Hands Off Gretel channel the best of old skool riot grrrl with a sugar-coated mix of heavy garage rock, grunge and pop rock, creating a sound that is identifiably and unquestionably now. With attitude and confidence aplenty they are also a visually compelling band to see live, injecting energy and chaos into every performance. The new single ‘S.A.S.S ’ is “a middle finger to all those that doubt and underestimate you. It’s a refusal to conform” (Lauren Tate)

The band features Lauren Tate (lead vocals, Guitar), Becky Baldwin (Bass guitar, backing vocals), Sean Bon (lead guitar) and Sam Hobbins (Drums). The epitome of a modern DIY band, front woman and band songwriter Lauren designs all the bands merchandise and album artwork. She has also produced the bands music videos, creating a recognisable aesthetic that runs through everything the band do. The “HOG brand” has been fundamental in helping them fund recording and touring, with sales of merchandise around the world to their huge online fan base. Hands off Gretel band are building a solid live reputation with over 100 shows under their belt, including major festivals, such as Download, Isle of Wight, Rebellion, Camden Rocks Festival and headline slot at the Loud Women Festival in London. They have done 2 European tours, selling out shows in Germany this summer and have played 5 ‘Camden Rocks Presents’ headline shows in London over the last 2 years. Described as "One of the most exciting new bands" in the 'Bands To Watch' feature Alternative Press premiered the band’s 2015 video single ‘My Size’ in the US. With Louder than war then publishing 'HOG’ as ‘the best Alternative Rock band to come out of the UK in years' in their 2016 album write up, placing them in the top 50 albums of 2016. Airplay support - Johnny Doom; Kerrang! Radio; Christian Carlisle, BBC Intro Sheffield; Team Rock Radio; Absolute Radio; Rodney Bingenheimer, on the Roq, USA; “What the Funday” Mike Rogers InterFM897 Japan

Kiss Me Girl Video
Live Video
Bad Egg
World Against She
My Size
One Eyed Girl