The National - 'Sea Of Love'

The National - 'Sea Of Love'

For some, criticising The National is a crime punishable with a compulsory shave, tote bag removal and 6 Music ban. For me, ‘Sea Of Love’ is one of the US band’s most plodding tracks. The guitars are driven and determined, but Matt...

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The National - 'Trouble Will Find Me'

The National - 'Trouble Will Find Me'

“ When I walk into a room, I do not light it up. FUCK ”. That’s Matt Berninger, The National’s lead singer, either mocking his reputation as spokesperson for the dark reality of modern life or, as he puts it on ‘Trouble Will Find...

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The National - 'Demons'

The National - 'Demons'

" I can't fight it any more/I'm going through an awkward phase ", growls Matt Berninger on the first single in two years from cult indie-gods The National. Could he possibly be mocking his band's reputation as rock's resident harbingers of doom?...

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The National

The National

Matt Berninger’s voice sounds like regret – deep and rich and heavy with worldly wisdom, but sharp with the bitter twang that, somewhere, life did not go to plan. Sucks for him but, trust us, it’s a good thing. Here’s why: his band, The...

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