The National's Matt Berninger on following-up High Violet + Tom Waits & Nick Cave's influence - Q25

  • 6 years ago
Q spoke with The National's Matt Berninger backstage at the 2011 Reading Festival, about his influences, including Nick Cave and Tom Waits, the impact of bands like The Strokes, Arcade Fire, Nirvana, The Smiths and Cat Power. He also explains the band's tentative plans to record a follow-up album to High Violet. To see more videos like this head to