Wednesday 29 May 2013


2013 is looking like a breakthrough year for the incomparable talents of BEANS ON TOAST
This Autumn Beans will embark on his biggest and longest UK tour ever, starting north in Aberdeen, and winding down the length of the country over a six week stretch culminating in what will be an incendiary live performance at London’s famous 100 Club. 

Full dates are as follows: 
23 Aberdeen, The Tunnels 
24 Glasgow, Nice N Sleazy
25 Edinburgh, Voodoo Rooms
26 Newcastle, Think Tank
27 Carlisle, The Brickyard 
28 Leeds, The Wardrobe
29 York, Fibbers
30 Hull, Fruit
2 Hebden Bridge, The Trades Club
3 Manchester, Night & Day Café
4 Chester, Compass
5 Liverpool, Mellomello
6 Wakefield, The Hop 
10 Coventry, Taylor John's Music & Arts Centre
11 Birmingham, The Rainbow
12 Derby, The Victoria Inn
14 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
15 Bristol, Lousiana 
17 Salisbury, The Music Box
18 Plymouth, The White Rabbit
19 Exeter, Phoenix
20 Poole, Mr Kyps
23 Southampton, Joiners
24 Winchester, The Railway
25 Brighton, Sticky Mikes Frog Bar
27 Leicester, Extra Shot @ Cookie Jar
28 Nottingham, Bodega
29 Cambridge, The Portland Arms
30 Oxford, Bullingdon
31 St Albans, The Horn
1 Swindon, The Victoria
2 Deal, The Lighthouse
5 London, The 100 Club

For everyone that buys an advance ticket for the tour they will receive a free download of Beans On Toast’s 'Live At The Scala' album – recorded from his sold out headline show in September 2012. Visit for more information.

The tour follows another busy summer for Beans On Toast who, as well as being confirmed for loads of summer festivals including Glastonbury and Secret Garden Party - and as support for friend and label mate Frank Turner in North America – he will be playing live and compering 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 as well as compering the entire festival perfectly highlights Bean’s versatile talents – a modern one-man all-round entertainer. 

Full Summer live shows below:
Support dates for Frank Turner in USA
1 Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
4 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
6 Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live
7 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
8 Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony
9 Columbus, OH - The Basement
10 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
14 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
29 Glastonbury Festival
6 Blissfields Festival, Winchester
7 Beatherder Festival, Lancashire
12 2000trees Festival, Gloucester
19/20th Gentlemen Of The Road, Lewes
26 Lounge On The Farm, Kent
27 Secret Garden Party 
28 Kendall Calling
2 Frolic Festival, Kent
10 Boomtown Fair, Winchester
Coinciding with all this is the new single ‘Beer & A Burger’ released on 15th July 2013; a catchy ode to the demise of the Great British boozer with a killer trumpet solo. 
You can watch the video here:
It’s lifted from Beans On Toast's fourth studio album 'Fishing For A Thank You' – which came out December 2012. A career defining record that, in his own amiable style, deals with such matters as protests, love, drugs, religion, Wetherspoons pubs and angry birds with his perfected, witty social commentary. Bolstered by an accordion and a backing brass section, this is Beans' most complete and mature sounding record.  Twitter - @beanstoast

Wednesday 8 May 2013

LARRY AND HIS FLASK - new album 'By The Lamplight'

- Brand New Album ‘By The Lamplight’ out 24th June 2013 –
- Plus a huge UK and European tour -

Following on from the release of their recent EP ‘Hobo’s Lament’, Xtra Mile Recordings’ newest signings Larry and His Flask announce details of their forthcoming full length album. 

The six-piece from Oregon, USA will release their outstanding sophomore album ‘By The Lamplight’ worldwide on 24th June 2013 further spreading the gospel of their infectious and frenetic homespun country/anarchic punk. They are currently winning over the hearts and minds of UK and Europe as they’re rip it up on tour with Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls as well as playing a HUGE run of headline shows. Converts are coming in thick and fast. Full list of dates over-leaf. They will return to the US for a full North American Tour that sees them criss-crossing the country non-stop until September.  

For the uninitiated, Larry and His Flask make music that lies somewhere between a barn raising and a mosh pit. The New York Times calls them "uncommonly joyous" and "deviously astute", while their live show is a "breathless, polymorphous good time." Originally conceived as a four piece punk band, the group has swelled into a fully realized quintet with strong Americana influences complete with stand-up bass, mandolin and banjo. Their live act is not to be missed - unlike any other band playing music today, Larry and His Flask truly incorporate their audiences into each show, connecting to create an experience that converts everyone into fans and permeates the border between performer and spectator.  Performances see members careening wildly across the stage with instruments, narrowly avoiding harrowing collisions amongst themselves and frequently trading said instruments mid-song while still maintaining pitch-perfect 4-part harmonies. 

Click here for a taster of their live antics – filmed at their recent London Forum show:

Larry and His Flask is Jamin Marshall (drums, vocals), Jesse Marshall (bass), Ian Cook (vocals, guitar), Dallin Bulkley (guitar) and Andrew Carew (banjo) and Kirk Skatvold (mandolin).

Managing Director of Xtra Mile Recordings Charlie Caplowe says: “Saw this lot in the States last year and was blown away by their frenetic mad bluegrass/punk. From that moment on I couldn’t wait to release their music on Xtra Mile and get them over to here to play. Go see. Go buy!” 

The band says: “We couldn’t be happier joining the Xtra Mile family.  We’ve held off releasing our music outside North America for far too long, waiting for the perfect fit.  We are sure that we found our match.”

Full touring schedule is as follows:
6th Berlin, D @ Bi Nuu**
7th Hamburg, D @ Knust**
8th Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg**
9th Leiden, NL @ Q-Bus
11th Dublin, IRE @ The Academy**
12th Belfast, UK @ The Limelight**
13th Birmingham, UK @ TBA
14th Brighton, UK @ The Prince Albert
15th London, UK @ The Garage
16th Selestat, F @ Le Tigre
17th Weinheim, D @ Cafe Central
18th Attnang-Puchheim, A @ Pfingstspektakel Festival
19th Munich, D @ TBA
20th Raalte, NL @ Ribs & Blues Festival
20th Kortrijk, BE @ Vlasmarkt Feest
22nd Prague, CZ @ Rock Cafe
23rd Tubingen, D @ Hausbar Munzgasse
24th Basel, CH @ Das Schiff
25th Bramsche, D @ City Fest
26th Cambrai, F @ American Journeys Festival
27th Melle, F @ Le Cafe Du Blouevard
29th Pontivrea, I @ Beer Room
30th Conegliano, I @ Apartmento Hoffman
31st Montescudaio, I @ Shuffle Club
1st Compiano di Canossa, I @ Wild At Heart
2nd Bern, CH @ Reitschule Roessli
3rd Zurich, CH @ Hafenkneipe
4th Nuernberg, D @ Kuenstlerhaus K4
6th Berlin, D @ Wild At Heart
7th Hannover, D @ Glocksee
8th Copenhagen, DK @ TBA
9th Goteborg, SE @ TBA
10th Stockholm, SE @ TBA
12th Bergen, NO @ Bergen Festival

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