“Super literate and fantastically droll, over backings that range from bubbling synth pop and acoustic folk to rattly punk and even a spot of semi-calypso. Silver Jews and Jeffrey Lewis spring to mind. – UNCUT MAGAZINE
★★★★ “…funny, sardonic, and literate. Add in a new-wavey, Loaded-era VU sensibility, and it’s impossible not to be swayed by these acerbically funny story songs.” – MOJO MAGAZINE
9/10 “If you like brilliant, thought-provoking lyrics, superb musicianship and killer tunes, you know what, you might just love this band. -AMERICANA UK
The Burning Hell is the legendary musical project of songwriter Mathias Kom and multi-instrumentalists Ariel Sharratt and Jake Nicoll. Over the course of 9 incredible albums and a never ending tour, their densely populated genre-shifting songs are packed with an abundance of literary, historical and pop-cultural heroes and villains, subjects and objects, stories and hooks. They move with heavy rhyme and a light step, incorporating a frequent fixation on the apocalypse into work that celebrates participation in a surprising, delightful, and even occasionally beautiful world. Which is to say they’re good dance partners and they want to dance with you.
The Burning Hell are DIY in the best possible sense, their albums and singles manifesting from the edges of the music industry as collaborations with independent labels and publishers, and their years of touring forming connections person by person, show by show, in town after town. They’ve famously ventured to every out-of-the-way island and inland neglected by the less adventurous, emphasizing presence and connection across latitudes, longitudes, and time, affirming a commitment to the political power of sharing music. It is a profoundly optimistic gesture, by way of killer tunes, exuberant hooks, and joyful live performances.
Don’t miss your chance to see this incredible band making their first ever stop in Frome!
Steven Lambke is a writer of beautiful songs and poems. In 2009, Steven Lambke and Daniel Romano co-founded You’ve Changed Records, and he was the Creative Director of Sappyfest in Sackville, NB. His newest album is Volcano Volcano.
Jake Nicoll is an award-winning producer and a cornerstone of the music scene in his home of St. John’s, Newfoundland, best known for his talents as a multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer. Yet all the while, he’s also been writing and recording his own music, which is often intimate and sometimes experimental. His latest record Pool House is a masterful work of minimalism, confession, and connection.
Please note this is an 18+ event, and the venue is accessed by stairs with no lift. If you have any enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tree House, 35 Berkley Rd, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2EH
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