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13 Jarvis Cocker Makes an Exhibition of Himself - Again!

19 October 09 Tagged: Further Complications, Jarvis

Following the success of his residency at the Galerie Chappe in Paris back in May (Google it if you missed it) Jarvis Cocker & his fellow musicians will install themselves in the Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, London EC2A 3PQ for 5 days in November.

Happening between Monday 9th November and Wednesday 11th November, the exhibition will run from 12pm to 6pm each day and entry will be free. The event will culminate in a concert at 9pm on the 11th.

Tickets for the concert are available exclusively here and are priced at £30.

As in Paris, during the course of the 5 days they will be inviting members of the public to participate in live musical improvisations (participants must bring their own instruments – amplification provided), they will provide live musical accompaniment to various exercise classes (including Yoga & hopefully, Aerobics) & they will be inviting guest artists to come & perform with them at various times during the residency.

The whole event will be webcast via www.jarviscocker.net and you may wish to peruse the “manifesto” that accompanied the Parisian version to get a flavour of what it’s all about.

Get updates on what will be happening through this website and

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25 Further Complications Announcement

1 October 09 Tagged: Further Complications, Jarvis

Just to further complicate things Mr Jarvis Cocker is releasing a highly limited (1,000 copies only) 7’” 45 rpm single on the 9th of November this year. It’s a double-A sided affair featuring “Further Complications” (from the Rough Trade album of the same name) on one side & “Girls Like it Too” on the other. Both tracks were recorded in Chicago by Steve Albini earlier this year. “Further Complications” you may already familiar with, “Girls Like it Too” probably not – & there’s a bit of a story behind that song…..would you care to hear it? You would? Splendid – well, the song’s title comes from a speech made at John Peel’s funeral by his brother Alan. It seems that the younger Ravenscroft asked his big brother John for some advice on how to deal with the lustful thoughts that were beginning to stir in his teenage body & John replied “Just remember: girls like it too” – a pretty good piece of sex education in anyone’s language. This anecdote made a great impression on Jarvis at the time & now it has finally found its way into a song, almost 5 years to the day since the great...

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5 An apology...

28 July 09 Tagged: Live

An apology to anyone who went to the concert last night and waited outside for me to return to do some signing to no avail, I am not in the habit of lying and I had been up since 5am to get a flight out of Vancouver and dozed off after soundcheck, my sincerest apologies for not returning. To all those who came to the show – thanks – as it was a great show. Love Jarvis

5 Free Pilooski 'Discosong' Remix!

21 July 09 Tagged: Further Complications

Jarvis has made a free download of the Pilooski edit of You’re In My Eyes (Discosong) available right here via this natty widget:

Copy this code to embed it on your blog/myspace/etc:

Based in France, Pilooski is perhaps best known for his D-i-r-t-y 12” edits series (the most renowned being his version of Frankie Valli’s Beggin’) and his role in the Dirty Sound System collective – he has previously released 2 edit compilations under the name of ‘Dirty Edits’ and has also done mixes for the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Finley Brown and the Mystery Jets.

Jarvis is just about to head out on a US tour, and we’ll have more news soon about UK dates and the release of a new single from ‘Further Complications’.

1 Jarvis on Question Time!

2 July 09 Tagged: Angela, Further Complications, TV

Jarvis will be chewing over this week’s current affairs on Question Time tonight.
Don’t miss it, BBC1, 10.35pm

In the meantime, check out this killer performance of Angela in the John Peel Tent at Glastonbury this weekend.

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