DELILAH BON – the alter-ego of LAUREN TATE from HANDS OFF GRETEL – has announced her first UK tour for the autumn of this year, following the release of her hugely acclaimed debut self-titled album.
Built on the firm foundations of no-nonsense female empowerment, DELILAH BON fuses hip-hop, punk, nu-metal and pretty much everything in between to prick up the ears and turn the heads of an army of women and girls who love what she represents.
“I was touring with my punk band Hands Off Gretel and night after night I was hearing stories from young girls being harassed in the crowd,” Delilah recalls. “When I spoke out online, I was met with resistance, and it infuriated me. I had all these words flowing out of me too fast to write down, so I programmed a beat and started rapping for the first time; it was my motivation during a dark time.”
Emerging from a punk rock background, Delilah combines screaming vocals and nu-metal guitar riffs with melodic rap and trashy hip-hop beats. It’s a sound that’s hard to categorise.
“The music I make is like Cardi B fronting Slipknot,” she explains, “it’s a mesh of all the styles that have influenced me up to now. I flow between two personas – sometimes I’m sweet and sassy; sometimes I’m screaming at you with an axe.”
Thu 15 BIRMINGHAM Hare & Hounds
Fri 16 NOTTINGHAM Bodega
Sat 17 NEWCASTLE Cluny 2
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 on sale from 9.00am on MONDAY 21 MARCH via: https://www.delilahbon.co.uk/tour