Pulp have been named as the recipients of the Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at this year's NME Awards.

Pulp have been named as the recipients of the Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at this year’s NME Awards.

The Sheffield band will pick up the gong at the O2 Academy Brixton ceremony on February 29, and will also play live on the night.

Speaking about the award, Pulp said: “I guess we always knew we stood out – but to be called ‘outstanding’ is great. Thank you.”

The awards ceremony will be the band’s first UK performance of the year, following last year’s reunion gigs and festival dates.

Jarvis Cocker and co are also scheduled to play a number of gigs later this year, with dates in the US at Coachella festival, San Francisco and New York penciled in along with a slot at Spain’s SOS Festival.

Pulp’s reunion dates last summer – which kicked off officially with their Primavera show, and continued with their ‘surprise’ performance at Glastonbury – were their first since going on hiatus since 2002.

The band also performed at the Isle Of Wight Festival, Wireless, Reading and Leeds festivals and played two sold-out shows at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.