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When: 8pm on Monday 1 November 2021
Where: Night & Day Cafe, 26 Oldham St, Manchester, M1 1JN

Ahead of the show, please read this message from the band.

We’re delighted to be welcoming The Burning Hell back to Manchester!

Canadian garage-pop oddballs The Burning Hell are known for tour schedules as densely packed as their lyrics, and they’re certainly no strangers to adversity on the road, having completed an unofficial world-record-breaking tour of ten shows in ten countries in 24 hours, and in a more typical year playing everywhere from Belarus to the Yukon to the Faroe Islands to far above the Arctic Circle in Norway.

But the coronavirus pandemic has kept them unusually grounded, and their upcoming tour dates in November 2021 are the result of two consecutive reschedulings. Band members Ariel Sharratt and Mathias Kom released a duo album of labour songs for the gig economy called Never Work on 1 May 2020, but they’ll be taking the full band on the road with them this autumn, playing songs from Never Work, new songs about birds and the apocalypse from their upcoming record, as well as plenty of older favourites.

The Burning Hell has always been a joyous, celebratory live band, and after a year and a half of pacing around inside, they’re more eager than ever to hit the road again and play and sing their hearts out wherever they go.

Tour support comes from Paper Beats Scissors. Under the moniker Paper Beat Scissors Tim Crabtree constructs delicate and intricate tapestries of songs. Their complexity both belies and serves their simple aim: to create a point of emotional connection and communication with the listener; To hold a space to disappear, briefly, inside the spells they cast. Growing up on the dull and dulling periphery of rainy, post-industrial Northwest England the companionship Crabtree felt first listening to, then playing along with his favourite music was everything. The start point for Paper Beat Scissors was a desire to reproduce the catharsis he felt as a teenager getting lost in melancholy Radiohead songs or Michael Stipe’s blurry incantations on early REM records – artists whose seeming isolation was at the heart of the creation of its opposite: a true connection with their audience. During a year out studying in Eastern Canada the project found a ready audience and snowballed such that Crabtree made the trans-Atlantic move permanent.

The intimate eponymous 2012 debut (mixed by Arcade Fire drummer Jeremy Gara) sparked praise from the BBC and Rolling Stone. Tim has since thrived through restlessly exploring possibilities to expand and deepen the connection with his loyal listeners. The electronically-flecked follow-up Go On was sandwiched between orchestral explorations – a symphony performance in Nova Scotia that spurred a 2018 project crisscrossing the country performing his own arrangements with local chamber ensembles. The 2019 album Parallel Line zoomed back in to a core of acoustic guitar and string quartet. In these locked-down days the explorations take the form of a much-beloved weekly stream that resembles a community gathering more than an anemic digital concert. Ultimately, leave him alone with just his voice and a guitar and the connection comes through clean and true. Spring 2021 sees the release of his first recording in Spanish – the EP La Mitad – that looks to reach out and make new connections with the Spanish speaking world.

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