Fast-rising Yorkshire punks HANDS OFF GRETEL have unveiled another new video from their latest album.
'Freaks Like Us' is the fourth single to be taken from second album I Want The World, which was released in March through Puke Pop Records..
"'Freaks Like Us' is an anthem for the outcasts; for those that ever feel misunderstood and alone," explains frontwoman Lauren Tate. "I really needed this song on my iPod when I was at school. The video takes me back to getting banned from performing at the school talent show, when I flipped the middle finger to the girls sat whispering and laughing at me in the audience. Writing this song for me was a way of saying 'Just watch me', embracing who I am and continuing to prove all that doubted me, wrong."
The band, who were shortlisted for Vive Le Rock's New Blood award in March, hit the road for a series of gigs and festival shows, including Isle Of Wight, Kendal Calling and Rebellion. Full dates (so far) are...
20 June - Bodega Nottingham
21 June - Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
22 June - The 1865 Southampton
23 June - Suburbs The Holdroyd Guildford
4 July - Louisiana - Bristol
5 July - Shacklewell Arms - London
6 July - The Prince Albert - Brighton
10 July - Fulford Arms - York
11 July - Think Tank Newcastle
12 July - Broadcast - Glasgow
13 July - Bannermans - Edinburgh
15 June - Isle Of Wight Festival
20 July - Black Thorn Music Festival
26 July - Kendal Calling
21 July - Amplified Festival
4 August - Rebellion Festival
31 August - Lindisfarne Festival
I Want The World, gig tickets and merch are available from the band's website.
Pic by Helen Tate