Angel Place
Sydney, New South Wales 2000

Dark-tinged indie rockers, Brooklyn-based The National bring their quietly urgent, sophisticated music to the City Recital Hall. Bringing the depth of composed music to the irreverence of pop, The National’s sound is a gothic jaunt of alchemical reactions.

With their complex orchestrations and evocative lyrics sung in Matt Berninger’s distinctively brooding baritone, The National have won a legion of fans for their 2007 album Boxer, its layers revealing more and more with every listen.

The National features the guitar-playing of Bryce Dressner and guest contributions from Padma Newsome who floored Sydney Festival audiences last year as part of the band Clogs.

Returning for Sydney Festival 2008, Clogs’ intimate and rousing musical dreamscapes are a heady mix of slow-burning rhythms and swirling, delirious melodies. This classically-trained 4 piece deliver exquisitely delicate compositions and sensuous and stirring arrangements bound to transfix and delight.

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Added by katura on November 3, 2007