Museum April 5-8 with his electro side outfit Relaxed Muscle. More

Oct 12, 2011

Along with 12 Nobel laureates and 6 Booker prize winners, Faber & Faber has gained something else worth acknowledgement-Jarvis Cocker. More

Watch: Jarvis Cocker and The Strokes Cover The Cars

“Just What I Needed” at Reading Festival

Aug 29, 2011

On Saturday at the Reading Festival in the U.K., Pulp's frontman, Jarvis Cocker, joined The Strokes onstage to cover The Cars' song, "Just What I Needed." More

Jarvis Cocker Guests on Boys Noize/Erol Alkan Track

“Avalanche (Terminal Velocity)”

Jul 28, 2011

German glitch-master Boys Noize has teamed with Erol Alkan and…Jarvis Cocker? Color us interested. More

Jarvis Cocker to Release Lyrics Book

Watch Video of Cocker Discussing Mother, Brother, Lover: Selected Lyrics

Jun 30, 2011

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker is set to release a book of his lyrics, Mother, Brother, Lover: Selected Lyrics, due out in October via Faber & Faber. More

May 13, 2010

Sad but true, sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. Well, sad for us that is. Swamped with back issues—which I’m all sure we can agree is a good thing—Under the Radar is passing them on to you with a sale on selected issues. The question is, can you have too much of a good thing? We're offering two dollars off most available back issues! More

Jarvis Cocker Produces Found Sound Album

Proves Yet Again He’s Cooler Than You

May 13, 2010

Jarvis Cocker has rocked with Pulp, slayed solo, and entertained children. So why not delve into the world of ambient recordings? He has with found sound album, Time to Think. We have the free download link. More

Watch: Jarvis Cocker Sings “Girl With One Eye” With Florence and the Machine

Live Guests Also Included Patrick Wolf, Jack Peñate, Kid Harpoon

Dec 01, 2009

This past weekend, U.K. hitmakers Florence and the Machine played a guest-crazy show at London's Tabernacle. (Via NME.) The gig featured surprise guest spots from Patrick Wolf, Jack Peñate, Kid Harpoon, and our former cover subject Jarvis Cocker. More

Nov 06, 2009

Jarvis Cocker has a new video for "Further Complications," which is the title track to the ex-Pulp frontman's latest solo album, Further Complications. The clip was shot in a plain white studio and echoes the album's cover art. More

Aug 04, 2009

Russell Brand enlists Jarvis Cocker to pen songs for his upcoming film, Get Him to the Greek (a spin-off of Forgetting Sarah Marshall), and Cocker has plans to reprise his Paris exhibition in London later this year. He tells Billboard he might reform Pulp before he gets too old, but he might not. More

Jul 28, 2009

Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker played a show at The Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, CA last night. We sent photographer Wendy Lynch Redfern down to capture the action. Check out the full gallery of photos from the Wiltern show here. More

Photos of Jarvis Cocker Performing With Kids in a Paris Art Gallery

Check out a Full Gallery of Cocker's "Children's Day" Performance

May 06, 2009

All this week Jarvis Cocker is taking over the Galerie Chappe art gallery in Paris for musical performances, exercise classes, a photo exhibition, and all sorts. Today was children's day, as French children traditionally have Wednesday's off, and so we sent our Paris photographer Sophie Etchart down to the event to capture the madness. More

Jarvis Cocker Takes Over Paris Art Gallery All Next Week

Jarvis The Exhibition Includes Performances, Yoga, and Kids' Day

May 01, 2009

Jarvis Cocker is to take up residence at a Paris art gallery all next week. Replete with audience interaction, improvisation, aerobics classes, and a children's day, the five-day experiment sounds like a ton of fun. More

Saying the Unsayable SXSW Lecture

Jarvis Cocker on the Importance of Lyrics

Mar 19, 2009

“Saying the Unsayable” was an “investigation into the role of lyrics in popular song.” Jarvis Cocker, dressed as dapper as ever in a jacket and tie, stood in front of the eager crowd crammed into the small convention room, and armed with a slide/video projector and a long pointer, as he presented a near-two-hour lecture on the importance of lyrics. And if anyone should know about the value of lyrics, it’s Cocker, arguably one of the greatest British lyricists of the last two decades. “Everything expressed is solely based on my subjective opinion,” Cocker said in his opening, “but I’m usually right.” More


Interviews

Jul 31, 2014

For this Throwback Thursday we revisit our 2007 interview with Jarvis Cocker. At the time the Pulp frontman was releasing his debut solo album, titled Jarvis, was still married, and many years away from reforming Pulp. This is the full unedited transcript of the interview and is longer than what originally ran in the print magazine. Read on as Cocker discusses domestic life, marriage advice, fatherhood, the highs and lows of Pulp, time travel, religion, whether Hitler thought he was evil, William Shatner, and a myriad of other topics.   More

Jarvis Cocker

Profoundly Shallow

Aug 04, 2009

He's made a career out of examining every thread in the tapestry of British life, so it should surprise no one that Jarvis Cocker likes to ask questions. More


Reviews

Likely Stories EP

Likely Stories EP

Rough Trade

Jul 19, 2016

The pairing of Jarvis Cocker's sardonicism with another master storyteller, author Neil Gaiman (CoralineThe Graveyard Book) is pure genius. Cocker has written the music for the British television series, Likely Stories, based on four short stories by the award-winning Gaiman. More

Saying the Unsayable SXSW Lecture

March 18th, 2009

Mar 19, 2009

 “Saying the Unsayable” was an “investigation into the role of lyrics in popular song.” Jarvis Cocker, dressed as dapper as ever in a jacket and tie, stood in front of the eager crowd crammed into the small convention room, and armed with a slide/video projector and a long pointer, as he presented a near-two-hour lecture on the importance of lyrics. And if anyone should know about the value of lyrics, it’s Cocker, arguably one of the greatest British lyricists of the last two decades. “Everything expressed is solely based on my subjective opinion,” Cocker said in his opening, “but I’m usually right.” More