Connecticut College News
Haley Gowland ’17 and the Cranks open for Paramore, Fall Out Boy07/25/2014
Haley Gowland '17 sings lead for the Cranks as the band opened for Paramore, Fall Out Boy, and New Politics in New Hampshire.
The Boston-area trio set the stage for three of alternative rock’s biggest acts, opening for Paramore, Fall Out Boy, and New Politics at a packed show in Gilford, N. H.
Haley is the lead singer and guitarist of the Cranks. She and her twin brother Connor, the band’s drummer, grew up playing music together and formed the Cranks with bassist Alex Markoski.
The Cranks have released three albums and played close to 200 shows, winning fans from the Boston area and beyond. None of their past shows rivaled the experience of playing on the same bill as some of the Cranks’ idols, including Paramore.
“The experience was absolutely the high point of the summer,” Haley said. “Not only were we playing to the largest audience we ever had, but so many friends and longtime fans made it up to New Hampshire and stood right in front. When we play, we get our energy directly from the support of the crowd, and it was definitely there! We played a tight set, had a lot of fun on stage, and the rest of the show was fantastic.”
The Cranks hope to play the I Am Festival in New London this September and plan to play on campus this year. Listen to some of the band’s tracks on The Cranks’ Facebook page and follow the band on Twitter @cranksband. The band’s most recent album, “Orange,” is available on iTunes.