THE BURNING HELL is the alter-ego of Canadian songwriter Mathias Kom and friends. Their sound runs from introspective folk to hyperactive rock’n’roll with upbeat pop songs, dark ballads about pet euthanasia, anthems for barbarians, economic conferences and love.
Their seventh album is a collection of eight short stories from different sections of the bookshelf of the brain. A murder mystery rubs shoulders with a biography, while a romance leans against a prison diary. There’s a killer priest, a nameless band lost in Yorkshire, and Elvis and Michael Jackson moonwalking their way into space and/or global annihilation.
“Songwriter Mathias Kim, a mischievous, caustic people’s poet with a world view that lets you know the good guys occasionally win” – Q Magazine
“literate funny, catchy songs that make you want to learn all the words and should them passionately back in their faces” – Drowned In Sound
SIMON LOVE & THE OLD ROMANTICS:
Shindig! 4/5 “like a potty-mouthed UK version of Father John Misty..a brilliant bit of Beatle-esque anti-The Man pop..something uniquely British and wickedly funny, coupled with a finely tuned songwriting skill and ear for a clever arrangement”
4/5 Q Magazine “Love’s songs encompass all of pop history, a fine Stewart Lee cameo and possibly libellous song about Elton John. Very good indeed”.
FRANCESCA’S WORD SALAD BAND – debut performance as a full band! The gruesome tales of history and humanity exposed via paper plates, hats and an assortment of noise-making accessories…