After nearly a decade's absence Pulp have temporarily reformed and hoisted the indie flag high and true for their first of a handful of UK shows at Isle Of Wight Festival 2011.
The 90’s legends gave expectant festival-goers a glimpse back to the heyday of their subtle lyrics, dark humour and behemoth sized tunes.
Invoking a nostalgic orgy, Jarvis Cocker and Co’s performance was typically subdued and powerful, transforming the Isle of Wight into the ultimate indie epicenter.
Recalling his time on the island as a cub and a child, Cocker “has returned a man” and “promises to do his best” while he threw sweets to the hungry mosh pits.
All the hits were there too: ‘Disco 2000’, ‘Common People’ and ‘Do you Remember The First Time’ all performed with inciteful and reflective banter delivered in cool styled monologue.
A tipsy Richard from Clapham Junction was in the thick of it at the front. He said “I love Jarvis. Finally a chance to see one if the greats. Hope the parents recorded it in 3D. Pulp kicked arse.”
Foo Fighters will round off day two at Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 later this evening.