FOLK rock band Holy Moly and the Crackers will perform in rural Dorset later this month.

They will perform at Sturminster Newton Exchange on Friday, July 26 and Halstock Village Hal on Saturday, July 27. Both performances are at 7.30pm.

Their 2017 album Salem received acclaimed reviews from the likes of R2 Magazine and Folk Radio UK, and was championed by BBC Introducing.

The barnstorming indie-rock anthem Cold Comfort Lane, was also widely used for television and even featured as the end credits track for the 2018 summer blockbuster movie Oceans 8.

A tour spokesman said: “Influenced by an eclectic range of music, this ever-evolving, nationally acclaimed gypsy folk-rock band play an exciting and visceral blend of styles.

“In the perfect collision of rowdy tunes, pumping danceability and compelling storytelling, expect a medley of original songs and old time drinking tunes, both hilarious and thrilling, and sure to entertain!”

Last summer the band starred at festivals including Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Bestival, Camp Bestival and Beautiful Days. Their third album Take A Bite released in April, is described as “a concise, passionate take on folk, blues and indie rock” and are touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.

n This is a rescheduled tour and features support from local musician Chris Roberts. Call 01935 891744 for tickets for Sturminster Newton or 01935 891744 for tickets to the Halstock performance. They can also be bought from