Jarv Is…

May 19-21, 2022


Jarvis Cocker is one of the icons in the history of pop especially for his popular career with Pulp with whom he published seven albums between 1983 and 2001, including “Different Class” considered by media such as NME as one of the most important albums of all times. Thanks to his peculiar way of confronting performing art and coming up with hymns, he stood out as a precursor of Brit Pop. However, thanks to his elegance and intuition he got to fly over it to make his proposal timeless beyond his contemporaries and undertake a career without corsets or labels.

While Pulp disappeared from the British music scene, Jarvis began his solo career firstly with a new electro clash project called Relaxed Muscle with Richard Hawley and Jason Buckle from Fat Truckers publishing an album entitled “A Heavy Night With…” that it had a good reception but hardly a continuation. He subsequently published two albums with his own name with some very interesting songs. In 2010 he momentarily resurrected Pulp on a reunion tour signing 20 unforgettable concerts. After that tour they definitively split up with no signs of returning. By that gesture, among many others, it has been always expected a comeback from Jarvis Cocker up to his myth.

Now the time has come and the moment is called JARV IS… They are not Pulp (although in their concerts at Primavera Sound and All Points East in 2019 some songs of them were on the setlist), but it is Jarvis Cocker in pure essence. His first album with this new project was released on July 17 last year under the name of “Beyond the Pale” and on it we can find two amazing singles like “Must I Evolve?”, a hypnotic track of psychedelia, rock, and dance (by far, with many references to his most inspired compositions from the beginnings of Pulp), and “House Music All Night Long”, a mysterious and absorbing tune with his own hallmark. The expectations about the album were quite high and it met them all: it was selected as one of the best five albums of 2020 both in national and internacional charts such as El País or Rough Trade.

With this new work he has set course for a new dimension and on the way to it he will make a single exclusive stop in Spain to present his new universe in Tomavistas. In 2022 Jarvis Cocker is back in Madrid, a city that he has not played in, if we are not wrong, since that memorable concert on November 18 1995 at the venue Revolver. A concert that was very difficult to overcome and that made to keep the flame of dreaming about his comeback. Now it is time to stop dreaming.

They will also be at Festival Tomavistas 2022



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