- 19 Jun 19
In one of the year’s more unexpected musical developments, The Divine Comedy have gone rather Kraftwerk-y. Eighties synth classics, ABBA, the North, Palestine, Man U and the Pope Ted musical are all up for discussion as he meets Stuart Clark.
I’m not normally a man given to pettiness but I’ve been waiting three weeks, four days, twelve hours and, let me see, forty-three minutes to say, “ner-ner-ner-ner-ner” to Neil Hannon.
“This is a football thing, isn’t?” he says with a weary look of resignation. “You’re an Everton supporter, so Man U getting thrashed 4-0 at Goodison Park, yeah? Another blemish on a spectacularly dismal season. When you watch Watford and think, ‘Ooooh, I wish we played football like that!’ you know that there aren’t going to be any open top bus parades around the red-half of Manchester. It’s been morbidly fascinating seeing how awful Paul Pogba has been in some of the games. I’m hoping that Real Madrid will come along and give us hundreds of millions for him, but why would they bother – he’s so unreliable. I’m delirious to see Ole in charge, but the players sort of need to be doing their jobs.”
Evertonian bragging rights well and truly exercised, let us turn our attentions to Office Politics, the new Divine Comedy - whisper it - concept album, which forensically examines white collar 9 to 5dom.