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Jarvis Cocker at Boiler Shop – Shut Up and Play the Rarities

As nearly 1000 people scream, applaud and shout at Jarvis Cocker, the gangly 90s icon, there is a sense of nostalgic comfort. Not just for the audience, but for the former Pulp frontman and new band, Jarv Is. He is back where he belongs, wailing around the stage like a rebellious Catherine wheel, crooning to the tunes of his glory days and pushing forward with new, exciting sounds. Despite its size, Boiler Shop at Newcastle provides a homely atmosphere for the 58-year-old’s latest tour, especially to those lucky enough to scrape and slither their way to the front. We aren’t here for the misshapes, mistakes and misfits. Cocker knows it. He shuts up and plays those bittersweet rarities the audience love to hear from the singers next generation of sound. 

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