'Absent Friends' is out in March...

Divine Comedy have named their new album ’ABSENT FRIENDS’, and will release it in March next year.

Frontman Neil Hannon has now completed work on the follow up to 2001’s ‘Regeneration’. The record will feature a number of songs Hannon has tried out on live acoustic tours over the past 18 months, as well as previously unheard material.

It’ll be the first album under the name since he parted company with the rest of the band in 2001.

’Absent Friends’ will be released on March 29, preceded by a single ’Come Home Billy Bird’ on March 15.

The album’s tracklisting runs: ’Charmed Life’

’Sticks And Stones

’Leaving Today’

’Come Home Billy Bird

’My Imaginary Friend’

’The Wreck Of The Beautiful’

’Our Mutual Friend’

’The Happy Goth’

’Freedom Road’

’Laika’s Theme’

’Absent Friends’