Holy smokes! Yes it’s true – Holy Moly & The Crackers, the North East frenetic alt-rock folk septet with a hankering for the good times today let us in on a few little surprises they’ve been keeping hush hush… until now.
Popping the lid on a new live video for ‘Cold Comfort Lane’, a chock-load of UK shows ahoy and even circulating rumours of a new album hovering, there’s plenty to catch up on with these busy bees.
Never ones to miss an opportunity to let their (and your) hair down, the rabble rousing bunch will be hitting the road for a slew of their famously feverish live dates before 2018 is out. Eyeing up UK towns and cities the length and breadth of the land, the outfit will be embarking on an adventurous November tour kicking off at Southampton’s 1865 on the 1st November, with dates in Wales, Scotland, London, Manchester, and everywhere in between, before a heroic homecoming show at Newcastle’s Riverside at the tail end of the month (30th Nov). Full dates and details outlined below.
Ensuring their audiences are primed and fully on brief for the proceedings ahead, Holy Moly & The Crackers are today delighted to release a rambunctious live version of their irresistible hit single ‘Cold Comfort Lane’ as a taster of what’s in store at their well-honed live shows this Winter.
Already included on major Spotify playlists including Fresh Find & New Noise and with the studio version clocking up over 1 million streams, the contagious ’Cold Comfort Lane’ has also popped-up on E4, BT Vision, Capital One, Ultimate Ears, KIA Sportage Cars and can even be spotted on the credit title track for the blockbuster movie Oceans 8.
Speaking about the track and upcoming shows, Crackers-man Conrad says:
“Its been a bit of a mad year for our song ‘Cold Comfort Lane’ – it just seems to have hit a certain nerve! So, we really wanted to get a live version down. You know, thats what’s this band is all about, the live show, so it made sense. We went it Blank Studios, a local studio in Newcastle that has recently upgraded and upsized. Its proper. And the gents that work the machines know what they’re doing! So we all dressed up, drank a bucketful of coffee, and made a load of noise for a few hours. Hope you enjoy the result!”
Floating on something of a high-water mark, the last few years have huge for the female-fronted Holy Moly & The Crackers, with demand seemingly never greater. In 2017, the ever-evolving folk-alt-rock collective released their superlative album ‘Salem’ via their own Pink Lane Records label to widespread acclaim from the likes of R2 Magazine, Folk Radio UK, The Crack, Clash Magazine, No Depression, Blown Speaker, not to mention rave support at Radio from BBC Radio and Radio X, and of course overwhelming public support that continues to spread like wildfire across continent. Selling out venues across the country and drawing heaving crowds at festivals the likes of Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Bestival, Beautiful Days, Bearded Theory and more; Holy Moly also landed successfully in The Netherlands, France, Germany, Czech Republic and Italy where Crackers’ chatter is only getting louder.
With a veritable army of fans on tenter-hooks in anticipation of their next move, HMATC today are also delighted to lift the lid (a little) on progress of their forthcoming third album….
“We’ve just finished our new album and we hope to release next year, so you might see a couple of songs creeping into the setlist at these upcoming gigs” says Conrad. “The new album. Ooooof. Well, we’re over the moon. From where we’re standing, it’s the best stuff we’ve made – musically, lyrically and production (ally). At the beginning of the writing process, a few months ago, Ruth (lead singer, violin) said to me: “These songs have to come from something real, from the heart, from experience – that’s how we need to connect” And you know what, I think me might just have done that.””
One of the most effervescent and entertaining bands you’re as sure to see this Winter, don’t miss Holy Moly & The Crackers as they promise a show packed with surprises, new songs and ‘more energy, more noise, always’ at the following dates throughout November…
November 2018 – UK Tour
01/11 – The 1865, SOUTHAMPTON
02/11 – The Garage, LONDON
03/11 – The Junction, CAMBRIDGE
08/11 – The Moon, CARDIFF
09/11 – The Old Market Assembly, BRISTOL
10/11 – West End Centre, ALDERSHOT
11/11 – Hare & Hounds, BIRMINGHAM
16/11 – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, GLASGOW
17/11 – The White Chruch, COMRIE
22/11- The Bodega, NOTTINGHAM
23/11- Brudenell Social Club, LEEDS
24/11- The Deaf Institute, MANCHESTER
25/11- The Crescent, YORK
30/11- Riverside, NEWCASTLE