New Year’s Eve is often the most anticlimactic day of the year…
This year we’re doing NYE right, as we Surf into 2020 with our absolute favourites, The Burning Hell. In addition to playing a set of their glorious original music, they’ll be transforming into The Wobbly Pops and playing golden hits of the yesteryear. How cheesy can they go?
Meanwhile, we’ll be hosting an alternative karaoke session upstairs in the bar, so you can belt out the lyrics to Where is My Mind? well into the early hours.
Drink Specials! DJ’s! Prizes! General Joy! Fantastic Fun! MAGNIFICENT MERRIMENT!
We hope you can join us for a wonderful evening filled with great company and unlimited entertainment. Here’s to 2020!
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. sometimes they are sharing stages with like-minded friends as Jeffrey Lewis or The Wave Pictures.
Musically, the lineup and sound of The Burning Hell has been ever-changing, running the gamut from introspective folk to hyperactive rock and roll. They are 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.
“They make literate, erudite and thought-provoking music which is frequently hilarious and more often than not, wryly amusing” – Americana UK
“Fucking mint” – Ramsgate Music Hall
“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