Ariel Sharratt & Mathias Kom (The Burning Hell): Never Work, support from Paper Beat Scissors
Due to many venues closing (possibly us too) this tour is no longer financially viable. We have been in talks with the band and are hoping to redo it November(ish).
Ariel Sharratt & Mathias Kom (of The Burning Hell): "Never Work"
£9 adv £10 door
Work is changing. Robots are replacing us. Capitalism is fracturing. We need a new soundtrack—but what do labour songs sound like when the nature of labour itself is so uncertain? With their second duo album Never Work, Ariel Sharratt and Mathias Kom (of Canadian garage-folk band The Burning Hell) search for answers. Accenting acoustic elements of old-school folk revivals with electronic interference, Never Work explores the gig economy, side-hustles, tech feudalism, class war, unionized digital assistants, rebellious self-service checkout machines, and fully automated luxury communism. Simultaneously earnest and wry, the songs on Never Work are a protest playlist for our collective journey towards oblivion or the beach—or both.
Paper Beat Scissors (Montreal/UK) is the expanding and contracting experimental folk project of Tim Crabtree. His unique, haunting voice, dynamic live shows and fusion of classical and electronic elements have been heralded on both sides of the Atlantic.
"Absolutely stunning… wonderful… startling and beautiful." - 'Whispering' Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2