Yesterday’s cheeky Jarvis Cocker soundbite about the possibility of Pulp reforming for next year’s Glastonbury Festival sounded pretty much like a “we’re not playing” blow-off to these ears, but apparently other people didn’t pick up the nuance, running with “OMG PULP REUNION” stories as fast as their content-management systems would let them. So Jarvis has released a statement denying and decrying those rumors, and this time, he’s playing it 100% straightforward:
“I can categorically tell Teletext that Pulp have no plans to get back together. Someone asked me if I fancied playing at the 40th anniversary of Glastonbury, I said yes, they twisted that into a ‘Pulp reform’ story. It’s not true.”
So there you go. Let this be a lesson to anyone trying to have a laugh with reporters: Unless the audio of your conversation is going to accompany whatever story’s being written, just sit back and save the joshing for your friends.
Pulp deny reunion rumours [Teletext via NME
Pulp - Help the aged [Dailymotion]
Earlier: Parsing The Pulp: Is Jarvis Cocker Really Getting The Band Back Together For Glastonbury?