Thursday, 5 November 2009

Beans On Toast - 50 Track Debut Album

50 Track Debut Album On 30th November 2009 underground hero Beans On Toast will release his debut album ‘Standing On A Chair’ – a 50 track double album incorporating all his songs to date – through Xtra Mile Recordings.


The gravel-voiced singer/songwriter from Braintree has been busy penning songs on his child-sized guitar for the past couple of years. His Bragg-esque odes take in themes of sex (‘Junkfood Sex’), drugs (‘M.D.M.Amazing’), sex whilst on drugs (‘Eggs Benadict’) and wry social, political commentary that is both poignant and funny (‘Fuck The Smoking Ban’, ‘London At War’). Occasionally he has made them available online. Occasionally he has stood on a chair and sung them out in pubs and clubs up and down the country. Finally, now, he’s collected them all together and presented them in an old-skool double disc album.

Produced by Ben Lovett from Mumford & Sons and featuring an array of guest vocalists, ‘Standing On A Chair’ is the perfect antidote to the glossy, cheesy, manufactured Christmas dross that is currently clogging up the charts. An anti-Christmas, Christmas album best enjoyed post-pub with good friends, cheap booze and in high spirits.
He will be celebrating the release of the album with a free gig and launch party on Sunday 29th November at London’s coolest venue, The Flowerpot.

A charismatic figure on the music scene Beans On Toast is a regular feature at Glastonbury Festival – playing the last four years. He has also performed at Secret Garden Party, been a part of Billy Bragg’s Jail Guitar Doors (an organisation that provides instruments to anyone using music as part of prisoner rehabilitation) and is Musical Director at Strummerville – the inspirational foundation dedicated to nurturing new music. However, Beans On Toast doesn’t take himself too seriously, and neither should you. Having just played to around 16,000 people whilst supporting friend Frank Turner on his huge UK sold out tour, he will be heading out, with his guitar and wooden chair to play his own shows in January 2010. Further details to come. /www.strummerville.com

For further info contact: Dani/Charlie 020-7792-9400

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