We’re up to day five of the Joyzine Advent Calendar, hope you’ve been enjoying the free musical treats that we’ve been wrapping for you so far – you can still access all of the first four days of tracks by clicking their windows on the homepage.
The festive period is, amongst a myriad of other things, about bringing people together – hopefully through our little Advent offerings we’ve managed to pair you up with a band or two that might otherwise have escaped your notice; and today we’ve got a rather splendid Christmas collaboration for you.
Beans on Toast has been winning fans with his distinctive brand of charming, politically active and lyrically dextrous drunk-folk for almost a decade now. A prolific writer, last week he released his eighth studio album in as many years in the form of A Spanner In The Works (out now on Xtra Mile Recordings), which sees Beans add a lo-fi electro slant to his well-loved three chord folk-punk sound.
Beans is currently in the midst of his annual UK winter tour, which rounds off with dates in Birmingham (6th December at The Hare & Hounds), Portsmouth (7th at The Wedgewood Rooms), Bristol (8th at Thekla) and Swansea (9th at The Garage) before climaxing with a ‘Big London Party’ at brand new venue Omeara on the 10th. We’re promised a Beans show like no other with plenty of special guests and onstage collaborations.
Amongst the support acts for the night are Skinny Lister, who also had a new album The Devil, The Heart & The Fight out earlier this year. Our track for today is a collaboration between the rambunctious party-folk sextet and Beans himself, titled ‘This Christmas’.
Check back tomorrow for even more free downloads!