Ted and I were absolutely over the moon to be invited onto Kev ‘Legs’ Walker’s radio show this week to talk about and play some of our favourite tunes from the 1990s.
I was sent by Grrrls with Guitars to interview Hands Off Gretel. I’ve been listening to them for a few months, a kind of hats off to my early love of Babes in Toyland and L7.
Together with Sarah Jay Hawley, who you might remember from that wonderful track, ‘Dissolved’ on Massive Attack’s ‘Mezzanine’ Album, they have created a mellow tune and the location fits well with the sundrenched feeling in the song.
They like to mix things up, with the light and shade of the grunge bands, strong melodies with dirty distortion. Beauty and the Beast.
Jon the Postman was born in Manchester in 1959, making him the perfect age to enjoy the punk scene when it broke in the late 70s…
Daniel is a perfect frontman, not afraid to leave the stage area and plant his mic stand in amongst the crowd. Each song bringing the audience closer and closer.
Jonathan’s love of The Chilis sound evident. A rounded mix of mellowness and rockiness. A moment on a surfboard as the swell hits.
It was punk and it was life and it was fun. This record is my personal portal to the 90s, to a simpler time, when people would connect face to face and you could just knock on someone’s door to see if they fancied hanging out for the afternoon, the whole day or even the entire weekend. Before life got infiltrated by technology, social media, and when virtually no one carried a camera in their back pocket, thank goodness!