Photo by Andras Paul, Rock At Night London.
Yorkshire four-piece Hands Off Gretel have released their new single and video “Kiss Me Girl”. 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” 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 with 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 recognizable aesthetic, creating all the bands visuals, merchandise and producing all of the band’s 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.
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
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