New Release & Video: Beans On Toast – Alexa

Orchestrating an ingenious one-up on the HAL 9000 of our times, in this latest single our cult folk hero unleashes a lyrically on-point tirade on Amazon, Algorithms and Voice-activated Internet. Funny, thought-provoking and anti-establishment to the core, Alexa is a razor sharp and rollicking anthem to remind both the machines and the man, who’s really the boss – check out the animated lyric video, made from discarded Amazon cardboard boxes, below…

Alexa is the second single to be taken from the Essex musician’s forthcoming 10th Studio album A Bird In The Hand. Produced by Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett at London’s legendary Church Studios, the album is set for release on 1st December

To commemorate his milestone new release, Beans on Toast has announced a very special album launch party, taking place at the Queens Hall in Nuneaton. The venue has been specifically chosen as the most central, accessible and inclusive location for a party in all of England

In addition, Beans will also be stopping off for a string of intimate in-store gigs at some of the country’s (or the South’s) finest independent record shops throughout the week of A Bird In The Hand’s release. Full dates as follows…

1st Dec – Nottingham Rough Trade – 3pm
2nd Dec – Bristol Rough Trade – 7pm
3rd Dec – London Rough Trade East – 7pm
4th Dec – Deal Smugglers Records – 6:30pm
5th Dec – Brighton Resident Records – 6:30pm
6th Dec – Kingston New Slang – 9pm
7th Dec – Southsea Pie & Vinyl – 5pm

The in-store dates precede Beans’ previously announced 2019 UK Tour with a full live band…

CARDIFF – Clwb Ifor Bach – 30.01
PORTSMOUTH – The Wedgwood Rooms – 31.01
MARGATE – Dreamland Ballroom – 01.02
STOWMARKET – John Peel Centre – 02.02
CAMBRIDGE – J2 Junction – 04.02
LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club – 05.02
CARLISLE – The Brickyard – 06.02
ABERDEEN – The Lemon Tree – 07.02
GLASGOW – Stereo – 08.02
NEWCASTLE – The Cluny – 09.02
HULL – Adelphi – 12.02
MANCHESTER – Gorilla – 13.02
LEICESTER – Dryden Street Social – 14.02
BIRMINGHAM – Castle & Falcon – 15.02
BRISTOL – Thekla – 16.02
EXETER – Phoenix – 20.02
TRURO – The Old Bakery – 21.02
PLYMOUTH – The Junction – 22.02
NOTTINGHAM – Rescue Rooms – 23.02
OXFORD – The Bullingdon – 24.02
TUNBRIDGE WELLS – The Forum – 26.02
BRIGHTON – Patterns – 27.02
LONDON – The Garage – 28.02