The National

  • Friday
  • Sunday
Origin
New York

Genre
Rock, Alternative, Indierock

Mini bio
Gorgeous late bloomers

For fans of
The War On Drugs, Band of Horses

Hit
I Need My Girl

Biography

Believe it or not but The National are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. It’s great to see they’ve finally bagged that Grammy: best alternative album for the breathtaking ‘Sleep Well Beast’ but The National’s biggest victory came when Matt Berninger managed to overcome his stage fright.  He said in an interview that “I would forget lyrics and every show I was afraid to forget more. Now I have a text monitor that I don’t use but that gives me confidence. The result is that we’re a better live band than ever.” And that’s saying a lot because their four previous Pukkelpop performances were world-class...