Putting Noise Narcs on the sidelines, Pulp will take us back

Bad news: You may have noticed that Noise Narcs has been incredibly unresponsive of late. So over the next week, we’ll be switching to a new host. Which means that this is the last post for this week.

Good news: Pulp has announced they’re touring next week. PULP!

“Is this the best news you’ve heard all year?” is one of many adequately cheeky questions popping up on Pulp’s official website right now. It’s an apropos query: All the original members of the iconic Sheffield band– Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey, Russell Senior, and Mark Webber– are set to reunite for a string of shows next summer, starting with a headlining slot at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival on May 27. The only other date announced thus far is at London’s Wireless Fest on July 3, but more are to follow according to a poster on their Facebook (which you can view below).

This is exciting.

The band’s Facebook also states that this is the first time all original members will perform on a stage together since August 24, 1996. (The last Pulp gig took place in December 2002 at Rotherham, England’s Auto Festival.) You can sign up for updates on the reunion at the band’s site.

[Pitchfork]

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