Holy Moly, they’re back and with an album of new songs…
www.folkradio.co.uk reports… Watch the new video from seven-piece “gypsy-folk-rock” band Holy Moly & The Crackers. Cold Comfort Lane is released on 7th April, their first single from their forthcoming new album (date to be announced).
Written by Rosie Bristow (accordion) and Ruth Patterson (vocals), it is a lyrical evocation of the back-bar poker dens and the burlesque and jazz joints of the whiskey and guns era but on modern punk/indie steroids, reminiscent of The Zutons and with a touch of the Artic Monkeys: Ruth Patterson sings “She’s got you in her sights” with an Alex Turner-esque, lip-curling snarl. The track was produced by Matt Terry (The Enemy), mixed by Gethin Pearson (Mallory Knox) and mastered by Nigel Watson (Scissor Sisters) and is to be self-released on the band’s Pink Lane Records.
This month also sees the band set out on an 18-date tour of the UK to promote the new single: A limited print 7” vinyl of Cold Comfort Lane and B-side track, Hallelujah Amen, will be available to buy at the shows.
Influenced by an electric and eclectic range of folk and popular music, Holy Moly & The Crackers are a moonshine mix of genre and have developed a unique and compelling sound – “We throw a whole load of genres into the mix. We describe ourselves as “gypsy-folk-rock”, but that’s a very loose term. And we’re changing and developing all the time. There’s a big beat; we like to make people dance. But, at the same time, the songs are built around narrative – I guess that’s why we’d class ourselves as a folk band, we like to tell stories” (Holy Moly & The Crackers)
‘Cold Comfort Lane’ is the first single off the new album and will be released 07/04/17 on the band’s own label: Pink Lane Records
Holy Moly & The Crackers play The Adelphi on Friday 21st April with support from Black Kes. Highly Recommended.
Tickets are available from hullboxoffice.co.uk at £10