Pulp guitarist Mark Webber has said he hopes that the newly-reformed band will avoid making a mess of their own songs as they take to the road on tour.
The band, a key group during the Britpop revival of the 90s, got back together late last year and have a slew of shows lined up for the coming months, including festival appearances across Europe and a slot at Australia’s own Splendour In The Grass Festival on July 31.
In an interview with The Times (via NME), Webber said he hopes his band doesn’t go down the road of ruining songs that fans deem precious.
He said that Pulp were “hoping to avoid murdering their own songs”.
He added, “Worse than someone doing a bad cover version is someone murdering their own songs years later. We hope to avoid that pitfall.
“We’re not talking about what we’re doing until we’ve done it in front of people. It’s better to do something rather than talk about it.”
The band’s first show since reforming will be the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona on May 27. Webber said the band are re-learning their old songs by watching covers of them on YouTube.