This coming winter Beans on Toast and Skinny Lister will head out on a co-headline tour. Label mates, touring buddies and drinking companions. Both bands are hardworking, fun loving, heavy touring acts that bring a unique and modern take on the age old tradition of English folk music.
Both bands will be playing full sets. It’s going to be one hell of a party. For Skinny Lister, this tour will wrap up the worldwide campaign of their third and critically acclaimed album The Devil, The Heart & The Fight. This tour will also act as the UK album tour for Beans on Toast’s 9th album.
He’ll be bringing a full live band with him with fiddle, accordion and honky-tonk piano playing a mix of brand new tunes from the forthcoming album and old classics from his huge back catalogue. Both acts release music on Xtra Mile Recordings, home to Frank Turner, Against Me! and Will Varley to name just a few. The label prides itself on community and family values as well as punk rock attitude and incredibly good music. All of these aspects will shine through in this awesome collaboration of a tour.
Beans on Toast isn’t just your average folk singer songwriter – he is a modern one-man band, taking charge of all aspects of his music career, whether it be writing, recording and playing, taking his own press shots, making his own merch and artwork, or shooting his own videos. He is a true DIY artist with true DIY ideals. He’s crafted a studio album each year since 2009, and each time he’s wandered brazenly into new territory with a diverse range of influences. But the acoustic guitar and his warm hug of a voice is there, dead centre. Each album comes out on his birthday every year, as if giving us all a chance to celebrate what he’s learned, what he’s felt and feared over 12 months. He assesses his life through music and informs the world he’s made it another year. There’s nothing average about his insight or his delivery. Once a Beans fan, always a Beans fan – he’s not changing for anyone but himself.