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  • Auckland City Limits 2016 First Lineup Announced
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    Auckland City Limits 2016 First Lineup Announced

    Auckland City Limits, the Kiwi spinoff of iconic Texan musical extravaganza Auckland City Limits, has unveiled its inaugural lineup and it’s basically a mini-Bluesfest. Aussie punters not willing to commit to the monster 5-day Byron Bay bonanza may well consider hopping a plane to NZ for the debut instalment of Aukland City Limits, with Bluesfest

  • Watch The National Premiere Smouldering New Song ‘Roman Candle’ Live
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    Watch The National Premiere Smouldering New Song ‘Roman Candle’ Live

    The National have unveiled a tasty scoop of the fresh new material that they’ve been working on, presumably for their forthcoming seventh studio album. Matt Berninger & co pulled the surprise new setlist addition out of their proverbial hats during a Los Angeles benefit show for Cooperative Education, a charity co-founded by the frontman’s cousins.

  • The National Have Started Work On A New Album
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    The National Have Started Work On A New Album

    Despite their other side projects, The National have begun work on a new album frontman Matt Berninger has told NME. Still working on his side project EL VY with Menomena‘s Brent Knopf, Berninger nevertheless had some time to talk about The National, the new album and how it’s all shaping up. “We did a camp

  • Bluesfest 2016 First Lineup Announcement
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    Bluesfest 2016 First Lineup Announcement

    They promised they would shake things up in 2016, and by gum, they have. The first Bluesfest lineup has just landed, revealing that next year’s festival will be led by none other than The National. Joining The National on the monster bill for the 27th annual Byron Bay event will be legends UB40 and City

  • Riot Fest’s 2014 Lineups Are Everything A Rock Fan Could Wish For
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    Riot Fest’s 2014 Lineups Are Everything A Rock Fan Could Wish For

    Punk and alt rock extravaganza Riot Fest has revealed hugely impressive lineups for its Chicago and Denver festivals, which once again has many of us seething at our unavoidable geographical handicap. Key players on this year’s bill include the incomparable The Cure, Jane’s Addiction, The National, Rise Against, Slayer and the Wu-Tang Clan. Celebrating its

  • Primavera Sound Lineup Revealed Via Short Film ‘Line-Up’
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    Primavera Sound Lineup Revealed Via Short Film ‘Line-Up’

    Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival has revealed it’s 2014 lineup, delivering a harsh reminder of Australia’s crippling geographical isolation. Headliners include Nine Inch Nails, Disclosure, Queens Of The Stone Age, Neutral Milk Hotel, Pixies and Kendrick Lamar. The festival took a unique approach to unveiling the bill, using the form of a 26-minute short film, Line-Up,

  • The National To Record A New ‘Raw’ Album
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    The National To Record A New ‘Raw’ Album

    The National guitarist Aaron Dessner has revealed that the band’s follow-up to this year’s well-received album Trouble Will Find Me will sound more “simple” and “raw”, but work will only start after a year-long break from touring. Speaking with NME, Dessner positioned his band’s next studio effort as a sort of reaction against their very

  • The National Announce Second Opera House Forecourt Show
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    The National Announce Second Opera House Forecourt Show

    The National have announced a second show at the Sydney Opera House Forecourt as a part of their 2014 Australian tour, with the indie giants now playing back-to-back shows on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th February due to overwhelming demand. The Brooklyn-based quintet were only just in town for a one-off Splendour In The Grass

  • The National Announce 2014 Australian Tour
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    The National Announce 2014 Australian Tour

    The National have announced that they will be embarking on a nation-wide tour in 2014, starting in Adelaide and finishing up in Perth. Taking place over February, the Brooklyn-based band will be touring their sixth studio album, Trouble Will Find Me. The band was here just last month for a special one-off headlining performance at

  • The National – Trouble Will Find Me
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    The National – Trouble Will Find Me

    Trouble Will Find Me, the sixth studio album from American indie rockers The National, is beautifully complex and one of the New York band’s most meticulously constructed albums to date. Since Boxer (2007), The National’s sound has felt concrete but static; here they manage to evolve, creating a masterpiece that embodies emotive precision and harmony.

  • Stream The National’s New Album ‘Trouble Will Find Me’
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    Stream The National’s New Album ‘Trouble Will Find Me’

    The National are offering a stream of their new album Trouble Will Find Me in all its glory. The American alt rockers have already given fans a taste of new songs from their sixth studio album by way of lead singles Demons and Don’t Swallow The Cap, as well as live debuts Sea Of Love

  • The National To Play ‘Sorrow’ For 6-Hours Straight At New York Gallery
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    The National To Play ‘Sorrow’ For 6-Hours Straight At New York Gallery

    The National have announced plans that will put their die-hard fans to the ultimate test. Will they be able to survive a 6-hour long rendition of their mega-hit Sorrow? In writing, the idea might seem tedious but when coupled with the endless vision of artist Ragnar Kjartansson for a installation/performance art piece at New York’s

  • QOTSA, The National & Flume Among Huge First Roskilde 2013 Line-Up Announcement
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    QOTSA, The National & Flume Among Huge First Roskilde 2013 Line-Up Announcement

    With just their first line-up announcement, organisers behind the Danish festival Roskilde have already established that 2013 is going to be a massive year. From Rihanna to Suicidal Tendencies, Kraftwerk to Slipknot the week-long festival has once again lived up to its rep of pushing through musical boundaries. It’s hard to pick just when the

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