The Divine Comedy, a fab Irish band, is back with a new record Office Politics. Good news, the lads were in town a few days ago. We just couldn’t miss that.

Here’s our review of The Divine Comedy’s last gig in Bordeaux.

Why everyone should love Neil Hannon

Vintage rockstar, charming poet, quirky dandy, irreverent hip hop artist, defeater of moogs, we just love Neil F***ing Hannon from The Divine Comedy! We dare you to click on this video and not instantly fall under his spell. 


The man is also an incredible performer, the kind you must see at least once in your life! We can hardly believe we discovered The Divine Comedy live only two years ago. On this day we made the oath not to miss them when they’re around. Imagine our level of excitement when they announced they would play our hometown for their Office Politics tour!

How was The Divine Comedy performance in Bordeaux?

The evening started in the best possible way with Man and The Echo, who did wonders sporting their brightest Euro-friendly outfits for the occasion. Straight from Warrington, UK, these lads make some damn good indie rocking, full of sixties vibes. The kind of band we’d love to see blossom so please listen to them and show the love they deserve!

Man And The Echo slaying it in Bordeaux

Things took an unexpectedly scary turn when the technicians started to install the setup for the main act. Phones. Desks. Computers. The frightening Open Space monster awakened some not-so-old traumas on our part. 

What felt like hours of heavy breathing later, our savior entered the stage Rock ‘N Roll style, eyeglasses on, and burst into a frenetic Europop. Who could resist this dancing anthem? We instantly forgot about our latent office anxiety to fully enjoy the impeccable set.

Neil Hannon from The Divine Comedy
The great Neil Hannon talking about Office Politics

Indie disco, soul vibes, hip hop Kanye style, Kraftwerk synths, melancholic ballads, these awesome managers threw the best office party most stylishly -party hats included- with their irresistible class and sense of humor.

This seminar was so good it would almost make us miss the office. Almost.

If you want to read more gig reviews, go check them out in the Live section of this blog.

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