Preview: The Din, Crowns, And Beans On Toast @ The Cluny
Anyone who’s stumbled drunkenly around the Jazz World stage at Glastonbury clutching a paper cup full of perry and wondering where all their friends have gone will have big love for Brothers Cider (until the next morning at least). So it seems an obvious move for the Shepton Mallet-based brewers to hook up with Strummerville, the multi-project charity formed in honour of Joe Strummer, another long-term Glastonbury fixture (and a Brothers Bar regular, it seems).
Strummerville’s spiritual home is round the campfire down in Joe’s favourite corner of the Glastonbury site, but their bus crops up at festivals and venues across the country championing young talent and a host of good causes.
Together, they’re staging a series of warm-up gigs across the country as a warm-up for the festival season. Eight gigs across the UK with a rotating line-up of new(ish) bands, and it’s absolutely free. The tour hits The Cluny on Wednesday 16th May with a bill featuring The Din (gypsy-tinged psychpop), Crowns (folk-punk shanties) and – most excitingly of all – Strummerville mainstay and all-round wrong’un Beans On Toast, whose shambolic antifolk songs deal with politics, drugs, sex, drugs and some other stuff. And sex.
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