Hands Off Gretel

Live Act Alternative Post-Grunge Post-Punk Rock Garage Rock
Hands Off Gretel - Alternative Post-Grunge Post-Punk Rock Garage Rock Live Act in Barnsley

Hands Off Gretel Short Info

​Hands Off Gretel, a delightful blend of all the best alternative grunge rock music to come out of the 90’s, with a hint of modern day post punk.

Hands Off Gretel was formed from the foundations of an early musical partnership between Lauren Tate and guitarist Sean McAvinue. Following a tumble down the stairs at rehearsal, Sean broke his hand and the then recently formed Lauren Tate Band quickly fell apart. Frustrated by having to wait till he got fixed, Lauren picked up the electric guitar for the first time and started to play. She wrote a bunch of new songs describing them as 'frustration songs' with a new rawness, expressive energy and honesty. Lauren felt the world needed more angsty honest females in a sea of commercialised pop, singing about break ups and being famous; she gave the world Hands Off Gretel!

"If you’re a fan of grunge, riot grrrl, powerful female vocals and catchy distortion then Hands Off Gretel are a band that need to be on your radar – like right now! - Louder than War

The band have just releases their debut album 'Burn The Beauty Queen' - An entirely Fan funded DIY Campaign that so the band hit their target and well exceed it in a few weeks. The reviews have brought nothing but praise for the band and the album.

Their latest video 'One Eyed Girl' has received airplay on Kerrang Radio & an exclusive premiere with Alternative Press

This year they have played:
Camden Rocks Festival
Whitby Goth Weekend
Isle of Wight
Currently on a 28 date UK headline Tour

​Hands Off Gretel, a delightful blend of all the best alternative grunge rock music to come out of the 90’s, with a hint of modern day post punk.

Hands Off Gretel was formed from the foundations of an early musical partnership between Lauren Tate and guitarist Sean McAvinue. Following a tumble down the stairs at rehearsal, Sean broke his hand and the then recently formed Lauren Tate Band quickly fell apart. Frustrated by having to wait till he got fixed, Lauren picked up the electric guitar for the first time and started to play. She wrote a bunch of new songs describing them as 'frustration songs' with a new rawness, expressive energy an...

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Hands Off Gretel on Tour

  • 07 | 12 | 2016 London The Monarch
  • 09 | 12 | 2016 Scunthorpe Lincoln Imp
  • 10 | 12 | 2016 Nottingham Chamelon Arts Cafe

Past Gigs Hands Off Gretel

  • 12 | 2016 Manchester Rebellion
  • 11 | 2016 Bristol Mothers Ruin
  • 11 | 2016 South Wales Brain Freeze Festival
  • 11 | 2016 Birmingham Rainbow Venue
  • 11 | 2016 Sheffield Mulberry Tavern
  • 11 | 2016 London Surya
  • 10 | 2016 Leicester Sound House
  • 10 | 2016 York Fulford Arms
  • 10 | 2016 Burnley Sanctuary Bar
  • 10 | 2016 Huddersfield The Parish
  • 10 | 2016 Newcastle Trillians
  • 08 | 2016 Brixton London
  • 08 | 2016 South Wales Kaya Festival
  • 08 | 2016 Blackpool Rebellion Festival
  • 07 | 2016 London Unicorn Camden
  • 06 | 2016 Spalding The Black Swan
  • 06 | 2016 Barnsley Live in Barnsley
  • 06 | 2016 Huddersfield Parish Venue
  • 06 | 2016 Isle of Wight Isle of Wight Festival
  • 06 | 2016 London Camden Rocks Festival
  • 05 | 2016 Liverpool Liverpool Tattoo Convention
  • 04 | 2016 Whitby Whitby Goth Weekend

Discography Hands Off Gretel

  • 2016 Burn The Beauty Queen Album | Self Release
  • 2016 My Size Single | Self Release
  • 2015 Be Mine EP | Self Release

Media

  • Video One Eyed Girl (Official Vid...
  • Video My Size (OFFICIAL VIDEO) - ...
  • Video Hands Off Gretel - My Size ...
  • Video Hands Off Gretel - Eating S...
  • Video Queen Universe - Hands Off ...
  • Video ALBUM OUT NOW - Hands Off G...

Fan Radar

10,187 Fans
544,313 Views
14,836 Plays
1,702 Follower

Origin

  • Barnsley GB

Founded

  • 2015

Members

  • Lauren Tate Vocals/ Guitar
  • Sean McAvinue Lead Guitar
  • Sam Hobbins Drums
  • Joe Scotcher Bass

Downloads / Press Releases