Hands Off Gretel Single Release “Kiss Me Girl” & UK Tour 

Video Premiere with ‘This Feeling’ 

Yorkshire four-piece Hands Off Gretel are set to self release their new single ‘Kiss Me Girl’ on the 31st August. To coincide with the release the band also have a full UK tour planned for Sept/October, followed by a support tour with the VirginMarys in November. 

‘We have been off the radar for a few months, but we have a lot of new songs under our belt now and we are just revving the engine ready to go full throttle. Kiss Me Girl is gives you a flavour of what’s to come! You are going to be hearing a lot more from us over the next few months!’

Hands Off Gretel channel the best of old skool riot grrrl vwith grunge/pop rock to make a sound that is identifiably and unquestionably now.  The band features Scream queen Lauren Tate (lead vocals, Guitar), Becky Baldwin (Bass guitar, backing vocals), Sean Bon (lead guitar) and Sam Hobbins (Drums). Founding the band at just seventeen, band songwriter and front woman Lauren is also the force behind the band’s recognisable aesthetic, creating all the bands visuals, merchandise and producing all of the bands videos to date, including the latest “kiss Me Girl’ video release.

The band have played over 100 shows, including major festivals, such as Download, Isle of Wight, Rebellion, Camden Rocks Loud Women Festival , Liverpool Sound City and Live at Leeds Fringe. They have also toured Europe and have played 5 ‘Camden Rocks Presents’ headline London shows in London.

Described as “One of the most exciting new bands” in the ‘Bands To Watch’ feature, Alternative Press premiered the band’s 2015 EP single ‘My Size’ in the US.  Louder Than War cited them as ‘the best alternative rock band to come out of the UK in years’. Tracks from the band’s debut album  in 2016 ‘Burn The Beauty Queen’ were played on Kerrang Radio, Team Rock Radio, BBC Introducing Sheffield, The Rodney Bingenheimer show,

Airplay support – Johnny Doom; Kerrang! Radio; Wyatt Wendells Planet Rock, Christian Carlisle, Adam Winch-Furness, BBC Intro Sheffield; Team Rock Radio; Amazing Radio/ Rodney Bingenheimer, on the Roq, USA, Mike Rogers, InterFM897, Japan.

Kiss Me Girl Tour Dates 

August 31st: Bracknell, Acoustic Couch

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 Tour 

Nov 20th, Bristol, The Louisina

Nov 21st, London, Hoxton Square B&K

Nov 23rd Leeds, The Brudenell Social Club

Nov 24th Manchester

Nov 28th Glasgow Stereo





2 Responses

  1. Craig Hewitt

    Hi I hope this finds you well, I’m contacting you on behalf of the record label I’m not from london who’s latest signing Witch of the East are looking for exposure for both their upcoming album Queen of insecurity and new video release Corridors, Aeris Houlihan who you may remember as a member of the band Chambers (who you’ve dealt with in the past I’m told) is the artist behind this new project so Witch of the East are hoping you could do a feature/interview with them in the same vain.

    Many thanks

    Craig Hewitt


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