VIDEO NEWS: Hands Off Gretel drop video for ‘Milk’

A bold statement about animal exploitation

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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

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.

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/
FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/handsoffgretel/
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