2015 September

Beans On Toast announces new album ‘Rolling Up The Hill’

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“Cult legend and all round hero” LOUDER THAN WAR

 “Behind the humour there are serious political messages of equality and general respect for one another.” CLASH

 “Beans is all about the connection. It’s all about getting across simple but lost messages that we should be good and honest to each other and find value in what is really important.” MUSOS GUIDE

Rolling Up The Hill, the new Beans on Toast album, is his most creative record to date and it’s an album all about friendship, travel and art. It’s also about drinking, protesting and growing older in these strange modern times.

 

His seventh studio album in the same amount of years will be released as usual on 1st December via Xtra Mile Recordings. It was recorded this August in Kansas with husband and wife country duo Truckstop Honeymoon. Beans met the duo at Larmer Tree festival last year, and after hanging out and playing some shows with them in New Orleans they hatched a plan to go to The Ninth Ward Picking Parlour in Lawrence, Kanas to make an album together. The duo brings together double bass, mandolin and finger picking sounds to Beans on Toast unique art of songwriting. Of course though, they were still joined by long-term partner in crime Bobby Banjo, on harp and banjo. Throw in a couple of Kansas players dropping in some horns and some drums and you’ve got a Beans on Toast album that is fresh, fun and exciting whilst at the same time not losing any of Beans on Toast’s original cheap and easy English attitude that has got him to where he is today.

 

Ten years in the game and Beans has built up something of an underground following around the world, and is now ramming out festival fields and tents on the UK circuit and constantly touring new and foreign land. This year alone he’s played shows on rooftops in Cape Town, tropical islands in the Barbados, folk festivals in Canada and covered over 10,000 miles in the USA. He also toured the fringes on the UK in the wake of the terrible result at this year’s election, taking in the mood of the country by visiting Harlow, Preston, Chester and the like. He has, of course, got songs all about these travels.

 

As usual Beans on Toast has made the album he wants to make it; no rules, no one to impress, just simple opinionated songs about honest subjects.

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Tracklist:

1. The Mudhills Crew

2. Robin Hood Costume

3. I’m Home When You Hold me

4.The Great American Novel

5. Driving Me Crazy

6. The Industrial Estate

7. God is a Cartoonist

8. The Art of Friendship

9. Afrikaburn

10. Numbers and Words

11. A Bit More Track in the Monitor

12. Middleageman

 Beans on  Toast is currently supporting Frank Turner on a 6 week tour of the USA.

 

For his headline UK Tour Truckstop Honeymoon will be joining him, they will open up the show and also play as a Backing band, making Beans on Toast a full four piece band at the following dates:

 

11 Nov – Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree

12 Nov – Glasgow, Stereo

13 Nov – Edinburgh, Voodoo Rooms

15 Nov – Newcastle, The Cluny

17 Nov – Liverpool, The Kazimeir

18 Nov – Manchester, Gorilla

19 Nov – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

20 Nov – Leicester, Soundhouse

21 Nov – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms

24 Nov – Birmingham, The Rainbow

25 Nov – Oxford, Bullingdon Club

26 Nov – Bristol, The Marble Factory

27 Nov – Swansea, The Garage

28 Nov – Plymouth, The Junction

02 Dec  – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms

03 Dec – Brighton, Patterns

04 Dec – Canterbury, Penny Theatre

10 Dec – London, Islington Assembly Halls

 

www.beansontoastmusic.com.

 www.beansontoastmusic.com / www.facebook.com/beansontoastmusic

www.youtube.com/beansontoasttube / @beanstoast

www.xtramilerecordings.com

 

Houdini Dax Nominated For Welsh Music Prize

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We are extremely excited to announce that the wonderful Houdini Dax have been nominated for the prestigious Welsh Music Prize alongside last year’s winners Joanna Gruesome, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Paper Aeroplanes.

The band, who released their album ‘Naughty Nation’ via a Pledge Campaign earlier this summer, will go up against 15 hand picked welsh artists before the awards ceremony in late November.

If you haven’t already heard their amazing album, you can buy or stream via the links below:

Copies for sale: http://bit.ly/1fMJwa5
Stream on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/1JCPV49
Stream on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1JFgOnT

You can view the all the shortlisted nominees here.

This Is Now x Bestival

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This weekend This Is Now will be off on our annual Bestival pilgrimage along with the likes of Too Many T’s, Will Varley and everyone’s favourite entertainers, The Church.

Both Adam and Sarah will be there all weekend so if you get the chance, come say hey at the following shows:

FRIDAY

Too Many T’s Hosting Main Stage –  17:45 between Lianne La Havas and Charli XCX and 19:00 between Charli XCX and Jurassic 5

SATURDAY

Too Many T’s – Bollywood Saturday @ 17.45

SUNDAY

The Church – Club Dada @ 16.00 – 18.00

Will Varley – Kaleidoscope Stage @ 18.45

 

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