When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 17 September 2014
Where: Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Manchester M1 1DF
We’re delighted to be bringing Canada’s The Burning Hell back to Manchester – this time as a full band!
The Burning Hell is the alter-ego of songwriter and ukulele-slinger Mathias Kom. Loosely based in St John’s, Newfoundland, The Burning Hell have toured back and forth across Canada and Europe since 2007, playing everywhere from festivals to bars to living rooms – and once even a mental asylum in rural France. The band has garnered acclaim for their hyperactive live shows and their caustic yet sincere lyrics, believing as they do that songs about the inevitability of death can also be fun to dance to.
In 2012, The Burning Hell both made AND broke a record: the band recorded their newest album, People, in Berlin, and later in the summer, they set a new world record: playing ten shows in ten countries in less than 24 hours. But the band aren’t tired yet, and April will see The Burning Hell begin a three-month tour in support of People, co-released by Headless Owl, (weewerk) and BB Island, throughout Canada and Europe. Onward!
‘Will appeal to fans of Jonathan Richman… and They Might Be Giants’ – Q, 4*
Main support comes from The Bell Peppers – a couplathree cack-handed young men from Manchester, England who dig Surf Music, Rock & Roll, Doo-Wop and 1950s and 1960s R&B.
Opening is Aidan Smith, who says: ‘piano lessons, brass bands, teenage camp-fire guitars, blue tape machines, public libraries, short-films, birthday clarinets, super-8 musicals, broken accordions, keyboards from skips, learning to rap, playing for pizzas etc. etc.’ Yep, we’re not sure what to make of that either.