Courtesy Counts – New Pulp Track Released
After you, readers…
No, we're not getting an early start on our 2013 karma by holding open doors open for grannies at the post office again: 'After You' is the title of a new studio track from Pulp released to a select few fans on Christmas Day.
When a few thousand audience members at Pulp's homecoming gig last month were given a christmas card with an as-then unactivated URL (www.pulpxmasgift.co.uk/gift, fact fans) most imagined it was a teaser for a recording of the band's triumphant return, which was filmed for the occasion.
Instead, visitors to the website were treated to a new studio track produced by LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy. And it's a lovely thing. 'After You' is a Gift-era-recalling disco-ey whirl around a brightly lit hall full of glittering lights, shuffling punters and aisles filled with… Shopping trolleys? Hang on, this is Tescos! Ah yes – the classic Cocker suburban glamour/gloom bait-and-switch is back and in full flight in a track originally demo'ed (but not used) for the band's last studio album We Love Life. You can listen to it below.
It's got us thinking tho. Does this mean the band are now recording new material? Or reworking incomplete tracks? Has Murphy worked on any other tracks? Could – could there be a new album on the way?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Image from Pulpwiki