The National - BBC - Reading and Leeds - 2011

Greg James

16:00 – 17:45 // In the studio next is Newsbeat

26 - 28 August 2011

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The National

A grandiose affair

American indie rockers originally hailing from Cincinnati, The National are now based in New York. In the early years of the 21st century they were more loved by the critics than the public, but found greater success with 2010’s High Violet. This album earned them gold status in many countries and last year they performed to a packed audience at the Royal Albert Hall in 2010. They should expect a rapturous welcome when they make their return to Reading and Leeds after five years.

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  • 1.Ghost
  • 2.Bloodbuzz Ohio
  • 3.Mistaken For Strangers
  • 4.Slow Snow
  • 5.Squalor Victoria
  • 6.Afraid Of Everyone
  • 7.Conversation 16
  • 8.Available
  • 9.Abel
  • 10.England
  • 11.Fake Empire
  • 12.Mr. November
  • 13.Terrible Love

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