Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Beans On Toast - New album - ‘Trying To Tell The Truth’

Keeping with tradition between artist and label Xtra Mile Recordings will be releasing the new album by Beans On Toast on his birthday Thursday 1st December 2011.

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‘Trying To Tell The Truth’ – his third studio album - is a no holds barred account of the world as Beans on Toast sees it. Painting pictures of everyday things and events with sharp observations and witty one-liner’s the album offers words of wisdom that are delivered with a mischievous smile.

Wearing his heart and his beliefs on his sleeve Beans unashamedly writes of love, on the banjo-ed powered love letter ‘My New Number One’; of his childhood in Southend-on-Sea on the heart-warming ‘Peter Pan’s Playground’ (which has already been played on Radio 2); and provides beautifully articulate social commentary on ‘Free Night Of Riots’ and ‘Can’t Take Another Earthquake’. All backed by the stripped down arrangement of acoustic guitar, harmonica, banjo and piano. Recruiting friends Frank Turner for production duties and poet Kate Tempest for a spot of guest vocals adds to the home-spun down to earth feel of the album.

Fans will be able to hear these new tracks for the first time when he takes to the stage at the Xtra Mile ‘Rock Against The Riots’ gig at the Borderline in London on 19th October. A label night of fun and folk which is part of the F**k The Fire campaign.

He celebrates the album’s release with a launch party held at The Yard in Hackney Wick, a temporary theatre space, converted from a dormant warehouse in the shadow of the of the olympic village, and then takes to the road in his first headline tour since the Spring.
All dates are:

DECEMBER
1 Album Launch - The Yard - London
2 The Croft - Bristol
4 The Hope - Brighton
5 Moles - Bath

7 Gwdihw Cafe - Cardiff
10 The Swan - Kidderminster
12 Rescue Rooms - Nottingham
13 Royal Cellers - Leeds
14 The Basement - York
15 Hooga – Essex

“4/5 Sunday Times for Standing On A Chair
“His songs are spikey and rough at the edges but are blessed with spice-of-life meaning, winning spirit and warm humour” The Mirror

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