HANDS OFF GRETEL

MILK VIDEO SINGLE // 24 JANUARY 2020

 

– A BOLD STATEMENT ABOUT ANIMAL EXPLOITATION –

 

In anticipation of their recently announced headline tour for Spring 2020 and THE ANGRY EP, to be released on their own Puke Pop Records on 6 March, HANDS OFF GRETEL have revealed a new video single for MILK, from their 2019 album I WANT THE WORLD.

 

Milk is a song I wrote about animal exploitation, which is something I’m so passionate about raising awareness of. I’d say it’s one of the heaviest songs we play live and a personal favourite because it means so much and the lyrics deeply resonate with me. The imagery in the video portrays animal testing and shows myself and Becky covered with meat cuts. The industry is full of vile practices and seeing that in human form will hopefully help people make the connection. I wrote the song about animals, and although this can be related to all forms of exploitation, I wanted the video to be a bold statement: ‘Not your mother, not your milk’.

          LAUREN TATE | HANDS OFF GRETEL

 

 

HANDS OFF GRETEL revive the white-hot rage of riot grrrl and grunge mixed with bubblegum pop. Following an incredibly busy and successful 2019 which included the release of their highly acclaimed second album, I WANT THE WORLD, a largely sold out 38 date UK and EU tour, and appearances at major festivals including Isle of Wight, Kendal Calling and Y Not, the DON’T TOUCH tour in February, March, April and May is their biggest yet.

 

The previously announced ANGRY EP will be available on CD, limited edition 10” white vinyl and all major download and streaming platforms, and can be pre-ordered now from: www.handsoffgretel.co.uk The three tracks – SHE THINKS SHE’S PUNK ROCK N ROLL, DON’T TOUCH and BIGGER THAN ME – are all live favourites that fans have repeatedly asked the band to release, and were recorded with Jim Pinder at Tree House Studio in Chesterfield.

 

 

The release coincides with the band’s huge headline DON’T TOUCH tour in early 2020. Speaking about the tour, singer Lauren said: “We are looking forward so much to getting back out on tour and kicking off in Ireland, which will be our first time playing there. Our tour in 2019 was fantastic; we had so many sold out gigs and we’re hoping we can do the same in 2020. The crowds have definitely grown and it’s nice to see the hard work finally paying off; playing to a full room is what any band works towards. There are some new venues on the tour as well, which we’re really looking forward to.

 

FEBRUARY

 

Wed            12            CORK                                    Crane Lane Theatre

Thu            13            DUBLIN                                    Academy 2

Fri            14            BELFAST                                    Voodoo

Thu            27            LEEDS                                    Brudenell Social Club

 

MARCH

 

Thu            12            LONDON                        Camden Assembly

Fri            13            BRIGHTON                        Green Door Store

Sat            14            BRISTOL                                    Thekla

Thu            26            NOTTINGHAM                        Rough Trade

Fri            27            MANCHESTER                        Deaf Institute

Sat            28            SHEFFIELD                        Leadmill 2

 

APRIL

 

Wed            08            BRIDGWATER                        Cobblestones

Thu            09            EXETER                                    Phoenix

Fri            10            SOUTHAMPTON                         The 1865

Sat            11            BEDFORD                        Esquires

Wed            22            ABERDEEN                        Krakatoa

Thu            23            GLASGOW                        Nice N Sleazy

Fri            24            EDINBURGH                        Bannermans

Sat            25            LINCOLN                        Showground [with Skindred]

 

MAY

 

Wed            06            CAMBRIDGE                        Portland Arms

Thu            07            BIRMINGHAM                        Academy 3

Fri            08            CARDIFF                                    Clwb Ifor Bach

Sat            09            BUCKLEY                        Tivoli

Wed            20            OXFORD                                    Bullingdon

Thu            21            YORK                                    Crescent

Fri            22            BLACKPOOL                        Waterloo

Sat            23            NEWCASTLE                        Cluny 2

 

Tickets available from: www.handsoffgretel.co.uk

 

HANDS OFF GRETEL are:

 

  • LAUREN TATE | vocals and guitar
  • BECKY BALDWIN | bass
  • SAM HOBBINS | drums
  • SEAN BON | guitar

 

WEBSITE                        https://www.handsoffgretel.co.uk/

FACEBOOK                        https://www.facebook.com/handsoffgretel/

INSTAGRAM                        https://www.instagram.com/handsoffgretel/?hl=en

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