HANDS OFF GRETEL have revealed a new video single for MILK, from their 2019 album I WANT THE WORLD.

Photo Credit Neil Chapman

MILK VIDEO SINGLE // 24 JANUARY 2020

– A BOLD STATEMENT ABOUT ANIMAL EXPLOITATION –

In anticipation of their recently announced headline tour for Spring 2020 and THE ANGRY EP, to be released on their own Puke Pop Records on 6 March, HANDS OFF GRETEL have revealed a new video single for MILK, from their 2019 album I WANT THE WORLD.

Milk is a song I wrote about animal exploitation, which is something I’m so passionate about raising awareness of. I’d say it’s one of the heaviest songs we play live and a personal favourite because it means so much and the lyrics deeply resonate with me. The imagery in the video portrays animal testing and shows myself and Becky covered with meat cuts. The industry is full of vile practices and seeing that in human form will hopefully help people make the connection. I wrote the song about animals, and although this can be related to all forms of exploitation, I wanted the video to be a bold statement: ‘Not your mother, not your milk’.

          LAUREN TATE | HANDS OFF GRETEL

HANDS OFF GRETEL revive the white-hot rage of riot grrrl and grunge mixed with bubblegum pop. Following an incredibly busy and successful 2019 which included the release of their highly acclaimed second album, I WANT THE WORLD, a largely sold out 38 date UK and EU tour, and appearances at major festivals including Isle of Wight, Kendal Calling and Y Not, the DON’T TOUCH tour in February, March, April and May is their biggest yet.

The previously announced ANGRY EP will be available on CD, limited edition 10” white vinyl and all major download and streaming platforms, and can be pre-ordered now from: www.handsoffgretel.co.uk 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.

Photo Credit Neil Chapman

The release coincides with the band’s huge headline DON’T TOUCH tour in early 2020. Speaking about the tour, singer Lauren said: “We are looking forward so much to getting back out on tour and kicking off in Ireland, which will be our first time playing there. Our tour in 2019 was fantastic; we had so many sold out gigs and we’re hoping we can do the same in 2020. The crowds have definitely grown and it’s nice to see the hard work finally paying off; playing to a full room is what any band works towards. There are some new venues on the tour as well, which we’re really looking forward to.

 

FEBRUARY

 

Wed       12           CORK                                      Crane Lane Theatre

Thu         13           DUBLIN                                  Academy 2

Fri           14           BELFAST                                 Voodoo

Thu         27           LEEDS                                     Brudenell Social Club

 

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

HANDS OFF GRETEL are:

  • LAUREN TATE | vocals and guitar
  • BECKY BALDWIN | bass
  • SAM HOBBINS | drums
  • SEAN BON | guitar

 

WEBSITE                                https://www.handsoffgretel.co.uk/

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