Trouble Will Find Me by The National

Trouble Will Find Me is the highly anticipated sixth album from Ohio-by-way-of-Brooklyn band The National.

After topping many critics’ best-of lists for 2010 and finally achieving relative commercial success with the stunning High Violet, one would think the pressure would be on to repeat the trick, but in fact the reverse is true. A grueling 22-month tour followed High Violet – after all, this is a band who forged their reputation not overnight but over the course of a decade, through sheer grit and increasingly strong records.

Having reached this point, they return seemingly reinvigorated, confident, almost relaxed and decidedly self-assured. The mood suits them too. They’ve produced another glorious piece of work.

Declan Murphy is the music buyer at Readings St Kilda