Holy Moly & The Crackers - the UK-based high-octane six piece - return with smoking new single and video 'Gravel Rag', a track inspired by the infamously wild nightlife of their hometown, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (UK). The track plays on the punkish grunt of the band’s 2017 album Salem, whilst referencing the folk and blues tradition that the band root themselves in.
"Gravel Rag purposefully has a vintage vibe to it - the song itself is named after an old piano rag from 1908. We wanted to tip our hat to our influences and inspirations. But, at the same time we worked hard to make sure that it still contemporary, alive and kicking. We tried to mirror that relationship between old and new in the video by working with two professional dancers: Elise Hopper, a local swing dance teacher, and Lerato Mncube, a contemporary dancer and teacher. They are the frame for the band.”
Produced by Matt Terry at VADA Studios and mixed by Dan Austin (who's credits include The Pixies), 'Gravel Rag' illustrates the force that they've become a force in the studio, capturing the feverish energy of their potent live show; a show they're bringing to a host of UK festivals this year including Bestival, Boomtown, Bearded Theory, Lost Evenings, Wilderness, Beautiful Days and more, before their largest ever UK headline tour in November.
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