Hands Off Gretel ‘Kiss Me Girl’ Single, Video, Tour

In these days of bland baddies as world mis-leaders you can never have too many glamtastic punx. Hell yeah, then for Hands Off Gretel and their spanking new single ‘Kiss Me Girl’. It probably won’t get them many invitations to play children’s parties, if the video is anything to go by, but it’s femme powered, noisy-sex rock to scream along to on tour (scroll down) this Autumn. A sparky taster of an even busier 2019.

The freshly uploaded, ‘Kiss Me Girl’ video.

Fronted by scream-queen, Lauren Tate, Hands Off Gretel strut a cheeky, sugar-coated mix of heavy garage rock, grunge, and noise pop influenced by No Doubt, Nirvana and PJ Harvey. Lauren, Sean Bon (guitar) Sam Hobbins (drums) and Becky Baldwin (bass) formed the South Yorkshire band in 2015. Pulsing new wave songs for our times, powerfully and colourfully. it’s not taken long for them to gain attention.

In 2016, tracks from their debut album were picked up for radio play by Kerrang!, Team Rock AND BBC Introducing. Last year they played over sixty gigs, major festivals (Download, Isle Of Wight and Rebellion included) plus their first European dates.

Photo Credit: Neil Chapman

Hands Off Gretel have amazing reviews and feedback.

This includes being described as “One of the most exciting new bands” by USA’s mighty Alternative Press and as ‘the best Alternative Rock band to come out of the UK in years’ by Britain’s key alternative music magazine, Louder Than War.

By Autumn 2018, they have also recorded their second album at Monnow Valley Studio in Wales.

With a plethora of video views already, then following this summer of festivals, next year should see their rapid ascendency continue with the new LP.

‘Kiss Me Girl’ – premiered by BBC Introducing Sheffield in UK, and legendary Rodney On The Rock in USA – kicks things off. 

Undoubtedly on the *Best New Bands of 2019* radar (of the discerning), get your ears on Hands Off Gretel. Experience them rocking hard towards their next accolades on the Kiss Me Girl Tour:

Sept 1st: Brighton, Patterns 

Sept 2nd: Southampton, The Talking Heads 

Sept 12th: Leeds, Temple of Boom 

Sept 13th: Bristol, Thunderbolt 

Sept 14th: Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach 

Sept 15th: Leek, Foxlowe Arts Centre 

Sept 16th: Leicester, The Musician 

Sept 27th Manchester, Sonder Festival 

Sept 28th, London Camden Rocks Presents, Fest 

Sept 29th Bradford, Trash 

Oct 5 : Great British Alternative Festival, Skegness

Oct 11: Wolverhampton, The Giffard Arms

Oct 12: Peterborough, The Met Lounge

Oct 13 : Birmingham, Wagon & Horses

Oct 26 Newcastle, The Globe

Oct 27: Edinburgh, The Wee Red Bar

Oct 28th Glasgow, Audio 

The Virginmarys Support

‚ÄčNov 20th, Bristol

Nov 21st, London

Nov 23rd Leeds

Nov 24th Manchester 

Nov 28th Glasgow


Photo Credit: Helen Tate

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