When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 10 June 2015
Where: Gullivers Lounge, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW
When: 7.30pm on Thursday 11 June 2015
Where: The Eagle Inn, 19 Collier Street, Salford, M3 7DW
We’re delighted to be welcoming Canada’s The Burning Hell back to Manchester!
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*
Gullivers Lounge: We’ve now added a show in Gullivers’ intimate new Lounge room – featuring the full band playing in a rare stripped-back format.
Main support comes from Hey! Manchester favourites Hawker Reunion, performing as a duo. Joining them are Brooklyn, New York duo Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne, who last year released their debut album, I Line My Days Along Your Weight, on Important Records (Diane Cluck, John Fahey, James Blackshaw).
The Eagle Inn: Support comes from Nick Ferrio – bass player in the Burning Hell – and Manchester’s own Greg Larkin. This show is now sold out – please see above for tickets to a second show, in Gullivers’ intimate Lounge. The Eagle Inn is an excellent traditional pub from the team behind the Castle Hotel, the Parlour and Gullivers. It’s just off Trinity Way, an eight-minute walk from Manchester Cathedral on Deansgate.