HOLY Moly & The Crackers' headline show at The Crescent, York, on Sunday night at 7.30pm has sold out.

The north eastern alt-rock folk sextet will be performing songs from their Salem album, as well as offering a teaser of material from their upcoming long player planned for release in early 2019.

The Crackers have put out a rambunctious live rendition of their ubiquitous song Cold Comfort Lane as a taster of what lies in store at their late-autumn shows. The studio version already has clocked up one million streams, on such Spotify playlists as Fresh Find & New Noise, and has popped up on E4, BT Vision, Capital One, Ultimate Ears and KIA Sportage Cars too and can even be spotted as the credits roll for the blockbuster movie Oceans 8.

"It's been a bit of a mad year for our song Cold Comfort Lane; it just seems to have hit a certain nerve," says The Crackers' Conrad Bird. "So, we really wanted to get a live version down. You know, that's what's this band is all about, the live show, so it made sense.

"We went it Blank Studios, a local studio in Newcastle that's been upgraded and upsized. It's proper, and the gents that work the machines know what they're doing. So we all dressed up, drank a bucketful of coffee, and made a load of noise for a few hours. Hope you enjoy the result."

Lifting the lid, if only a little, on the progress of album number three, Conrad says: "We've just finished our new album and we hope to release it next year, so you might see a couple of songs creeping into the setlist at our upcoming gigs. The new album. Ooooof! Well, we’re over the moon.

"From where we're standing, it’s the best stuff we've made, musically, lyrically and production. At the beginning of the writing process, a few months ago, Ruth [lead singer and violinist Ruth Patterson] said to me: 'These songs have to come from something real, from the heart, from experience; that's how we need to connect'. And you know what, I think we might just have done that."