HOGHands Off Gretel –  Burn the Beauty Queen  


CD only initially (Pre-orders dispatched 2 Sept 2016)

DL /CD release date 16 Sept 2016

South Yorkshire’s alt rocker’s debut album packs a punch says Sophie Sparham. 

If you’re a fan of grunge, riot grrrl, powerful female vocals and catchy distortion then Hands Off Gretel are a band that need to be on your radar – like right now!

Not only do the band have a massive online following of 10,000+ fans, produce their own colourful DIY music videos and have been on stations such as Kerrang Radio; their debut album does not disappoint.

Like their live performance, Burn the Beauty Queen is pure raw energy from start to finish. With growling female vocals and catchy riffs, the band take their nineties influences and transform them into songs for the 21st century.

Speaking about subjects such as one eyed girls, dolls and aliens; Burn the Beauty Queen is an alt rock pick and combines all the best elements of the alternative subgenre.

Mixing faster, aggressive songs such as Bad Egg with slower elements of the album, such as ‘Push the Girl’ the record maintains the perfect tempo throughout; always keeping the sound interesting and fresh for the audience.

Lauren and co take their sound to the next level, giving a very honest and sometimes creepy take on their sound. You can tell that when they play, they mean it.

However, the awesomeness of Hands Off Gretel stretches past their music. They make sure that every element of their band gives as much as it can possibly can to their fans and that’s commitment that you can’t fault.


Burn the Beauty Queen is released on 16th September. Pre-order it here. Check Hands Off Gretel out on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/handsoffgretel 

All words by Sophie Sparham. More writing by Sophie can be found at their author’s archive. Sophie is also on twitter as @SophieSparham and has a website : www.sophiesparham.co.uk .

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