On 1st December 2023, Beans on Toast will return with an all-new studio album: The Toothpaste and the Tube. Pre-save here.
The latest Beans on Toast album hits hard and hits home. The cult folk artist takes centre stage, delivering unfiltered takes on the environment’s dire straits, the UK political landscape, the ominous rhythm of war drums, and the impending AI revolution. But don’t let the weighty topics fool you – this album also delves into the lighter side of life, with reflections on parenthood, whimsical creatures, and the sheer bliss of a sea dip. It’s Beans on Toast cranked up to perfection, offering a dynamic blend of profound insights and pure, unadulterated enjoyment.
Leading the way today, Beans is pleased to present its first single The Golden Lion, a paean to the magic and mythologies to be unearthed in the institution that is the Great British pub. Based on a real public house and venue of the same name in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, Beans explains:“The characters in the The Golden Lion are real people, as is the bizarre history of the town that the song alludes to. I played a show at the pub last year and was so inspired by the town, the pub and its people that I couldn’t help but write a folk song about it. As with the town, the song is quintessentially English, mysterious and boozy.”
To celebrate the release of his new album on 1st December, Beans will be returning to Todmorden for a very special launch show at The Golden Lion itself, with the show being one of 35 other dates he’ll be playing in an extensive UK tour throughout 2023/24.
Beans will also perform at Pocklington Arts Centre on 29th December, The Golden Lion in Todmorden on December 1st, The Leadmill in Sheffield on February 27th and the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on March 1st.