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The Hold Steady are currently the most hotly tipped band in the U.S, gaining rave reviews in everything from Rolling Stone to Newsweek.

The five-piece band comprise: Craig Finn (vocals), Tad Kubler (guitar), Franz Nicolay (keys), Galen Polivka (bass) and Bobby Drake (drums)

They make quality rock’n’roll, a bit like Thin Lizzy playing Jonathan Richman songs or AC/DC riffing through Springsteen’s ‘Born To Run’. So you can see why we like them.

The Hold Steady finally release their UK debut single, ‘Chips Ahoy!’, which tells the tale of a guy, a girl and a horse in a way only Craig Finn can.

“I’ve got a girl, she don’t have to work/ She can tell which horse is gonna finish first/Some nights the painkillers make the pain even worse… She put $900 on the 5th horse in the 6th race/I think its name was Chips Ahoy!/Came in 6 lengths ahead/We spent the whole next week getting high.”

‘Chips Ahoy’ is out on very limited 7″ vinyl on November 13.

The Hold Steady’s album ‘Boys And Girls In America’, produced by John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr), is released by Vagrant in January.

http://www.theholdsteady.com/

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