New Release, Video & Tour: Beans On Toast – A Bird In The Hand / Another Year

Beans On Toast is back with a new album: A Bird In The Hand, set for release on 1st December

In commemoration of what will be his 10th studio long-player, Beans is leading the charge with new single Another Year – an ode to both his Dad and his daughter, both of whom feature in the video for the song

Take a watch below…

Sticking firmly to his tradition of releasing a new album on the same date each year, 2018 was always going to be a big deal for Beans On Toast, with album double-digits on the cards. Fittingly for this anniversary, Beans got back in touch with Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons, who had produced his first album a decade ago, and together they hatched a plan

Utilizing the hospitality of Lovett (whose band were spending much of their time at London’s legendary Church Studios making their next record), Beans found himself enjoying the same incredible facilities during off days and late nights, to lay down A Bird In The Hand, along with with the help of in-house engineer, Riley MacIntyre

Calling in mutual friends, Ben and Beans arranged a team of incredible musicians, including Mumford & Sons’ live drummer Chris Mass and Dutch artist Christof van der Ven on guitar. Ted Dwane offered bass on a couple of tracks, and Ben himself took up piano and production duties to bring a clear, contemporary, and unique vision to the Beans’ songs

When asked if he thought this was a political record Beans said: “I think everyone already knows where I stand on Trump and Brexit, and if not, they can listen to my last two albums. This album is more personal I guess, focusing on family and the world on my doorstep. That’s where my heads been this last year”

And commenting on working with Ben Lovett: “I have so much respect for Ben. I couldn’t quite believe he said yes when I asked him if he fancied doing another record. I presumed he’d be way too busy, but somehow he managed to find the time. I thought he was joking when he said he’d sorted it for us to work in The Church Studios. Not only were we in such a legendary space to record, but we also had all of Mumford’s guitars and instruments set up, mic’ed up and ready to go. It might just be the biggest blag I’ve ever pulled. Punching well above my weight. The sessions had a really special magic about them and Ben took my songs into new waters. I’m well happy with the record. I can’t wait for people to hear it. I also can’t wait to make another 10 records”

Beans On Toast will be touring A Bird In The Hand with a full UK tour in 2019 – catch him at the following shows…

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