This article was published in 2014.

The Burning Hell is the alter-ego of songwriter and ukulele-slinger Mathias Kom. Loosely based in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, The Burning Hell has been on the road since 2007, playing everywhere from festivals to bars to living rooms - and once even a mental asylum in rural France.

Reminiscent of a mix between Bill Callahan, Pavement and Randy Newman, the band has garnered acclaim for their hyperactive live shows and their caustic yet sincere lyrics, believing as they do that songs about the inevitability of death can also be fun to dance to.

The Burning Hell will be playing at the Hop in Wakefield on 10th July.

Watch The Burning Hell's "Amateur Rappers" video: