HANDS OFF GRETEL

I WANT THE WORLD (PUKE POP RECORDS)

HANDS OFF GRETEL - I WANT THE WORLD 132391
Format:
1 CD
Release:
29.03.2019
Label:
PUKE POP RECORDS
Kat.-Nr.:
132391
Barcode:
5055869569538
"A riotous tangle of bubblegum riffs and rebel girl swagger" Planet Rock - 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. Inspired by the volatile and liberating melody fuelled noise of bands such as Hole, The Distillers, Nirvana and PJ Harvey, Hands Off Gretel quickly set about creating the perfect soundtrack of sugar-coated grunge-punk for Lauren to vent and rail against the issues of body image, mental health, celebrity, childhood and loneliness she felt enraged by, all of which were addressed from a fiercely female, unapologetic, feminist perspective.

'I Want The World' features twelve-tracks hugely addictive, and sometimes vindictive, melodic rock that is unafraid to blend the heavy screeching distortion of grunge rock with the catchy hooks of bubblegum pop, whilst keeping true to their original roots in punk rock.

Fiercely independent, Hands Off Gretel produce and control every aspect of the sound and image.

Their loyal and passionate international fan base has grown organically from years of work, interacting daily with fans on social media, creating artwork, videos and merchandise, building not just a band, but a brand with a very clear identity.

Their hugely successful Pledge Music campaign to fund the album hit 100% of their goal in less than 24 hours and currently stands at over 200%, combined with PRS Foundation Emerging Artist Funding, which has helped Hands Off Gretel bring the sounds in their heads to life on their own label.

"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," describes 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," she continues.

"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." Over the past 3 years the band have played over100 UK headline dates, toured Germany and played major festivals.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. KISS ME GIRL
  • 1.2. S.A.S.S.
  • 1.3. BIG BOY
  • 1.4. IT'S MY FAULT
  • 1.5. I WANT THE WORLD
  • 1.6. BLAME MYSELF
  • 1.7. ALIEN
  • 1.8. FREAKS LIKE US
  • 1.9. MILK
  • 1.10. FINGERS
  • 1.11. MY FRIEND SAID
  • 1.12. ROT (ALL GOOD THINGS)