For a band that have from the outset been pegged as ‘folk-rock’, Newcastle’s Holy Moly & The Crackers sure have come a long way in their sound and their approach. They’ve been a fierce live proposition for nearly a decade now and released three studio albums that have seen their songs evolve from festival-friendly folky-stomps to something more widescreen and epic, without losing the raw, punky edge that has won them such a loyal and vocal fanbase.
Holy Moly & The Crackers first tasted success with the release of their second album Salem (released 2017) on their own Pink Lane Records, when lead single ‘Cold Comfort Lane’ was picked up by Hollywood and used in the vibrant, stick-it-to-the-man blockbuster Oceans 8 in 2018.They went on to sell out live shows across the UK and Europe and graced the stages of innumerable festivals, including Glastonbury and Colours of Ostrava in Czech Republic.
2020 saw Holy Moly & The Crackers blast out of the blocks. They were set to play 27 dates across 10 countries on their biggest European tour to date, as well as support Frank Turner across France and Germany, then return to Glastonbury for the festival’s 50th anniversary. But, well, you know what happened next 😷
This band’s answer to the challenge of a world flipped on its head is their 4th studio album, mixed by six times Grammy award-winning engineer Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton), and scheduled for release in early 2023.
To accompany the record, the band will be playing their biggest ever headline show in Newcastle at The Boilershop, as well as additional dates around the UK, Netherlands and Germany and further affield- all to be announced.