New Album ‘The Grand Scheme of Things’ -December 1
UK Headline Tour- London Electric Ballroom -December 11
Drunk Folk singer, barefoot troubadour and cult legend Beans on Toast drops his 6th studio album on his 34th Birthday. Newly engaged to muse Lizzy Bee and with his biggest year to date behind him, Beans on Toast is turning his irreverent mind to the more valuable things in life with new album‘The Grand Scheme of Things’. The release is flanked by a 15 date headline tour (with support from Will Varley), including Beans’ largest London show to date, at Electric Ballroom, December 11.
Released on Xtra Mile Recordings, as is tradition on 1st December the album turns to the more wholesome topics of home cooking, an upcoming honeymoon and a whole lot of loving; a marked change in the man who once was a poster boy for recreational drugs. What hasn’t changed though is Beans on Toast’s unrivalled ability to tell a tale, his no holds barred social commentary and his ability to tackle difficult subjects from an everyday point of view. Here, his thoughts from the last year are honestly regaled through eleven life-affirming and frequently humorous tracks.
In the twelve months that have seen him tour the world, open arenas for Frank Turner and play a jam packed summer of festivals, material has come from his experiences, with American tour dates giving way to ‘Fuck You Nashville’ and love song ‘New Orleans Honeymoon’. Memories of his Camp Bestival main stage performance are captured perfectly with ‘Stinging Nettles’, a song he wrote for children about the great outdoors, and topics like gentrification, chicken farming and world peace all get the Beans musical treatment.
Recorded at London’s Soup Studios, ‘The Grand Scheme of Things’ features and was fittingly produced by Sam Beer, an old family friend who taught Beans on Toast his first song on the guitar over eighteen years ago on a camping holiday in Spain, and who was reunited with Beans on the London music circle ten years later. Together, with the help of friends Bobby Banjo and contributors Will Varley and Brooke Sharkey, this is an album that marks a change but not a complete makeover for everyone’s favourite modern one-man band.
1. Folk Singer
2. The War on War
3. Fuck You Nashville
4. The Chicken Song
5. Stinging Nettles
6. Lizzy’s Cooking
7. A Whole Lot of Loving
8. Flying Clothes Line
9. All I see is Wagamama
10. NOLA Honeymoon
20 November ABERDEEN The Lemon Tree
21 November GLASGOW Nice N Sleazy
22 November EDINBURGH Voodoo Rooms
24 November NEWCASTLE The Cluny
25 November HULL Fruit
26 November LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
27 November MANCHESTER Ruby Lounge
28 November LIVERPOOL The Shipping Forecast
29 November NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
03 December BIRMINGHAM Hare & Hounds
04 December CAMBRIDGE Junction
05 December BRISTOL The Fleece
06 December EXETER The Phoenix
09 December PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms
10 December BRIGHTON The Haunt
11 December LONDON Electric Ballroom
Tickets from http://www.beansontoastmusic.com/