The National have long been a force to be reckoned with.
A stellar live act, the group's catalogue - now eight albums deep - has a punching intensity that few can match.
Returning to the UK for a full headline tour, each show, each set feels like a real statement.
There's a fire in their belly right now, an urge towards communication that feels unscripted, entirely natural.
Hitting Leeds Arena, The National raised the bar once more - photography Danny Payne captured proceedings...
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