Mad Mackerel Recommends…The Burning Hell

Mad Mackerel Recommends...The Burning Hell

We are loving this track, Grown-ups by The Burning Hell from forthcoming long player People.

The Burning Hell is the alter-ego of songwriter and ukulele-slinger Mathias Kom. Loosely based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, the band have quite a few releases up on their Bandcamp page, that on the evidence of this track will be well worth investigating.

The track calls to mind such lyrical luminaries as David Berman of The Silver Jews and (especially) Bill Callahan, in the way the deep, baritone vocals reveal a caustic, almost savage, black humour and brilliantly observed comments on the minutiae of life that can make you squirm with embarrassed recognition.

Our favourite bit…

We used to take photographs in the graveyard
Back when we were little goth idiots
We used to smoke hash before Math class
Everybody did it

I took photographs in a graveyard during a brief excursion into goth idiocy. I was young. Mathias Kom understands!

The album is out on the 16th April, via Headless Owl and in Europe via BB Island. Mark the date!

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