Singer work with Albini

Former Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker is due to release his new solo album on May 18th.

As lead singer with Pulp, Jarvis Cocker aimed his acerbic wit at British sexual mores becoming one of the more interesting figures in the generally bland Britpop movement.

Famously, Cocker rushed the stage at the Brits in 1996 to protest against Michael Jackson's perceived 'Christ like' pose.

Pulp split in 2002, with Jarvis Cocker retreating to France with his wife. Nothing was heard from the singer until his debut solo album 'Jarvis' appeared on 2006.

Cocker went on tour last year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of legendary indie label Rough Trade. At the shows he treated audiences to several new songs, before heading over to Chicago to record with Steve Albini.

One of the world's most renowned producers Albini is responsible for albums by Nirvana, The Jesus Lizard and of course his own group Shellac. So expect plenty of drums and hushed vocals.

The tracklisting of the album has yet to be released however the NME reports that songs which may appear include 'Angela', 'Pilchard', 'I Told You Twice (Leftovers)', 'Hold Still', 'Fuckingsong', 'Further Complications' and 'You're In My Eyes (Discosong)'.

Jarvis Cocker is to release his new album on May 18th.

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