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Thursday, November 9th, 2017
7:30 PM
With their unique fusion of gypsy folk rock, Holy Moly & 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, more intense.
They have a "fiery new urgency" (Crack Magazine)


Premiered on God Is In The TV Zine and Clash, Salem is lifting band's live shows 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 term. 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 (Avalon Main Stage), Hop
Farm (Bread & Roses Main Stage), Cornbury (Main Stage), 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"