The snake-hipped music man, Jarvis Cocker, is heralding in a new era of his career by announcing seven tiny UK shows under the name of JARV.
If you have not heard about it until now then you might be too late to grab a ticket to your local show – as their Manchester, London and Ramsgate shows are all sold out. Tickets, however, are still available for JARV’s performances in Brighton, Liverpool and two-night residency in Castleton (near Sheffield).
The shows are due to take place from March 26 to April 7, meaning there are plenty of opportunities to sink your teeth into Cocker’s seemingly new outfit.
Alongside tour dates, JARV has announced their band members. To nobodies surprise, Cocker himself will be taking up the reins of frontman while Three Trapped Tigers’, Adam Betts, will be manning the drums. Serafina Steer will play the harp and keyboard while Emma Smith and Andrew Mckinney take up their places on the violin and bass.
The band members and tour dates were released via press release. Alongside this information, a cryptic message was posted. See the full statement 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.”
What does it all mean? Who are Jarv? What music will they play? Will they adorn scuba suits or all mimic Jarvis Cockers go-to wardrobe? Grab yourself a ticket “be sure to wear appropriate clothing” and find out about the JARV project at the end of this month, first hand. Be quick, however – almost all the tickets have already vanished.
JARV UK Tour Dates 2018
26 – Brighton, Patterns
27 – London, Moth Club
28 – Ramsgate, Music Hall
3 – Manchester, Deaf Institute
4 – Liverpool, Williamson’s Tunnels
6 – Castleton, Peak Cavern
7 – Castleton, Peak Cavern