Lauren Tate from Hands Off Gretel is angry, like countless others throughout the world, following the recent news coming from the US that sees more women and those with uterus’ lose their rights to legal abortion and bodily autonomy.
Using her alter ego Delilah Bon, Tate has unleashed her anger in her new track ‘Dead Men Don’t Rape’. A fusion of hip-hop, punk and nu-metal with a ferocious, screamed rap over razor-wire guitar riffs.
“After Roe vs Wade was overturned in the USA, I saw the very real aftermath on social media. So many women feeling completely helpless knowing their human right to bodily autonomy had been stripped from them. It made me think of how the system was failing women and those with uterus’ so badly, especially with such high cases of rape and the majority of those cases not resulting in convictions. Not
only are the victims being punished in a system that’s meant to protect them, the punishment of illegal
abortion in many countries is worse than that of actual rapists. It’s heartbreaking to see cases of women and girls killing their rapists in self-defence and spending their life behind bars because the system would not protect them. I wrote, mixed and produced this song in three days after being so deeply hurt by everything that’s happening right now.”
A ferocious musical chain saw of harsh industrial noises and the clatter of drums under Bon’s vocal spat. It’s raw vitriol, a fit of righteous anger that is echoed in the harsh musical stabs and harrowing vocals. This is the start of Bon’s impact using music to get her message heard.
Check it out, here
Read our interview with Bon here
Following her acclaimed debut self-titled album, Delilah has announced her first UK tour for the
Autumn of this year, which follows festival appearances at Kendal Calling, Maui Waui, Shambala and
Burn It Down, and precedes her appearance at Drown U Out festival alongside the likes of SCARLXRD,
ZAND, Bob Vylan, DANA DENTATA and GHØSTKID.
Headline dates as follows:
Thu 15 BIRMINGHAM Hare & Hounds
Fri 16 NOTTINGHAM Bodega
Sat 17 NEWCASTLE Cluny
Thu 22 LONDON Colours
Fri 23 BRIGHTON Patterns
Sat 24 BRISTOL Exchange
Thu 29 SHEFFIELD Leadmill
Fri 30 MANCHESTER Deaf Institute
Sat 01 LEEDS Key Club
Thu 06 GLASGOW Nice N Sleazy
Fri 07 LIVERPOOL Arts Club
Tickets are available here