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Posted 28 Jul 2014 @ 4:51pm

As the title implies, Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets is more than just the story of some band. Directed by New Zealand’s Florian Habicht, the filmdoesn’t provide a piece-by-piece career chronology, nor include glittery testimonies from other musicians. Instead, it settles itself in the band’s home city of Sheffield to convey a rich sense of the environment that birthed this...

Posted 4 Apr 2012 @ 1:55pm

 

Former Pulp member Richard Hawley has a new album due out in May and this oddly seductive single preceding it. The wall of guitars he uses has a sci-fi edge, a swirling psychedelic trip through the stars that is overlaid with a hypnotic, mantra-like refrain encouraging you to ‘leave your body behind you.’ This tune really punches above its weight.

 

Posted 2 Nov 2011 @ 12:55pm

With thrilling Britpop swagger, perhaps reignited by the recent Suede reunion, Brett Anderson's fourth solo album, Black Rainbows, is his first venture into writing with a full band since his departure from Suede. The result is a myriad of magical melodies and mystifying metaphors that both connect and separate this album from his previous releases.

 

With simple guitar riffs,...

Posted 2 Aug 2011 @ 1:41pm

As the lights dimmed, lasers projected green words onto a black curtain hanging over the stage. "Do you think this is funny?" We laughed. "Do you want to see a dolphin?" We sniggered. And then: "Do you remember the first time?" We screeched!

 

Behind the curtain Jarvis Cocker sang the first words: "You say you wanna go home? Cause he's sitting on his own again this evening…" His...

Posted 22 Jun 2011 @ 11:49am

Isn’t it funny that there’s a word for as specific a misfortune as defenestration, but no equally succinct term for having grown up poor but intelligent; aware of the options available to others, but denied the same ambitions? You’d think the former a smaller niche than the latter, but English doesn’t afford it a discrete word. There’s probably a German compound word that nails it though. They...

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