South Yorkshire grungers HANDS OFF GRETEL have unveiled their forthcoming album with a brand new video.
I Want The World is set for release in March and the title track is the first single.
Hands Off Gretel were formed in 2015 when frontwoman Laure Tate dropped out of school aged 16, inspired by the likes of Hole, The Distillers, Nirvana and PJ Harvey. Over the past 3 years the band have played over 100 UK headline dates, toured Germany and played major festivals, including, Rebellion, The Great British Alternative, Isle of Wight, Amplified, Download and Camden Rocks. Fiercely independent with a large and loyal fanbase, the band’s PledgeMusic campaign to fund the album reached 100% within 24 hours.
“With the new album we wanted to incorporate more of a pop production to our sound, capturing the wildness and brashness of the fuzz guitars and heavy drums mixed with a flirtatious pop fruitiness,” explains Lauren. “The songs have a pop arrangement at the core. I worked hard at crafting catchy melodies and layering my harmonies throughout the whole album. All the while keeping the grit and angst people love in our live shows. It was the most natural progression for us being able to express ourselves in different ways without losing what we have at our core.”
Catch Hands Off Gretel live on the following dates…
Thurs 28 March – Nambucca, London (London Album Launch)
Fri 29 March – – Old School House, Barnsley (Hometown Album Launch)
This Feeling Tour
Sat 6 April – Hope & Ruin, Brighton
Sat 20 April – Café Totem, Sheffield
Fri 26 April – Broadcast, Glasgow
Sat 27 April – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
Confirmed festival dates
Sun 2 June – Camden Rocks Festival
Sun 21 July – Amplified Festival
1-4 July – Rebellion, Blackpool (day tbc)
I Want The World is out on 29 March via Puke Pop Records. Pre-order it here.