We’re excited to announce that Hands Off Gretel will be performing on the 1st March. Meet The Band:
Formed in 2015 in South Yorkshire when front woman Lauren Tate stuck two-fingers up to the repressive school environment that trapped her and dropped out, the 16-year-old self-confessed misfit wasted no time in finding an outlet to channel every bit of the alienation and despair experienced within those concrete walls into something cathartic and creative. And Hands Off Gretel was born.
Inspired by the volatile and liberating melody fueled noise of bands such as Hole, The Distillers, Nirvana and PJ Harvey, Hands Off Gretel quickly set about creating the perfect soundtrack ofsugar-coated grunge-punk for Lauren to vent and rail against the issues of body image, mental health, celebrity, childhood and loneliness she felt enraged by, all of which were addressed from a fiercely female, unapologetic, feminist perspective. Recorded at Monnow Valley studio in Wales, new album
‘I Want The World’ is set for release this coming March 29th via the bands own label Puke Pop Records and features twelve-tracks hugely addictive, and sometimes vindictive, melodic rock that is unafraid to blend the heavy screeching distortion of grunge rock with the catchy hooks of bubblegum pop, whilst keeping true to their original roots in punk rock. The band are set to self release their 2nd studio ‘I Want The World’ album via PledgeMusic hitting 100% of their target in less than 24hours! On top of that the band have been awarded with a funding for Emerging Artists from the PRS Foundation to also support the independent release.
The band have completed 4 headline UK Tours and played major festivals including Download, Isle of Wight, Rebellion main stage, Camden Rocks Festival, Great British Alternative Festival and headlined Loud Women Festival in London. The band has also toured Germany and the Netherlands.
With a new album coming out this year, the band have self released 2 video singles from the record, with each of them of them winning ‘Track of the Week’ with Classic Rock Magazine. Both tracks also received airplay with Kerrang, Planet Rock, BBC Sheffield Introducing and Sirius FM (US)