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Jarvis Cocker Announces A New EP, Likely Stories

jarviscocker_VICE_12052014-0055-608x406Today, Jarvis Cocker announced the release of an EP of new music composed especially for the upcoming TV series, “Likely Stories”. The Sky Arts series, which airs next Thursday, May 26, is the work of directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard (who directed the excellent Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days On Earth) and is based on four short stories by dark fantasy author Neil Gaiman. Jarvis cheekily describes the project as ‘Four grubby tales set in all night cafes, low rent drinking dens and doctor’s surgeries. I didn’t have to leave my comfort zone for this assignment.’

From today, the “Likely Stories” EP is available to buy on 7″, and the opening track “Theme From Likely Stories” is available to stream and buy digitally. The full EP will be available to stream and buy digitally on May 27. If you’re interested in purchasing or streaming, here is an array of links to buy (physical and digital copies), as well as stream on Spotify and Apple Music.

Neil Gaiman’s Likely Stories Starts Thursday 26th May 9pm on Sky Arts from Iain & Jane on Vimeo.

Those wishing to get hold of copies of the 7” EP signed by Jarvis Cocker are invited to take part in the “Likely Stories” Treasure Hunt, which will commence on Thursday, May 26. A number of copies have been hidden in secret locations featured in the series’ episodes throughout the UK. By using Geo-Cache technology you can attempt to find one and make up your very own Likely Story in the process. No compass required. For more information on the “Likely Stories” Geocaching Treasure Hunt, check out this site.

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