UK GRUNGE pop band Hands Off Gretel will take their 17-date UK album to the Key Club in Leeds on June 6.

Classic Rock magazine said the band were perfect for fans of Gwen Stefani style swagger or Nirvana-esque grunge.

The band self-released their second album I Want The World in the spring, selling out both album launch shows and receiving rave reviews from across the music industry.

Rock magazine Kerrang said: “Brimming with clever arrangements and nifty musical tricks, hands Off Gretel make a lasting impression.”

Louder Than War magazine said lead singer Lauren Tate had a voice and presence that uniquely combined style and sweetness.

Hands Off Gretel are a sassy alternative grunge pop band from South Yorkshire whose musicians include guitarist Sean Bon, drummer Sam Hobbins and bassist and Becky Baldwin.

A spokesman said: “They have bounced back from the Pledge Music crisis stronger than ever, with the fanbase really getting behind the band when the crowd funding platform went bust earlier this year, taking all their fans’ money for pre-orders.

“They quickly set up their own label and have distributed over 2,000 albums through their website alone.”

Spotify included Hands Off Gretel in their #HotNewBands playlist, and the band received huge radio airplay of songs like It’s My Fault and Big Boy.

Four of the singles released from the album have also been played frequently on BBC Sheffield Introducing, Planet Rock and Kerrang Radio.

Hands Off Gretel also play the Fulford Arms, York, in July 10.