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The National release new album 'Sleep Well Beast' alongside UK tour dates


The National have released their seventh studio album Sleep Well Beast.

Far Out Magazine scored the record an impressive 3.8 out of five in the album review, describing is as “deeply personal and affected” with the writing process taking on a “universal and engrossing” and feel.

“We didn’t feel like rushing it,” says guitarist Aaron Dessner, who produced Sleep Well Beast. “People thought the National went away, but we were just working on ideas.” You can listen to those ideas in full, right here:

Later this month, The National will embark on their long sold-out UK and Ireland tour, building on a busy summer after the five-piece performed on the Pyramid Stage – second to headliners Foo Fighters – at Glastonbury Festival and played two intimate nights in the round at Hudson’s Basilica and appeared at the Dessner brothers’ own Haven Festival in Copenhagen.

16th – Cork Opera House – Cork
17th – Vicar Street – Dublin
18th – Vicar Street – Dublin
20th – Usher Hall – Edinburgh
21st – Usher Hall – Edinburgh
22nd – O2 Apollo – Manchester
23rd – O2 Apollo – Manchester
25th – Hammersmith Apollo – London
26th – Hammersmith Apollo – London
28th – Hammersmith Apollo – London

Last night, the band performed their latest single ‘Day I Die’ on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: