Hands Off Gretel gear up for UK tour with Skating Polly

Photos: Helen Tate

Hands Off Gretel, the alternative grunge band from South Yorkshire, will be supporting US rock outfit Skating Polly on six of their UK headline tour dates this summer.

The two bands, both heavily influenced by the riot grrrl bands of the 90’s, first met when Lauren Tate from Hands off Gretel watched Skating Polly supporting Babes in Toyland in 2015 in Manchester. Following an exchange of Cd’s at the gig, Hands off Gretel were invited to support Skating Polly in London in 2016 and played a sold out gig at the Lock Tavern.

Skating Polly return to the UK in July to support Kate Nash on her European tour. In between these dates they will play a series of headline shows and have invited Hands Off Gretel to join them as special guests.

Catch Skating Polly and Hands Off Gretel on the following dates:

Jul 27th: The Moon Club – Cardiff
Jul 28th: The Cavern – Exeter
Jul 30th: Yardbirds – Grimsby
Jul 31st: Broadcast – Glasgow
Aug 02nd: Thunderbolt – Bristol
Aug 11th: Sebright Arms – London

You can watch Hands Off Gretel’s video for their track “Plasters” below.

Hands Off Gretel’s album “Burn The Beauty Queen” is out now.

Connect with Hands Off Gretel via:
Facebook: facebook.com/handsoffgretel
Twitter: twitter.com/HandsOffGretel
Web: handsoffgretel.co.uk

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VŌDŪN announce Bloodstones UK Tour

Vodun promo shot 2016

Heavy-psych trio VŌDŪN have announced details of their Bloodstones UK tour.

Proceedings will kick off on the 12th of April in Coventry, taking in venues up and down the country before winding up at London’s Desertfest on the 28th.

The band will be releasing a video for their song “Bloodstones” later today.

The full list of tour dates is:

Apr 12th: The Phoenix, Coventry (Tickets)
Apr 13th: Trinity Centre, Bristol (Tickets)
Apr 15th: The Ruby Lounge, Manchester (Tickets)
Apr 16th: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (Tickets)
Apr 17th: Trillians, Newcastle (Free Entry)
Apr 18th: The Parish, Huddersfield (Tickets)
Apr 19th: The Wheatsheaf, Oxford (Tickets)
Apr 20th: The Anvil, Bournemouth (Tickets)
Apr 28th: Desertfest, London (Tickets)


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The Damned announce UK headline tour to celebrate 40th anniversary of ‘New Rose’


Punk legends The Damned have announced a UK headline tour in celebration of the 40th anniversary of their seminal single “New Rose”.

The band will travel across the UK this winter where they will be playing their legendary debut album Damned Damned Damned in full, plus a career-spanning retrospective set.

The Damned have also revealed they are currently working on a brand new album for 2017, with exclusive merchandise and experiences available to pre-order now via Pledge Music.

Celebrated as the most entertaining of the original punk bands, The Damned were the very first British band to release a punk single (“New Rose”, released on 22nd October 1976), the first to release an album (1977’s Damned Damned Damned) and also the first to tour America.

You can see The Damned live through November and December on the dates below. Tickets are available now via officialdamned.com.

Nov 12th: Leamington Spa, The Assembly
Nov 13th: 13 Nottingham, Rock City
Nov 15th: Guildford, G-Live
Nov 16th: Wrexham, William Aston Hall
Nov 17th: Leeds, 02 Academy
Nov 18th: Manchester, Academy
Nov 19th: Newcastle, 02 Academy
Nov 20th: Glasgow, 02 ABC
Nov 22nd: Cambridge, Junction
Nov 23rd: Norwich, Waterfront
Nov 24th: Brighton, Dome
Nov 25th: Gillingham, Britannia Theatre
Nov 26th: London, 02 Brixton Academy
Nov 27th: Cardiff, Tramshed
Nov 29th: Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
Nov 30th: Bristol, Motion
Dec 01st: Portsmouth, Pyramids Centre
Dec 02nd: Weymouth, Pavilions
Dec 03rd: Plymouth, University (Main Hall)
Dec 04th: Exeter, Phoenix Centre
Dec 09th: Margate, Winter Gardens

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The Ginger Wildheart Band & Hey! Hello! hit the road for July UK tour

Ginger Wildheart Hey Hello July 2016

Ginger Wildheart is set to hit the road for a breakneck UK tour with his outfits The Ginger Wildheart Band and Hey! Hello!

The live shows will see Ginger chalk up 18 appearances across just 16 days in July, supported at all shows by US power pop titan Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors.

Opening the shows at Leeds, Newcastle & Cambridge will be Danny McCormack’s new band, The Main Grains, the first time that Danny and Ginger have shared a stage in years.

In London Ginger’s own Hey! Hello! support, while the remaining shows are opened by the UK’s very own rock behemoth Massive Wagons. Ginger is accompanied on these dates by Toshi (bass), Denzel (drums) and Conny Bloom (lead guitar & vocals).

Says Ginger: “I can’t wait to get onto a bus again and back on the road. 18 shows back to back, bring it on! After being in the studio for eight months, recording three albums together, this is going to feel like a holiday.”

Tickets for all shows are available here, with confirmed dates as follows:

Jul 09th: 2000Trees Festival (Hey! Hello! & Ginger Acoustic)
Jul 10th: T in the Park (Hey! Hello!)
Jul 12th: Bristol Exchange
Jul 13th: Leicester Musician
Jul 14th: Leeds Brudenell
Jul 15th: Glasgow Stereo
Jul 16th: Aberdeen Underdog
Jul 17th: Newcastle Trillians
Jul 18th: Manchester Deaf Institute – SOLD OUT
Jul 19th: Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Jul 20th: Cambridge Portland Arms – SOLD OUT
Jul 21st: Cambridge Portland Arms
Jul 22nd: London Brooklyn Bowl (The Ginger Wildheart Band & Hey! Hello!)
Jul 23rd: Ramblin’ Man Fair
Jul 24th: Steelhouse Festival (Hey! Hello!)

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DIV/DES release video for new single ‘Bad Day’ and announce UK tour dates


Gritty Glaswegian outfit DIV/DES have released a video for their brand new single, “Bad Day.”

Coming off the back of a successful year in 2015; releasing their debut EP Anywhere & Nowhere, winning the T-Break competition to play T in the Park and winning ‘Best Metal’ act at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards; DIV/DES’s are kicking off 2016 with a bang.

In its punchy riffs and towering vocals, “Bad Day” delivers everything fans have come to expect from the band as they prepare to hit the road later this year and continue to write new material for future releases.

DIV/DES are confirmed to play:

16th Aug: Surya, London*
17th Aug: Rainbow Courtyard, Birmingham*
18th Aug: FAC251, Manchester*
19th Aug: THINK TANK!, Newcastle*
20th Aug: Stereo, Glasgow*
21st Aug: Throwfest, Cardiff
* = with Sally Pepper & The Prophets

Check out the video for “Bad Day” below and be sure to let us know what you think.

Connect with DIV/DES at:
Facebook: facebook.com/dividesofficial
Twitter: twitter.com/dividesofficial
Web: www.divides.co.uk

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