The Burning Hell (Kanada) + Support: Steven Lambke (The Constantines, Kanada) @ Johanniskirche, Bielefeld West

Aus den Konzertreihen 'Zwischen Torte und Tatort' Sonntagsnachmittagskonzerte & 'Siehst du dieses Licht' Kirchenkonzerte

Johanniskirche Bielefeld West, Bielefeld

Sun, May 7,

May 7, 2023 - 17:00
Doors at 16:30
Johanniskirche Bielefeld West, Johanniskirchpl., 33615 Bielefeld, Deutschland
About the event

The Burning Hell (Kanada)               

+ Support: Steven Lambke (The Constantines, Kanada)

@ Johanniskirche, Bielefeld West Johanniskirchplatz 1, 33615 Bielefeld

(Zwischen Jöllenbecker-Straße und Schloßhofstrasse, Stadtbahn: Siegfriedplatz, Siggi 150m entfernt)

 Sonntag, 07.05.2023               

Beginn 17.00 Uhr, Einlaß 16.30 Uhr 

Aus den Reihen 'Zwischen Torte und Tatort' Sonntagsnachmittags-konzerte 17.00 Uhr  &             Siehst du dieses Licht'  Kirchenkonzert

The Burning Hell 

Wer sie bereits erlebt hat, ist auch schon missioniert.

Begeistert von ihrem erfrischenden Mix aus Antifolk ala Adam Green mit plötzlich aufbrechenden Rockriffs, ungewöhnlicher Instrumentierung und diesen schon sprichwörtlich poetisch humorvollen Texten, die zuweilen einen Flow wie im HipHop zu besten Arrested Development Zeiten aufweisen. Aus jüngster Zeit fällt einem auch der Londoner LA Salami als Referenz ein.

Achtung Babies, wir schmeissen für euch eine spannende Kombination von #Sozialticket und #PayWhatYouWant auf den Markt. 

Wir haben erstmals ein Kontingent ermäßigter #Sozialtickets eingerichtet, fünf Euro günstiger als der Normpreis. 

#KulturelleTeilhabe #WeCareALot #HandelnNichtQuatschen

Dafür kann als Ausgleich jeder zusätzlich das zahlen, was er mag (#voluntarypay). Klingt #fair, oder?


The Burning Hell is the ongoing musical project of songwriter Mathias Kom and multi-instrumentalists Ariel Sharratt and Jake Nicoll, often including additional comrades and collaborators. Their densely populated genre-shifting songs are packed with an abundance ofi literary, historical, cultural, and pop-cultural forebears, heroes and villains, subjects and object stories and hooks. They move with heavy rhyme and a light step, incorporating a frequent fixation on apocalypse and ruin 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—underlining the “Do”—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.

Garbage Island, The Burning Hell's newest album, is a danceable romp through a fractured landscape of apocalypses near and far, celebrations of failure and escape, a dense medley of pop culture references, and plenty of birdlife. It was released on June 24 2022 on You've Changed Records in North America and BB*Island everywhere else, and the band will spend much of 2022 and 2023 touring it through Europe, North America and Australia.

**** "...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."


"...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 on the terrific "Birdwatching"; "Bird Queen of Garbage Island" sounds like a glorious revival of Tom Tom Club."


9/10 "Maybe The Burning Hell won’t be for everyone – I don’t think they’d even want to be for everyone – but if you like brilliant, thought-provoking lyrics, superb musician- ship and killer tunes, you know what… you might just love this too."