Photo by Craig Newton
Based on their name, Holy Moly & The Crackers sound nothing like what I expected them to sound like. They're also from Newcastle, and "Hot Red" isn't anything like what I'd expect a band from the UK to sound like. This is a killer straight up soul/rock song. I don't think saying a song like "Hot Red" doesn't stray too far from the genre is a negative because when a band nails a genre like Holy Moly & The Crackers have, why change things up too much? To me this sounds like a cross between Amy Winehouse and the more rootsy sound of Julie Rhodes. We typically get really into this kind of sound, so expect to hear more from these folks in the near future!
Band co-leader says of the new single:
“Hot Red's about being addicted to the road, about moving from horizon to horizon. I guess it was on our mind a lot over the last few years when we couldn't go further than our local park. It's the first track from our new album and shows off what we are trying to do musically - we focused on grooves, bass lines, finding space for the vocals to move and breathe. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Vance Powell on the mixes. You know, this guys a powerhouse, he brought a lot of energy to the table.”
You can watch the video for "Hot Red" below. Solid Gold is due out March 17 on Pink Lane Records, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on Holy Moly & The Crackers, check out the band's Facebook and Twitter.