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Beans on Toast
From the Promoter
Advance tickets also available at Rotate This & Soundscapes
BEANS ON TOAST
Released on his birthday as he does every year, December 1, via standard bearers and long time companions Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, Against Me!, Skinny Lister), Beans on Toast’s latest album, Cushty, finds the singer-songwriter within a hair's breadth of reaching a monumental double-digit milestone of studio album releases. Ever the protester and provocateur at heart, Beans on Toast’s ninth record doesn’t waste anytime getting down to business: “The world is dying…” proclaims Beans, ushering the listener into Cushty, with a statement that suggests things are anything but. Our album entry point this time is “Open Door Policy,” a soaring Beans-eye-view of the modern world that is both epic in scope and poetic in prose. Touching on Armageddon, Factory Farming, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, computer compulsions and the future that may await us, the singer puts his perspective to all of these issues in a sweeping six-minutes of superlative song-craft.
Nearly a decade in the game, Beans on Toast has established himself as many different things to many a listening audience: An optimist, pacifist, people’s champ, lovable scamp, raconteur, and drunk folk-star. After sticking to his guns and speaking his mind for so long, he has become something of a cultural icon for many – still writing, still singing, still smiling and still telling it like it is all-the-while remaining completely original, brutally honest and refreshingly down to earth.