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31-33 Spear Street, Northern Quarter, M1 1DF Manchester, United Kingdom
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 the chaos of Glastonbury to the loneliness of the Arctic Circle, popping up in bars, festival tents, living rooms, abandoned bunkers, and a mental asylum in rural France along the way. In its current formation, The Burning Hell has Mathias Kom joined by longtime collaborators Ariel Sharratt (bass clarinet, drums) and Darren Browne (bass guitar, bouzouki).
In the autumn of 2017, The Burning Hell released their eighth full-length album, Revival Beach, and embarked on a tour that took them from the Rocky Mountains to the Mountains of Mourne, across the ...Tyrrhenian and the Norwegian Seas, and many other places in between. Always restless, The Burning Hell looks forward to a year of new sounds, new songs, and new people to share them with.
They return this summer for a short run of UK shows, including this date at Soup Kitchen.
Opening the show is Helgi Clayton McClure. Helgi has been writing songs for ten years, always trying to flout traditional lyrical themes but sticking loyally to guitar-based instrumentation. Described variously as ‘the new Jake Thackray’ and ‘like a brownstone step – warm but with a hard edge’, his aim is always to entertain first and self-indulge later. Helgi has made close to 500 public appearances both in his own right and as a bass player and guitarist with various bands; these have included support slots with acts as diverse as Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Neville Staple and cellist Anne Müller. His finest hour came early, when in 2009 he was described live on BBC Radio 1 as ‘a bit of a music mogul – the ladies love it’.
Price: £10 adv