Neil Hannon is set to return with his 11th album as The Divine Comedy. The new record is called Foreverland, his first DivCom LP in six years, and will be out September 2 via PIAS. (Pre-order.) If you're unfamiliar (few Divine Comedy records have been released in North America), Neil makes droll, baroque, and very very British, like a foppier Kinks circa Village Green Preservation Society. (Hannon also wrote the themes for Graham Linehan's sitcoms Father Ted and The IT Crowd.) He's got a way with words and melody and it's all quite charming.

The new record is no different and finds Hannon in fine form, as you can hear on new single "How Can You Leave Me On My Own’" where he finds himself useless when his other half goes out of town. The video, directed by Raphaël Neal, plays off this idea with Hannon left to his own devices in a French chateau, dressed as monarch types from throughout history. Watch that, and the video for the LP's harpsichord-filled first single "Catherine the Great," below.

The Divine Comedy, who haven't played the U.S. in almost 20 years, still don't have any plans to head this way, but there are UK dates for the fall and winter. All those are listed below.

The Divine Comedy - Foreverland tracklist
1. Napoleon Complex
2. Foreverland
3. Catherine The Great
4. Funny Peculiar
5. The Pact
6. To The Rescue
7. How Can You Leave Me On My Own
8. I Joined The Foreign Legion (To Forget)
9. My Happy Place
10. A Desperate Man
11. Other People
12. The One Who Loves You

The Divine Comedy - 2016/2017 Tour Dates
Fri October 7th ABERYSTWYTH, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Sat October 8th CARDIFF, Tramshed SOLD OUT
Sun October 9th BRISTOL, St. Georges SOLD OUT
Tue October 11th LEEDS, City Varieties Music Hall SOLD OUT
Wed October 12th GLASGOW, Royal Concert Hall
Fri October 14th LIVERPOOL, St. George’s Hall SOLD OUT
Sat October 15th SHEFFIELD, The Foundry
Sun October 16th SCUNTHORPE, Baths Hall
Mon October 17th NEWCASTLE, Sage Gateshead
Wed October 19th LEAMINGTON SPA, Assembly Rooms SOLD OUT
Thu October 20th CAMBRIDGE, Junction SOLD OUT
Fri October 21st FOLKESTONE, Quarterhouse SOLD OUT
Sat October 22nd NORWICH, Open SOLD OUT
Mon October 24th BIRMINGHAM, Town Hall SOLD OUT
Tue October 25th BEXHILL, De La Warr Pavilion
Tue February 21st LONDON, Palladium
Wed February 22nd LONDON, Palladium
Sat February 25th MANCHESTER, Albert Hall
Sun February 26th DUBLIN, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre