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JARV IS... To Stream Free Live Performance
Christian Eede , July 20th, 2020 11:21

Tomorrrow's stream will be archived for 24 hours only, and follows the release of new album 'Beyond The Pale'

JARV IS..., the new band project of Jarvis Cocker, will be live-streaming an online gig tomorrow (July 21).

Coming a few days on from the release of their debut album, Beyond The Pale, the performance was filmed recently at Peak Cavern in Derbyshire, which is where two tracks on the new album ('Must I Evolve?' and 'Sometimes I am Pharaoh') were recorded when JARV IS... performed there in 2018. Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, known for their work on Nick Cave's film 20,000 Days On Earth, are responsible for the filming and direction of the performance.

"Beyond The Pale was written (and partially recorded) in front of a live audience, so it feels extra-strange not to be able to take it on the road at the moment," Jarvis Cocker says. "Fortunately, our friends Iain and Jane suggested a way round the problem: set up our equipment in a cave and they would film the results. We have invented a new way of playing a concert."

Beyond The Pale... Live From The Centre Of The Earth premieres at 8pm BST tomorrow via YouTube, and will be available to watch back for 24 hours only after its debut. You can watch a trailer for the stream above.