Jarvis Cocker

15 Photos From The '96 Brits Guaranteed To Give You A Nostalgia Kick

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

The Brit Awards are back for another year, and with so many iconic music industry moments taking place at ceremonies past, it feels like the perfect o...

Hitching With a Migrant

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

As I squeezed my vast rucksack into the narrow seats behind the driver I couldn't believe our luck: we were going to Manchester, which is only half an hour train ride from Liverpool. And we were in a flash car! My faith in human nature, and in hitchhiking, was instantly restored.

Moved by Music

Ashley Hames | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ashley Hames

Having been barred from the Brit Pop party, it seems that only now are critics reassessing the undeniable pop sensibilities of David Devant & His Spirit Wife. And hearing the songs on this album, it's an absolute wonder that it has taken so long.

Poem Reading Reveals Stephen Fry Has Another New Love In His Life

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK

Stephen Fry speaks words from an atmospheric Shakespeare sonnet, to show his love this Valentine's Day. Standing on a roof, Fry smiles and says: "B...

Why Ed Miliband Should Go on 'Come Dine With Me' and the Tories have loads of sex

Matt Arnold | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Matt Arnold

In the Cath Kidson filled kitchen, we find dear Ed; flailing about as he simultaneously tries to get his soufflé to rise; and convince Dappy, E L James, and Joeys Essex and Barton to play ball over VAT reform.

Resentment in Retrospective: Pulp's 'His 'n' Hers', 20 Years On

Robyn Strachan | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Robyn Strachan

Best song? Couldn't say, that would be cheating. Although I will admit, Pink Glove has a certain bite and drive that is irresistible, and who could resist that incendiary, bitchy, gleefully observant chorus?*

Pulp Film Latest Music Documentary, But What's The Best?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

Jarvis Cocker will be returning to his beloved Sheffield, to debut the documentary 'Pulp' about the band, and its influential relationship with the to...

Jarvis Cocker Not Mourning End Of BBC3

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Jarvis Cocker won't be mourning the demise of BBC3, he says, because "young people don't watch television". The former Pulp frontman turned broadc...

Ex-Rockers Jarvis and Matthews Go Head-to-Head for Broadcaster of the Year at BPG Awards

Maisie McCabe | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Maisie McCabe

In this blog last year I challenged the commercial radio industry to ensure that one of their number was among the list of nominees for the BPG Radio Awards in 2014. I am delighted to say that for the first time in many, many years there is a commercial nominee included among some wonderful nominees from the BBC...

Dr Robert of The Blow Monkeys: A New and Better Man

Jason Holmes | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

The uncontrollable forelock of hair is still there, but time has remade Dr Robert. Today, as the frontman of The Blow Monkeys, he is older, wiser, and when he speaks he's quick to laugh. But when he listens, it's with a quiet focus.

Pussy Riot Member Freed On Probation

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK

Pussy Riot member, Yekaterina Samutsevich, has been freed on probation by a Moscow court after an appeal by all three women against a charge of 'hooli...

Pussy Riot Appeal Conviction Over 'Hooliganism'

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK

Pussy Riot, the Russian all-girl, anti-Kremlin punk trio, have appeared in a Moscow court to appeal against their conviction for "hooliganism motivate...

I Am a Frontman and I Have a License to Offend

Matthew Phillips | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Phillips

It seems to me that frontmen principally fall into two categories: the cloyingly modest or the intolerably arrogant. Rarely is a perfect balance struck between these stereotypes and, more frequently, we find artists yo-yoing between the two like unhinged schizophrenics.

Free Pussy Riot, Madonna's Call To Putin

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK

Madonna has used a performance in Moscow to rail against the trial of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, calling it a "tragedy". The three members of th...

Jarvis Cocker And Johnny Marr Urge Putin To Release Pussy Riot

Posted 02.08.2012 | UK

Music stars including Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, The Smiths' Johnny Marr and Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos have called for the release of Russian ...

Art Car Boot Fair 2012

Kerry Hudson | Posted 02.08.2012 | Home
Kerry Hudson

Last weekend provided East London with a sun scorching through a clear blue sky, the busiest streets streets I've seen this year, and the annual Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair.

The Rapprochement Between Pop Music and High Culture

Tanjil Rashid | Posted 08.07.2012 | Home
Tanjil Rashid

"Pop and thought don't go together," a BBC controller once said, resisting the introduction of pop music to his schedules. That battle was won a long time ago, but the sentiment behind it lingers still; pop music lacks the esteem accorded to other art.

Here's Why Music Is Great

Ronnie Joice | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Comedy
Ronnie Joice

Music is great. If you have never been touched by music, you are either in denial after discovering that Gary Glitter was your first childhood gig, or you're probably dead. In the heart.

Most Memorable Ever Brit Awards Moments

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

The Brit Awards are never short of an eyebrow-raising incident or five - whether it was the Sam Fox and Mick Fleetwood's presenting fiasco in 1989, Ja...

Whatever Happened to the Everyday Suit?

Murray Clark | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Style
Murray Clark

What do the words 'mens fashion' conjure in your mind? A Dalston boundary-breaker, drowning everything they own in pleather and studs or the next big thing in the fashion world?

Is Culture the New Class?

Loma-Ann Marks | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Loma-Ann Marks

Time was when everyone knew their place, and being cultured usually involved having a cut- glass accent and a daddy with deep pockets. You were either a toff, in which case you knew about art history and the classics, or common, where your world wasn't so much a stage, but more of a Shakespearean tragedy.

Jarvis Cocker Singing From A Brand New Book

PA | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK Entertainment

Jarvis Cocker has a new literary role after becoming editor-at-large for a leading publisher. The Pulp singer and solo star has been given an "open...

Where now for Resurrected Left-Pop Iconoclasts Pulp?

Charlie Ivens | Posted 01.11.2011 | UK Entertainment
Charlie Ivens

It's time for Pulp to stop before it all becomes unedifying. I still maintain a great love for Pulp, and for exactly that reason, I'm staying at home.

Jarvis Cocker Wipes Away The News Of The World

www.digitalspy.co.uk | Posted 09.09.2011 | UK Entertainment

Jarvis Cocker has celebrated today's closure of the News of the World by using its final edition as toilet paper onstage at T In The Park. The 47-y...