It's true - Pulp have been ploughing the same electro-kitsch furrow for over 10 years. And now, Sheffield's premier synth-sleazers are hip at last, name-dropped by all and sundry. Our very own guru of glam, Simon Price, meet's Pulp's camp commandant on the eve of their mini-tour with St Etienne to discuss, among other things, sex, sin and, um, syncopation.
"It's a bit like Status Quo, isn't it?" asks Jarvis Cocker, elongated Nineties dandy and Mick Jagger for the terminally uncool. "I find it a bit strange meself that we've been doing it for 15 years. Sometimes I wonder whether I could've spent my life in a more constructive way. But then again..."