Pulp’s Nick Banks: “I Thought ‘Common People’ Was A Tuneless Dirge”

Pulp drummer Nick Banks has revealed that he wasn’t a big fan of what is arguably the band’s most enduring song, Common People. Banks said he thought the iconic single, which was recently voted the public’s favourite Britpop anthem in a BBC Radio poll, sounded like a “tuneless dirge.” Speaking recently to BBC morning show […]


Pulp Top BBC’s ‘Greatest Britpop Anthems’ Poll

Over 30,000 BBC Radio 6 listeners have voted on their favourite Britpop anthems in a poll launched by DJ Steve Lamacq, with some of the genre’s most enduring names making the final top 10, which was helmed by Pulp’s 1995 single Common People from their classic 1995 album Different Class. As The Telegraph writes, the […]


Pop Is The Drug: 13 Songs About Addiction

Addictions are shifting, shadowy things. They can start small and swell into something monstrous, or remain tiny and well-hidden for years and years. The internal conflict of the addict, not to mention the social stigma and shame attached to the label, can be as strong and overwhelming as the addiction itself, so it’s no wonder […]


Listen: Pulp Release Studio Version Of After You

Though technically After You isn’t a previously unheard track, Pulp fans can now experience the tune in an unheard quality. On Christmas, the band released the studio version of the tune, which featured on the 2001 album We Love Life. Even though it was released, back in the day the track existed purely as a […]


Watch: Pulp Perform On Fallon

English rockers Pulp have recently performed on Jimmy Fallon, playing their cult classic Common People as well as an off-air web-only performance of Like A Friend. According to Consequence of Sound, Pulp are in the US for a run of one-off shows ahead of their appearance at this year’s Coachella Festival and two sold-out performances […]

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