As is customary every year, Beans On Toast will be releasing his brand new album on his birthday 1st December 2013 through Xtra Mile Recordings.
‘Giving Everything’ is Beans’ fifth album in five years – all of which have also been released on his birthday whatever day it falls on!
The album was recorded in the wonderful Toybox studios in Bristol and produced by Mike Freear from Pyro Circus Gypsy Rave outfit Slamboree. It is still a folk record, but it has a twist. Subjects tackled on the album range from Prince Harry joining the army to Fracking; from the Modern day Glastonbury and English music venues to American conspiracy theories and all the way through to swollen throats, love and things, lots and lots of Things.
There's no point in bullshitting, these are simple 3 chord folk songs about the life that he leads and the world as he sees it. Carried through by the heartwarming nature and infectious charisma Beans conveys in every song. You can't really dance to it but its music for people who do like to dance, especially to the beat of their own drum.
You can pre-order the album here:
iTunes / Amazon / Xtra Mile Recordings
Here's a taster of the album - 'Post Bestival Festival Blues':
The album will be launched with a huge party at The Magic Garden Pub in Battersea, London as well as a whistle stop tour of UK venues.
Then in February 2014 - Beans will join friend and musical peer Frank Turner on his huge UK Arena Tour. Frank said: "It just wouldn’t be right to head out on a tour like this without having him around to kick the night off in style."
Full touring dates are:
30 London, The Magic Garden
04 Glasgow, The Poetry Club
05 Manchester, Cuba Cafe
06 Derby, The Brunswick Inn
07 Leeds, Eiger Studios
08 Colchester, Tribal
11 Swansea, Garage Venue
12 Bristol, The Old Bookshop
13 Brighton, The Haunt
FEBRUARY 2014 (Supporting Frank Turner)
06 Motorpoint Arena Cardiff,
07 Capital Arena Nottingham,
08 Edinburgh Corn Exchange
09 Manchester Arena
11 Plymouth Pavillions
12 London O2 Arena
13 Portsmouth Guildhall SOLD OUT
It’s been another busy year for Beans On Toast who has played loads of summer festivals including Glastonbury and Secret Garden Party; made it across the Atlantic to support Frank Turner in North America; played and compered at Mumford & Son's Gentlemen Of The Road festival in Lewes on the 19th & 20th of July, playing alongside Vampire Weekend, The Vaccines, British Sea Power and Mumford & Son's themselves – and headlined his biggest UK tour to date.
Perfectly highlighting Bean’s versatile talents – a modern one-man all-round entertainer.
Twitter - @beanstoast