… and they’re back in Hull on Thursday night.
“I should explain to your Lordship what is meant by Crackers … they are a lawless set of rascals on the frontiers of Virginia, Maryland, the Carolinas, and Georgia, who often change their places of abode” A letter to the Earl of Dartmouth, 18th century
They released their debut album ‘First Avenue’ in October 2012 and an EP ‘Lilly’ a year later – described as “a re-imagining of three traditional folk/blues songs that evokes eras of whiskey and guns on modern punk folk steroids” Cover Lay Down. Their single ‘A Punk Called Peter’ (2015) is “a sort of New Orleans funeral march mixed with some fine and highly danceable reggae” Northern Sky. Their latest single ‘Burning Back Wheel’ was released in 2016. They are currently working on their next album with rock/pop producer Matt Terry (The Enemy, Wonderstuff, RSC etc.) – “There is a good reason as to why a lot of people are loving this band, I was drawn in the moment I heard them” M.Terry
Holy Moly and the Crackers are influenced by a wide range of styles and artists; the honest grit and gravel of Woody Guthrie, the gypsy bone-cage burlesque of Gogol Bordello, the spectral clarity of Joni Mitchell. As such they play a lively, moonshine mix of Romani, Americana and contemporary British ‘folk’ music.
Holy Moly and the Crackers play at The Adelphi on Thursday night. Advance tickets from https://www.hullboxoffice.co.uk/tickets/buy_ticket/1814
Dorrs 8.00pm. Some tickets will be available on the night but be early!