*RESCHEDULED* Hands off Gretel
October 17 | 19:30£8.00
This show has now been rescheduled. All original tickets remain valid for the new date. If you cannot make the new date, a refund can be made from your point of purchase. If you have any issues with refunds or require any further assistance, please email [email protected]
In light of all the latest government advice in relation to the Coronavirus, we feel we have no alternative but to reschedule our entire ‘Don’t Touch’ Spring Tour. We know how disappointing this is for so many of you that have bought tickets, booked accommodation or made travel plans to come and see us. We are extremely sorry to have to do this, as we have planned and looked forward to this tour for many months and it is the last thing any of us want to do.
We feel that to continue with our tour would be irresponsible of us and the last thing we want to do is risk the health of our fans. We also have 2 members of the band (Sam & Sean) that both have underlying medical conditions (diabetes) which puts both of them in a higher risk category for the virus, bringing its own risk and uncertainties for us too if we were to continue touring.
We are working hard behind the scenes with our agent, promoters and venues to secure new dates as soon as we can. All existing tickets will be valid for new dates. We urge you to hold off on refund requests right away until you see if you can make the new dates. The whole industry is hanging in the balance at the moment and this is one way you can ensure that the industry comes out the other side of this.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. Our rescheduled dates will be October onwards and we will share these as quickly as we can.
Hands Off Gretel are a sassy alt rock/grunge pop band from South Yorkshire, who have built themselves a solid live reputation, for a high energy shows that are musically dynamic and
visually compelling. Hands Off Gretel have created the perfect soundtrack of sugar-coated grunge-punk to vent and rail against the issues of body image, mental health, celebrity, childhood and loneliness all of which were addressed from a fiercely female, unapologetic, feminist perspective.
Over the last few years they have gigged relentlessly and swelled their UK and international fan base, resulting in a largely sold out UK album tour, busy European dates and appearances at major festivals including, Isle of Wight, Camden Rocks Festival, Y Not and Kendal Calling. They have also played the BBC Introducing stages at Tramlines and Humber Street Sesh.
The band have received critical acclaim on their self-released album “I Want The World’ (2019). With Classic Rock putting this at No.15 in the Top 50 rock albums of 2019 ‘so far’ and
Kerrang Magazine giving it a solid 4/5 Ks.
“This is music that hits it cues with well chosen melodies and sky size choruses.. Brimming with clever arrangements and nifty musical tricks, Hands Off Gretel make a lasting
impression.” – [4/5] Kerrang!
“a beautifully brutal album […] an early contender for my album of the year” – [9/10] Original Rock
“In Tate, they’ve got a voice and presence with a unique combination of snarl and sweetness. And that novel pairing extends beautifully to the band’s sound throughout this
release.” – [4/5] Louder Than War
The band have been tipped by many industry taste makers as ‘Ones to Watch’, including Alternative Press, PRS Foundation (Emerging Artist Winners) and ‘This Feeling’ who tipped
them for their #Bigin2019, including a showcase on ‘This Feeling TV’, supporting Miles Kane.
They have been added Spotify’s Hot New Bands Playlist and the band have had great coverage in Kerrang Magazine, Vive Le Rock, Classic Rock Magazine and many more.
The band has received regular airplay from their local BBC Introducing team in Sheffield and airplay on 6Music with Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson. Tracks from the bands album “I
Want The World’ have also been play-listed with Planet Rock and Kerrang Radio, with “Its My Fault’ being selected by Sophie K as track of the week on Kerrang Radio and Kerrang’s
Spotify Play-list. The band has a strong DIY ethic, with all of the bands visuals, videos; merchandise designs being created by front woman Lauren Tate. Three of these self-produced videos have gone on to secure Video of The Week with Louder Sound.
Hands Off Gretel is Lauren Tate (guitar, vox), Sean Bon (guitar), Sam Hobbins (drums) and Becky Baldwin (bass).
“If you’re a fan of Gwen Stefani style swagger or Nirvana-esque grunge, then you are going love Hands Off Gretel.” – Classic Rock Magazine
“Hands Off Gretel, drink deep from the well of 90’s grunge. A riotous tangle of bubblegum riffs and rebel girl swagger” – Planet Rock Magazine
“HOG is possibly the best young band in the country” – Ramzine
“Hands Off Gretel are at the top of their game at the moment and it feels as if they are on the cusp of blowing up.” – Mind Noise Network
“A breath of fresh air to the music industry, they’ve built their reputation on raw talent and hard work, mixing energy, passion and style” – Louder Than War
“One of the most exciting new bands” – Alternative Press
“A beautifully polished ballet of chaos, costume and drama presenting lyrics that echoes the angst and vulnerability of growing up in 21st century Britain.” – Northern Exposure
“there are some songs in here that should be amongst the biggest hits of the year. I’m going to call it, this is my album of the year so far” – Three Songs and Out