The National - Sleep Well Beast: brand new album #1 in the UK

#20 last week, #48 this week on IFPI ČR Hitparáda - Albums Top 100

The National celebrate their first Number 1 in the UK with their seventh studio album, "Sleep Well Beast", out now on 4AD and available on Bontonland in CD, LP and double LP formats and also on digital stores.

"Thanks UK for our first number one record! It means a lot. We are number three in America. Which also means a lot :)” – The National


Further afield, The National has topped the album charts in Ireland and Canada for the first time, with Sleep Well Beast reaching the Top 4 in the USA, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden and Finland. 


Produced by The National’s own Aaron Dessner with co-production by co-members Bryce Dessner and Matt Berninger, Sleep Well Beast was mixed by Peter Katis and recorded at Long Pond, Aaron Dessner’s Hudson Valley, New York studio, with additional sessions in Berlin, Paris and Los Angeles.


The National land in the UK for eight sold-out shows, as part of a world tour that takes in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. Further tour information can be found at the band's website.


For a glimpse of their staggering live show, watch their weekend performance at Cork’s Opera House here.



Nobody Else Will Be There

Day I Die

Walk It Back

The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness

Born to Beg


Empire Line

I’ll Still Destroy You

Guilty Party

Carin at the Liquor Store

Dark Side of the Gym

Sleep Well Beast


Sleep Well Beast is available at in CD, digital and double LP formats.


The National:

Matt Berninger – vocals

Aaron Dessner – guitar, keyboard

Bryce Dessner – guitar

Bryan Devendorf – drums

Scott Devendorf – bass




The National (Brassland, 2001)

Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers (Brassland, 2003)

Cherry Tree EP (Talitres Records, 2004)

Alligator (Beggars Banquet, 2005)

Boxer (Beggars Banquet, 2007)

The Virginia EP (Beggars Banquet, 2008)

High Violet (4AD, 2010)

Trouble Will Find Me (4AD, 2013)



Sleep Well Beast - lyrics

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