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When: 7pm on Thursday 27 June 2019
Where: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE

We’re delighted to be presenting the Burning Hell’s biggest Manchester show to date – at the Deaf Institute!

In 2007, Mathias Kom collected some of his many songs and started a band, named after a religious tract handed to him by a wide-eyed zealot in Toronto. Mathias subsequently invited all of his friends to join him in performing these songs about seagulls, shopping malls, and the similarities between love and hurricanes.

Over the next ten years and almost as many albums, the lineup and sound of the Burning Hell have changed often, but the band has remained idiosyncratic and unclassifiable – much to the delight of those who love them. The constant has always remained Kom’s singular outlook on the world: wise and naive, cynical and life-affirming, full of brilliant, unexpected narratives and a deeply felt generosity of spirit.

The band’s live performances underscore these themes: they exhibit a joy and camaraderie too infrequently seen on stage. Indeed, the essence of the band is inclusive and celebratory; whether live or on record, there’s something for everyone. As Tom Robinson of BBC Introducing said about The Burning Hell, ‘even Jesus is going to enjoy this, once he finally gets here’.

Tour support comes from Quiet Marauder / My Name Is Ian.

Opening the show are The Vanity Project. The Vanity Project can’t sit still. Using a loop pedal and far more instruments than it’s wise for two people to play, the duo incorporate monologues, interludes and the occasional dance routine into their set. They write apocolyptic disco jams about corrupt politicians and anthemic ballads about the death of idealism, all of which ooze fun and catchiness despite their quirk and valour. Winners of the 2016 national iSessions contest, they’ve been written about in the Independent, played on BBC 6 Music and garnered praise from the likes of Marc Riley and Everything Everything frontman Jonathan Higgs.

This is a 14+ show. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Vinyl Exchange,  WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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