Classic British pop-rockers, Pulp are back from a decade-long hiatus. During their 2023 reunion tour at the Corona Capital festival, the erudite auteurs premiered ‘Background Noise’ in Mexico City on 17 November. After the sad news of long-time bassist Steve Mackey’s passing in March of this year, the new material is a welcome return. Watch the fan-made footage of frontman Jarvis Cocker belting out the new track below:
Undeniably an instant Pulp classic, ‘Background Noise’ truncates 40 years of the stalwart’s distinct ‘secondhand pop’ sensibilities into a modern and sharp anthem. The frontman’s antics are as insanely lively as ever. Throwing himself all over, up and around the stage. Merging older, familiar sounds, like the patiently mournful organ and Cocker’s drawn-out, crooning wails, with fresher production work for their hungry fan base.
Listen to the Pulp discography in anticipation here:
It has also been a decade since the group’s last official release of 2013’s ‘After You’. But fans are lapping the new material up with a vicious fervour and raucous crowds are already demanding the imminent release of a new album. It certainly has been long enough, hasn’t it?