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At a Glance 

  • Hands Off Gretel are from South Yorkshire, UK 

  • Honey coated Punk Rock for Fans Of Hole, Distillers, Gwen Stefani

  • Their sophomore Album I Want The World released 29th March 2019 on the bands own label Puke Pop Records 

  • Classic Rock Magazine - "I Want The World'  No. 15 in the top 50 Rock Albums of 2019 

  • Kerrang Magazine album review 4/5 stars and a 4/5 star live review at the bands album launch in March 2019 

  • PRS Foundation Emerging Artist Oct 2018 

  • Radio Airplay on Kerrang Radio, Planet Rock, BBC Sheffield Introducing, 6Music - Including Single of the Week Sophie K Kerrang/ Track of the Day X Radio / Planet Rock Playlist for 3 wks 

  • Tastemakers 'This Feeling' tipped the band #Bigin2019 

  • Band of The Week - 'This Feeling' March 2019 

  • 3 video Singles produced by the band  - Track of the Week Classic Rock Magazine / Track of the day This Feeling

  • 2019  festivals include Isle of Wight, Kendal calling, Y Not Festival, Camden Rocks, main stage - Rebellion, main stage - Lindisfarne Festival 

  • 2019 UK Tour - 8 out of 16 Sold out dates 

  • 10 date German Tour - Oct 2019 

  • Support tour with The Virginmarys/ Ferocious Dog / Wildhearts 

  • 40k+ followers across social media channels ​

  • Fully DIY - All Videos/ Artwork & Merchandise by Lauren Tate 


Becky Baldwin/ Bass 

Sam Hobbins/ Drums 

Lauren Tate/ Vocals & Guitar 

Sean Bon/ Guitars 


Kerrang Magazine March 2019 


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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

“There are some songs in here that should be amongst the biggest hits of the year.”


'A time bomb waiting to explode!"

Northern Exposure 

                    “A riotous tangle of bubblegum riffs and rebel girl swagger”

Planet Rock

"Undoubtedly on the *Best New Bands of 2019* radar (of the discerning), get your ears on Hands Off Gretel.”


"If Gwen Stefani had a baby with Nirvana, it might’ve turned out like Hands Off Gretel." 

 Classic Rock Magazine

“a beautifully brutal album [...] an early contender for my album of the year” [9/10]

Original Rock

Hands Off Gretel may have an album of the year contender with ‘I Want The World’

Ramzine Magazine 


Kerrang Magazine August 2019 


Kerrang Magazine March 2019 


Formed in 2015 in South Yorkshire when front woman Lauren Tate stuck two-fingers up to the repressive school environment that trapped her and dropped out, the 16-year-old self-confessed misfit wasted no time in finding an outlet to channel every bit of the alienation and despair experienced within those concrete walls into something cathartic and creative. And Hands Off Gretel was born.

Fiercely independent, Hands Off Gretel self-produce and control every aspect of the sound and image. Their loyal and passionate fan base has grown organically from years of work, interacting daily with fans on social media, creating art, videos and merchandise, building not just a band, but a brand with a very clear identity. They self released their second album on their own label 'Puke Pop Records' after a triumphant recovery from the Pledge Music funding crisis.


Over the past 4 years the band have played over 100 UK headline dates, toured Germany and played major festivals, including, Rebellion Festival, The Great British Alternative Festival, Isle of Wight, Amplified Festivals Download , Kendal Calling, Y Not and Camden Rocks festival.  They have built themselves a solid reputation for their live shows, which are as visually compelling as they are musically.  Tastemakers 'This Feeling' have put their band into the 'Big in 2019' Campaign.

The bands 2019 summer tour was a huge success with over 50% of dates sold out. The band tour Germany in October  2019 


MANAGER: Helen Tate 

Agent: Andy Reed Beehive Live Agency

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