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The National: Roundhouse, London

Ian Gittins, Guardian, The, 27 June 2013

"WE PLAYED THE Barfly a few years ago," reminisces the National's singer Matt Berninger, making affectionate reference to the long-standing, archetypal indie sweatbox just down the road. How things change. Tonight, his band has filled the 5,000-capacity Roundhouse. In November, they play two nights at Alexandra Palace.

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