Beans On Toast and Skinny Lister have teamed up to keep you from having to listen to Mariah Carey (again!) this Christmas with a new track called...erm…’This Christmas’. The Xtra Mile Recordings labelmates apparently bonded during their recent US tour with Frank Turner and this is the result.
The undeniably festive shanty punk track sees Beans On Toast and, Skinny Lister frontwoman, Lorna Thomas share vocal duties, every word dripping with sentiment and nostalgia. It's an anecdotal ode to the most wonderful time of the year, but swaps out tradition for a lively drum beat and jaunty accordion. Delivered with some timeless drinking song swagger, it sums up what Christmas is to me and, without a doubt, there'll be loads of you out there who feel the same.
You can check out a video for the new song below. If you like it, you should probably buy it. All proceeds from ‘This Christmas’ go towards Shelter’s Christmas campaign. The homelessness charity looks to provide for approximately 100,000 children suffering over the festive period. You can download the track here.
Skinny Lister and Beans On Toast are set to tour together again in 2016. Both acts will perform on the Xtra Mile Recordings US Tour this spring - alongside Will Varley and Frank Turner (Gainesville, FL only) - both acts having released new albums earlier in 2015. The Xtra Mile tour will follow the annual Flogging Molly Salty Dog Cruise which takes place between March 18th and 21st. You can find dates for that tour below.
- 03/17 Gainesville, FL at High Dive (w/ Frank Turner headlining)
- 03/18-03/21 - Miami, FL at Flogging Molly Salty Dog Cruise
- 03/22 - Orlando, FL at The Social
- 03/23 - St. Petersburg, FL at Local 662
- 03/24 - Atlanta, GA at Masquerade (Purgatory)
- 03/25 - Nashville, TN at The Basement
- 03/26 - Pittsburgh, PA at Club Café Live
- 03/28 - Cleveland, OH at Grog Shop
- 03/29 - Chicago, IL - Schuba’s
- 03/31 - Toronto, ON at Horseshoe Tavern
- 04/01 - Brooklyn, NY at Black Bear Bar
- 04/02 - Cambridge, MA at The Middle East (Upstairs)
- 04/03 - Philadelphia, PA at Milkboy