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The Burning Hell

27th May 2023 @ 19:30 - 22:30

The Burning Hell

Night River Presents: The Burning Hell plus support: Steven Lambke, Jake Nicoll

“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!


27th May 2023
19:30 - 22:30
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Night River


The Tree House
35 Berkley Road
Frome, Somerset BA11 2EH United Kingdom
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01373 466877