Beans on Toast is back with his new album ‘Fishing For A Thank You‘. His everyday observations offer a gentle and, as ever, peaceful wake up call…and maybe hope, as he provides his often stark but witty insights into Middle England. This isn’t the sort of artist the Daily Mail are going to get excited about, a good thing in our books.
He turns many stones within these 12 tracks from scraping away the surface behind the fighting at the petrol pumps during the fuel shortages (The Dry War) to the continual press onslaught of what will kill us (The Children of Bedford). Not forgetting of course the preoccupation of phones which were once used to talk to people:
The recession of course gets a mention… for which he steps up to the mark with a countryfied ‘Rainydays‘…the one we were meant to save up for. All these topics may sound depressing…they can be…but Beans on Toast somehow manages to inject the right dosage of humour and upbeat wit to make it all feel better…this is great therapy for the tiny cogs in a big world.
We love him for his honesty which strides the political to the social including having kids with PappajaY. Needless to say he balances it all off with some positive vibes with ‘Life‘…and a fitting closing tale …’Freedom Road‘…about a trip to Latvia where he ended up on the road.