Second album ‘Writing On The Wall’ to be released on Wednesday 1st December through Xtra Mile Recordings
Never one to pay attention to rules or tradition, Beans On Toast will release the follow-up to his two disc 50 track debut ‘Standing On A Chair’ on his birthday, 1st December, eschewing the industry standard of records being released every Monday. It’s called ‘Writing on the Wall’ and it’s 30 minutes of music to celebrate his 30th year on the planet.
This time his distinctive vocals and battered, half size acoustic guitar is joined by a full band, bringing new dimensions to his core oeuvre of direct, poignant, hilarious tales and observations. Rooted in the confessional and anecdotal, Jay’s (Bean’s On Toast) direct, three-chord approach is this time bolstered by a full array of instruments. They complement the already colourful wordplay and bring a new dimension to the melody of his songs, making his honest yarns of drugs, love and friendship larger-than-life.
After a summer in the fields going between the countries major and minor festivals, he’s just completed the very first Strummerville tour ‘Westway Around The UK’ with a headline tour promised for early next year. Beans On Toast’s grimy, scaly voice – lined with razor wire and sandpaper – continues to croak apace in its rather comforting, miscreant Jackanory way. And long may it do so.
‘Writing On The Wall’ tracklisting:
3. Foolish, Wild + Forgetful
4. Old Grunge
5. Bon Voyage
7. Left My Heart On The M25
8. New Can Of Tuna
9. Travel Back In Time Dance
10. A Real Life Country Song
To celebrate the release of ‘Writing on the Wall’ Beans on Toast will be holding a special Album Launch Party at The Nest in London on the 2nd December.
Album Launch Party @ The Nest
36 Stoke Newington Road
8pm – 4am / £6