Xtra Mile Recordings and London-based singer-songwriters Beans On Toast and Will Varley are excited to announce their upcoming fall US tour. Coming on the heels of both artists’ supporting slots for labelmates Frank Turner and Skinny Lister throughout Europe and the UK, the run will begin on 4 October at Hotel Café in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets and dates for the upcoming tour can be found here. The poster below says it all.
Drunk folk singer, barefoot troubadour and cult legend Beans On Toast has been around the block more times than he cares to remember. With seven studio albums in his back catalogue, Beans On Toast provokes thought on subjects from Prince Harry to popcorn, from friendship to fracking, from romance to riots, from childhood songs to cartoons, and from current events to getting off your head. These are simple songs with no-holds-barred honest lyrics and quick wit.
Beans On Toast's unique art of songwriting is entirely present on his latest album, Rolling Up The Hill, an album Billboard deemed “nothing if not lyrical – a zany, idiosyncratic alt-folk sermon on life’s more awkward moments” and Rocksound declaring it “possibly his most accessible and immediate album to date.” Beans On Toast will release the follow-up to Rolling Up The Hill this year on his birthday, December 1, as he does every year. Buy Rolling Up The Hill.
Produced by Tristan Ivemy and mastered at Abbey Road by Frank Arkwright (Arcade Fire, Blur) Will Varley’s debut album, Postcards From Ursa Minor, pushes the boundaries of the 'one man and a guitar' format. From rowdy drinking songs with sprawling chaotic arrangements to his sparse solo performances, he covers a range of subjects with his trademark sprinkling of social commentary, politics and wry humour. Observing the world and the plight of humanity as if perched cross-legged on the edge of the moon, Varley’s existential themes cover the planet’s lonely existence within the universe as well focusing in to tackle the everyday minutia of human life. Varley is currently writing songs for his follow-up album. Buy Postcards From Ursa Minor.
Beans On Toast and Will Varley will be making the following U.S. appearances together during October 2016. Tour dates below.
04 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Café
05 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones
08 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
12 – New York, NY – Rockwood
13 – Manchester, NH – Jewel