Dunk-folk singer, barefoot troubadour and cult legend Beans on Toast releases his 6th studio album as has been tradition on his 34th Birthday.

Newly engaged to muse Lizzy Bee and with his biggest year to date behind him, the Braintree-born songwriter is turning his irreverent mind to the more valuable things in life with new album the Grand Scheme of Things.

The release is flanked by a 15 date headline tour, with support from Will Varley, including Beans’ largest London show to date, at the Electric Ballroom, on December 11.

Released on Xtra Mile Recordings, as is tradition on December 1 the album turns to the more wholesome topics of home cooking, an upcoming honeymoon and a whole lot of loving.

In the 12 months that have seen him tour the world, open arenas for Frank Turner and play a jam packed summer of festivals, material has come from his experiences, with American tour dates giving way to love song New Orleans Honeymoon, memories of his Camp Bestival main stage performance captured perfectly with Stinging Nettles, and songs about the great outdoors, chicken farming and world peace.

Recorded at London’s Soup Studios, the Grand Scheme of Things was produced by Sam Beer, an old family friend who taught Beans on Toast his first song on the guitar more than 18 years ago on a camping holiday in Spain, and who was reunited with Beans on the London music circle ten years later.

Together, with the help of friends Bobby Banjo and contributors Will Varley and Brooke Sharkey, this is an album that marks a change but not a complete makeover for everyone’s favourite modern one-man band.