The Burning Hell

The Ivy House

The Burning Hell 10

40 Stuart Rd, London SE15 3BE

£12.00 adv. (STBF)


Fri 14 Dec 2018

+ Tugboat Captain

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‘Kom’s writing is a breath of fresh air, and I can think of few songwriters I’d rather spend the apocalypse with…’
Folk Radio UK

‘The wordy songsmith behind Canadian quintet The Burning Hell, Mathias Kom has a dry wit and sharp eye that elevate indie-rock tunes into offbeat storytelling treats.’
Uncut Magazine

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. Musically, the lineup and sound of the Burning Hell has been ever-changing, running the gamut from introspective folk to hyperactive rock and roll. This means both that no two Burning Hell records sound alike, and that the band can adapt to its surroundings like a karma of anthropomorphic chameleons, taking the audience on a supermarket-cart ride through hooky, upbeat pop songs, dark ballads about pet euthanasia, and anthems for barbarians, economic conferences, and love.


Tugboat Captain

“Best Live Show Of 2017” – We Are Uncollective

“No.7 Album Of The Year (Everybody Seems To Think That I’m A Raincloud)” – For The Rabbits

“London six piece Tugboat Captain are immediately warm, familiar and relatable. Though their recent album “Everybody Seems To Think That I’m A Raincloud” is far from formulaic. Bearing influence from folk, dream pop, baroque pop and psychedelia it is an Imaginative and expansive work that does not fall prey to Indie cliches. Embracing a DIY ethos, whether recording in their living room or making their own videos Tugboat Captain are surrounded by an aura of the lovingly homemade.” – Pop Or Not Promotions

“An unstoppable imaginative force of indie music created on its own terms” – Bitter Sweet Symphonies

“Guitars mingle effortlessly with purpose as the trembling harmonies swim amongst the atmospheric foundations, each characteristic beautifully thought-out and rich with feeling” – GoldFlakePaint

“Tugboat Captain have pulled together two albums of songs that are timeless and engaging and frankly, a little addictive” – Made In Plymouth

“Curiously Wonderful” – God Is In The TV