Gig reviews

The National at Iveagh Gardens, Dublin

The National at Iveagh Gardens, Dublin

Yes they used to be darker, then they got lighter… but perhaps if they had remained exclusively inhabiting dark places they could well have boxed themselves into a corner. As is, they have done something more interesting: they write popular songs with mass appeal that avoid cliche and don’t seem to wear out their welcome. At this rate, their audience will only grow.