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

Launched Febuary 2015 by Singer/Songwriter Lauren Tate and guitarist Seán Bon, Hands Off Gretel have since been described as "One of the most exciting new bands" in the 'Bands To Watch' feature by US's Alternative Press and 'the best Alternative Rock band to come out of the UK in years' - Ged Babey, Louder Than War.
Early 2016 saw Sam Hobbins(drums) and Joe Scotcher(bass) transform the rythm section line-up, securing a place to play at the Isle of Wight Festival, at their debut gig together, in front of festival organiser John Giddings. In 2016 Lauren fronted one of the youngest bands to ever play Whitby Goth Weekend (age 19), other festivals included, Camden Rocks Festival and Introducing stage at Rebellion Punk Festival, which secured them a retun gig for 2017. They also supported rising 'Ugly Pop' band Skating Polly from the USA on their first UK tour and Scott Putesky (former Marilyn Manson)at the Garage London.
September 2016 the band launched their first 13 track studio album 'Burn The Beauty Queen', following a successful DIY crowd funder backed entirely by their International online fan base. Colourful hand designed merchandise and limited edition exclusives and artwork, snapped up by fans wanting a piece of this history. The band raised 135% of their total in 2 months, smashing their target within weeks and funded the entire release themselves.
The band are the epitomy of DIY with everything, including design of band merchandise, album artwork, video production, photography and tour booking all being undertaken 'in-house'. The lead track from the Album 'One Eyed Girl' was premiered by Alternative Press, along with the video produced Video by Lauren Tate.
The Album Tracks were featured on the iconic Rodney Beingenheimer's radio show 'Rodney On The Roq' in the USA, with radio play on Kerrang! hosted by Johnny Doom, Airplay in Japan on the InterFM897 radio, Team Rock Radio, BBC Introducing Radio, and many more radio shows across the world.
"In an age of beige bands and nonchalant attitude to music, Hands Off Gretel come kicking and screaming like it's the early '90s and to be honest they are a breath of fresh air" - Uber Rock
Described by critics as 'a new wave of 90's nostalga', influenced by late 80's/ early 90's Feminist 'Riot Grrrl' bands like 'Bikini Kill' and 'Hole', Hands Off Gretel have put their own neon pink stamp on a fresh genre of music for a new generation, with recognition from Shirley Mansen (Garbage) and Brody Dalle (Distillers) who have both followed and shared the bands music.
The album release and 28 date UK tour has attracted reviewers and photographers from all around the world, drawn in by their charismatic spell that the band harness live.
Plans for 2017 are taking shape, including a Spring Tour, Camden Rocks Festival, Rebellion Festival and a German Tour.

Launched Febuary 2015 by Singer/Songwriter Lauren Tate and guitarist Seán Bon, Hands Off Gretel have since been described as "One of the most exciting new bands" in the 'Bands To Watch' feature by US's Alternative Press and 'the best Alternative Rock band to come out of the UK in years' - Ged Babey, Louder Than War.
Early 2016 saw Sam Hobbins(drums) and Joe Scotcher(bass) transform the rythm section line-up, securing a place to play at the Isle of Wight Festival, at their debut gig together, in front of festival organiser John Giddings. In 2016 Lauren fronted one of the youngest bands to ever play Whitby Goth Weekend (age 19), other festi...

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Hands Off Gretel on Tour

  • 01 | 04 | 2017 Barnsley The Old School Venue
  • 14 | 04 | 2017 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
  • 15 | 04 | 2017 Bristol Stag & Hounds
  • 16 | 04 | 2017 Nottingham The Maze
  • 28 | 04 | 2017 Aberdeen Girls to the Front Festival
  • 29 | 04 | 2017 Edinburgh Girls to the Front Festival
  • 11 | 05 | 2017 Guildford Boiler Room
  • 12 | 05 | 2017 Southampton Stag & Hounds
  • 25 | 05 | 2017 Morecombe Nice n Sleazy Festival
  • 03 | 06 | 2017 London Camden Rocks
  • 22 | 06 | 2017 York Fulford Arms
  • 23 | 06 | 2017 Firebug Leicester
  • 05 | 08 | 2017 Blackpool Rebellion Festival

Past Gigs Hands Off Gretel

  • 03 | 2017 Glasgow Audio
  • 02 | 2017 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
  • 02 | 2017 London Proud Camden
  • 02 | 2017 Birmingham The Flapper
  • 12 | 2016 Nottingham Chamelon Arts Cafe
  • 12 | 2016 Scunthorpe Lincoln Imp
  • 12 | 2016 London The Monarch
  • 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 London Camden Rocks Festival
  • 06 | 2016 Isle of Wight Isle of Wight 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 Hands Off Gretel - World Ag...
  • 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

11,298 Fans
689,280 Views
23,425 Plays
1,892 Follower

Origin

  • Barnsley GB

Founded

  • 2015

Members

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

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