Hands Off Gretel, Music, Tour, TotalNtertainment, Manchester

Hands Off Gretel release The Angry EP

HANDS OFF GRETEL have released the video for SHE THINKS SHE’S PUNK ROCK N ROLL, one of the three tracks on THE ANGRY EP released on their own Puke Pop Records. 

HANDS OFF GRETEL have released the video for SHE THINKS SHE’S PUNK ROCK N ROLL, one of the three tracks on THE ANGRY EP released on their own Puke Pop Records.

Singer Lauren Tate said: “This song for me is about standing up and speaking out as a woman in music. In my frilly dress, I’m as punk rock as anyone else; what I dress like and look like doesn’t change that. Punk for me is a feeling of self-freedom and challenging societies norms and, as a woman, I feel right now women have a lot to be angry about in regards to standing up against being sexually assaulted and groped at shows. We are their voice. I wanted the track to just sound raw and punk as hell, proving that I can do it like the rest of them in my frilly dress and that women shouldn’t be seen as different to men when it comes to music. We shouldn’t be put in different genres because of gender”.

The three tracks – SHE THINKS SHE’S PUNK ROCK N ROLL, DON’T TOUCH and BIGGER THAN ME – are all live favourites that fans have repeatedly asked the band to release, and were recorded with Jim Pinder at Tree House Studio in Chesterfield. The EP is available on CD and limited edition 10” white vinyl from www.handsoffgretel.co.uk and from all major download and streaming platforms.

Talking about the EP, Lauren, who also designed the artwork, said: “It was great to get into the studio and record some tracks that didn’t make it onto the album. The Angry EP captures the energy and aggression of our live shows, which is something we totally wanted to do after releasing our latest album, which has a more polished sound. The EP is honest and raw, just how punk rock tracks should be, and we know these are favourites with our fans so it’s great to finally release them”.

The release coincides with the band’s huge headline DON’T TOUCH tour of the UK and Ireland in early 2020. Remaining dates as follows:

MARCH

Thu 12 LONDON Camden Assembly

Fri 13 BRIGHTON Green Door Store

Sat 14 BRISTOL Thekla

Thu 26 NOTTINGHAM Rough Trade

Fri 27 MANCHESTER Deaf Institute

Sat 28 SHEFFIELD Leadmill 2

APRIL

Wed 08 BRIDGWATER Cobblestones

Thu 09 EXETER Phoenix

Fri 10 SOUTHAMPTON The 1865

Sat 11 BEDFORD Esquires

Wed 22 ABERDEEN Krakatoa

Thu 23 GLASGOW Nice N Sleazy

Fri 24 EDINBURGH Bannermans

Sat 25 LINCOLN Showground [with Skindred]

MAY

Wed 06 CAMBRIDGE Portland Arms

Thu 07 BIRMINGHAM Academy 3

Fri 08 CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach

Sat 09 BUCKLEY Tivoli

Wed 20 OXFORD Bullingdon

Thu 21 YORK Crescent

Fri 22 BLACKPOOL Waterloo

Sat 23 NEWCASTLE Cluny 2

Tickets available from: www.handsoffgretel.co.uk