London based singer/songwriter Beans On Toast has a new album being released this winter. A Spanner In The Works will be released December 1st (the singer’s birthday) via indie label Xtra Mile Recordings. This album will be the eighth release from Beans On Toast, continuing a very prolific career.
With his unfaltering DIY ethic still at the forefront of its making, A Spanner In The Works sees Beans embracing technology to create a record simply made on a laptop at a friend’s house. While the new recordings still have Beans’ trademark three-chord folk songs at their heart, this time around each track is layered in myriad beats, loops, synths and samples, spanning an array of genres and styles that make for an album by Beans unlike any you’ve heard before.
The singer commented on the record, “For this album I came up with the name first and had the urge to do something little different when recording it. The idea of doing it without guitars seemed like a suitable spanner. The sounds and rhythms you can make on a computer are absolutely end-less and we had a lot of fun exploring that world, as it’s interesting to see how many twisting paths a song can go down after it’s been written. I’m super proud of this al-bum, it’s a bit different but to me it’s still folk music and it sits well with all my other albums, past and future.“