The National #3 - Demons


The ever increasing number of admirers for The National grew to an all-time high after 2010's incredible High Violet, since we've (I'm sure a few of you haven't) all been waiting with baited breathe for the follow up, luckily the Brooklyn quintet toured pretty extensively around the time and have since added incredible one-off tracks such as "Exile Vilify" and "Think You Can Wait" but today, finally, saw the release of "Demons", the first track to be from their forthcoming LP Trouble Will Find Me (released on May 21st via 4AD).

Immediately "Demons" feels like The National, it's not just Matt Berninger's baritone or the incredible, raw musicianship on display or the dark, brooding sadness evident in the luscious melody but the drip feed of emotive power and lyrical beauty that overwhelms from the get-go. "Demons" is both a continuation and progression from High Violet, mature, subtle, reflective, addictive. It is spellbinding, just like The National.

The band finally return to the UK to play Ally Pally on November 13th (and a few other UK dates too)- on presale this week via American Mary.