Pulp played their first live show of 2012 to a sold-out audience in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust on 31 March 2012.
Jarvis Cocker and co. delivered a set that spanned their vast career, featuring some of the singles that brought the band to prominence in the 1990s such as Common People and Disco 2000.
The band were joined by Sheffield-based and former Pulp member Richard Hawley, as well as collaborators on the first Pulp album, (1983′s It) Jill Talbot and Jarvis Cocker’s sister Saskia Cocker.
Support came from Cat’s Eyes, the new project from The Horror’s frontman Faris Badwan. They were joined by a small orchestral ensemble, who later accompanied Pulp on their song This Is Hardcore.
All images © Andy Paradise, 2012
Teenage Cancer Trust
Each night, some youngsters who have been directly helped by the Teenage Cancer Trust are invited on-stage to introduce the headliners. Pulp were introduced by 20 year old Andrew, and this is his story:
“When I was 15 I was diagnosed with a brain tumour, it was a total shock and I hadn’t had any normal symptoms. I had an operation to relieve the pressure on my brain, the operation proved to be a success and I was back on the mend. I stayed in hospital for a week and a half, during which time I celebrated my 16th birthday. When I was discharged I was pleased to see familiar places and people, and sleep in my own bed. Three months later I had to go through radiotherapy to shrink the tumour. A few months later I was taken back into hospital because I was fitting. I was taken to the Teenage Cancer Trust unit and given some medication to control my fits. The next day I had an MRI scan and they found what they thought was a tumour. Two days later I had an operation to remove it, but they found and removed a bubble of blood instead. I was in for exactly 10 weeks and I met many nice people. I am now 20, happy and have great people around and enjoying my life.”
See Andrew’s video here:
Pulp and Richard Hawley discuss the best and worst aspects of teenage life:
Not A Friend
Sooner Or Later
I’m Not Stupid
Face In The Crowd
Do You Remember The First Time?
Sorted For E’s And Whizz
The Birds In My Garden
Bad Cover Version
Like A Friend
This Is Hardcore