Pulp - Pulp Hint At 2012 Return After Cryptic Tweet
Pulp have been one of the more popular among the slew of artists making their active return to live music as the demand for nostalgia echoes across the music industry's decaying wasteland, their shows last year going down phenomenally well among fans old and new as well as critics alike. This morning, January 9th 2012, they cryptically suggested there might yet be more to come.
The band took to their account on Twitter for the first time since September 5th last year to Tweet "You think this is over?" The group had made their comeback after nine years at Spain's Primavera Festival, going on to play a surprise slot at the UK's Glastonbury Festival and headlining London's Wireless Festival in Hyde Park, as well as performing at Leeds & Reading Festivals among others. They'd left their future open ended after their final show of the year at Ireland's Electric Picnic, with the Nme reporting that front man Jarvis Cocker said before set closer 'Common People' "This may be the last time we're ever all on stage together again," only to add at its finale, "Maybe our paths will cross again." He'd also told the crowd at London's Wireless "See you all again... in about 15 years probably."
Though the Tweet certainly isn't something to put your house on, there would be few who'd deny Pulp's return last year after a career that'd seven albums - 1995's 'Different Class' going UK platinum - was far more than a mere money-grab nostalgia jaunt. Whether that will be true of The Stone Roses return this year remains a moot point in the eyes of many.