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06/12/2018, Abba, Bee Gees, Carpenters (1/2) - Les années choc | ARTE

Abba, Bee Gees, Carpenters (1/2) - Les années choc | ARTE
Re-broadcast next week on French TV of a 70's pop documentary featuring Neil Hannon interviewed.
Nourri des éclairages de la crème de la pop et de la critique et de pros de la musique, ce documentaire en deux parties croise les parcours des trois groupes ? succès planétaire, chute, redécouverte... Grâce à un ingénieux montage d'archives et de tubes, il raconte le snobisme rock des seventies, les sommets de niaiserie atteints par Abba, The Bee Gees et The Carpenters, tout en esquissant la valeur de leur musique : placement parfait des voix, travail d'orfèvre en studio, arrangements géniaux. Un talent que décryptent des musiciens tels que Neil Hannon ou Jarvis Cocker.

01/12/2018, Father Ted co-creator gives update on the progress of Pope Ted the musical | JOE is the voice of Irish people at home and abroad

Father Ted co-creator gives update on the progress of Pope Ted the musical | JOE is the voice of Irish people at home and abroad
Father Ted co-creator gives update on the progress of Pope Ted the musical

15/11/2018, Rewind/Fast Forward: Rewind: The Divine Comedy - The Certainty Of Chance

Released 20 years ago this week, reaching number 49 in the UK singles charts. Led by Neil Hannon, Irish band The Divine Comedy have released some stunning tracks.

13/11/2018, “Funny tragic. It’s my own genre!” Neil Hannon interview, State, March 2011 – Psychiatry and Songs

“Funny tragic. It’s my own genre!” Neil Hannon interview, State, March 2011 – Psychiatry and Songs
The Divine Comedy's Promenade was released when I was 19.9 years old and was a constant companion through my early twenties. It was an early move away from earnest rock and folk-rock, an early realisation that music could be fun and light and daft still have some weight and still mean something. I interviewed Neil…

13/11/2018, Two worlds at odds with one another: The Divine Comedy's ‘Fin de Siècle’ - DRUGSTORE CULTURE

Two worlds at odds with one another: The Divine Comedy's ‘Fin de Siècle’ - DRUGSTORE CULTURE
The band's 1998 album might be 20-years-old, but its lyrics still bear relevance today.

07/11/2018, 7 novembre : 1970, naissance de Neil Hannon ⋆ Addict Culture

7 novembre : 1970, naissance de Neil Hannon ⋆ Addict Culture
Avertissement : cet article a été rédigé avec toute la subjectivité d’une groupie dont le fanatisme a débuté lors d’un concert dans la ville du Mans le 10 octobre 1998.

02/11/2018, My Lovely Horse seeks public support

My Lovely Horse seeks public support
MY Lovely Horse Rescue was established in 2011 by Martina Kenny, Deborah Kenny and Cathy Davey in County Kildare, after they observed horses in urban areas being mistreated.

22/10/2018, Barbara Carlotti : "La mélancolie peut être lumineuse et joyeuse"

Barbara Carlotti : "La mélancolie peut être lumineuse et joyeuse"
"Gentlemen prefer blondes", les rêves, Etienne Daho,"L'Homme-Dé" ou les pizzas...Voici quelques remèdes de notre invitée !

22/10/2018, Weather songs: The best music about metereololgy, from Rihanna to Bob Dylan, Bill Withers and Martha Reeves | The Independent

Weather songs: The best music about metereololgy, from Rihanna to Bob Dylan, Bill Withers and Martha Reeves | The Independent
Weather turns out to be as resilient a resource in songwriting as it is in conversation. Bob Dylan, for one, was particularly keen on rain as a metaphor for personal and national turbulence – “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall”, “Buckets of Rain”, “Shelter from the Storm”, “Rainy Day Women #12 and #35” – and he’s by no means alone.

16/10/2018, BBC Radio 6 Music - 6 Music Live Hour, Divine Comedy, North Sea Radio Orchestra, Help Stamp Out Loneliness

BBC Radio 6 Music - 6 Music Live Hour, Divine Comedy, North Sea Radio Orchestra, Help Stamp Out Loneliness
Summer Sundae 2007 to be broadcast again on BBC 6 Music on October 29th.
Divine Comedy in concert, plus North Sea Radio Orchestra and Help Stamp Out Loneliness.

04/10/2018, OnBlackheath 2018 - Easy and hassle free weekend OnBlackheath Review

OnBlackheath is a great place to chill out and have a beer or glass of wine or three with your friends and to park your young children (there’s an excellent...

04/10/2018, A Kildare town to celebrate links to biggest names in music - Leinster Leader

A Kildare town to celebrate links to biggest names in music - Leinster Leader
Everyone from the Smiths, Stone Roses, Primal Scream and Bill Hughes

27/09/2018, Marc Citti : la playlist de

Marc Citti : la playlist de
Neil Hannon to be featured/mentioned within a French novel ?
On le connait surtout pour ses rôles sur le grand, le petit écran et sur les planches mais depuis cette année, Marc Citti porte également la casquette de l’écrivain après avoir signé son premier roman, Sergent Papa.

20/09/2018, WATCH: The Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon grapples with a lovely horse in My Lovely Horse Rescue campaign video - Independent.ie

WATCH: The Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon grapples with a lovely horse in My Lovely Horse Rescue campaign video - Independent.ie
Neil Hannon is lending his name, and his dulcet tones, to a campaign to raise funds to buy hay for horses rescued by the My Lovely Horse Rescue.

20/09/2018, Neil Hannon Risks Life and Limb for Charity | Hotpress

Neil Hannon Risks Life and Limb for Charity | Hotpress
The Divine Comedy's frontman Neil Hannon is working with My Lovely Horse Rescue to keep animals alive this winter.

20/09/2018, The Divine Comedy announced for North East New Year's Eve gig - Shields Gazette

The Divine Comedy announced for North East New Year's Eve gig - Shields Gazette
The Divine Comedy have been lined up to help bring 2018 to a close with a New Year's Eve concert.

20/09/2018, Got New Year's Eve sorted? Here's one party in the region | The Northern Echo

Got New Year's Eve sorted? Here's one party in the region | The Northern Echo
ORCHESTRAL pop band The Divine Comedy will help ring in 2019 at a North venue.

20/09/2018, Sage Gateshead announces its New Year's Eve party with The Divine Comedy - Chronicle Live

Sage Gateshead announces its New Year's Eve party with The Divine Comedy - Chronicle Live
Catch the National Express - don't miss The Divine Comedy at Sage Gateshead's newly-announced 'marvellous party' coming to the banks of the Tyne this December 31

20/09/2018, Sage Gateshead announces New Year’s Eve ‘marvellous party’ - Nights Out In Newcastle blog

Sage Gateshead announces New Year’s Eve ‘marvellous party’ - Nights Out In Newcastle blog
Sage Gateshead announces New Year’s Eve ‘marvellous party’ with The Divine Comedy plus special guests   Sage Gateshead is inviting audiences to ring in the New Year with a marvellous party, featuring a performance from the ever-charming pop act, The Divine Comedy. The celebrated Northern Irish act, known in part[...]

20/09/2018, New Year's Eve: The Divine Comedy plus support at Sage Gateshead

New Year's Eve: The Divine Comedy plus support at Sage Gateshead
Find out what's on at Sage Gateshead, a landmark venue for live music and concerts in Gateshead, Newcastle and the North East...

12/09/2018, Track 16: Songs Of Love, The Divine Comedy – Writing about…

Track 16: Songs Of Love, The Divine Comedy – Writing about…
Casanova, 1996 The boundaries of Britpop are decidedly fuzzy. What counts, in terms of sound, attitude, look, time? Who’s in and who’s out? Who gets to decide – the bands or the fans? Several artists denounced the label at the time. Longpigs, who epitomised much of what the era stood for, wanted no part of…

11/09/2018, Rewind/Fast Forward: ALBUM: The Divine Comedy - Fin De Siecle (1998)

The Divine Comedy released their sixth studio album 'Fin De Siecle' 20 years ago this week on 31 August 1998. This was the first album that I ever purchased by Neil Hannon and his band, and it is one of their finest works. It features the brilliant singles 'Generation Sex' and 'The Certainty Of Chance', as well as the hit 'National Express' and the powerful closer 'Sunrise', which documents Hannon's experiences growing up in Northern Ireland during the Troubles.

07/09/2018, OnBlackheath: Tickets, line-up and everything you need to know | London Evening Standard

OnBlackheath: Tickets, line-up and everything you need to know | London Evening Standard
One of the most family-friendly music events of the year takes place this weekend, with OnBlackheath festival arriving in south east London. Thousands of music lovers will head to festival’s scenic site to enjoy a great selection of music, food and activities on September 8-9. This year Squeeze headline the Saturday night on the main stage, starting at 8.45pm.

04/09/2018, Twenty Years of 'Fin de Siècle' » We Are Cult

Twenty Years of 'Fin de Siècle' » We Are Cult
Stephen Graham revisits Neil Hannon’s sixth studio album, deep into the twenty-first century.

04/09/2018, Love the smell of vinyl sur Twitter

Love the smell of vinyl sur Twitter
“The Divine Comedy - Fin de Siècle Released 20 years ago, Neil Hannon's deep and insinuating voice marries perfectly all the orchestral hooks, giving light to perfectly lustful and dark pop anthems. A stylish, sumptuous album full of wry and witty lyrics.”