The National

Live | The National @ Alexandra Palace

The National, Alexandra Palace

Some bands create a niche for themselves that’s so particular they end up being terribly boring. The furrow The National have ended up in is certainly distinctive, but every earnest, stirring indie rock ballad that comes from it is unmistakably…

Brian’s Mixtape | Booze

wine bottles photo by Bauhaus http://www.flickr.com/photos/bayhaus/

Dear readers, This week I present to you a playlist of which I am particularly proud. The subject was born from the many celebrations my dear friend Elizabeth has been inspiring of late, and the many, many toasts we have…

Album: The National – High Violet

There’s something frighteningly well thought out about High Violet – over its 47 minute duration every song seems perfectly well placed to create the mood that the band want you to feel. Whilst it’s certainly not a concept album there…