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holymolylp19.jpg Holy Moly & The Crackers

Take A Bite (Pink Lane Records)

One of Newcastle’s finest continue their ascendancy with a firework display of an album which is sure to elicit many “Oohs!” and “Aahs!” They’ve always been on the folk spectrum but continue to pummel it with forays into good-time rockin’, pop and indie. They kick off with the stomping ‘All I Got Is You’ and the pace rarely lets up with ‘Kiss Me Before You Go’ (a whirligig of a song happy to twirl its skirt up round its waist) and ‘Upside Down’ (which sounds like an anthem blasted out from the back room of your favourite pub) being real stand-outs. And when they do slow it down with beautiful piano-led ballad ‘I’d Give It All’, Ruth Patterson’s vocals really come to the fore.