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Jarvis Cocker announces intimate UK tour

Jarvis Cocker haw announced details of a bunch of extremely intimate UK shows under the moniker of JARV which will begin at the end of this month.

The tour will kick off at Patterns in Brighton on 27th March and according to a press release the setlist will be made up of mostly new songs but “some will be familiar”. Tickets are on sale right now, and available here.

Cocker will front the band, with Serafina Steer on harp and keyboards, Emma Smith on violin, Andrew McKinney on bass, and finally Three Trapped Tigers‘ Adam Betts on drums.

The cryptic statement reads “JARV is the next best thing, JARV is electric music, JARV is happening”, read it in full below:

JARV is entirely implausible
JARV is a way of looking at the world
JARV is an acronym
JARV stands for something
JARV is louder than you might expect
JARV is two women & three men
JARV is up close & personal
JARV is troglodytic
JARV is a rave in a cave
JARV is a group
JARV is the next best thing
JARV is electric music
JARV is a work in progress
JARV is happening
JARV is ancient & modern at the same time
JARV is playing near you very soon
JARV is an experiment
JARV is a night to remember
JARV is a live experience with no barriers
……& always will be.

The dates for JARV’s upcoming UK run are at the bottom but make sure to “wear appropriate clothing” as the statement says.

Jarvis Cocker is set to DJ at a fundraiser evening this weekend at Sheffield City Hall for ‘Save The Trees’ alongside Richard Hawley, Pulp drummer Nick Banks and John McClure from Reverend & The Makers.

The ‘Save The Trees’ campaign is about the felling of thousands of trees in Sheffield which prides itself on being green.

Richard Hawley said in January that the city council had “dropped a colossal bollock” with its handling of the tree-felling scheme. “It boils down to something really simple” he said.

He added: “Do you like breathing? It’s quite good. It’s called being alive. What we exhale they inhale and what we inhale they exhale. The end.”


26th March – Brighton, Patterns
27th March – London, Moth Club
28th March – Ramsgate Music Hall
3rd April – Manchester, Deaf Institute
4th April – Liverpool, Williamson’s Tunnels
6th April – Castleton (near Sheffield), Peak Cavern
7th April – Castleton (near Sheffield), Peak Cavern