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The Burning Hell, Paper Beat Scissors

Sunday, November 14, 19:00
adv £14.30

Canadian garage-pop oddballs The Burning Hell are known for tour schedules as densely packed as their lyrics, and they’re certainly no strangers to adversity on the road, having completed an unofficial world-record-breaking tour of ten shows in ten countries in 24 hours, and in a more typical year playing everywhere from Belarus to the Yukon to the Faroe Islands to far above the Arctic Circle in Norway.

But the coronavirus pandemic has kept them unusually grounded, and their upcoming tour dates in November 2021 are the result of two consecutive reschedulings. Band members Ariel Sharratt and Mathias Kom released a duo album of labour songs for the gig economy called “Never Work” on May 1, 2020, but they’ll be taking the full band on the road with them this autumn, playing songs from “Never Work,” new songs about birds and the apocalypse from their upcoming record, as well as plenty of older favourites.

The Burning Hell has always been a joyous, celebratory live band, and after a year and a half of pacing around inside, they’re more eager than ever to hit the road again and play and sing their hearts out wherever they go.


Support comes from Paper Beat Scissors

Startling and beautiful. — Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

Paper Beat Scissors is Montreal’s dislocated-Brit Tim Crabtree. Over the last 10 years Crabtree’s “ethereal” voice (NOW, Toronto) “that never fails to cut through and take hold” (CBC), tied to a dynamic and off-kilter approach to arrangement, has built a dedicated audience on both sides of the Atlantic.

In the studio, Crabtree has worked with the cream of the Canadian crop including members of Arcade Fire, Land of Talk, and Bell Orchestre, and has shared the stage with Sun Kil Moon, Martha Wainwright and Dan Mangan amongst many others. On tour Crabtree is joined by Thanya Iyer (violin and piano), Alex “Pompey” (bass) and Michael Belyea (drums), with this the first-ever UK band show.

The new album Parallel Line, mixed by Sandro Perri and Dean Nelson (Beck) will be released September 13 on Forward Music Group and Seayou Entertainment.

Crabtree’s voice yearns… Soon you’ll be drawn deep inside these enormously powerful layers of sound. — Rolling Stone DE

Rather splendid. — Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

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