09.12.07 Word Magazine
Jarvis appears in the current issue (January 2008) of Word Magazine. In a 1-page feature, he talks about what makes a special live performance. Jarvis also gets a mention in NME's top 100 albums and tracks of 2007, gaining a respectful showing at number 29 for Don't Let Him Waste Your Time. Tate Online have also uploaded a video of the Jarvis and Harland Miller event - 'A Look At The Popular' - from 16 May in which they discuss their shared passion of music and popular culture.
19.06.07 Jarvis Cocker's Subconscious
As part of Jarvis' week-long Meltdown Festival at London's Royal Festival Hall, a screening room - named Jarvis Cocker's Subconscious - has been set aside to show a number of films he made whilst studying at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Jarvis has also hand-picked a set of short films from other artists whose work he admires. There's also a chance to see Jarvis' Outsider Art series from 1998. Click here to see the full programme which is being shown daily (free of charge) in the RFH basement.
05.06.07 Radio Times Interview
Ahead of Sunday's South Bank Show documentary on ITV1, Jarvis is this week's Radio Times cover star. There's also a short interview featuring the usual array of funny quotes: "I have all these fond memories of England, but then I get to the Eurotunnel terminal and there are these blokes with cars full of beer and it snaps me out of my reverie. It reminds me of the reality."
01.04.07 Summer Festivals
Jarvis has been confirmed to appear at the Connect Music Festival at Inverary Castle, Argyll on Friday 31 August and at the V Festivals where he'll play in the JJB / Puma Arena at Chelmsford Hylands Park (Saturday 18 August) and Weston Park, Staffordshire (Sunday 19 August). He's also appearing at Spain's Summercase Festival at the Boadilla del Monte in Madrid (Friday 13 July) and the Parc del F˛rum in Barcelona (Saturday 14 July).
[Update 05/04/07: Jarvis will also be appearing at the Latitude Festival (Obelisk Arena) at the Henham Park Estate, Southwold in Suffolk on Sunday 15 July and at the Electric Picnic Festival in County Laois, Ireland on 1 September.]
25.03.07 South Bank Show
Jarvis will appear on The South Bank Show on 10 June (ITV, 22:45hrs). If ITV's press material is anything to go by, it promises to be a superb show... (adopting Melvyn's voice...) "The English pop musician Jarvis Cocker is best known as the charismatic front man of Pulp. Now living in Paris, he is following a solo career - his debut album titled Jarvis was released in November 2006, illustrating that he is making music worthy of his legacy. In The South Bank Show he talks about why he has always liked being an outsider, the difficulties in dealing with fame at the height of Pulp's success and how he now enjoys near anonymity in Paris. With footage from Jarvis' recent concert of new material at The Roundhouse in Camden and a master class of several songs from the new album, the film also follows Jarvis on a song-writing journey starting in Paris, as he completes a new song Loss Adjustor, taking him back to his hometown Sheffield to record the song."
04.03.07 Jarvis To Curate 2007 Meltdown Festival
Jarvis has been selected as the artistic director for the annual Meltdown Festival to be held at London's Southbank Centre from 16-24 June. In a statement released by the Centre, Jarvis said: "Cunts may be running the world but a cock will be controlling the Southbank for one week in June. Jarvis Branson Cocker is honoured, proud and excited to announce that he will be curating this year's Meltdown Festival. Your cultural life is in my hands. I can't wait." The full line-up for the festival will be announced shortly - keep an eye on the Southbank Centre website for details.
Jarvis will be responsible for pulling together an eclectic line-up of events for the week-long festival: "I think the main thing is to mix things up; things that maybe shouldn't go together, I'm hoping to get a weird mix of contemporary things and revivals of old stuff; and as much as possible that involves audience participation to a degree. I'm hoping to get some film stuff together. There will be high culture there, and low culture; some very low." Speaking about the appearance of the Southbank Centre, he added: "I've always liked the look of the place; concrete is very under-rated as a building material. I love the idea of going back to the Festival of Britain and all that."
[Update 25/04/07: The festival line-up will be announced on Monday 30 April with tickets going on-sale at 9am on Wednesday 2 May.]
18.02.07 Jarvis Heads Down Under
Jarvis will be playing at this year's V Festival in Australia which calls at Sydney Centennial Park on 31 March and at the Avica Resort, Gold Coast on 1 April. He'll then play a further two 'Best of V Festival' shows at the Adelaide Memorial Drive on 3 April and at the Melbourne Sidney Myer Music Bowl on 4 April. [Update: He also performed at the Sydney Metro Theatre on 29 March.] Jarvis will then head off on a five-date North American tour calling at: New York Webster Hall (April 22 and 23), Indio California Coachella Festival (27), San Francisco Fillmore (28), Seattle Showbox (30) and Vancouver Commodore (May 1).
Jarvis is currently mid-way through his mini UK tour. The setlist for the London Astoria and both Sheffield shows was: Fat Children, Don't Let Him Waste Your Time, Heavy Weather, One Man Show, I Will Kill Again, Tonite, From Auschwitz To Ipswich, Big Julie, Disney Time, Big Stuff, Black Magic. Encore: Cunts Are Still Running The World. The cover versions were: Sheffield 15 Feb: Being Boiled (Human League), Sheffield 16 Feb: Heaven (Talking Heads) and Being Boiled (Human League), London 17 Feb: Heaven (Talking Heads) and Paranoid (Black Sabbath). The second Sheffield concert was recorded for inclusion in a forthcoming South Bank Show documentary on Jarvis.
17.01.07 Jarvis Update
Lots of exciting news to kick off 2007, not least last night's announcement that Jarvis has been nominated for a Brit Award in the British Male Solo Artist category. The ceremony takes place at London's Earls Court on 14 February and Jarvis will be up against James Morrison, Lemar, Paolo Nutini and Thom Yorke. Valentine's Day also sees the release of Jarvis' LP in Japan (click on the thumbnail for the advert) which features the Karaoke Video of Running The World as a bonus track.
The piecemeal announcement of his live shows continues to delight and frustrate in equal measure - he's doing a mini UK tour stopping off at Sheffield The Plug (16 February, 1,200 capacity SOLD OUT), London Astoria (17th, 2,000 capacity), Manchester Academy (19th, 1,500 capacity) and the Glasgow ABC (20th, 1,250 capacity). These dates follow his European tour which takes him to Milan Magazzini Generali (18 Jan), Vienna FM4 Fest at the Arena (20th), Amsterdam Paradiso (22nd), Brussels Ancienne Belgique (24th), Cologne Live Music Hall (25th), Hamburg Grosse Freiheit (27th), Copenhagen Vega (28th) and Stockholm Berns (29th).
UPDATE 20/01/07: Second Sheffield show just announced: 15 February. Call 0114 241 3040 or visit www.the-plug.com
Jarvis will appear on BBC Radio 3's Nightwaves programme this Friday (19th) from 21:30-22:00. And finally, Don't Let Him Waste Your Time charted last Sunday at number 36 in the UK singles chart.
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