Previewed: Holy Moly And The Crackers at Jimmys

Holy Moly And The Crackers headline at Jimmys Manchester

Dubbed ‘festival band of the year’, gypsy-step septet Holy Moly And The Crackers come to Jimmy’s in Manchester’s Northern Quarter next week.

The Manchester gig is one of 16 UK dates the band are currently performing in support of their album Salem, which was released in July.

The band have built themselves an enviable reputation, pulling packed houses for their ferocious, visceral live shows.  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, Bestival, Hop Farm, Cornbury, Secret Garden Party, Boomtown Fair, Wilderness, Larmer Tree, Kendal Calling, Underneath The Stars, Belladrum, Just So, plus many more

Over recent years Holy Moly And 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.  Salem, however, marks a bit of a departure from that style, with folk narrative topped an urgent driving beat.  “We’re changing and developing all the time” explain the band. ‘We describe ourselves as ‘gypsy-folk-rock’, but that’s a very loose time. Now there’s a bigger beat; more compulsion, a harder drive, a darker underbelly. We’re toughening up.”

Where and when do Holy Moly And The Crackers perform in Manchester?

Holy Moly And The Crackers headline at Jimmy’s in Manchester’s Northern Quarter on 17 November 2017.