Canadian garage-folk troubadours The Burning Hell bring their warm, witty and unpredictable performance to Ormskirk and Liverpool in November.
Their insanely-packed UK and European tour favours intimate venues and includes The Chapel Ormskirk on November 4 and, 81 Renshaw Liverpool on November 5. This is a band who once played ten shows in ten countries in 24 hours, so a month with a show nearly every day probably qualifies as a rest cure from their point of view.
They’ll be playing songs from 2020 album gig-economy epic Never Work, new songs about birds and the apocalypse from their upcoming record, as well as digging into their eclectic back catalogue.
The Burning Hell is the alter-ego of Canadian songwriter Mathias Kom, comprising Mathias, Ariel Sharratt (clarinet and drums) and Darren Browne (bouzouki and bass).
Their songs are built around Mathias Kom‘s lyrics and distinctive wry side-eyed take on things – literate, witty storytelling that can be dark but never dismal.
The Burning Hell is a hard to classify endeavour but placing them in a constellation with Silver Jews, Jonathan Richman and Audiobooks might not be completely inappropriate. Or watch the videos below. Live shows sound like a hoot: set the controls for ‘life-affirming’.
Support comes from Paper Beat Scissors, the project of Brit-to-Canada exile Tim Crabtree – look forward to expansive folk-tinged soundscapes and cut-to-the-heart lyrics.