Neil Hannon

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The Divine Comedy review – reassuringly civilised
A socially distanced Neil Hannon and bandmates celebrate 30 years of wry drollery in a short, but sweet, retrospective

Kitty Empire

17, Oct, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Swallows and Amazons review – swashbuckling nostalgia set to divine tunes
Songs and music by the Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon sparkle in this vivid adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s classic that might please adults more than kids

Catherine Love

31, Jul, 2019 @4:00 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about writing
The Beatles, Father John Misty, Prince and 10,000 Maniacs among the artists exploring the writing process with music

Sarah Chappell

26, Apr, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: your songs about loss
This week’s reader-curated playlist certainly wasn’t at a loss for suggestions – No Doubt, the Divine Comedy and Black Sabbath are among those making the cut

Chaz Cozens

03, Aug, 2017 @11:00 AM

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The Divine Comedy review – victory for the little guy
Neil Hannon’s literate, underdog indie is as winning as ever, 20 years after his band’s commercial peak

Andrew Harrison

26, Feb, 2017 @9:00 AM

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David Bowie Prom review: progressiveness for progressiveness's sake
Conductor André de Ridder presents a reworking of David Bowie’s hits across the decades, with a range of guests

Jude Rogers

30, Jul, 2016 @12:14 AM

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Neil Hannon: my father's Alzheimer's was the inspiration behind To Our Fathers in Distress

When London's Southbank Centre asked me to write a piece for the Royal Festival Hall's newly renovated organ, I set out on a mental pilgrimage on my father's behalf

Neil Hannon

10, Mar, 2014 @8:00 PM

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Swallows and Amazons – review

A revival of this adaptation of the classic children's book, with music by Neil Hannon, touches the heart without being trite, writes Alfred Hickling

Alfred Hickling

06, Jan, 2014 @12:09 PM

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The Duckworth Lewis Method – review

The Duckworth Lewis Method's cricket-themed rock is appealing both to fans of the game and English-language lovers, writes Maddy Costa

Maddy Costa

10, Jul, 2013 @6:45 PM

The Duckworth Lewis Method: Sticky Wickets – review
The cricket-loving duo's catchy second album features several high-profile guests and nods to 70s soft rock, writes Molloy Woodcraft

Molloy Woodcraft

29, Jun, 2013 @11:05 PM

The Duckworth Lewis Method: Sticky Wickets – review
The world's greatest cricket-themed novelty indie band return with all their leather-on-willowy appeal intact, writes Dave Simpson

Dave Simpson

27, Jun, 2013 @8:15 PM

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The Duckworth Lewis Method: 'Cricket forces you to sit on your arse, which is healthy'

The Duckworth Lewis Method tell Michael Hann why cricket is the most rock'n'roll of sports

Michael Hann

22, Jun, 2013 @11:05 PM

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