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It’s fair to say that Sheffield’s finest export needs little introduction. The shadow that Jarvis Cocker’s delightfully Anglicised approach to songwriting has cast over the last thirty years of left-field pop has been profound, and JARV IS… is a marvellous extension of this.

Last year’s Beyond The Pale LP was a welcome return to form for Cocker, with the morbid Must I Evolve? (which was fittingly recorded live from a cave) and the witty House Music All Night Long standing toe-to-toe with the twisted glory of This Is Hardcore, We Love Life and his marvellous solo LPs.

However, it is clear that JARV IS… isn’t simply a shameless cash-in on former glories, with Cocker’s relentless hunger to innovate and evolve constantly being apparent in the fact that this venture is a fully-fledged new band, as opposed to being a continuation of his illustrious solo career. Their engagement at Newcastle’s Boiler Shop on Wednesday 3rd November is guaranteed to be a testament to this, with support coming from the legendary Hot Chip frontman Alexis Turner, whose recent solo LP Silence is a marvellous continuation of the floor-filler extraordinaire’s side career as a cerebral troubadour.

JARV IS… and Alexis Taylor play Boiler Shop, Newcastle on Wednesday 3rd November


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