After a year long hiatus, it has been confirmed that Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker will resume his ‘Sunday Service’ on BBC 6 Music from March 1. Jarvis, who’s known for his charming wit and analytical lyrics, became a figurehead of the Britpop movement in the 1990’s and has helped cut a dash of rock ‘n’ roll and humour to the world of radio.
However, the singer, and now editor of book publishers Faber, revealed last year that he would be taking time out to concentrate on new material: “… music is the thing that has become my means of self expression. So this year, I’m taking a break from the radio show to see if I’ve got any more interesting songs left to write or whether I’ve written them all“.
Jarvis also suggests that it was essential for the radio show to be temporarily passed on to stand-in host Iggy Pop in order for it to keep improving: “Crop rotation has long been recognised as a way of preserving the fertility of the soil“, he said in December 2013. Either way, I highly anticipate his return.