I love The National. It’s no secret; I’ve been hooked since I first listened to About Today in 2008 (four years late to the party – the Cherry Tree EP was released in 2004). Needless to say, with the subsequent release of High Violet in 2010 and the fantastic Trouble Will Find Me in 2013, the band have gained more fans and an increasing level of critical acclaim and the fame that comes along with it. And I became completely enamoured. In the past eight months I’ve gone from never having seen them live to being lucky enough to see them three times.