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Upcoming shows: Laura Gibson... GospelbeacH... Jens Lekman... The Surfing Magazines... Dutch Uncles + Jesca Hoop... H.Hawkline... Peter Broderick + David Allred... James Yuill... John Murry... Jack Cooper... Danny & The Champions Of The World... Slim Cessna’s Auto Club... Avec Sans... Kiran Leonard... Michael Nau... Good Morning... Jen Cloher... Dotan... Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton... Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts... The Dears... Thomas Truax... Frankie Rose... The Weather Station... The Breath... The Lovely Eggs... The Proper Ornaments... BA Johnston... Wesley Gonzalez... CC Smugglers... Weyes Blood... Julie Byrne... The Burning Hell... Left Lane Cruiser... Son of Dave... Daniel Romano... The Travelling Band... Aldous Harding... William the Conqueror... Wolf Parade... Skinny Lister + Beans on Toast... Lost Horizons... Leif Vollebekk... Lowly... Jesca Hoop... Will Varley...

When: 5pm and 8pm on Saturday 14 May 2016
Where: The Eagle Inn, 19 Collier Street, Salford, M3 7DW

PLEASE NOTE: The late evening gig has sold out – but we’ve now added a matinee show! Both shows will feature The Burning Hell performing as a band, plus a support act.

We’re excited to be bringing back one of our favourite bands, The Burning Hell!


The Burning Hell‘s seventh album is a collection of eight short stories drawn from different sections of the bookshelf of the brain. A murder mystery rubs shoulders with a biography, while a romance leans against a prison diary. There’s a killer priest, a nameless band lost in Yorkshire, and Elvis and Michael Jackson moonwalking their way into space and/or global annihilation. Despair and hope go hand in hand here, and although Mathias Kom’s songwriting has never been wordier, the stories never stranger, and the band never louder, the essence of The Burning Hell remains constant: life is not really so bad, as long as you can laugh a little and you have something decent to read.

The Burning Hell is the alter-ego of Canadian songwriter Mathias Kom, and the band has been on the road in one form or another since 2007, playing everywhere from festivals like Glastonbury and Dawson City to bars, living rooms, abandoned bunkers, and a mental asylum in rural France. Musically, The Burning Hell runs the gamut from introspective folk to hyperactive rock and roll, and so the band can adapt to its surroundings like a karma of anthropomorphic chameleons, taking the audience on a supermarket-cart ride through hooky, upbeat pop songs, dark ballads about pet euthanasia, and anthems for barbarians, economic conferences, and love.

On occasion, Mathias goes on the road as a duo with clarinetist Ariel Sharratt, and their debut album, Ariel Sharratt & Mathias Kom: Don’t Believe The Hyperreal, came out in November 2015. More often, Mathias and Ariel are joined by bassist Nick Ferrio, drummer Jake Nicoll and guitarist Darren Browne. The Burning Hell will release Public Library, a new album of distorted story-songs, in April 2016, and they’ll spend the better part of the spring and summer in their natural habitat: the tour van.

‘Canada’s The Burning Hell write the kind of literate, funny, catchy songs that makes you want to learn all the words and shout them passionately back in their faces’ – Drowned in Sound

‘Songwriter Mathias Kom, a mischievous, caustic people’s poet with a world view that lets you know the good guys occasionally win’ – Q Magazine

PLEASE NOTE: The late evening gig has sold out – but we’ve now added a matinee show! Both shows will feature The Burning Hell performing as a band, plus a support act.

MATINEE SHOW: Support comes from Leantime – aka the new project from Elle Mary and Nick Ainsworth!

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Common (no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Billetto.co.ukWeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

LATE SHOW: Support comes from another Hey! Manchester favourite, Jo Rose!

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