Thu 23 Nov

Holy Moly and the Crackers

18:00

With their unique fusion of “gypsy folk rock”, Holy Moly and The
Crackers hail from the North East of the UK, and have a loyal, devoted
and ever-increasing fan base: “They are a bunch of wild gypsy
troubadours with more than a touch of magic about them” (Diva). The
band have built themselves an enviable reputation, pulling packed
houses for their ferocious, visceral live shows, and now they are
heading into heavier, gutsier waters with their new album _Salem_.

Over recent years Holy Moly & The Crackers have produced a moonshine
mix of genres, creating their own unique and compelling sound,
influenced by an electric and eclectic range of folk and popular
music.  But _Salem_, which they will unleash this year, is a
departure. It’s folk only insofar as the songs are built around a
narrative – they have a driving, urgent beat about them. The band has
hardly drawn breath over the last two years – furiously touring and
developing their live show, yet all the while creating new material,
pushing at their sound, moving things on: The new songs are darker,
starker, with a “fiery new urgency” (Crack Magazine).

Premiered on God Is The In The TV Zine and Clash Magazine, Salem is
lifting the band’s live show to another level: “We’re changing and
developing all the time” say the band. ‘We describe ourselves as
gypsy-folk-rock’, but that’s a very loose time. The songs are still
built around narrative but now there’s a bigger beat; more compulsion,
a harder drive, a darker underbelly. We’re toughening up.”

Holy Moly & The Crackers are surely one of hardest working bands on
the circuit with a following that multiplies with every tour. Over the
last two years they have toured the UK extensively, and made
impressive debuts in France, Germany, Italy, Holland. Their festival
appearances include Glastonbury, Bestival, Hop Farm, Cornbury, Secret
Garden Party, Boomtown Fair, Wilderness, Larmer Tree, Kendal Calling,
Underneath The Stars, Belladrum, Just So, plus many more. At Towersey
Festival 2016 they were introduced to the main stage as “festival
band of the year”.