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Pulp, the innovative pop rockers of the 80s and 90s, may have drifted off into a never-ending hiatus, but former frontman Jarvis Cocker is back with a new single – and this one is for charity. A duet between Cocker and American rocker Beth Ditto has just been released on iTunes, with proceeds going to the homeless.

The pair performed a cover of Heaven 17’s Temptation at the prestigious ceremony in London last March, and decided to release the recording due to popular demand.

“It has taken a full 12 months for the world to be ready for this track – I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed performing it,” said Cocker.

Money raised from the single will go to Shelter, a charity committed to homeless people in Britain. Shelter’s vision is that everyone should have a home – somewhere decent, safe, affordable and permanent. Yet one in seven children in Britain is growing up in bad housing, and thousands of homeless households are stuck in temporary accommodation.

“We are delighted that two of the hottest names in the music business are donating the profits from this single to us,” said Shelter Chief Executive Adam Simpson. “By downloading ‘Temptation’ you’ll not only get a great track, but you’ll be raising money to help homeless and badly housed people across Britain.”

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