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Promo – Hands Off Gretel Homepage Agent: Michael Schuh 




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. A hugely successful Pledge Music campaign to fund the album hit 100% of their goal in less than 24 hours, combined with funding from the PRS Foundation through the Emerging Artist Fund saw Hands Off Gretel fully able to bring the sounds in their heads to life.

Over the past 3 years the band have played over100 UK headline dates, toured Germany and played major festivals, including, Rebellion Festival, The Great British Alternative Festival, Isle of Wight, Amplified Festivals Download and Camden Rocks festival.  They have built themselves a solid reputation for their live shows, which are as visually compelling as they are musically, with Tate like an ever-evolving chameleon, you’re never quite sure what you are going to get. Tastemakers ‚This Feeling‘ have put their band into the ‚Big in 2019‘ Campaign, with a series of dates planned in April.

Recent Testimonials 

‚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. Which, if this is any indication, is basically a very good thing“  Classic Rock Magazine

Great Band and a great Track „ Wyatt Wendells Planet Rock 

A belter of a track“ Christian Carlisle BBC Sheff Introducing

So much attitude in this track fromAlt Rock powerhouse Hands Off Gretel” Alan Raw BBC Introducing 

‚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 

“Getting better and better,” Adam Winch-Furness, BBC Introducing Sheffield

“One of the most exciting new bands”, Alternative Press