Tuesday, March 27, 2007


Artist / Band: JARVIS COCKER
Album: Jarvis
File Under: Alternative / Indie / Rock
Label: http://www.roughtraderecords.com/

Info: In 2006 Cocker appeared on albums Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited (song "I Just Came to Tell You That I'm Going", co-performed with Kid Loco) and Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys (song "A Drop of Nelson's Blood"). His song "Running the World" appeared over the closing credits of the film Children of Men. Also in 2006, along with Steve Mackey, he 'curated' the 2-CD Compilation, The Trip, which featured a wide selection of tracks by artists as varied as The Fall, Gene Pitney, The Beach Boys, and The Polecats. He also co-wrote lyrics on the Charlotte Gainsbourg album 5:55, with Neil Hannon and members of Air. On October 12th 2006, a fictional Jarvis Cocker was a lead character in a drama on BBC Radio 2, as part of their 'Imagine' competition.

DJ Jarvis. Cocker putting a palazzo through its paces during the opening week of the 2005 Venice Bienniale
Jarvis Cocker is now following a solo career, after his father Matthew Cocker-Logan, suggested he needed him to buy a retirement home - his debut album, Jarvis, came out in the UK on November 13, 2006. In March 2007 he appeared on French band Air's new album Pocket Symphony.
On Valentine's Day 2007, he was chosen to give the award for Best British Newcomer (awarded to the Fratellis) at the Brit Awards.
Jarvis and Beth Ditto (The Gossip) recently collaborated on a cover version of the classic 80s track Temptation by Heaven 17 at the NME Awards in London.
Jarvis is due to Curate this year's Meltdown Festival at the South Bank Centre in London this June. [3]

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