The Punk Site 2019 Top 20: Hands Off Gretel – I Want The World

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As 2019 is about to end in a few short hours it’s time to reveal The Punk Site‘s writers and photographers favourite release from 2019, at the number one spot is Hands Off Gretel‘s sophomore album “I Want The World“. “From the first scuzzed-out riff of opening track Kiss Me Girl onwards, this album is a rocket-propelled white knuckle ride that barely pauses for breath. It’s a brutally melodic and urgent testament to the power of retaining control of your own creativity and ploughing your own furrow… self-financing the production and distribution of your own product gives unique and idiosyncratic artists like Lauren Tate‘s Hands Off Gretel a licence to please themselves. And us. I Want The World, as its title suggests, sends the clear message that no fucks whatever have been given. The result is a brilliant, vivid and confident record that dives joyously in and out of musical styles without losing an ounce of intensity or integrity.”

“I Want The World” is available physically here and digitally here