Beans on Toast unveils video for ‘The Chicken Song’

Beans on Toast unveils video for ‘The Chicken Song’

New Album ‘The Grand Scheme of Things’ – December 1

UK Headline Tour- London Electric Ballroom – December 11


Drunk Folk singer, barefoot troubadour and cult legend Beans on Toast drops his 6th studio album on his 34th Birthday. Newly engaged to muse Lizzy Bee and with his biggest year to date behind him, Beans on Toast is turning his irreverent mind to the more valuable things in life with new album ‘The Grand Scheme of Things’. The release is flanked by a 15 date headline tour (with support from Will Varley), including Beans’ largest London show to date, at Electric Ballroom, December 11.


Released on Xtra Mile Recordings, as is tradition on 1st December the album turns to the more wholesome topics of home cooking, an upcoming honeymoon and a whole lot of loving; a marked change in the man who once was a poster boy for recreational drugs. What hasn’t changed though is Beans on Toast’s unrivalled ability to tell a tale, his no holds barred social commentary and his ability to tackle difficult subjects from an everyday point of view. Here, his thoughts from the last year are honestly regaled through eleven life-affirming and frequently humorous tracks.

Cottage et al, backed by an ever so slightly risky-to-film video:


In the twelve months that have seen him tour the world, open arenas for Frank Turner and play a jam packed summer of festivals, material has come from his experiences, with American tour dates giving way to ‘Fuck You Nashville’ and love song ‘New Orleans Honeymoon’. Memories of his Camp Bestival main stage performance are captured perfectly with ‘Stinging Nettles’, a song he wrote for children about the great outdoors, and topics like gentrification, chicken farming and world peace all get the Beans musical treatment.


Recorded at London’s Soup Studios, ‘The Grand Scheme of Things’ features and was fittingly produced by Sam Beer, an old family friend who taught Beans on Toast his first song on the guitar over eighteen years ago on a camping holiday in Spain, and who was reunited with Beans on the London music circle ten years later. Together, with the help of friends Bobby Banjo and contributors Will Varley and Brooke Sharkey, this is an album that marks a change but not a complete makeover for everyone’s favourite modern one-man band.



1. Folk Singer
2. The War on War
3. Fuck You Nashville
4. The Chicken Song
5. Stinging Nettles
6. Lizzy’s Cooking
7. A Whole Lot of Loving
8. Flying Clothes Line
9. All I see is Wagamama
10. NOLA Honeymoon
11. NYE



20 November ABERDEEN The Lemon Tree

21 November GLASGOW Nice N Sleazy

22 November EDINBURGH Voodoo Rooms

24 November NEWCASTLE The Cluny

25 November HULL Fruit

26 November LEEDS Brudenell Social Club

27 November MANCHESTER Ruby Lounge

28 November LIVERPOOL The Shipping Forecast

29 November NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms

03 December BIRMINGHAM Hare & Hounds

04 December CAMBRIDGE Junction

05 December BRISTOL The Fleece

06 December EXETER The Phoenix

09 December PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms

10 December BRIGHTON The Haunt

11 December LONDON Electric Ballroom

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