Under the Radar Announces Best of 2016 / 15th Anniversary Issue with The Flaming Lips on the Cover

Issue 59 Also Includes Interviews with The Avalanches, Death Cab for Cutie, The Divine Comedy, Rose Elinor Dougall, Foxygen, Jagwar Ma, Jim Jarmusch, Jens Lekman, Mogwai, My Morning Jacket, The Radio Dept., R.E.M., Savages, Weyes Blood, and Much More

Dec 30, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our joint Best of 2016 / 15th Anniversary Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version is about to ship out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine apps Zinio and Readbug). The issue celebrates the best albums of 2016, reflects on Under the Radar's 15th anniversary and albums released in 2001, looks forward to albums due out in early 2017, and features The Flaming Lips on the cover. There's also a big article examining how the music industry has changed in the last 15 years and in our Artist Survey section various musicians comment on the music and events of 2016. More

May 18, 2016

The Divine Comedy, the orchestral-pop project of Northern Irish singer/songwriter/composer Neil Hannon, have announced a new album and a bunch of European tour dates. Foreverland is the band's eleventh album and it will be released on September 2.  More

Under the Radar Magazine Announces 10th Anniversary Issue Featuring Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes

Plus: Paul Rudd vs. The Divine Comedy, plus interviews with Broadcast, Grandaddy, The Flaming Lips, Bat For Lashes, Rilo Kiley, Broken Social Scene, and much more

Oct 19, 2011

Under the Radar is excited to announce the release of the indie music and entertainment print magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue which hits newsstands next week. The extra-sized 10th Anniversary Issue features cover artists Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes Robin Pecknold together in an exclusive photo shoot and joint interview.  Exclusive video taken during the cover shoot of Robin Pecknold and Joanna Newsom arm wrestling can be found here More

May 13, 2010

Sad but true, sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. Well, sad for us that is. Swamped with back issues—which I’m all sure we can agree is a good thing—Under the Radar is passing them on to you with a sale on selected issues. The question is, can you have too much of a good thing? We're offering two dollars off most available back issues! More

The Divine Comedy Announces “Bang Goes the Knighthood”

Out in the U.K. May 31st, Stateside June

Apr 09, 2010

After indulging his sporty side with last year's cricket-themed, Duckworth Lewis Method, Neil Hannon is back with a new Divine Comedy album, Bang Goes the Knighthood (out in the U.K. May 31st, Stateside June). We have the track list. More


The End: Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy on Endings and Death

"There is no hell this devil-bloke could devise which could match what is performed on a daily basis in the meat industry."

Mar 10, 2017

To end out the week, we ask The Divine Comedy frontman/main creative force Neil Hannon some questions about endings and death. The Northern Irish singer/songwriter is known for his highly literate and often amusing orchestral pop songs ("The Booklovers" from 1994's Promenade consists of Hannon reading off a list of his favorite authors). More

Dec 30, 2016

It's nine at night, and Neil Hannon is happily ensconced in his studio, gin and tonic in hand. He apologizes for his current mindset, which he describes as somewhere between post-dinner mental fuzz and naptime. More

The Divine Comedy

Chivalry’s Last Gasp

Oct 07, 2010

Neil Hannon has been happily plowing his particular furrow of witty, theatrical pop for more than two decades as The Divine Comedy. After years of freely employing horns and strings to a pop framework that has avoided seeming dated thanks to the alternately current/timeless sense of his lyrics, Hannon is presently preparing songs for an upcoming U.K. musical based on the children's book, Swallows and Amazons. We spoke to Hannon about Swallows, the new Divine Comedy album (Bang Goes the Knighthood), extremely long vocal notes, the future of The Duckworth Lewis Method, and Doctor Who.





Divine Comedy Records

Aug 31, 2016

In 2010, The Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon put together the music for the musical Swallows and Amazons. This endeavor was a long time coming with The Divine Comedy's albums becoming increasingly more theatrical. More