4 piece Alternative Rock band Hands Off Gretel are set to perform at the Fulford arms Thursday 22nd June.
Hands Off Gretel are a 4 piece Alternative Rock/ New Wave Grunge band from South Yorkshire, UK. 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 in the US’s Alternative Press Magazine. Back in September 2016 the band launched their first 13 track studio album ‘Burn The Beauty Queen’ after running a very sucsessful crowdfunder backed entirely by their online fanbase.
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 been inudundated with album and live reviews, all of which have raved about this exciting young band. Hands Off Gretel, described as ‘the best Alternative Rock band to come out of the UK in years’ -Louder Than War. In 2016 they played Whitby Goth Festival, Camden Rocks Festival, The Isle Of Wight Festival, Rebellion Punk Festival & supported rising ‘Ugly Pop’ band Skating Polly from the USA on their first UK tour. Album Tracks 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.
As of now Hands Off Gretel are a completely DIY unsigned band, with no label or official management and are supported by Lauren’s Mum, Helen. All album artwork, posters, t-shirts, badges, zines, and everything visual is hand-drawn and designed by Lauren. All music videos are filmed by Helen Tate & edited by Lauren also, adding to the overall DIY punk ethos of the band people love them for. One integral part of Hands Off Gretel is the connection they have with fans through doing their own social media, everything is personalised which has attracted lots of attention from press.
They will perform at the Fulford Arms on Thursday 22nd June, tickets can be bought here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/390888