Neil Hannon’s The Divine Comedy have shared new single ‘Queuejumper’ and tour dates ahead of the release of new 16-song album ‘Office Politics’ on 7 June.
A piano-led hoedown that starts with a jaunty oddball drumbeat, the single finds Neil with tongue firmly in cheek: ‘I jumped the queue ’cause I’m smarter than you, I jumped the queue ’cause I’m better than you’. It’s delivered in a melodic, sing-along way that’s sure to work well in the live setting.
The song then finds Neil’s character delivering more lines that will bring to mind those people who love nothing more than talking about themselves: ‘I’m better than you, I don’t have to play by the usual roles’; ‘I take what I want because it’s there to be taken and you’re just jealous of the money I’m making’. It finishes with the defiant admission that ‘I’m going to cruise on through’.
See The Divine Comedy live on the following tour dates:
Sun 6th Dublin, Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Mon 7th Belfast, Ulster Hall
Tue 8th Cork, Opera House
Thu 10th Glasgow, Old Fruitmarket
Fri 11th Birmingham, O2 Institute
Sat 12th Oxford, O2 Academy 1
Mon 14th Bristol, O2 Academy
Tue 15th Leeds, Metropolitan University (Leeds Beckett University)
Wed 16th Brighton, Dome
Thu 17th London, Eventim Apollo
Fri 18th Manchester, Albert Hall
Neil Hannon, one of the countrys foremost songwriters, releases a wonderful new Divine Comedy album Office Politics on June 7th. Its the follow-up to the acclaimed top ten 2016 album Foreverland.
Lead track Queuejumper out now. Listen here – http://smarturl.it/queuejumper
Office Politics is a 16 track tour de force full of inventive, timeless music peopled with a typically irreverent cast of characters. It has synthesizers. And songs about synthesizers, Neil says. But dont panic. It also has guitars, orchestras, accordions, and songs about love and greed. But Office Politics central characters are the machines. Or Infernal Machines as one track rages.