Wednesday April 1, 2020

The National is rising

Matt Berninger's plans for 2016

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

21st February, 2016
Matt Berninger: ‘I’d much rather play to my weaknesses and see what happens there’

If you only know Matt Berninger from his suave and polished appearances with The National, you’d be surprised if you could see him now.

Berninger fairly bounces into the backstage area of Vicar Street, looking less like the frontman of one of the world’s biggest and most revered indie rock bands than a happy hippie, clad in a crinkled white shirt, his hair hanging loose and limp.

It’s a far cry...

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